Mels Lien

6 Flips | 1 Magazine | 6 Likes | 1 Follower | @MelsLien | Keep up with Mels Lien on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mels Lien”

‘No Blacks’ Is Not a Sexual Preference. It’s Racism

“Please don’t think this is racist but…”<p>That was the disclaimer that an Asian man sent to Rokashi Edwards, 25, a black programmer living in Toronto, …

Online Dating

Here's What It Will Take for Women's Sports to Grow in the U.S.

The Women’s World Cup, which concluded Sunday night in the final with U.S. dominating Japan, has been a ratings success for Fox. The final match was …

How the South Skews America

We’d be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie.<p>Every year the Fourth of July is marked by ringing affirmations of American exceptionalism. We are a special nation, uniquely founded on high ideals like freedom and equality. In practice, however, much of what sets the …

Bernie who?

Why the Clinton campaign isn’t sweating the Sanders surge.<p>Bernie Sanders is winning a third of the vote in Iowa and New Hampshire, according to the latest polls. Nearly 10,000 people showed up at his Wisconsin rally this week. Roughly 250,000 small donors have contributed to his campaign.<p>At Hillary …

“Something is rotten in Michigan”: Poisoned water supplies, dissolved school districts and a massive unraveling of American democracy

<b>Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (AP/Al Goldis)</b><p>Gov. Rick Snyder has given himself regime-change-style powers like Bush in Iraq, and his state is paying the price<p>Laura Gottesdiener<p>June 12, 2015 4:25pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>Something is rotten in the state of Michigan.<p>One city …

Water