Donald Trump was the star of Sunday Night’s Emmy Awards. The Apprentice wasn’t nominated for anything this year and he wasn’t physically at the theater, but the people who were there couldn’t stop protesting him, poking fun at him, even singing about him. Alec Baldwin won an award for portraying him on Saturday Night Live.
A few weeks ago, Deadpool star Ed Skrein announced that he had accepted the role of Ben Daimio in the upcoming Hellboy movie. Comments flooded into Skrein’s Twitter account, condemning him for accepting the role because he is white…and the comic book character he was slated to play is Japanese-American. Hollywood activists call the practice …
For over sixteen years, senators and congressmen have been trying to pass bills giving legal status to people who illegally immigrated to the United States as children. The latest iteration had a name with the initials D.R.E.A.M., so the beneficiaries of the proposed law became known as “DREAMers.” When the DREAM Act died in the...
I’ve been eating a lot of sweets lately: cakes, pies, cookies. My wife bakes them, but my expanding waistline is not her fault. And I certainly won’t blame myself! So, I’ll put the blame where it rightly belongs: on an addictive TV baking competition called The Great British Baking Show. Each season of the show …
In excerpts from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book, What Happened, she recounts the second presidential debate of 2016. On the stage, Donald Trump and Clinton were both provided with chairs, but Trump strangely never sat down. So while Clinton was answering questions, Trump meandered through the background, performing the most memorable photo-bomb in American history.
A Reuters / Ipsos poll conducted August 18-21 asked American adults whether Confederate monuments (1) “should remain in all public spaces” or (2) “should be removed from all public spaces.” 54 percent want them all to stay. Only 27 percent want them all to go.
Ten days ago, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona released a book called Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle. The title is obviously taken from Barry Goldwater’s 1960 classic. But the subtitle gives you a better idea of what the book is about. The “destructive politics” of the subtitle is the nasty, dishonest populism that is all about winning, winning, winning. The “principle” we are supposed to “return” to consists of (1) internationally free markets and (2) basic human decency.
On June 22, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that he would add Texas to his “travel ban” list.
The “travel ban” law prohibits agencies from funding travel to states that the California Attorney General deems to discriminate against LGBT people. AB 1887. Under the law, California agencies cannot require an employee to travel to one of these “discriminatory” states (fair enough!). But the law also prohibits “state-funded” or “state-sponsored” travel to a “discriminatory” state. (Gov. Code, § 11139.8, subd. (b)(2).) This latter subsection does notspecify that the traveler must be a California state employee. Does it apply to contractors? Students? Who knows!?
“The Trump administration has drafted a sweeping revision of the government’s contraception coverage mandate that could deny birth control benefits to hundreds of thousands of women who now receive them at no cost under the Affordable Care Act.”
University administrators are worried. They rely on money from the Department of Education to fund some of their favorite programs, and President Trump’s proposed budget would reduce the department's spending by 13.5 percent in 2018.
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