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France Puts the U.S. to Shame With its New Proposed Legislation Defending Women

France's gender equality minister wants harassers to pay up on the spot. A new bill that could be voted into law by the French parliament makes a bold move to fight sexual harassment, hitting men where it hurts most—their wallets. Marlène Schiappa, the French gender equality minister (note the disparity between the U.S. Show More Summary

Fox News Uses Trumpian Legal Tactics to Keep Bill O’Reilly’s Accusers Quiet

O’Reilly’s baggage looks a lot like Donald Trump's. Fox News is distancing itself from its former tentpole personality, Bill O’Reilly, as some of his harassment accusers now want out of their nondisclosure agreements. The New York Times...Show More Summary

Human Rights Group Loudly Denounces Twitter for Creating Toxic Environment for Women

A new report from Amnesty International details the site's myriad failures. The human rights group Amnesty International accused Twitter of creating a toxic atmosphere for women on its platform in a report on Wednesday—saying the company...Show More Summary

Ben Carson Says Homeless Trans People Make Others Uncomfortable

He claims transwomen in shelters make cis women uncomfortable. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has defended the removal of training materials for housing providers to prevent LGBT discrimination, arguing that the presence of transgender people in homeless shelters makes others feel uncomfortable. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is Exploiting the Parkland Shooting Toward a Truly Sinister End

The administration hopes to drive at-risk students out of school and into prison. Under the Obama administration, high school graduation rates saw a steady rise, reaching a record high of 83 percent in 2015, up from 79 percent in 2011. Show More Summary

Sacramento Police Slays Unarmed Black Man After Shooting Him 20 Times

Officers claim they thought the victim's cell phone was a weapon. The Sacramento Police Department provided more details Tuesday regarding a shooting that occurred Sunday where officers fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own backyard, mistaking his cellphone for a weapon. Show More Summary

Do Trump's Voters Even Want to Live in a Democracy?

A new study reveals a staggering percentage would simply prefer a "strong leader." Donald Trump is a giant in the political forest: loud and destructive, incapable of subtlety, and utterly transparent in his intent. Trump is in fact a clumsy authoritarian, which is one of the things preventing him from implementing a full-on fascist regime. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Brazenly Ignores GOP in New Twitter Assault on Robert Mueller

The president continues to undermine the collusion probe at every turn. President Donald Trump has been warned by members of his own party that he will look guilty if he keeps attacking special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. But just...Show More Summary

EPA Head Spends Over $100K in Taxpayer Money to Fly Around the World in First Class

This administration continues to burn through money that isn't theirs for personal luxuries. Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt spent over $105,000 on first-class flights during his first year as the department’s secretary. Show More Summary

Trump Administration Is Now Auctioning Off Public Land in Utah for Oil and Gas

The land is located near protected national monuments. The Interior Department on Tuesday is auctioning off 32 parcels of public lands in southeastern Utah for oil and gas development. The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) lease sale...Show More Summary

Watch Trump Ignore a Reporter's Question About Mueller That He Clearly Heard

The president wouldn't confirm that the special counsel shouldn't be fired. President Donald Trump on Tuesday refused to say whether he wants to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. The question came during a “working lunch” with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Show More Summary

Trump Ignored an All-Caps Warning in His Presidential Daily Briefing Not to Congratulate Putin

The president also didn't bother to condemn him over a recent international poisoning. Despite an all-caps warning in his daily briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump ignored his national security advisers and congratulated Russia...Show More Summary

Former RNC Chair Takes Evangelicals to Task for Moral Hypocrisy on Trump

Right-wing Christians are showing their lack of authentic values. Former RNC chair Michael Steele blasted evangelical Christians for giving President Donald Trump “a mulligan” in the hopes of him nominating additional Supreme Court justices. Show More Summary

Cornered by Mueller, Trump Hires a Hatchet Man

Joseph diGenova, former U.S. attorney-turned-conspiracy-theorist, joins the White House defense team. With the hiring of talking head attorney Joseph diGenova for his legal team, President Trump signaled Monday how he plans to fend off special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation: with a conspiracy theory. Show More Summary

Facebook's Latest Data Breach Reveals Silicon Valley's Fortunes Are Built on Pilfering Privacy

Facebook has the keys to our personal lives. And that's just the beginning of the end of our privacy. One of the worst weeks in Facebook’s history—its stock tumbled, Congress and Parliament demanded top executives testify and explain,...Show More Summary

The Sexist, Racist Implications of the 'Walk Up, Not Out' Movement

Walk Up demands nothing of the policymakers who are actually in positions to make change. Last Wednesday, students across the country participated in a national walkout in support of gun control reform in the wake of last month’s shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school. Show More Summary

What Mark Zuckerberg Said Years Ago About Facebook Could Haunt Him Amid the Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The leaked instant messages show a darker side of Zuckerberg. A 2010 New Yorker profile of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg could haunt him now amid Cambridge Analytica news. The profile, written by Jose Antonio Vargas, details a leaked exchange between the Facebook creator and a friend who wasn’t identified. Show More Summary

Proof the American Dream Has Been Indefinitely Deferred

An alarming new study finds that homeownership in the U.S. is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. For generations, homeownership and the equity that comes with it have symbolized the American Dream. But a recent study from the apartment...Show More Summary

West Virginia Teachers Strike Awakened 'Sleeping Giant' of Labor Activism for Teachers Across the U.S.

Oklahoma has already set a strike deadline, and teachers in Arizona and Kentucky have been protesting for weeks. West Virginia teachers may have headed back to school after a deal for a 5 percent pay raise, but their recent strike has...Show More Summary

Humanity's Meat and Dairy Intake Must Be Cut in Half by 2050 to Avoid Dangerous Climate Change

Click here for reuse options! Going vegan will help reduce animal suffering, protect your health and halve your carbon footprint. So what are you waiting for? In a recent press release on its website, Greenpeace called for a reduction in meat, dairy, and egg consumption. Show More Summary

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