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Trump Administration Inches Toward Revamping Title X and Gutting Planned Parenthood

This week, the Trump administration is inching toward its long-promised reshaping of Title X legislation, a change that would entirely cut out …

New National Test Scores Show Betsy DeVos Was Right About Public Schools

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ recent interview with Lesley Stahl on “60 Minutes” caused quite a bit of backlash from critics.<p>As my colleague …

WALSH: The School System Corrupts And Sexualizes Our Children And Calls It 'Sex Ed'

I would be remiss if I didn't lend my public support to the Sex Ed Sit Out <b>planned for next Monday</b>. Parents across the country will be keeping their …

One Feminist’s Rant Demonstrates How Feminism Woefully Misunderstands the Male Mind

Feminism, or at least the mainstream version of it, is a sect of humanity that consistently displays a massive amount of ignorance about the society …

Tennessee Defunds Planned Parenthood

Tennessee has done the right thing by defunding abortion conglomerate Planned Parenthood and other abortion facilities.<p>According to <b>Live Action</b>, …

10 apps parents warned to look out for on their children's phones

Police have urged parents to check their children's phones in a warning about 10 apps that should be "off-limits".<p>The list was created by an American …

Apps

40% of white folks believe the reason black Americans aren't doing better is lack of effort

A new poll has come out that begs the question: you realize you’re kinda racist, right? On Wednesday, <i>Newsweek</i> reported on a YouGov polling of …

Why Don’t We Punish Women Who Have Abortions?

During a recent town hall forum, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked by host Chris Matthews if he thinks there should be “some …

Feminism

Planned Parenthood Is The NRA Of The Democratic Party

A pro-life Democrat flipped a seat blue Tuesday in a state that had been solidly Republican for decades. Only, you wouldn’t know Democrat Phil …

This may be the scariest thing Donald Trump has said as president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has said lots -- and lots -- of controversial things since he started running for office almost three years ago. But, something he said over the weekend -- at a party fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort -- struck me as particularly tone-deaf and dangerous.<p>Speaking …

Donald Trump

Florida lawmakers refuse to debate assault rifles, but say porn is dangerous

<b>(CNN) —</b> What's more of a public health risk: assault weapons or porn?<p>After 17 students and teachers were gunned down at a Florida high school, the state Legislature voted 71-36 Tuesday against a measure to consider banning the sale of assault weapons.<p>But on the same day, it declared pornography to …

Guns

Dem Sen. Kamala Harris Says ‘We Cannot Tolerate A Society’ In Which ‘Our Babies Are Being Slaughtered’

Speaking with MSNBC on Thursday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) made an incredibly ironic statement pertaining to the Florida shooting:<p>[This] is gonna …

Kamala

Federal Judge Rules It’s Unconstitutional To Forbid Women Going Topless In Public

Men have forever adored the glorious eroticism of the female bosom while remaining unmoved by its hairy male counterpart. Since the beginning of …

JK Rowling created an army of liberals – now they are turning against her

“I just think she wrote many beautiful things in Harry Potter, but she doesn’t live up to them in real life.”<p>Alice’s magic wand is made of pine, and …

President Trump Slaps Tariffs on Solar Panels in Major Blow to Renewable Energy

In the biggest blow he’s dealt to the renewable energy industry yet, President Donald Trump decided on Monday to slap tariffs on imported solar …

Solar Power

America is spiritually bankrupt. We must fight back together | Cornel West

The undeniable collapse of integrity, honesty and decency in our public and private life has fueled racial hatred and contempt<p>We live in one of the darkest moments in American history – a bleak time of spiritual blackout and imperial meltdown. Exactly 25 years ago, in my book Race Matters, I tried …

Cornel West

Anger Will Only Escalate Unless Women Stop Pretending They’re Victims

Many in the media are celebrating 2017 as the Year of Women, or to be more precise, the Year of Women’s Anger, a backlash to 2016, also dubbed a year …

Feminism

If You Give a Man a Modicum of Power

If you give a man a modicum of power, he’s going to want his assistant to move his car.<p>When his assistant moves his car, he’ll probably say something about girls who drive stick that makes her feel uncomfortable.<p>After he’s done bothering his assistant, he’s going to demand a parking spot.<p>When he …

E-Mail

Trump's claim that 'they just kept cutting, cutting, cutting the military' until it was 'depleted'

<i>“We’re at $700 billion for the military. And, you know, they were cutting back for years. They just kept cutting, cutting, cutting the military. And you got lean, to put it nicely. It was depleted, was the word. And now it’s changing.”</i><p><b>— President Trump, remarks to members of the Coast Guard, Nov.</b> …

Sexually active students must be reported to law enforcement or state officials, Ore. school district says

Teachers and staff in the Salem-Keizer school district — which includes more than 40,000 students — were recently told that if they learn or merely suspect a student is sexually active, they must report it to law enforcement or state officials.<p>According to Oregon law, anyone under 18 years old …

Education

I Remember The First Time A Man Stared At My Breasts

'To outright deny it as being sexual harassment and to assume you have a right to look at, comment on or touch a woman’s breasts is plain …

#MeToo: I am older, wiser and more determined than the little girl who was forced to hold an imam’s genitals – but not safer

<b>The first time it happened, I was seven. An imam in our neighbourhood mosque held me, taking my hand, wrapping my fingers (they were still tiny)</b> …

Science Says Women’s Brains Respond to Generosity, Men’s Respond to Selfishness

Research has shown that when women and men are put in the same situation involving a sum of money, the women tend to share that money more generously …

Men paralyzed by #MeToo: Here’s why you need to speak up—and how

Like many women, I’ve been disturbed and enragedby the allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been sexually harassing and assaulting women for decades—and by how closely the story resonates with my own experiences, and those of every woman I know. The harsh reality is that no …

Feminism

What Would Happen in the Hours and Minutes After a US-China War Started?

No one in their right mind wants the US and China to go to war, but let's face it: They could. Here's what the first day would look like.<p>The US and China aren't allies, but they aren't adversaries either. Relations between the two countries are an uneasy stew of tension and cooperation. Even though …

If you’re outraged by the father who tried to ‘fix’ his lesbian daughter with corrective rape, then you should be fighting UK immigration laws

This week a father was jailed for 21 years for sexual offences including the long-term sexual abuse of his two daughters. The abuse of his younger …

This Is What Happens To Women's Rights When The Far Right Takes Over

Limits on contraception, end of domestic violence protection, and an ongoing push to ban abortion — and that's just the start.

We No Longer Have Three Branches of Government

I served in Congress for 16 years and taught civics for 13 more. Our government no longer looks like the one I told my students about—or the one the Constitution describes.<p>For more than a dozen years, teaching government classes to graduate students at Harvard and Princeton, I filled my students’ …

Political Science

You're Really Going to Miss Net Neutrality

The internet is currently in its “wild west” phase. Illegal downloads, cyber attackers, and unregulated content roams free through this vast digital …

WTF Just Happened? Trump’s Chaotic First Weeks in Office

America has weathered the opening blitz of the Trump presidency with our republic intact, but our collective sanity rattled. The new administration …

Donald Trump