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Safe Streets Activists Are Planting Flowered Orange Cones Along Bike Lanes

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 › ]

The government and privacy advocates can’t agree on what ‘strong’ encryption even means

40 minutes agoTechnology : Post Tech

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

Chief Minister of Isle of Man Comes Out as He Begins Push for Legalization of Marriage Equality

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay :

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

Let's Experiment With the Minimum Wage and EITC

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

E.U. Court Rules Companies Can't Send Data to U.S., Upsetting Tech Giants and Delighting Privacy Advocates

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

Watch The First Episode Of Refinery29's New Web Series, Part Of A Big Bet On Video

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

These Three Republicans are Threatening to Defeat a New Bill to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

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. […]

Watch the White House Summit on Worker Voice Live Today

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

It Lives! Amex Platinum Reimbursements For Gift Cards Lives!

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.

Why sell off the Postal Service if it’s still making money?

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 […]

Kiesha Jenkins Becomes 20th U.S. Trans Woman Murdered This Year

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

Mideast in turmoil, bad time to use George W. Bush as a campaign advocate

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...

Costco says it's making progress on cage-free eggs

Pressured by animal-welfare advocates, the retailing giant says it's working behind the scenes but won't set timeline

Fact Check: GOP candidates take aim at Chicago gun laws

[...] 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

Judge Rules Your Right to a Swinging Sex Party Is Not Guaranteed By The Constitution

21 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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 fans are (mostly) lovin' their first day of all-day breakfast

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 — hyoyeezus (@Hyotastic) October 6, 2015 In fact, McFans have already started joyfully Instagramming their post-10:30 a.m. Show More Summary

The 5 Types of Coworkers Who Can Make Your Work Life Infinitely Better

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

New auto safety technologies leave some drivers bewildered

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

Comedy Central Host Exploits Oregon Shooting to Trash Pro-Lifers: They’re Not Really Pro-Life

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 […]

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