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Will We Abandon Women’s Rights In The Name Of Progressive Politics?

The Cut | Posted 04.24.2017 | Women
The Cut

By Rebecca Traister The most disturbing thing to emerge from last week’s badly bungled Democratic “Unity Tour” staged by Vermont senator Bernie ...

Workplace Deaths In America Call For Serious Prison Sentences

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Every 12 days, a member of my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), or one of their non-union co-workers, is killed on the job. Every 12 days. And it...

Do Young Americans Want To Reverse Runaway Inequality?

Les Leopold | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics
Les Leopold

A new survey conducted by the Runawayinequality.org Educational Network shows that younger Americans (ages 18-40) overwhelmingly support bold proposal...

Why Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Is Unfit To Serve As Attorney General

Bill Blum | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics
Bill Blum

[This column was first published by Truthdig.com] Don’t let his languid southern drawl or physical resemblance to the kindly Keebler elves fool yo...

Trump Postpones Dinner With Supreme Court Justices

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.24.2017 | Politics

UPDATE: 11:15 p.m. ― The White House postponed the dinner due to scheduling conflicts, The Hill reported late Sunday evening. Original story below: ...

Jeff Sessions's Crime Rhetoric Aimed At New York City Drips With Hypocrisy

Cody Lyon | Posted 04.23.2017 | Politics
Cody Lyon

This past Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent letters to nine jurisdictions that had been identified ...

Americans Would Pay $17.2 Billion To Prevent Another Deepwater Horizon Disaster

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 04.23.2017 | Politics

As the world looks back on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster seven years later, a study released this week highlights the costly ecological impacts of...

Lawmaker Says Female Genital Mutilation Case Is Reason To Vote For Anti-Sharia Bill

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

A Michigan state lawmaker justified introducing an anti-Sharia bill on Thursday by citing a recent case of female genital mutilation ― a practice sc...

Neil Gorsuch's First Critical Vote Allowed A Man To Be Executed

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

Justice Neil Gorsuch made a difference Thursday in his first 5-4 vote on the Supreme Court, siding with his fellow conservatives to deny a petition fr...

Another State Shows Voter Fraud Isn't A Widespread Problem

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

Voting irregularities in North Carolina accounted for just 0.01 percent of nearly 4.8 million votes in last year’s general election, according to a ...

DOJ Threatens To Pull Federal Law Enforcement Funds From 'Sanctuary Cities'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department on Friday warned nine jurisdictions that they could lose federal law enforcement grants unless they reassure the...

Utah Judge Who Praised Rapist Probably Isn't Going Anywhere

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 04.21.2017 | Women

A Utah judge who last week called a convicted rapist “an extraordinarily good man” as a victim sat in the courtroom won’t be booted from the ben...

Happy Earth Day! Here Are All The Terrible Things Donald Trump Has Done So Far.

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

President Donald Trump gave many signals on the campaign trail that his presidency would be a disaster for the environment. He called global warming a...

So We Might Not Be Getting More Prince Music After All

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 04.21.2017 | Entertainment

A Minnesota judge has blocked the release of Prince’s posthumous EP, “Deliverance,” over a legal dispute between the late singer’s estate and ...

Trump Wants Clean Water Rule Gone. Now Comes The Hard Part.

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

Donald Trump’s comments on the campaign trail often were light on detail, especially when it came to environmental policy. But one regular refrain w...

Arkansas Court Allows Use Of Contested Drug Hours Before Lethal Injection

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 04.20.2017 | Crime

The top Arkansas court allowed the state on Thursday to use a drug that is part of its chemical mix for lethal injections, hours before the state plan...

Not all Brazilians believe that criminals have no rights, but a startling number do

The Conversation Global | Posted 04.21.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

Julita Lemgruber, Universidade Candido Mendes and Leonarda Musumeci, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Bandido bom é bandido morto — The only ...

This Mom Of 4 With No Criminal Record Was Deported After Following ICE's Rules

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.21.2017 | Latino Voices

Despite vigils, social media campaigns, and strong statements of support from church members, prominent politicians and faith leaders, the simple trut...

The Supreme Ugliness Of The Deportation Regime

Llewellyn King | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Llewellyn King

It is ugly today, it will be uglier tomorrow and months from now, it will be even uglier. The relentless rounding up of undocumented people living in ...

Lawsuit Alleges Bose Tracks What Wireless Headphone Customers Listen To

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 04.20.2017 | Technology

By Jonathan Stempel April 19 (Reuters) - Bose Corp spies on its wireless headphone customers by using an app that tracks the music, podcasts and other...

If HB 4 passes, Hawaii will have the weakest sick leave policy in the nation.

Shay Chan Hodges | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics
Shay Chan Hodges

HB4, Relating to Health, is up before the Hawaii State Legislature’s Conference Committee tomorrow. Unfortunately, as currently written, this legisl...

Alex Jones Shows A Sensitive Side On The Witness Stand

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas ― Critics deride Infowars provocateur Alex Jones as a vitriolic conspiracy theorist with an odd penchant for disrobing when he’s on ...

State Can't Fleece Defendants Whose Convictions Are Invalid, Supreme Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 04.20.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated a Colorado scheme that forced defendants whose convictions have been tossed or overturned to...

Trump Administration Says Deported Dreamer Wasn’t Protected -- And That No One Fully Is

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 04.19.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump vowed that young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children wouldn’t be targeted for deportation...

D.C. Proposes Bill With Hope That More Sexual Assault Survivors Will Get Justice

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.19.2017 | Women

On April 13, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proposed legislation that would expand the rights of survivors of sexual violence. The Washington Post reported...