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Sundance Women’s March: Connie Britton, Aisha Tyler & Maria Bello Among Speakers

More details are emerging for the Chelsea Handler-organized Women’s March on Main on Saturday, an event in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival coinciding with post-inauguration marches being held nationwide including the March...Show More Summary

32 Tons of Pure Awesome Helicopter – Flying the Mi-26T “Barn”

  Yup, that’s a flying barn. That’s what some pilots refer to it as in Russian. “?????”. It may have long, flat sides. It may even have a cargo door in the rear large enough to drive a tractor into. Let’s not forget that this is a helicopter. Show More Summary

Does Refusal to Register a Mark Violate the First Amendment?

by Dennis Crouch USPTO v. Tam (Supreme Court 2017) The Supreme Court today held oral arguments in the trademark battle over whether the rock band can register its name THE SLANTS. The PTO argues “no” because the name is disparaging to Asians and Congress does not allow registration of marks “which may disparage … persons, […]

Obamacare Just Had a Very Good Week. That Doesn’t Mean the Law Is Any Safer.

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act have been emboldened recently by several developments that suggest repealing the health care law could inspire a tremendous backlash and spook Republicans in Washington, who are badly at odds with one another, into full retreat. Show More Summary

‘Santa Clarita Diet’ Trailer: Drew Barrymore Kills It In Netflix Dark Comedy

Netflix has dropped the first official trailer for Santa Clarita Diet, its new dark comedy series starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. In Santa Clarita Diet, Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore) are husband and wife realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. Show More Summary

China President Xi Warns On Trade War: “No One Emerges A Winner” – Davos

In a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this morning, Chinese President Xi Jinping never uttered Donald Trump’s name, but his message for the U.S. President-elect was clear enough. Xi — who is the first Middle Kingdom...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Is Not a Mainstream School Reformer

Ahead of Betsy DeVos’s confirmation hearing Tuesday to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of education, multiple media outlets offered helpful explainers on the “ loaded lingo ” and specialty terms in debates about America’s schools. Show More Summary

WME Boss Ari Emanuel Joins Chicago Cubs Celebration At White House

Ari Emanuel, who met with his former client Donald Trump soon after the election, was at the White House today with President Barack Obama as the WME | IMG boss helped commemorate his hometown Chicago Cubs’ World Series victory. TheShow More Summary

Pig in a Poke Health Reform

By UWE REINHARDT From a political perspective, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s trashing of ObamaCare (a.k.a. the Affordable Care Act or ACC) during CNN’s recent town hall meeting probably was quite effective. One would, of course, not expect a staunch political opponent of ObamaCare to render a “fair and balanced” picture of the program, to plagiarize

Hidden Figures and the Ambitious Working Mother

An early scene in Hidden Figures shows an exhausted Katherine Goble (Taraji Henson) returning to her well-appointed suburban house, hours after sundown. Her NASA colleagues and friends Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) have dropped her off before continuing on to their own houses. Show More Summary

No, Trump’s America Won’t Be The Hunger Games

Earlier this month, in a final sketch as President Barack Obama’s ever-exasperated “anger translator” on The Daily Show, comedian Keegan-Michael Key compared the dawn of Donald Trump’s presidency to a certain popular book-cum-movie franchise. Show More Summary

4 Ways Music Is Used To Soothe And Improve Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is so prevalent today that many have referred to the time we are living in as the ‘age of anxiety.’ Even a brief look at the frantic pace and chaotic nature of modern life leaves little doubt as to why so many people are struggling with anxiety related problems. Show More Summary

Philly PD Bows To Union Pressure, Guts Independent Officer-Involved-Shooting Board Ordered By The DOJ

4 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The Philadelphia Police Department is one of many to be on the receiving end of a consent decree with the DOJ. Most PDs finding themselves in this position earn it through years of abusive policing and a consistent disregard for constitutional rights and civil liberties. Show More Summary

What Does a Managing Editor Do?

25 minutes agoIndustries / Media : MediaBistro

You went to J-school. You put in work as an editorial assistant, assistant editor and copy editor. Now the managing editor position is calling your name. Before you answer, check out what we learned about the job from those in the know. Show More Summary

Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market

It took its time, but Qantas is back in the Vietnam fare wars with Jetstar (Australia) flights from May The post Jetstar (Australia) makes another play for Vietnam market appeared first on Plane Talking.

Texas: serious litigation reform, serious results

39 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“How tort reform helped ignite the Texas boom”: Over the last two decades, Texas engaged in a conversation as to the purpose and role of its civil courts. When that conversation began, the state’s courts had become virtual fiefdoms of trial lawyers. Show More Summary

Reuters investigates police union contracts

40 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Over the last 40 years, cities have bargained away the power to discipline police officers, often in closed negotiation meetings with local unions.” Contracts frequently call for discipline records to be erased at short intervals, allow...Show More Summary

Is it Getting Hot in Here?

On page 131, there is an extensive footnote. It reads as follows: The City Inspector General is also currently investigating allegations that three recently promoted lieutenants were coached by a high ranking official who helped develop the August 2015 lieutenant exam. Show More Summary

Strike Now Garry

Seriously.You might as well just come out and tell everyone who saw the video and when they saw it. Point out the cover-up didn't come from your office - its came from City Hall and the Department of Law. You have a limited window as the DOJ report is making you a hot commodity. Show More Summary

Charges

Earlier this week, this story broke : A Chicago Police officer who was also employed as a security guard at a high school has been charged with having a sexual relationship with an underage girl who attended the school... In this day,...Show More Summary

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