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‘Baby Trump’ Balloon Turns Up At Florida Rally To Mark The Administration’s Hurricane Maria Failures

The derisive balloon flew over London during Trump's UK visit earlier this year.<p>The “Baby Trump” balloon that flew over London during Trump’s U.K. …

Hurricane Maria

Harvard students demand school investigate Kavanaugh before allowing him back

Trump attorney Jay Sekulow said that the NBC interview of Donald Trump that came just after the firing of FBI director James Comey was edited and …

Donald Trump

Watch a completely freaked out Betsy DeVos run away from a crowd of angry protesters

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was confronted by a crowd of activists who blocked her entry to a Washington D.C. area middle school on …

Middle School

Restaurant Refuses To Host Rally For GOP Candidate Featuring Donald Trump Jr

David used to be a Republican but not any more as he explains in his book Blinded by the Right : The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative (which I didn’t …

Donald Trump Jr

GoFundMe to support Kavanaugh's accuser surpasses goal in several hours and is still going strong

It's been a nightmarish week for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, but …

Donald Trump Jr

Is it acceptable to laugh at Donald Trump’s mushroom?

<b>I see Stormy Daniels has a book out and everyone’s talking about a certain aesthetic judgment she makes</b><b>. Is this really where we are now: judging how penises look?</b> <i>James, by email</i><p>Yes. So, for anyone who has been living under a rock for the past 36 hours, Daniels has indeed written a book in which …

Stormy Daniels

José Andrés and Team Have Fed More Than 80,000 Hurricane Florence Victims

Following the devastation of Hurricane Florence, humanitarian chef José Andrés and his nonprofit World Central Kitchen are on the ground providing meals and water to residents of North and South Carolina.<p>Per recent tweets from Andrés, it seems the hunger relief group currently has two kitchens set …

José Andrés

Kagan warns that the Supreme Court’s legitimacy is in danger

It's up to Chief Justice Roberts to save the Supreme Court from itself<p>“People don’t have to believe in the judiciary,” Justice Elena Kagan warned at …

Right To Vote

The McDonald's sexual harassment strike isn't just brave – it's historic

<i>The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world of feminism and sexism. If you’re not already receiving it by email, make sure to subscribe.</i><p>Would you like fries and a side of feminist protest with that?<p>McDonald’s workers across the country have voted to stage a one-day …

Sexual Harassment

Massachusetts Police Tweeted a Screenshot—and Accidentally Revealed They’re Watching Left-Wing Activist Groups

The Massachusetts State Police Department tweeted a screenshot of a computer monitor Thursday to help illustrate the extent of a series of gas …

Roads

Climate change activists defy Trump’s inaction with their own summit

Senior figures representing US states, cities and businesses rebelling against Donald Trump’s denial of climate change are swarming San Francisco this week to proclaim their own efforts to meet US commitments to cut greenhouse gases.<p>The two-day Global Climate Action Summit beginning Thursday will …

San Francisco

Navajo delegation goes to New York City to send anti-coal message to billionaire investor

Groups want investment in renewables, not dirty coal on Navajo Nation.<p>In a steady rain, more than a dozen Navajo Nation and Hope Tribe members …

New York City

Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds

"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."<p>A new report funded by the Dutch government finds that microgrid technologies could make a local “techno-economy” 90 percent self-sufficient, through the decentralised sharing of energy at the …

Self-sufficiency

KNEELING NFL: Player Protests Return As Football League Says It Won’t Implement New National Anthem Policy This Season

The NFL season kicked off in earnest on Sunday, and with it, protests against America returned as well.<p>Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and …

Football (U.S.)

