A group of six anonymous safe streets advocates installed 25 orange traffic cones, alternately topped with sunflowers, along the notoriously dicey bike lane that runs north on Chrystie Street from the Manhattan Bridge. [ more › ]
Don't even get us started on "backdoor" versus "frontdoor."
A group of privacy advocates and tech companies recently asked the Obama administration to publicly support "strong encryption." But Obama administration officials have already said they support strong encryption -- repeatedly. In fact, President Obama called himself a "strong believer in strong encryption" in a February interview with re/code. Show More Summary
The vast majority of residents in the British Isles live in places where same-sex marriage is legal. While, following its legalization in Irealnd, Scotland, England, and Wales, most marriage equality advocates have turned their attention...Show More Summary
When you add up the minimum wage and the Earned Income Tax Credit, Brad DeLong thinks it should add up to a living wage: Of course, minimum-wage advocates are fearful of the following: We say raise the minimum wage, they say increase the earned income tax credit instead. Show More Summary
Social media and tech companies cannot seem to catch a break in European Union courts. Previously, Europe has riled Microsoft over monopolistic concerns, has repeatedly rebuffed Google about the right to be forgotten, and has now ruled that tech companies cannot move data to the U.S. Show More Summary
The company's gutsy gamble on digital video is starting to yield results, with a series about women's rights advocates. Refinery29—the millennial- and women-focused media brand—has made a big show of video this year. Read Full Story
With the support of dozens of pro-life groups and leaders, Congress will soon unveil new legislation designed to de-fund Planned Parenthood that pro-life advocates hope can get around a Senate filibuster and force President Barack Obama to make good on his promise to veto. But three Senate Republicans are threatening to defeat the new legislation. […]
Today is the day for the White House Summit on Worker Voice. Starting at 10:30 a.m. ET, you can watch the summit live right here. The summit is designed to bring together working people, labor leaders, advocates, employers, members of...Show More Summary
From the desk of the Devil’s Advocate… I’m not going to say “I told you so.” But I’m going to say “I told you it might be so.” Four weeks ago I described the doom and gloom that had descended upon Amex Platinum and Amex Premier Rewards Gold cardholders. The worst had happened. The […] This post was originally published on Travel Codex.
Our reporting last week on a Brookings Institution study advocating that part of the U.S. Postal Service be sold off drew angry and passionate responses from postal employees, unions and liberal bloggers. In the Brookings report, Elaine Kamarck, a former Clinton administration official, joined conservatives in arguing that a money-losing post office cannot survive as a […]
The Philadelphia Police Department confirms to The Advocate that a 22-year-old trans woman known as Kiesha Jenkins was murdered today. Jenkins's death, which marks the 20th trans woman reported murdered in the U.S. this year, comes less...Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow questions the timing of Jeb Bush's use of his brother, former President George W. Bush, to promote his campaign when so much of the scary news...
Pressured by animal-welfare advocates, the retailing giant says it's working behind the scenes but won't set timeline
[...] after a federal appeals court struck down Illinois' last-in-the-nation concealed carry ban in 2012, gun rights advocates took aim at Chicago's decades-old ban on gun stores. According to the report, nearly 60 percent of recovered...Show More Summary
If you were planning on hosting a swingers’ party anytime soon, be warned of an important new development: a federal judge has just ruled that unless swingers’ parties advocate for a certain lifestyle or feature a performance element, they’re not protected by the first amendment. Show More Summary
McDonald's all-day breakfast is finally here, and for the most part, advocates of the 2:30 p.m. Egg McMuffin (or biscuit) appear satisfied. McDonald's finally doing #AllDayBreakfast got me like pic.twitter.com/hEhqeoTrP7 — hyoyeezus (@Hyotastic) October 6, 2015 In fact, McFans have already started joyfully Instagramming their post-10:30 a.m. Show More Summary
An integrator, an advocate, a pioneer? Hiring managers, take note: These are the five types of coworkers everyone needs in the office. Much attention is paid to the office bullies, jerks, and energy vampires of the world. These are the folks who drain productivity and make that third cup of coffee necessary to face going to the office. Show More Summary
The features hold tremendous potential to reduce deaths and injuries by eliminating collisions or mitigating their severity, safety advocates say. The council and the University of Iowa, along with the Department of Transportation, are...Show More Summary
Continuing to show viewers that the routine mocking of conservatives wouldn’t end with Jon Stewart’s departure, new Daily Show host Trevor Noah savaged the pro-life movement on Monday night and lamented that they aren’t devout advocates for gun control which Noah argued is “an issue where the facts” would be “actually on their side.” In […]