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  • The 10 Worst Colleges For Free Speech: 2017 There isn’t a week that goes by without a campus free speech controversy reaching the headlines. That’s why it’s as important as ever that we at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) review the record each year and shine a spotlight on the 10 worst schools for free speech. Since FIRE’s first “worst ...
  • Gun Advocates Keep Repeating The Same Lies. Sound Familiar? Six years ago the state of Florida decided that doctors could not talk to their patients about guns. The state of Florida has become the legislative sandbox for every attempt by Gun-nut Nation to rid the country of any and all protections against the violence caused by guns. Stand Your Ground, Concealed Carry – both ...
  • AMANZA – Ep.88 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 Wednesday Copyright ⓒ 2015 RollingStory Inc. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington ...
  • What The DeMarcus Cousins Trade Does To The NBA’s Balance Of Power Following this past Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, a mysterious man in a suit briefly had DeMarcus Cousins by the ear, presumably letting the center know that he had just been traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. Just like that, the competitive landscape of the Western Conference and the NBA as a whole ...
  • Bill Maher: Apologize To The Trans Community! Bill Maher’s segment with a gay alt-right voice, who will go unnamed, has surfaced on the internet because of the hurtful and misinformed comments this individual, shared about Trans women using restrooms. Straight and LGBT people alike were quick to call out this gay alt-right individual. Let’s stop giving this person the spotlight. Instead we ...
  • Gardner Has Had A ‘Number Of Great Conversations’ With Trump Asked by a conservative radio host Saturday to “characterize his current relationship with President Trump and his team” and whether Gardner was a “persona non grata,” U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said: Gardner: “Oh, I’ve had a number of great conversations with the President. The opportunities to work together are real. He is very, very clear ...
  • Why Tax Credits For Business Won’t Get Us Paid Leave Co-authored by Rhode Island State Senator Gayle Goldin It’s great to see people from all political camps talking about paid leave. Caring for babies, recovering from surgeries, and helping ailing partners or parents affects nearly everyone. But the devil is in the details and some of these proposals are devilish indeed. The question to ask is: ...
  • Trump Should Not Encourage Politics In Church In previous columns, I’ve made clear when I disagree with Pope Francis. But the pope was absolutely right when he called out the “virus of polarization and animosity“ that is beginning to permeate the church. “Little by little,” the Pope told 17 new Cardinals on November 26, “our differences turn into symptoms of hostility, threats ...
  • We Cannot Afford To Sit Back While Trump Threatens America’s Democracy I have spent three decades defending human rights around the world. I have seen the many ways that human rights and democratic principles get trampled or undermined. In the United States, I have fought abusive policies by Democratic and Republican presidents alike. Having seen so much, I am not prone to hyperbole. But for the ...
  • Trump Should Reflect On Race And His Legacy After Museum Visit 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); Today, President Trump toured the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, where he was shown everything from slavery to the present day ― depicting both the ugliness in our past and the progress that we have achieved. As one who has toured the museum (and even ...
  • From NPR’s Latino USA: Women on the Verge This week we embrace the stereotype of the fast-talking, Spanish-speaking, over-dramatic woman, inspired by Pedro Almodóvar’s “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” Two Latino USA producers set out to discover if watching all of Almodóvar’s movies back to back would make them more or less neurotic. We also hear from Olympic gold medalist ...
  • Trump Is Exhausting, So Treat Yo’ Self Feeling overwhelmed, scared, despondent, disappointed, hurt, terrified or generally sad about the current state of affairs in the USA? Waking up to hear a press conference like the one Trump delivered this morning can leave you feeling exhausted. Consuming the news and having strong reactions is good, but when it’s day after day of negativity ...
  • I’m All Done Explaining My Humanity Another week, another clever “think piece” by someone who feels it does the world a real service to explain why transgender people aren’t who they say they are; or aren’t entitled to the same fundamental kindness and decency you’d accord any other soul; or who have yet another brand new crazy-ass theory about why their ...
  • News Roundup for February 21, 2017 Another dark day in Trump’s America. 1. Milo Yiannopoulos has fallen from favour of white supremacists after his comments regarding pedophilia. So there is a line… More here. 2. President Trump will roll out his second attempt of his travel ban this week. This version will not target green card holders and instead it will focus on ...
  • Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast Friends, I welcome you to “The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump.” First, let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Trump is in deep, deep trouble ― in the pocket of Russians, surrounded by alt.right idiots, alone in his bathrobe in a mostly-empty White House ― and caught inside a disgusting “shit-sandwich”, ...
  • For Trump, Generals Are Everywhere Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com   If you’re going to surround yourself with generals in the Oval Office, as Donald Trump has done, that means one thing in these years: you’re going to appoint men whose careers were made (or unmade) by what was once known as the Global War on Terror.  They will be deeply associated with Washington’s ...
  • How Movies Teach Us About Purpose PwC’s famous Oscars® “Ballot Briefcase” is making a whirlwind, eleven-city tour across the U.S. en route to the Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on Sunday, February 26.  Moviegoers this year had the opportunity to travel—vicariously—even farther than that. Thanks to the magic of filmmaking, we visited nearly every continent. We felt the water and tasted ...
  • The Republican Tax Sham Watch your wallets. Republicans are pushing a new corporate tax plan that will end up costing most of you a bundle. Here’s what you should know about the so-called “border adjustment tax.”  The U.S. imports about $2.7 trillion worth of goods a year. Many imports are cheap because labor costs are much lower in places like ...
  • Republicans Want Retirement Plans That Keep Wall Street Rich We all know how hard it is to be rich. After all, it takes a lot of money to keep up multiple homes, pay for first class air travel, expensive cars and the like. For this reason, most people would naturally support a Republican plan to make workers pay higher fees on their retirement accounts ...
  • It’s Time For World Leaders To Put Trump’s America ‘On Notice’ HONG KONG ― The list of countries and international institutions the new U.S. president and his cabinet have affronted in just three weeks ― China, Germany, Mexico, Australia, France, Iran, the United Nations, the European Union and others ― should indicate how far this administration is willing to go in talking tough with the rest of the world. ...