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The Working Families Flexibility Act Will Hurt Women And Families

Linda Meric | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics
Linda Meric

Much like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the falsely cloaked Working Families Flexibility Act (H.R. 1180/S. 801) would hurt, not help, working women an...

A De Facto Death Sentence For An Iowa Father

Robert Greenwald | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

Allison Rice’s dad was a 64-year-old, church-going Iowan father of four who owned a leasing business, got into financial trouble and broke the law t...

Aaron Hernandez's Death Highlights A Serious Problem

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― It’s a familiar story: An inmate takes his or her life inside a prison or jail, and family and loved ones are left wondering how the ...

Prisons And Jails Are Forcing Inmates To Pay A Small Fortune Just To See A Doctor

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.19.2017 | Politics

At jails and prisons around the U.S., inmates who seek medical care must pay a fee of a few dollars or more before seeing a doctor, dentist or other h...

Steve King Toasts Border Patrol After Deportation Of Dreamer

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.18.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Immigrant rights advocates were dismayed on Tuesday by reports that the first undocumented immigrant with active Deferred Action for Ch...

Homeland Security Chief Thinks Marijuana Is 'Not A Factor In The Drug War'

The Huffington Post | Eliot Nelson | Posted 04.16.2017 | Politics

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said that marijuana “is not a factor in the drug war,” placing him at odds with a number of other Trump ...

Impeaching Trump Is Not An Option -- Yet

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.17.2017 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Few subjects have been more hotly debated, scrutinized, and endlessly rehashed, than whether #45 can or will be impeached. A deluge of petitions has b...

The Human Cost Of Trump's Rollback On Regulations

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.16.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― If Tom Ward had to die from his work, he’d rather fall off a scaffold than endure the slow death his father did from the debilitating...

Pro-Immigrant 'Sanctuary Cities' Clash With Trump’s Lawyers In Federal Court

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.14.2017 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO ― A Trump administration lawyer said in federal court Friday that the president’s executive order targeting so-called “sanctuary j...

State Capital Abruptly Scraps 'Sanctuary City' Label After Business Leaders Invoke Trump

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.13.2017 | Politics

The capital of Michigan will no longer be a sanctuary city, after lawmakers held a special vote to undo the resolution they had passed unanimously las...

United Passenger Launches Legal Action Over Forced Removal

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.12.2017 | Travel

NEW YORK, April 12 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the passenger dragged from a United Airlines plane in Chicago filed an emergency request with an Illinois s...

Trump’s Budget Could Decimate A Lifeline For Abused Women

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.10.2017 | Women

In 1996, Josie Slawik sat in the headquarters of the National Domestic Violence Hotline in Austin, Texas, and waited for the phone to ring. The hotlin...

Congress Just Made It Officially Legal To Kill Hibernating Bears

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 04.08.2017 | Politics

Hunters in Alaska can now track and kill hibernating bears thanks to a U.S. House and Senate resolution rolling back Obama-era regulations against the...

Privatized Jail To Close In Indianapolis

Donald Cohen | Posted 04.10.2017 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The news that the Trump administration is rounding up alleged undocumented immigrants in hospitals, courthouses, and even hypothermia shelters must be...

Aurora Theater Trial Prosecutor, Now Running For Colorado Governor, Misrepresents Jury's Decision

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
Jason Salzman

On a right-wing radio show Wednesday, Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate George Brauchler said he was one juror away from getting a death-penalty ve...

Six States Seeking To Overthrow Trump’s Travel Ban

Nicholas Kontis | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
Nicholas Kontis

I was blessed at a young age to discover the joys of travel. During summer vacations I was blessed to spend time in Greece, where I learned the true m...

SCOTUS Decision A Victory For Students With Disabilities

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 04.07.2017 | Politics
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Ashley Sizemore, Staff Attorney, Special Education Unit, New York Legal Assistance Group Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously found tha...

Five Awesome Things About Consent #SAAM

Zac Thompson | Posted 04.06.2017 | Arts
Zac Thompson

Despite the irony, Donald Trump has officially declared April to be Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The unfortunate reality is this month is needed be...

Bill O'Reilly Weathered A Sexual Harassment Scandal Before. This One Is Different.

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.06.2017 | Media

As Fox News host Bill O’Reilly became embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal, the host of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” posed a question: “Coul...

'S-Town' As Sessions Town: Revealing The Alabama World Of Native Son Jeff Sessions

Ben Piven | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics
Ben Piven

At the apex of the current podcast rankings is a bizarrely fascinating narrative winding its way back in time through Southern inhospitality, decrepit...

Donald Trump Keeps Hiring People Accused Of Plagiarism

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.05.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is facing criticism over allegations that he plagiarized parts of his 2006 book. Expert...

Approaching Passover: Spring Brings Renewal And Hope

Ron Kronish | Posted 04.04.2017 | Religion
Ron Kronish

The holiday of Passover is my favorite Jewish holiday for many reasons. One of them is the fact that Passover is our Jewish spring festival. With the ...

Dylann Roof To Plead Guilty To State Murder Charges

Reuters | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.03.2017 | Black Voices

Dylann Roof, convicted and sentenced to death in federal court for the 2015 massacre at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, will pl...

In Africa, For-Profit School Chain Plays Legal Hardball

Alan Singer | Posted 04.03.2017 | Education
Alan Singer

When money is involved, big business gets mean. In Kenya, a multi-national for-profit private school company is using threats of lawsuits against teac...

They're Finally Going To Close Rikers Island, America's Monument To Jail Cruelty

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 03.31.2017 | Black Voices

Rikers Island, the gigantic island of incarceration in New York City that serves as an embarrassing emblem of violence, cruelty and neglect in the Ame...