After keeping the Senate healthcare bill secret even from Republican Senators in the so-called health care working group, Senator Mitch McConnell promised to release a discussion draft of the bill Thursday morning ahead of a potential vote next week. But by Wednesday evening details of the bill had leaked. According to The Washington Post, much like the American … Continued
[DIGEST: BBC, Metro, Time, Daily Mail, Guardian] In France, models deemed too thin to be healthy are now banned from advertising campaigns and on the runway. The law, which legislators approved in 2015, went into effect in May 2017, and aims to minimize the promotion of unrealistic body standards as part of the ongoing fight … Continued
Americans do not fear guns nearly as highly as they fear Islamic terrorism. The reason for that, other than the information fed to America by propaganda, rhetoric and news, is something called risk perception — and it affects all of us.
Without the manufactured villainy of Obama and Clinton, the right wing media finds itself in shambles.
Cell phone use is just as big a problem as ever in families, and kids say parents are the ones to blame.
Outcry Over Oregon Standoff Verdict: White Militants Acquitted While Native Protestors Maced, Beaten
A jury’s quick acquittal of seven militants in Oregon on charges stemming from the armed occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge raised cries of racial bias and white privilege. The all-white jury took just six hours to find all of the defendants not guilty on all conspiracy charges despite the fact the armed takeover … Continued
[DIGEST: NPR, USA Today] Today, the United States Olympic Committee and USA Swimming has decided to punish Olympian Ryan Lochte for the scandal which erupted after he alleged that he––and fellow Olympic swimmers Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen––were the victims of a violent robbery in Rio de Janeiro after leaving a party on … Continued
[DIGEST: CBS, BBC] Swimmer Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his major endorsements after admitting he’d lied about being robbed at gunpoint during Rio’s Olympics. Speedo USA, the biggest sponsor of the four, said it would not tolerate his behavior. “While we have enjoyed a winning relationship with Ryan for over a decade and … Continued
[DIGEST: CNN, New York Times] Swimmer Ryan Lochte issued a formal apology for the controversy surrounding an incident at Rio’s Olympics this week, but for many, especially in the host city of Rio de Janeiro stung by the allegations, it fell far short. In a message posted on Twitter, Lochte stated that he wanted to apologize … Continued
[DIGEST: The Daily Beast, Quartz] Late night talk show hosts Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Trevor Noah all weighed in on the “Bernie or Bust” contingent, which staged a walkout during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last night. Party unity was chief among their collective concerns, which they voiced on their respective programs following … Continued