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The Fempire Strikes Back

#MeToo<p>Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com<p>First, for the record, let me tell you my story about another of those perversely creepy Hollywood predators, a sort of cut-rate Harvey Weinstein: the screenwriter and film director James Toback. As I read now of women he preyed upon year after year, I feel …

Should bakers be allowed to refuse making wedding cakes for gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage?

AlterNet<p>The Supreme Court is deciding the issue after a baker refused to make a wedding cake for a gay …

Thanks, Mr President! Bloomberg Says Trump Pulling Out of Paris Agreement Has Been a 'Rallying Cry' for Green Lobby

More than six months after President Donald Trump announced he would pull the U.S. out of the global climate deal known as the Paris Agreement, about …

Climate

Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC

Thursday’s the day that the Trump administration will overturn former President Obama’s rules protecting consumers from greedy telecom companies manipulating internet access and pricing.<p>I got a preview of what’s to come over the weekend as my Spectrum internet bill soared by 20% — and as I …

Donald Trump - Donald Trump's Electoral College victory was not a 'massive landslide'

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump's Electoral College victory was not a 'massive landslide'<br>Donald Trump won enough electoral votes on …

Exxon gives up major climate change fight

Score one for ordinary shareholders and people worried about climate change.<p>After years of resisting, ExxonMobil has agreed to reveal the risks it faces from climate change and the global crackdown on carbon emissions.<p>It's a major reversal for the world's biggest publicly traded oil company. Exxon …

Gunman open fires from high-rise in casino town with links to Las Vegas shooter

A gunman with a hostage opened fire from the eighth floor of a luxury high-rise in Nevada onto the streets below, authorities said.<p>The man died after …

‘We Struggle Enough as It Is’: Parents Call on Congress to Keep Funding Children’s Health Insurance Program

Hazel Hoffman is only five years old, but her medical bills are already through the roof. The little girl suffers from a form of epilepsy that has …