by on June 12, 2018
National Rifle Association (NRA) mouthpiece Dana Loesch attacked actress and activist Alyssa Milano on Twitter over the weekend for arguing liberals are winning in the gun debate. Milano hit back with an epic tweet thread using facts and citing common sense gun reform measures “that have been adopted at the local, state and federal level, while the private sector has made guns less available,” since the Parkland shooting.   On June 8, Milano tweeted: Loesch replied: “Wrong again...
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by on June 10, 2018
They’re calling on the Government Accountability Office to look into the matter. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill. Even as the #MeToo movement shines a light on the pervasive problem of sexual harassment, there’s still little known about the economic costs associated with it. How much do workers and companies lose from job turnover, for example? What about the value of ideas that could have been generated if people had stayed in certain indust...
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by on May 22, 2018
A health care lifeline The federal Title X family planning program serves 4 million people annually and exists to help ensure that every person — regardless of where they live, their income, their background and whether or not they have health insurance — has access to basic preventive and reproductive health care, like birth control, cancer screenings, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and annual health exams. As public health leaders committed to ensuring acc...
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by on May 18, 2018
The split among Democrats over whether to support a narrow bill or push for sentencing reductions spilled into the open on Friday. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries wrote that some of his opponents’ criticisms of the bill are “without any basis in reality” and are a “litany of falsehoods.” President Donald Trump on Friday embraced a bipartisan prison reform proposal, but a sharp divide among Democrats on the issue threatens to undermine the deal. The discord was on display Friday as Rep. Hakeem ...
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by on May 14, 2018
San Juan mayor who battled a hurricane and a president is Baccalaureate speaker Less than eight months after sparring with President Trump over the federal government’s aid to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto (CAS’84) will give BU’s Baccalaureate address and receive an honorary degree. If past is indeed prologue, you could have spied Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto’s political horizon when she was in the eighth grade. Back then, the future mayor of Sa...
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by on May 9, 2018
For grassroots pro-choice organizations, visibility is a double-edged sword. This was especially clear during the National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon cyberattack two years ago. For the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), which led the event, more visibility meant the potential to raise more money to help those in need of abortion access. It also made them a target of vitriolic anti-choice trolls. During the 2016 Bowl-a-Thon, trolls pledged $66 billion in fraudulent donations, took...
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by on May 7, 2018
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is resigning amid allegations that he physically assaulted four women he dated. Schneiderman, an outspoken supporter of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, bowed to pressure from politicians, including Gov. Cuomo, who called for him to step down. "It's been my great honor and privilege to serve as Attorney General for the people of the State of New York," Schneiderman said in a statement. "In the last several hours, serious allegations, whic...
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by on April 30, 2018
Comedian refuses to hold back while attacking president, his press secretary and daughter Michelle Wolf started as she meant to go on. “Good evening, here we are at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” she greeted guests at Saturday’s prestigious media dinner in Washington. “Like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with Trump, let’s get this over with.” It got more risqué – and more brutal – from there. The annual black tie event – held for 3,000 members of the US m...
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by on April 22, 2018
Starbucks’ anti-racism announcement has put the ADL in the spotlight, and not in a good way. Twitter is running down facts on the ADL — including its work getting American cops trained in the tactics Israel uses against Palestinians. Why do corporations and politicians still believe the ADL is a “civil rights” organization? Sit down for some history. Starbucks’ plan to shut down stores on May 29th for anti-racist training, including the Anti-Defamation League, has brought new scrutiny to ...
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by on March 17, 2018
As the upstart voter-profiling company Cambridge Analytica prepared to wade into the 2014 US midterm elections, it had a problem. The firm had secured a $15 million investment from Robert Mercer, the wealthy Republican donor, and wooed his political adviser, Stephen K. Bannon, with the promise of tools that could identify the personalities of US voters and influence their behavior. But it did not have the data to make its new products work. So the London-based firm harvested private in...
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by on March 17, 2018
President Trump’s lawyer called on the Justice Department to immediately shut down the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, in the wake of the firing of FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. Attorney John Dowd said in a statement that the investigation, now led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, was fatally flawed early on and “corrupted” by political bias. He called on Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees that probe, to shut it down...
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by on March 16, 2018
This story of 1.) DONALD TRUMP, 2.) VLADIMIR PUTIN, and their operatives is exceedingly complex, so I ask readers’ patience in going through this historic tale of political cunning and intrigue, conspiracies and crimes. 1990s: Laying Foundations Russian mafia “boss of bosses” 3.) SEMION (Semyon) MOGILEVICH makes moves in North America. Throughout this piece, remember that MOGILEVICH, also known as “the Brainy Don,” has an economics degree and is famous for designing elaborate financial...
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