August 12, 2018

Hawaii governor prevails over Democratic challenger — despite missile attack false alarm

Hawaii’s governor survived a scare from his Democratic challenger – and moved beyond a potentially career-ending political jeopardy over a false nuclear missile alert earlier this year – to win his state’s Democratic primary late Saturday. Governor David Ige officially becomes his party’s standard-bearer for the November election in his bid for a second term. […]
August 12, 2018

For Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, a year of grieving and healing

On Sunday, as far-right protesters prepare to rally in Washington DC, Susan Bro will place flowers at the spot where her daughter was killed. Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer, the young paralegal and political activist who was the only person to be killed at last year’s Unite the Right protests in Charlottesville. Heyer was […]
August 4, 2018

Protests in Portland, Oregon turn violent as anti-fascists, white nationalists clash

Protests in Portland, Oregon turned violent Saturday, as hundreds of white nationalist demonstrators clashed with antifascist activists. The Associated Press reported that police deployed “flash bang” devices to try to disperse the demonstration. The AP said there were an undetermined number of arrests after rocks, bottles and other projectiles were hurled at police. Police ordered demonstrators to disperse […]
August 4, 2018

Trump threatened punishing tariffs. So far, Canada has shrugged them off.

Donald Trump apparently thought Canada would be brought to its knees by the tariffs that Washington summarily slapped on its aluminum and steel exports earlier this year. So far, that’s not the way it’s working out. In fact, Canadian exports rose 2.5 percent in June to a record $37.1 billion, according to data provided Friday […]
August 4, 2018

Judge slams Trump administration’s ‘unacceptable’ efforts to reunite immigrant families

A federal judge slammed the Trump administration’s foot-dragging in reuniting parents and young children separated under the government’s harsh immigration policies, calling the slow progress in reunifying families “unacceptable.” Judge Dana Sabraw rejected the administration’s efforts to pass the task of reuniting immigrant parents and children to the American Civil Liberties Union, saying in a […]
July 30, 2018

FEMA official hired women workers based on their desirability for sex

Women applying to work at FEMA were hired by the former head of personnel based on their sexual desirability, the agency’s head said following a sweeping investigation of alleged sex abuse and possible criminal misconduct. Brock Long, administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, told The Washington Post that the former human resources official is […]
July 22, 2018

A neighbor complained about a black kid selling hot dogs. But this story has a happy ending.

Somebody complained to city authorities when 13-year old Jaequan Faulkner opened a hot dog stand in front of his family’s Minneapolis home. The complaint echoes a zillion stories seen this year when people — white folks, in many instances — expressed outrage over African-Americans doing run-of-the-mill things, and called the police or other government officials […]
July 21, 2018

Waitress body-slams male patron who groped her, to the delight of women everywhere

Who among us has not fantasized being that woman? The badass avenger who brutally — even savagely, if necessary — takes down that gnarly, obnoxious guy who invades your space and brazenly tries to take liberties with your body? Emelia Holden got to live out all of our dreams. For the 21-year old waitress and college […]
July 15, 2018

Trump says he’ll reveal what his goals are with Putin ‘after the meeting’

Donald Trump said in a television interview released Sunday that he is going into his high-stakes summit with Vladimir Putin expecting, well, not all that much really. “I go in with low expectations,” Trump said during the CBS News interview. “I’m not going with high expectations.” A widely-circulated New Yorker piece this weekend compared Donald […]
July 14, 2018

No escape for Trump as protesters gather near his Scottish golf resort

Donald Trump planned an entire trip to Britain without putting London on his agenda, in hopes of evading demonstrators — like the tens of thousands of protesters who clogged the streets of the British capital on Friday. He might have known that avoiding the legions of folks across the pond who detest everything he stands for […]