Stephanie Cornett

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Rebecca Ferguson says she will play Trump inauguration if she can sing Strange Fruit

Singer Rebecca Ferguson has said she would accept an invitation to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January on one condition: she be allowed to sing Strange Fruit.<p>First recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939 and covered by Nina Simone in 1965, Strange Fruit is one of the nation’s most …

Donald Trump

Quora Question: Will the United States Remain a World Power?

<i>Quora Questions are part of a partnership between</i> Newsweek <i>and Quora, through which we'll be posting relevant and interesting answers from Quora</i> …

Organizers in Phoenix and Tucson Plan Events in Solidarity with the Women's March on Washington

"We stand together in solidarity, and we expect elected leaders to act to protect the rights of women, their families, and their communities," the …

Rights & Freedoms

How Trump’s Extremism May Help Us Expose One of History’s Greatest Political Deceptions

The Great Growth Con promises that economic growth—measured by gross domestic product—will benefit everyone, rich and poor alike.

Feminist icon Gloria Steinem to march in Trump inauguration protest

Feminist leader Gloria Steinem will help lead a major women’s protest following President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGood economic vibes fail …

A New Yorker's Guide To The Women's March On Washington

<i>(Scott Lynch / Gothamist)</i><p>The Women's March on Washington—a massing of people marginalized throughout President-elect Donald Trump's campaign, planned …

Varieties of Civil Disobedience for the Age of Trump

This <i>New Yorker</i> piece by Jelani Cobb briefly surveys 1960s history to get at the <i>necessity</i> of conducting “democracy in the streets.” That period of …

8 podcasts every woman should listen to

The world is noisier than ever, and it’s difficult to get a clear perspective from women who are facing society’s gender assumptions and …

Feminism

Obamacare Is First Item On Congress' Chopping Block

Congress is back in session on Tuesday, and leaders of both houses say their first order of business will be to repeal Obamacare.<p>If they do that, it will be a slap in the face to President Obama just three weeks before he leaves the White House. The Affordable Care is the outgoing president's …

Health Care

The Invisible Workload That Drags Women Down

Who notices when we're running out of toilet paper?<p>“I am the person,” wrote Ellen Seidman, a wife and mother of three, “who notices we are running …

US-Russia tensions rise as malware found at Vermont electric utility

A day after Barack Obama announced tough new sanctions over what intelligence agencies believe to be Russian attempts to influence the presidential election in favour of Donald Trump, US officials said computer code linked to Russian-sponsored hackers had been detected in a computer at a Vermont …

Donald Trump

New Congress prepares to undo Obamacare, weigh Trump personnel picks | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new, Republican-controlled U.S. Congress convenes on Tuesday eager to repeal major portions of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law and roll back environmental and financial industry regulations, but could quickly become embroiled in fights over President-elect Donald …

4 political stories to watch in 2017

<b>(CNN) —</b> What's next for Obamacare? Will Donald Trump change as president? And which White House traditions might go out the window?<p>We asked some top political reporters what stories they're watching closely in the new year.<p>Trump bids a blockbuster 2016 farewell<p>Here's what they told us, in this …

Trump Won’t Stop Terrifying the World over Twitter Any Time Soon

The incoming president’s obsessive use of Twitter comes amid fears he’ll use social media to circumvent the press.<p>In the days following the election, president-elect <b>Donald Trump</b> appeared on <i>60 Minutes</i> with a promise to be “very restrained” on Twitter as president, “if I use it at all.” But it’s hard …

March on Washington and beyond: How women are resisting Donald Trump

Female political opposition to the president-elect has cropped up in places as unlikely as Teen Vogue<p>On Nov. 8, America elected a sexual predator to the presidency. Despite reeling from a collective gut punch, women who were opposed to President-elect Donald Trump channeled their sadness and rage …

TrackR launches Atlas, a $40 wall plug to track all misplaced items in your home

TrackR has expanded its lineup of devices designed to help you locate lost or misplaced items. The company today introduced two new products, one featuring lights and the other a new, thinner tracker that fits right into your wallet, along with a Bluetooth-enabled Wi-Fi wall plug that functions …

Donald Trump's New Year's Eve speech cited Dubai business partner

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump gave a lengthy description of his electoral victory, and lavished praise upon a Dubai business partner, during a ten-minute speech to 800 paying guests at his Florida estate Saturday night.<p>At points throughout his address, Trump name-checked prominent attendees, including …

Donald Trump

Locker room talk? Key women voters call foul on Trump's defense | Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Donald Trump has dismissed his vulgar sexual comments about women that surfaced on a video as “locker room talk,” but his explanation did little to soothe the queasiness of Esther Rosser, a 71-year-old grandmother from Virginia.<p>An activist takes part …

Here Are The 30+ Republicans Calling For Trump To Step Aside

More than 30 prominent Republicans, many in the house and Senate, reacted to a video of Donald Trump using vulgar language and apparently describing himself forcing himself on women by calling for him to withdraw as the GOP nominee.<p>Here's a list of those Republicans, which we will continue to …

Spare us the sight of men discussing abortion – especially politicians

Do you know what’s a relief about Hillary Clinton running for president? There’ll be no rage-inducing section in the debates when two men discuss what reproductive rights they’ll attempt to grant or deny women should they be elected.<p>Oh wait. I forgot about the vice-presidential debate. Darn.<p>My …

Feminism

Melinda Gates: 'Poverty is sexist'

There's a simple reason Melinda Gates has dedicated her work to the worldwide well-being of women and girls.<p>A mother's education, she says, can mean the difference between life and death. It can be the difference between buying candles for a 5-year-old's birthday cake and digging a grave for that …

These Elementary Schools Tripled Recess Time And Saw Immediate Positive Results

More recess is really working for a bunch of schools in Texas<p>Recess. We all agree kids need more of it, but in most states it caps out at 20 minutes …

Here's how Snapchat's new Spectacles will work

Your questions answered<p>The company formerly known as Snapchat surprised the world last night by unveiling Spectacles, its first hardware product. The sunglasses, which record videos in 10-second increments, are expected to be available for sale sometime "soon." Snap Inc., as the company is now …

Hillary Clinton isn't the lesser of two evils. She's one of the most experienced candidates in history

Greetings and salutations. Matthew Fleischer, digital editor of The Times Opinion section, here. We’ve got 44 days left until the most nerve-racking election in our nation’s history. Take a deep breath and relax while you still can.<p>It’s not exactly controversial to argue that Donald Trump is unfit …

Do our brains have extraordinary untapped powers?

On 13 September, 2002, 31-year-old Jason Padgett, a furniture salesman from Washington, was beaten and mugged by two men after leaving a karaoke bar. He survived the vicious attack, but was left unconscious, and sustained a severe concussion. Soon afterwards, he noticed that his vision changed. He …

The Brain

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

You're at a cafeteria, you've got your lunch ... and then you just don't know where to sit. You don't want to sit alone, but you also don't know who would be friendly and let you sit with them. Sixteen-year-old Natalie Hampton has been there. She's an 11th-grader from Sherman Oaks, Calif., and the …

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Who is the real Donald Trump? Often, that depends on when you catch him.<p>As the campaign hits the home stretch, the task of trying to nail down Trump and some of his increasingly muddy policy proposals is taking on added urgency -- and growing difficulty.<p>He has proven himself to be a more …