Kansas lawmakers this week became the first in the country to pass a ban a medical procedure used for second trimester abortions and the management of miscarriage. The radical legislation is part of a coordinated effort by anti-choice...Show More Summary
This amendment, as the Washington Examiner reported, will allow states to opt out of the top-down federally-mandated curriculum without a penalty.
This girl literally can’t even. A Seattle woman parked her car in a bike line while running an errand, and a passing cyclist wearing a helmet cam decided to point out the error of her ways. Specifically, that she parked right next to...Show More Summary
Cops shouldn’t be above the Americans with Disabilities Act. Arkansas is one step closer to passing a “right to discriminate” law. In Connecticut? Thus Tuesday, come see “Sliver of a Full Moon,” staged in tribute to legal progress made to combat violence against Native Women. Not in Connecticut? You can watch the event live-streamed on […]
On Thursday, Arkansas lawmakers voted to cut off public funding to abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood and organizations that refer women to abortion providers. The legislation, S.B. 569, passed the Republican controlled House with a vote of 70-8 and now heads to pro-life Governor Asa Hutchinson’s desk. Thankfully, Arkansas also has a constitutional amendment barring […]
If there are no elk in the forest, can you have an elk season? Apparently New York lawmakers are entertaining the idea, as a bill that recently passed the state's Senate Environmental Conservation Committee will authorize moose and elk hunts in the sta...
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security detail that ferries him around town,...
I have been thinking about Women’s History Month and how to mark its passing for a while. This month has always been a time of reflection, a chance to look back on all that women have accomplished for themselves and the contributions...Show More Summary
An amendment to the Senate's budget, passed 61-39, would let workers earn up to seven job-protected paid sick days per year. Image: Shutterstock The post Senate Shock: Bipartisan Support for Paid Sick Days appeared first on RH Reality Check.
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Solar electric power would become far more accessible to Georgia homeowners under a bill approved by state lawmakers on Friday, making it easier to lease solar equipment and then sell the power generated back to electric companies.
Confession: as much as I know brown rice is the healthier option, I find it hard to pass up a bowl of perfectly steamed white rice. The problem: white rice is stripped of nutrients and high in starch, which converts to sugars that your body uses for energy (glycogen) that can turn to fat if you don't burn it off. Show More Summary
The conference has two teams in the state as well as two major championship events. The State of Indiana recently passed legislation that allows businesses to refuse service on the basis of religious beliefs, in theory making it legal...Show More Summary
Georgia’s “religious liberty” bill has been tabled as tech titans are clamoring to protest Indiana’s recently passed bill that allows businesses to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers in the name of religious freedom. Indiana is the first state this year to enact this kind of legislation, though there are other’s that are considering similar bills. Georgia […]
Japan is at it again. Back in December, the country got caught trying to pass off $1 billion worth of investments in coal-fired power plants in Indonesia as "climate finance"—that is, funding to fight climate change. Coal plants, ofShow More Summary
Arkansas is apparently jealous of all the attention Indiana is getting, so it's back for another whack at LGBT hate. They enacted a different hate law last month that prohibited any jurisdictions from passing nondiscrimination protections for LGBT folks. Show More Summary
Yemen is minor producer of crude oil but controls a strategic energy waterway. More than 3.8 million barrels a day pass through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.
Legendary college basketball coach Dean Smith, and former coach of Michael Jordan at the University of North Carolina Tarheels is still making news after his passing. Word was spreading yesterday that each of his former players received a letter from Dean Smith’s estate with a check for $200. The letter encourages the players to go […]
The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. House leaders struck a bipartisan deal on Medicare that passed on a huge vote and is expected to clear the Senate once lawmakers return from a two-week spring break.
Now that Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) has done a complete about-face and opted not to run for re-election, questions abound about who will succeed him...
Arguments have ended in the gender discrimination law suit interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao filed against Silicon Valley VC firm Kleiner Perkins. The jury's decision is expected to be passed down any minute now. USA Today reporter Elizabeth Weise tweeted a photo of the verdict form the jury must fill out. Show More Summary