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Political Action 2016

President-elect Donald Trump named both Reince Priebus, the Republican National Committee chairman, as his new chief of staff, and Steve Bannon as his chief...

Joe McKnight, a former NFL player for the New York Jets and KansasCity, was shot dead by Ronald Glasser in broad daylight in Terrytown,...

Anywhere from 30 to 60 million girls were missing from China's population, a result of the country's strict one-child policy first introduced in 1979,...

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Turning Point USA
Yesterday Professor George Yancy of Emory University wrote a piece in The New York Times called I Am A Dangerous Professor.  In it, he describes how he found out that he had been placed on a Professor Watch List. His students  told him that he was on it. They were afraid for...

Now's not the time to write off Clinton's loss with easy explanations
In these shell-shocked days following the 2016 presidential election, pundits and commentators and, of course, your bloviating uncle on Facebook, have been spinning theories about how an completely inexperienced, sexually-assaulting, wall-building, mediocre...

Fueling artists and activists alike
Is anyone else having trouble sleeping? I’m a playwright. My imagination is my profession. But lately, I’ve been having these deeply disturbing dreams, like the one that just woke me up at 2:30 am. A nicely dressed woman holding a green balloon boards the exposed, upper level of a double-decker...

News & Opinion

Trump has chosen Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Price belongs and has been a member of the...

A debunked Breitbart News article claiming that global land temperatures are decreasing was retweeted by the House Science Committee on Thursday. The committee, of course, oversees...

President-elect Donald Trump appears to be wholeheartedly abandoning his campaign promises when it comes to his cabinet picks and draining "the swamp" of Washington's...

Reminds us that she is a great athlete, not a great female athlete
Serena Williams is the best tennis player in the world. Period. Yet, she like most women is not paid the same as men. Tournaments...

Ferocious debut novel "treats motherhood like an open wound"
In "The Mothers," all types of mothers and nearly-mothers abound.

Why is literary fornication often so horridly rendered, you may ask
Unlike bad sex, "the elements of bad sex writing can be harder to pin down," says Maria Yagoda.
Tomi Lahren withers in the face of truth

Political Action 2016

The Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. So far, 116,856 people on Facebook have said on Facebook...

Former governor and now Vice President-Elect Mike Pence created one of the nation's largest taxpayer funded voucher programs in his home state of Indiana. The...

In a perfect example of a Trump voter, Dr. Michelle Herren of Denver posted on Facebook the following when reacting to seeing a photo...
Just how literally should we hold him to his campaign promises?

Media Watch 2016

Want to know a thing or two about the alt-right? ask the editors at Think Progress. Look to Richard Spencer, the man who universalized the term,...

On Wednesday CNN president Jeff Zucker tried to a roomful of almost every campaign strategist from the 2016 election why his broadcast news network...

The United States Court of Appeals on Wednesday morning heard arguments in a case that could overhaul nondiscrimination law nationwide. The question at the heart...

Lawsuit filed by former employee says she was relegated to being "a glorified secretary"
According to Erin Daly, she was fired from Citibank after she refused to cooperate with another employee who was violating federal insider trading laws.

GOP war on women continues
Law mimics anti-abortion law signed by Vice President-Elect Mike Pence into law in Indiana earlier this year.

Juanita Castro remembers the man, the movement and his legacy
Fidel's allegiance to communism and Russia compelled her to speak out against him.

Over a third of Americans aren't getting enough sleep. Regularly. And, researchers says, it's taking a significant toll on our economy. According to a new study by...

Since the demonstrations against the $3.7-billion Dakota Access Pipeline project began in April, local and state law enforcement officers have made more than 500 arrests, followed by serious...

During his speech to a group of international scientists on Monday, Pope Francis called on world leaders to continue in their efforts to fight...
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