Miranda Carnes

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How Single Women Are Transforming American Politics

It used to be that marriage was when adulthood began for American women. Moving straight out of their parents' house (or a college dorm) and into a house with a husband was simply the expected, preordained path for many women.<p>But in the past few decades, wedding rings have become optional …

Feminism
North Africa

The Saudis are 'drawing lines in the sand' — and showing they are serious about confronting Iran

The move, which followed the Kingdom's decision last week to halt $4 billion in funding for Lebanese security forces, shows that the Saudis "appear to have had enough," said Tony Badran, a researcher at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies specializing in the military and political affairs of …

South Asia

#FreeKesha but don't forget the other women silenced by fear

All working women know, but never admit, that when it comes to sexual harassment we’ve traded safety for money<p>The #FreeKesha campaign has grabbed the hearts, and wallets, of some of the world’s biggest stars. For working women around the world it’s also highlighted the one thing we just don’t talk …

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

Relationships

Here's why Donald Trump suffered a stunning Iowa upset when the polls suggested he'd win

Though Trump has bragged for months about his lead in public-opinion surveys, there were no mentions of those Iowa numbers Monday night.<p>And for good reason: In key demographic areas in which Trump needed to expand his lead, he lost big to Cruz and even trailed a surprisingly strong Sen. Marco Rubio …

Republicans

Beijing could turn the South China Sea into a 'Chinese lake' by 2030

China's dominance in the region is due to Beijing's projected continual development of aircraft carrier groups and the People Liberation Army's focus on expanding its ability to operate overseas.<p>Citing a Chinese white paper, CSIS notes that "the PLA in the near future will be operating well beyond …

China

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Be a Better Parent

1. Deb Roy: The Birth Of A Word<p>To determine how incoherent babble becomes, “My dad rules,” Deb Roy <i>Big Brother</i>-ed his house and analyzed 90,000 hours …

El Salvador's Invisible Victims of Domestic Violence

El Salvador is one of the most dangerous countries in the world. But much of public discourse focuses on gang violence, ignoring the high rates of femicide and intimate partner abuse women in the country face.<p>Years ago, at a dinner party she had thrown, Serafina Rodriguez appeared to live a …

El Salvador

A Cause For Cautious Celebration: Guinea Is Ebola-Free

Guinea is set to celebrate with concerts and fireworks Wednesday, following the World Health Organization's announcement that the country is now officially Ebola-free.<p>On Tuesday, WHO declared that after two years and over 2,500 deaths, the Ebola epidemic in Guinea has officially ended. The …

Disease

Here's What Student Feminists Achieved In 2015

This year has been a big year for feminism. Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay about gender pay gaps in Hollywood, Hillary Clinton announced she was …

Here’s how badly Democrats have to screw up to lose the election

"Un­less you count on the Re­pub­lic­an getting Ron­ald Re­agan-like num­bers among whites, you're go­ing to have to be some­where in the mid-forties with Hispanics," Whit Ayres said, according to the National Journal.<p>Though somewhat shocking in its candor — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney …

Government

Abby Wambach Scored More Goals Than Any Man, Earned Much, Much Less

Abby Wambach is retiring from soccer at age 35, having scored more goals than any man or woman in history. But in her storied career, she scored far …

How American Women Fought to Keep Their Maiden Names After Marriage

The highest court in Japan upheld a law that requires married couples to share the same last name on Wednesday, the New York <i>Times</i> reports, denying …

Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump's candidacy for president of the United States may be a joke to some, but no one will be laughing if he is actually elected.<p>Just ask Maria Alekhina, aka Masha of Pussy Riot.<p>When informed that her country's president, Vladimir Putin, had called Trump "brilliant," she told …

Russia

Behind the scenes at The Nutcracker – in pictures

Dancers, costume makers, set designers and musicians have worked for hundreds of hours to prepare for a run of The Nutcracker. Photographer Grigory Dukor went behind the scenes at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia, for Nacho Duato’s production of the Christmas classic

Fascinating Photos of North Korea Show Contemporary Life

The winners in the professional competition of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards were just announced and they include a photographer who took some fascinating photos of modern life in North Korea. Under the Current Affairs category, the winner was Moscow, Russia-born Ilya Pitalev, a …

North Korea

Russia 'open to removal of Syria's Bashar al-Assad'

Diplmatic sources say Russian softening position on Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad<p>Russia has made clear to Western nations that it has no objection to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stepping down as part of a peace process, in a softening of its publicly stated staunch backing of Assad ahead …

100 Homeless People Were Given Disposable Cameras and This is What They Captured

Since 2012, UK-based initiative Caf Art has been connecting people affected by homelessness with the wider community through art and photography by hanging their work in cafes and helping them earn a living through art sales. In July, the organization handed out 100 Fujifilm disposable cameras to …

England

Are Women The Key To Solving Climate Change?

The world’s women are key to fighting climate change–but our policies rarely acknowledge them.<p>We know that the world’s poor feel the effects of climate change most acutely, but it turns out there is an even more vulnerable subset to that population: women.<p>“Women and men do not experience climate …

TRUMP: 'I am the least racist person that you have ever met'

"I am the least racist person that you have ever met," Trump said. "I am the least racist person."<p>Lemon then asked Trump if he's "bigoted in any way."<p>"I don't think so. No. I don't think so," the real-estate mogul replied.<p>"Islamophobic?" Lemon asked.<p>Trump said he wasn't Islamophobic and then …

Donald Trump
Economics

Catalan secession bid ruled unconstitutional by Spanish court

Decision comes in record time and Spain’s premier Mariano Rajoy hails it as a win just weeks before tightest election in years<p>Spain’s constitutional court has struck down the Catalan parliament’s motion to begin the process of secession, ruling in record time that the legislation infringes on the …

Europe

ISIS has found a huge moneymaking method that's 'impervious to sanctions and air raids'

A recent report in The New York Times shows that ISIS — aka ISIL, Islamic State, and Daesh — pulls in hundreds of millions of dollars from "taxing" and extorting those who live in the territory that the group controls in Iraq and Syria.<p>ISIS is thought to make as much as $900 million from residents …

Xenophobia

LISTEN: 'We Have An Obligation' To Refugees, Says Homeland Security Chief

President Obama's administration contends that refugees are not the true source of U.S. security concerns. Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, tells NPR that the real concern may be a person traveling as an ordinary tourist from Europe.<p>Johnson's department is tightening the visa waiver …

ISIS now has a 'colony' in an oil-rich Libyan city just 400 miles from Italy

Over the past year, ISIS has been deepening its presence in Sirte, a city along Libya's northwestern Mediterranean coast.<p>ISIS jihadists first gained a foothold in Sirte in early 2015. Today, the city is an "actively managed colony of the central Islamic State, crowded with foreign fighters from …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Beijing just banned an art exhibition on violence against women, but you can view the work here

Beijing authorities banned an art exhibition about feminism and domestic violence just before it was set to open, organizers said on Thursday (Nov. 26).<p>The exhibition, timed for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, was due to open Nov. 25 at Beijing’s …

China

The Refugee Dilemma

What do we owe those we take in?<p>Nelson Kargbo was eleven years old when rebel soldiers attacked his village, Kamalo, in northern Sierra Leone. He was playing soccer on a dirt field at the edge of the village. When he saw houses on fire, he and his best friend, Foday, ran toward the jungle, …

Disease
Political Science
Geography