Tag: Just

Jan 22

Conservatives Just Don’t Understand That Racism Runs Deep in American Education

Click here for reuse options! Behind the push to roll back school discipline protections lies a dangerous dismissal of bias in classrooms. Betsy DeVos and company are at it again. The DeVos-led Department of Education is currently cooking up ways to get rid of the 2014 Obama-era guidelines for K-12 public school discipline, which was aimed …

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Jan 21

Trump Isn’t Crazy, He’s Just a Terrible Person: Leading Psychiatrist

Click here for reuse options! The president is more "bad than mad," according to the man who wrote the book on personality disorders. In an age when the current White House occupant has inspired unprecedented levels of armchair psychiatry, Allen Frances remains one of the foremost authorities in the field. As the chair of the …

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Jan 20

SNL Just Hit Trump Hard: Trump Is Apparently Not A “Monkey In People Clothes”

Jessica Chastain is hosting tonight but she didn’t appear in this cold open, which mostly focuses on the president’s medical results from earlier this week. Mother Jones

Jan 20

Exclusive Interview With Guy Who Just Emerged From Wreckage of Trump Park Service

This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On Jan. 15, nine of 12 members of the National Park System Advisory Board sent a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announcing their resignation, effectively dissolving the board. It was an act of protest against an administration …

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Jan 19

The GOP’s Biggest Charter School Experiment Just Imploded

The west side of Columbus, Ohio, is a flat expanse of one-story houses, grimy convenience stores, and dark barrooms, and William Lager, in his business wear, cut an unusual figure at the Waffle House on Wilson Road. Every day, almost without fail, he took a seat in a booth, ordered his bottomless coffee, and set …

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Jan 19

The Supreme Court Just Blocked an Order for North Carolina to Redraw Gerrymandered Congressional Map

The court offered no explanation for its suspension. North Carolinians may vote in the 2018 midterm elections under a congressional map that has been gerrymandered by Republicans. The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a lower court ruling ordering the U.S. House of Representatives district lines be redrawn by January 24. Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and …

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Jan 19

The Trump Administration Just Gave the Craziest Justification for Allowing Doctors to Deny Care to Women and LGBT People

The Trump administration just made it easier for doctors to deny care to women and LGBT people. On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced a new division devoted to “conscience and religious freedom” that will protect health workers who refuse to treat patients because of moral or religious objections—a move that critics …

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Jan 18

The Supreme Court Just Halted a Ruling that Deemed North Carolina’s Congressional Map Unconstitutional

On Thursday night, the Supreme Court halted a lower court ruling that ordered North Carolina officials to revise its map of the state’s congressional districts. The decision comes 10 days after a three-judge panel found that Republican lawmakers in the state had erred in drawing the state’s congressional districts to limit Democrats’ electoral power in favor of Republicans’, violating the …

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Jan 17

Did Steve Bannon Just Commit Obstruction of Justice?

A new report reveals he relayed questions from Congress to the White House in real time. The attorney for former White House political strategist Steve Bannon relayed the questions his client was being asked during Tuesday’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee back to officials at the Trump White House — and he was instructed …

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Jan 16

This California city just arrested people for trying to feed the homeless

Twelve people, including a 14-year-old kid, were arrested and given a misdemeanor citation this past weekend in El Cajon, California, for distributing food to the homeless. Those arrested were taking part in an event organized by a group called Break the Ban, a name which references the El Cajon City Council’s decision to prohibit the …

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