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  • Midway: The Battle That Almost Lost the War June 7 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Midway. The books and movies about this battle have been legion. They focus on the long odds facing the Americans, the luck and breathtaking courage, and the brilliance of American codebreakers that led to victory. They assert that the American victory sealed ...
  • Trumpcare Threatens The Health And Future Of Young People Millennials have seen dramatic gains in health insurance coverage since passage of the ACA, more so than any other age demographic. Instead of building on these historic gains, Trumpcare would have devastating effects on young people. Trumpcare harms young people by eliminating the current tax credit that helps many young people purchase insurance. According to Young ...
  • Here’s What Happens When You Text People Trump Quotes function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); We’ve all seen President Trump speak. The strange cadence of his speech, the meandering details, and curious asides can really throw listeners for a loop. It’s nothing like the carefully constructed talks of his predecessors. No, it seems that Donald Trump goes off the script a little too often. ...
  • This Pride Month, Think About The Power Of Your Pronoun I recently made a small but deliberate change at work. I added my gender pronouns—she, her or hers—to my email signature. I did this to show my solidarity with the transgender and gender-nonconforming community. Others at the New York City Health Department have done the same. For example, those who identify as male could use ...
  • The Numbers Behind Fixing Health Care In America On March 23, 2010 Democrats slammed a health care plan through Congress that helped many Americans, but it is far from perfect. Now Republicans are offering a plan that will leave millions of Americans without insurance.  It seems as if Congress is unable to fix health care, however the current system is unsustainable. According to ...
  • Would Patriotic Republican Senators Please Stand Up! Let’s begin by setting our stage. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted: “So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off. They said they would take a hard line on funding … extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the ...
  • When We Call Little Girls ‘Fat,’ We Kill Their Dreams “She’s fat,” my daughter’s 8-year-old friend said in her sweet voice as she hopped into our car. She was referring to another 8-year-old. I peered into the rear-view-mirror to see the friend’s innocent grin. It was as if this cute little girl had unknowingly clasped my throat with her second grade hands. I choked. I knew ...
  • NATO Would Be Totally Outmatched In A Conventional War With Russia Donald Trump’s recent whirlwind world tour began with him signing a series of arms sale agreements with the Saudi government totaling some $110 billion, a move interpreted by the American president as proof positive of Riyadh’s commitment to fighting terrorism and containing Iran. In short, Saudi Arabia, in Donald Trump’s view, put its money where ...
  • To The Mom Struggling To Hold Her Sh*t Together Dear Mom Struggling To Hold Her Shit Together, I have something important to tell you, mama: I don’t see you. Now, don’t stop reading just yet. Please hear me out. It’s true I don’t see you, but I know what you are going through. I know that these days you are almost always exhausted and fueled by caffeine ...
  • Younger Voters And The Challenge Of Polling The U.K. 2017 Election On the eve of the U.K. parliamentary election, the final polls are showing everything from a 12-percentage-point margin favoring Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party to a slim one-point edge over Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party. That variation stems mostly from massive differences in vote preferences by age and uncertainty about which voters will turn out. SurveyMonkey’s ...
  • FDA Resumes Testing Foods For Weed Killer, Safety Questions Grow The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has resumed its first-ever endeavor to evaluate how much of a controversial chemical is making its way into the U.S. food supply. And the tests can’t come soon enough as safety concerns about the herbicide known as glyphosate grow. The FDA, the nation’s chief food safety regulator, launched what it ...
  • When Does Hoarding Become A Problem, And How Can We Help Alleviate It? By Carol R. Hevia, PsyD Hoarding is a mental health disorder characterized by a persistent and powerful difficulty in getting rid of collected items, regardless of their value. Left untreated, this behavior can lead to a variety of damaging emotional, social, financial, and physical effects—for both the hoarder and their family members. It is also important to ...
  • 5 Benefits Of Being Outdoors Architect Frank Lloyd Wright said, “I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work.” And we would do well to heed his advice. Science is abound with research as to why spending time outside, and being active, is beneficial to both adults and to children. Let’s look at some of the most ...
  • The Reality Winner Leak Is Not The Problem This post was originally published on RobertReich.org. The arrest of Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old federal contractor from Atlanta, Georgia, for leaking a National Security Agency report describing in far more detail than previously known Russian efforts to intrude in the 2016 election on behalf of Trump, comes in the midst of a deluge of Trump ...
  • News Roundup for June 7, 2017 You get an extra one today because there’s just too much going on in the world. 1. Trump asked Director of National Intelligence, Daniel Coats, to exert influence over Comey while he was investigating Flynn. Trump’s trying to get impeached, right? More here. 2. Sessions reportedly offered to resign, telling Trump he needs the freedom to do ...
  • How Does Your Bank Lie To You? Let Me Count The Ways. If you don’t trust your bank, you’re in good company. With financial regulations unraveling, and in the wake of several shocking banking scandals, it’s remarkable we haven’t all switched to a digital crypto-currency like Bitcoin and ditched our financial institutions. The latest EY Global Consumer Banking Survey finds customers around the globe have diminishing trust in ...
  • Why Can’t You Just Be On Time? By Jim Smith, UCF Forum columnist Imagine going to any public event and a fight breaks out over saving seats. This was just the case recently in Memphis, TN, at the Arlington High School graduation ceremony held at a church. The embarrassing story and video went national. It seems one family was saving seats for someone, but when another family ...
  • For Native Women — A Place To Give Birth And Heal From Trauma Nicolle Gonzales has the stamina of a long-distance runner, which she is, and the authority that comes from guiding nervous mothers-to-be through difficult labor. Her confidence was hard-won: She is a survivor of sexual abuse who gave birth to her first child at age 20 in a noisy hospital room, crowded with relatives and attended ...
  • Broadening ‘Buy American’ Is The Path To Prosperity Most taxpayers want their tax dollars spent on American-made goods and services. Democrats and Republicans alike share this patriotic “fair trade” value that our government should spend our money at home – whether it’s state and municipal contracts or big federal infrastructure investments. That’s why Buy American laws that give preference to U.S. companies in ...
  • Stop The Attack On The Women’s Bureau Today, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta heads to the Hill to defend the Trump Administration’s proposed 20 percent cut to the US Department of Labor’s FY18 budget. As part of these cuts, the Administration aims to all but wipe out the Women’s Bureau – the sole federal agency charged with advocating for working women and for ...