Michelle Summers

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Ripped Apart: Families Separated at the Border

President Donald Trump said he was ending family separation at the border this week. But we’ve stayed on the story, investigating the issues that …

Immigration

The Hypocrisy Of Eating At Mexican Restaurants

This past Sunday, as many Americans wrapped up their Father's Day celebrations, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller — purported architect of the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy at the southern border — had a hankering for Mexican food.<p>He decided on Espita …

Immigration

World's tiniest 'computer' makes a grain of rice seem massive

You didn't think scientists would let IBM's "world's smallest computer" boast go unchallenged, did you? Sure enough, University of Michigan has produced a temperature sensing 'computer' measuring 0.04 cubic millimeters, or about a tenth the size of IBM's former record-setter. It's so small that one …

University of Michigan

Lorena Bobbitt was a late-night punchline. She's finally getting her due.

On June 23, 1993, a Virginia manicurist named Lorena Bobbitt cut off her husband’s penis with a 12-inch knife. The incident inspired a national media circus: tabloid headlines, late-night gags, “Saturday Night Live” sketches, T-shirts saying “Love Hurts,” a made-for-TV musical, the third verse of a …

Domestic Violence

8 tiny homes built tough for off-grid living

Many people mistake tiny homes for delicate structures that provide a minimal amount of space for simple living. But these modern tiny homes are …

Off-grid

Border patrol agents are stopping people on highways in New England to check their citizenship

<b>(CNN) —</b> Far from ground zero in the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration along the southern border, US Customs and Border Protection checkpoints on highways in Maine and New Hampshire are catching the eye of civil liberties groups.<p>On Interstate 95 near the remote northern Maine …

Immigration

Elizabeth Warren Condemned Trump in Reno. He Answered in Las Vegas With a Slur.

HENDERSON, Nev. — The clash began Saturday morning with a populist denunciation of President Trump’s policies, delivered in Reno, Nev., by a Democratic senator who is one of his most ferocious critics.<p>It intensified within hours, with a sarcastic, racially incendiary jibe — “Pocahontas” — lobbed by …

Donald Trump

Shooting the messenger: the 'chilling effect' of criminalising journalism

At a time when journalists have never been more needed to explain the complexities of an increasingly integrated world, they have never been more under threat: jailed in increasing numbers by some of the more authoritarian administrations, threatened with prosecution in the countries which have …

Surveillance

Trump press secretary Sarah Sanders ejected from Virginia restaurant

The restaurant has certain standards I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty and compassion and cooperation Stephanie Wilkinson, Red Hen<p>The White House press secretary Sarah Sanders claimed on Saturday that she was thrown out of a restaurant because she works for Donald Trump.<p>Social media erupted, …

Donald Trump

Kansas officials told to keep enforcing voter ID law that was ruled unconstitutional

Kansas officials are continuing to enforce a proof of citizenship law that a federal judge recently deemed unconstitutional.<p>The Topeka …

Voter Registration

Government Calls It Forfeiture, But It’s Theft

The Declaration of Independence states that all men have the right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” This represents a change from an …

U.S. Department of Justice

President Trump's Tweet Just Made It Harder for the House to Pass an Immigration Bill

WASHINGTON — Hours before House showdown votes on immigration, President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that any measure the chamber passes would be …

Immigration

GOP senators demand details from Trump administration about separated families

Two Republican senators are demanding detailed information from the Trump administration about the separation of immigrant children from their parents when seeking asylum in the United States.<p>GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Jeff Flake of Arizona sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary …

Immigration

Pressure mounts for Trump to address family separations at border

A spokeswoman for Melania Trump said the first lady 'hates to see children separated from their families' and hopes both parties can reach a solution.<p>Pressure rose on President Donald Trump on Sunday to clarify or change his administration’s policies toward separating families that enter the United …

Immigration

Search Results for “Legacy Partners ”

November 8, 2016<p>LOS ANGELES — The planets aligned for Legacy Partners on Oct. 4 as the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors granted<p>September 5, 2016<p>What …

Santa Barbara

Tiny home resort opens in idyllic forest setting in Wisconsin

Tucked into over 100 acres of lush forestscape, a tiny home village is making a name for itself as the first large-scale tiny home vacation resort in …

Off-grid

The Craziest Thing About Elon Musk's 'Express Loop' Is the Price

The $1 billion construction estimate is a fraction of what subterranean transit projects cost.<p>The Boring Company, the tunneling venture Tesla CEO Elon Musk started in 2016 out of his personal frustration with surface-level gridlock, has made a significant step towards evolving beyond …

Elon Musk

Trump told 4 lies about the inspector general report in one short Fox News hit

So many lies, so little time.<p>President Donald Trump went on <i>Fox & Friends</i> to talk about the inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 election on Friday. His comments contained at least four significant and demonstrable lies.<p>Let’s go through them.<p>Lie 1: the FBI was working against …

Donald Trump

Scientists to America: Embrace climate action or lose your coastal cities

Antarctica lost a trillion tons of ice just since 2012. Avoiding total collapse requires embrace of Paris Climate Accord now.<p>Either we reverse …

Climate Change

Bizarre Historical Facts They Didn't Teach You in School.

“Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.”<br>– Arthur Conan Doyle (Author of Sherlock Holmes)<p>We live in a strange, …

War

The War on Regulation: Good for Corporations, Bad for the Public

A Coalition for Sensible Safeguards Symposium on the Threat to Public Protections in the Trump Era, Featuring U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren<p><b>Tuesday,</b> …

EPA

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity

Plastic pollution has grabbed the world’s attention, and with good cause.<p>More than 100 years after its invention, we’re addicted. To pass a day without encountering some form of plastic is nearly impossible. We’ve always been eager to embrace the promise of a product that could make life cheaper, …

Sustainability

Tesla Grapples With Production Issues, Negative Headlines Ahead of Shareholder Meeting

Some activist shareholders are pushing to vote against the re-election of three prominent Tesla board members and to strip Elon Musk of his Chairman …

Recipes

5 Brilliant Tiny House Storage Ideas

Even in an everyday large home, storage can sometimes come at a premium. Things are ten times smaller and therefore ten times tougher to do in a tiny …

Storage Ideas

The Break with Michelle Wolf

2018<p>Michelle Wolf pokes fun at everything and everyone on her weekly show. Wolf has worked on "The Daily Show" and "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

Word salads, contradictions and hints of authoritarian delusion

Any discussion of President Trump’s lawyers’ written claims and his current TV lawyer’s sweeping declarations must be premised on recognizing: 1. The lawyers change their minds; 2. The lawyers don’t necessarily speak for Trump; 3. The lawyers may not be lawyering at all, just putting out fodder for …

Donald Trump

Protecting Independent Law Enforcement

<b>Department of Justice (DOJ) Independence is a Hallmark of American Democracy</b><p>The President recently claimed that he has an “absolute right to do what …

Political Science

How Did You Make This Worse?? | Full Frontal on TBS

TBS

The NDA Protected Our Predator. I’m Breaking My Silence, Because Women Deserve Better.

Craig DeLuca, then the president of Inntopia, dangled a job—and demanded sex. Only after agreeing to a settlement did I discover that I’m not the …

Sexual Harassment

A debate over plant consciousness is forcing us to confront the limitations of the human mind

The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least since Charles Darwin observed in 1880 that stressed-out flora can’t rest.<p>There’s no doubt that …

Consciousness