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  • News Roundup for February 24, 2017 One of our best yet, if we do say so ourselves. 1. Malaysian police revealed that Kim Jong Nam was killed with an internationally banned chemical weapon. Further proof we are now living in some sort of science fiction universe. More here. 2. President Trump sees a huge difference between medical and recreational use of marijuana. Sean ...
  • 7 Signs Of Tyranny As tyrants take control of democracies, they typically do 7 things: 1. They exaggerate their mandate to govern – claiming, for example, that they won an election by a “landslide” even after losing the popular vote. They criticize any finding that they or co-conspirators stole the election. And they repeatedly claim “massive voter fraud” in the ...
  • Oscars Night Preview: Sharing Memories Of First Grown-up Films It is Academy Awards time Sunday night, so naturally my non-Trump thoughts are focused on the silver screen. This year’s host will be Jimmy Kimmel. I don’t have high expectations he will exceed or even match past enjoyment of seeing Billy Crystal emcee the gala event, but to be totally honest, I am probably too ...
  • Historian Juan Cole Warns Against Strongmen At Home and Abroad On KCRW’s “Scheer Intelligence,” the University of Michigan Middle East scholar tells Robert Scheer that Islamic terrorism is over-reported in the United States and the association between violence and religion is unfounded. Cole and Scheer also discuss the possible benefits of President Trump’s stated interest in re-setting relations with Russia. In spite of many attempts for ...
  • 5 Essential Steps To Changing Jobs Without Burning Bridges It can be tough to find your dream profession; millennials know this first hand. Young professionals finding their calling frequently treat jobs like a new outfit: try it on, find it doesn’t quite work as they planned, then discard it and continue to look for a better option. You can’t help it. You believe something better ...
  • Five Lessons Companies Should Learn From Uber About Sexual Harassment It’s 2017 and Fortune 500 companies are still dealing with the issues of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. While recent high-profile lawsuits are still in the news Qualcomm, KPMG, Microsoft – enter Uber with new headlines of sexual harassment and an unrestrained work culture. Here are five valuable lessons companies can learn from the Uber allegations ...
  • Dissenting Voices Make An Administration Stronger In 2005, Barack Obama and I were getting into an elevator in Chicago with a few of his Senate staffers.  Looking around at the different faces surrounding him, Obama remarked, “I love that my staff looks like a Benetton ad.” When it came time to put together his administration, Obama understood the value of diversity – ...
  • Fighting Aircraft Noise Over Long Island The efforts of Long Island, New York’s Town of East Hampton to quell aircraft noise involving the town-owned airport have been negated by a federal appeals court. This has resulted in a move to have the town shut down its airport and open the more than 600 acres for other uses. It’s an issue affecting many ...
  • Forget La La Land – Best Foreign Language Oscar Nominees Show The True Diversity Of Cinema Pegah Shahbaz, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3 – USPC; Anders Marklund, Lund University; Kim Toft Hansen, Aalborg University; Lothar Mikos, Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, and Marc Tabani, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) A marriage on the rocks in Iran, a prankster German father and a grumpy old Swede. Landmines in Denmark and a love ...
  • TRIBE X – Ep.74 function spottoonResize(){ jQuery.ajax({ type : "POST", async : false, url : "https://www.spottoon.com/huff/height", dataType : "json", data : {book_no : jQuery("#book_no").val(),ch_no : jQuery("#ch_no").val()}, success : function(data, statusText, xhr){jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("src","https://www.spottoon.com/huff/view?book_no=" + jQuery("#book_no").val() + "&ch_no=" + jQuery("#ch_no").val()); jQuery("#ifSpot").prop("height",data); } }); } document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", spottoonResize); Updated every Friday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • Betsy DeVos: I Will Replace The Failed Ideas Of Bush-Obama With My Own Failed Ideas Betsy DeVos gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), explaining that the programs created by George W. Bush and Barack Obama had failed, and she would replace them with her own ideas. She did not point out that her own ideas have failed too. Just look at the mess she has made ...
  • Poll: Trump Perceptions Stable Despite Crisis Coverage Despite a first month characterized as “a continual series of crises,” Donald Trump’s presidential job approval has been mostly stable in recent weeks. And in spite of the reported “chaos” enveloping his administration, perceptions of the president’s competence remain essentially unchanged, although Trump supporters may be feeling less enthusiastic about his ability to get things done. Americans ...
  • An Open Letter To Andy Cohen Dear Andy, I am a loyal Bravo watcher. I am a reality television connoisseur and devour my shows in bulk whenever my schedule permits. I am one of your people, which is why I am sad to write this letter to you. I know, too well, the criticism of the unscripted genre, having been a small part ...
  • Dear Evangelicals, I Don’t Think You Realize How You Sound To Everybody Else Dear Evangelicals, I’m going to begin with the assumption that your hearts are in the right place. I know that many of my progressive friends would contest that assumption. But I know you. I was raised by you, taught to care about scripture in your churches and schools. You do care about the Bible. You have ...
  • You Are Enough – A Message To The Trans Community Following Trump’s Bathroom Rule Yesterday, Trump’s administration opted to reverse guidelines to public schools across America that allowed transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice in an effort to reduce harm. The change comes as a reversal of former President Obama’s landmark protection initiative, which was a huge step forward for the entire transgender community. As LGBTQ+ ...
  • News Roundup for February 23, 2017 We’re bringing you the weird news every single day. 1. President Trump has revoked the right for trans teens to use whichever bathroom they choose. Revoking this law literally makes no one safer and puts millions at risk. Thanks President Trump. More here. 2. President Trump wants to deport all undocumented immigrants to Mexico, regardless of their ...
  • An Open Letter To My Former Colleague, And Current Representative, Pat Tiberi Dear Pat, We missed you last night at the packed town hall meeting at the Unitarian Church. In case you have not heard, even the overflow area was overflowing, as more than 1,200 of our neighbors came out to speak to you. I guess that you were trying to avoid the kind of confrontations I experienced ...
  • Trump, Democrats, And The ‘Deep State’: 11 Principles Putin’s an oligarch. So is Trump. Putin runs a kleptocracy. So does Trump. Both Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson have done business in Russia. So why is money the one aspect of the Russia scandal people seem to talk about the least? Maybe because it’s the one area the U.S. intelligence community avoided when it accused Russia of ...
  • These Under-The-Radar Travel Destinations Will Be Huge This Year Traveling and exploring a new destination is consistently among the top 10 most popular New Year’s resolutions, according to data. One of the most difficult tasks is deciding where to go because many landmarks are not as well-known as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Colosseum in Rome. But offbeat gems offer stunning architecture, rich history, bustling local ...
  • What’s At Stake? Trump’s Potential Anti-Environmental, Anti-Public Health Orders By The Numbers The Washington Post has reported that the Trump administration may announce a number of executive orders in the coming days. The rumored targets – the Clean Power Plan, the Clean Water Rule, and the federal coal leasing moratorium – protect our air and water, save lives, and take action to stop climate disruption. By the ...