Activists Urge Sen. Susan Collins to Vote 'No' on Kavanaugh — Or They'll Give $850,000 To Her Next Challenger

Liberal activists in Maine have raised more than $850,000 since August that they plan to donate to Rep. Susan Collins’s next Democratic challenger if …

U.S. Supreme Court

After Hurricane Maria, Chef José Andrés Had A 'Crazy Dream' To Feed Puerto Rico

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, chef José Andrés and the groups he founded, World Central Kitchen and Chefs for Puerto Rico, sprung into action.<p>"We began serving hospitals, because the doctors and the nurses — nobody was feeding them," Andrés says of the initial …

Hurricane Maria

The Colin Kaepernick Nike Campaign Is Working

Less than a week after sportswear giant Nike unveiled its new ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who is currently a free agent and whose protest against police brutality (he knelt <i>during</i> the anthem but he wasn't <i>protesting the anthem</i>) made him a controversial figure in the …

Serena Williams

Atlanta Moves To End Relationship With ICE And Demands Removal Of All Detainees From City Jail

The city of Atlanta has announced plans to permanently end its relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and stop accepting …

Immigration

Scientists get ready to begin Great Pacific Garbage Patch cleanup

A team of scientists and engineers will on Saturday begin an ambitious cleanup of plastics in the Pacific Ocean targeting a stretch of water three times the size of France known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.<p>A 600m-long floating barrier will be launched off the coast of San Francisco and, …

Great Pacific garbage patch

WATCH: ‘Frozen’ musical actor quickly thwarts Trump supporter’s protest – and has no regrets about it

A supporter of President Donald Trump attempted to interrupt a curtain call following a performance of Disney’s Frozen on Broadway.<p>The man unfurled a …

Donald Trump

70 demonstrators arrested at Kavanaugh hearing

Capitol Hill police say they arrested 70 protesters who disrupted Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday.<p>Sixty-one demonstrators were charged with disorderly conduct and another nine were charged with “crowding, obstructing, or incommoding.”<p>The protesters, mostly women, loudly objected …

Brett Kavanaugh

Nike reignited the Kaepernick controversy in naming him the face of “Just Do It”

The new ad campaign is explicitly about politics.<p>Nike announced Monday night that Colin Kaepernick is the face of the company’s new “Just Do It” campaign. Within moments of the announcement, the same controversy that Kaepernick sparked two years ago when he began kneeling during the national anthem …

Donald Trump

Colin Kaepernick becomes new face of Nike's "Just Do It" campaign

Colin Kaepernick has become the face of Nike's "Just Do It" ad campaign as the company celebrates the 30th anniversary of the slogan, ESPN's Darren …

San Francisco 49ers

This Is Your Kids’ Brains on Internet Algorithms: A Chilling Case Study Shows What’s Wrong with the Internet Today

Multimedia artist and writer James Bridle has a new book out, and it’s terrifying—appropriately so, I would say—in its analysis of “the dangers of …

Activists to remind Texas about Trump's 'Lyin' Ted' Cruz tweets with mobile billboard

Deep in the heart of Texas, a billboard truck will soon hit the road with a curated list of President Donald Trump's tweets -- attacks on Sen. Ted …

Republicans

Teachers have been walking out all year. Now they're walking straight to the ballot box

What unfolded in West Virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona last spring was not supposed to happen. Tens of thousands of teachers went on strike in bright red states where government-employee unions are weak.<p>They were boiling over, angry at low pay and lawmakers who kept cutting taxes while letting school …

Los Angeles

A Growing Number of Americans Are Interested in Joining Unions

Interest in joining unions reaches a four-decade high.Only 10.7 percent of American workers belong to a union today, approximately half as many as in …

MIT Sloan

US Prisoners’ Strike Is Reminder of How Commonplace Inmate Labor Is – And That It Might Be Illegal

Prisoners in 17 U.S. states went on strike on Aug. 21 by refusing to eat or work to call attention to a number of troubling issues.Prisoners in 17 …

Constitutional Amendments

Customers Are Opting 'Out' of In-N-Out After $25,000 Donation to Republican Party

Opponents of the GOP are calling for an In-N-Out boycott after the burger chain donated thousands to the California Republican Party.<p>According to a …

Customers