Category: Politics

The Democrats’ Plan to Save Abortion Rights Is Full of Asterisks

When Alabama last week passed an outright abortion ban, with no exceptions for rape or incest, it drove home a frightening reality: The Republican Party, if given enough power, will fully rob women of their reproductive rights—indeed of their agency as human beings. The state also potentially upset a quieter conservative legal strategy across America […]

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Four New York City Department of Education Executives Claim They’re Victims of ‘Reverse Racism’

A view of the Lower Manhattan skyline from the Staten Island Ferry, March 14, 2019 in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Four executives in the New York City Department of Education plan to sue the city, claiming they were demoted because they’re white. According to the New York Post, the plaintiffs claim that […]

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Trump preparing to tell McGahn to defy House subpoena: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: ‘I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons’ Rocket attack hits Baghdad’s Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: ‘I don’t care’ MORE is reportedly preparing to order former White House counsel Donald McGahnDonald (Don) F. McGahnElection agency limps into 2020 cycle The Memo: Mueller’s depictions will fuel […]

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How the US-China trade war could spark a global recession

Game of Thrones fans’ watch has ended, and the final bow proved to be predictably divisive. Social media was immediately engulfed with negative reactions as the show’s series finale, “The Iron Throne,” wrapped up, with one particular heel turn from the previous week continuing to draw complaints. The ultimate victor also left many unsatisfied, with […]

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Get Your Mind Right: A Guide to ‘New Age’ Therapies for Mental Wellness

Photo: iStock There are a million ways for a girl to get her mind right. Some nights she might permit her waist to recklessly abandon it all on a dance floor. Some days it requires a flight to blue skies and even bluer waters (funds permitting). Many times, though, it happens in someone’s chair. A […]

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Gift, or Gimmick? What’s the Deal with Pür’s 100-Shade Foundation Debut?

Photo: Jackie Aina (YouTube) Does size really matter? When it comes to which cosmetic company has the most diverse foundation range, apparently so. Since 2017’s 40-shade Fenty Beauty launch, we’ve watched company after company attempt to match or exceed their all-inclusive ethos (thanks, Rihanna), with occasionally deeply disappointing results (see: Morphe and Beautyblender). The moral? Quantity […]

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Guatemalan teen is latest child to die in U.S. custody

A 16-year-old boy apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol was “found unresponsive” Monday morning in the facility where he was being held, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Border Patrol officials said the cause of death is not known The boy, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody after crossing the southern […]

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Trump defends his creditworthiness after report says Deutsche Bank ignored red flags

President Donald Trump listens to questions during a meeting with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 13, 2019. Carlos Barria | Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday defended his personal financial creditworthiness and his long-standing relationship with Deutsche Bank, following a New […]

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Kamala Harris introduces plan to end gender pay gap

California Sen. Kamala Harris announced a plan Monday that aims to end the gender pay gap. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s plan would punish companies that do not pay men and women equally, a press release from her campaign said.  The inequality of pay between men and women — which is more pronounced among minority […]

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Magic Johnson Claims ‘Betrayal’ and ‘Backstabbing’ as Reasons He Abruptly Left the Los Angeles Lakers

Photo: Harry How (Getty Images) The Los Angeles Lakers front office and, subsequently the team, are a hot flaming bag of old Kobe rap lyrics. The Lakers brass must’ve forgotten that Magic Johnson is not only a NBA Hall of Fame point guard, he owns half of black America and has a son that stunts […]

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