Obamas moving remembrance of the flawed but fierce Barbara Bush is a must-read.

May 15, 2018

On April 17, 2018, America lost its 41 st first lady and the mother of its 43 rd chairwoman. Barbara Bush passed away at her Houston home at the age of 92. A well-known — but shortcoming — first lady, she used her platform to advocate for increased household literacy. Photo by Tom Pennington/ Getty Images. In a thoughtful presentation of bipartisanship and respect, Barack Obama, ever a champ of…

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Local anchors had to read a sneakily pro-Trump script on-air. This is scary.

April 24, 2018

There ’ s a curious video going around featuring several neighbourhood news anchors speaking from an identical script. “We’re concerned about the troubling trend of irresponsible, one-sided news narratives besetting home countries, ” the reporters say in their recorded segments. “The sharing of biased and false-hearted report has become all too common on social media.” Watch the video yourself ( tale persists below ): Click here to see if you…

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This photo of Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds is even more amazing with context.

April 12, 2018

If you haven’t heard of Dan Reynolds, you’ve at the least heard his voice on the radio — probably many, many times. Photo by Ethan Miller/ Getty Images. He’s the 30 -year-old frontman of the hugely successful American stone stripe Imagine Dragons. Photo by Ethan Miller/ Getty Images. Right now, the band is performing at venues around the world before bringing their tour residence to North America this summer. And…

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Obama praises Parkland students, says a lot of today’s problems are caused by ‘old men.’

March 31, 2018

Obama was elected by young people. Now, he intended to empower the next generation. In 2008, when Facebook and Twitter were still new on the incident, young voters applied social media to help propel Barack Obama to the White House. He knows firsthand how powerful a personnel they are able to when inspired by a cause they believes in. During a talk in Japan, Obama revealed that he’s channeling his…

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30 years ago this university gave Trump a degree. Now the faculty voted to take it away.

March 18, 2018

30 years ago, Lehigh University committed Donald Trump an honorary degree. Students at the university chose the New York real estate tycoon to be their commencement talker. It may sound unusual to some in 2018, but in 1988, Trump was far less controversial and more of an aspirational figure. Lehigh spokesperson Lori Friedman mentioned it was customary for a commencement orator to receive an honorary degree from the university. Decades…

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32 images that highlight the kind of movement the Parkland teens are building.

March 8, 2018

It’s been only over a week since the horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, but survivors have already been busy pushing for grease-gun reform. Within a day of the shooting, Douglas students grew cable report fixtures, many calling on Congress to restrict access to semi-automatic weapons like the AR-1 5 used to kill 17 of their teachers and classmates. On Feb. 17, students gleaned outside…

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Archie Bunker’s hilarious take on guns in 1972 is pretty scary in today’s America.

March 8, 2018

In 1972, Archie Bunker had an preposterous mind to stop airplane hijackings: simply afford all the passengers guns!( Duh .) In a vintage clip from “All in the Family, ” spotted by Huffington Post, Carroll O’Connor’s iconic over-the-top character appears in an belief segment on neighbourhood Tv report where he shares his thoughts on retaining air travel safe.( Back then, it was easier and more common for aircrafts to be…

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Dan Rather’s gut-wrenching reaction to the Florida school shooting is a must-read.

February 27, 2018

From Watergrate to world wars, hero-worship writer Dan Rather has interpreted a lot of unfairnes in his day. Still, certain senseless misfortunes can strike a nerve. Wednesday saw one of those tragedies. Photo by Mike Coppola/ Getty Images. A 19 -year-old gunned down students and adults at his former high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, 2018. Nikolas Cruz slaughtered at least 17 people in his…

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An internet troll tried to school a lawyer on immigration. She clapped back.

February 10, 2018

Women are tired of mansplaining bullshit. Just ask Rabia Chaudry, a critically acclaimed immigration advocate, who was live-tweeting( and fact-checking) President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address on Jan. 30. During his televised address, Trump announced his projects to safeguard the American “nuclear family” by clamping down further on immigration. He went on to inaccurately pretension that the current migration structure allows a single immigrant to bring in…

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Judge Aquilina was iconic during the Nassar trial and deserves a major round of applause.

January 29, 2018

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina has handed down a prison term the purpose of which is to put Larry Nassar in jail for the rest of his life. “I only signed your death warrant, ” Aquilina told Nassar on Jan. 24 as she read his sentence for the accusation of mistreating at the least 150 girls to whom he gave medical treatment in his persona as a doctor for the USA Gymnastics…

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s latest announcement is bad news for Donald Trump.

January 17, 2018

Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not come to play. Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993, the Supreme Court Justice has provided on the highest court for nearly 25 years. Ginsburg was the second woman to be appointed to the court and has served with distinction, proving herself to be a outspoken proponent for workers privileges, civil right, equal opportunities, and the separation of church and nation. Fans( yes, justices can…

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Christian Bale shares why white men should step aside in favor of diverse voices.

January 10, 2018

Christian Bale — aka Batman and one of America’s most notable “psychos” — just said what we’re all remembering when it is necessary to white-hot mortals of privilege. While doing press for his latest movie, “Hostiles, ” Bale and the film’s costars dropped into the AOL series “Build” for the purposes of an in-depth interview. During the 30 -minute conversation, the topic turned to the political nation of the U.S….

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Let’s break down 15 terrible excuses from accused sexual harassers and predators.

November 17, 2017

The world is currently being treated to a slow-rolling divulge of the alleged bad behavior of some of its most powerful men. And unavoidably, with bad behaviour comes excuses . It’s no astound that prominent accused harassers and predators, once cornered, would try to wriggle out of accusations of sexual conduct and mistreat. What is surprising is the variety in their attempts to justify their alleged demeanor. Pretexts by way…

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Bob Costas offers a powerful look at the debate over kneeling football players.

September 28, 2017

Sportscaster Bob Costas appeared on CNN over the weekend to talk about NFL musicians kneeling during the national anthem — and supported an important perspective on patriotism while he was at it. It’s been more than a year since former San Francisco 49 ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick softly sat out “the member states national” anthem before a pre-season game to objection police violence in America. On Sunday, dozens of players…

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Houston’s mayor sent a blunt message of support to undocumented immigrants fleeing Harvey.

September 13, 2017

A truck driver estimations the depth of the liquid surrounding him near an deserted truck. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/ Getty Images. With President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown looming and Hurricane Harvey’s devastating effects still unaccounted for, many undocumented Houstonians were left to wonder if “its been” safe to leave their homes and seek help during the course of its hurricane. But Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who is also a lawyer,…

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How one former president handled the Klan speaks volumes.

September 10, 2017

“What does the party do next about David Duke?” a reporter asked President George H.W. Bush in 1989. It was just a month into Bush Sr.’s presidency, and he was facing a question about whether he regretted taking a stand against former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke’s bid for state office in Louisiana. Faced with a question about whether he should have kept his opinion to himself, Bush stood…

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The forgotten history of August 28 and what it means for all Americans today.

September 10, 2017

Black history in the United States is heartbreaking, breathtaking, and utterly incredible. Photo by Kent Gavin/Keystone/Getty Images. There’s one day in particular that has been incredibly influential. On Aug. 28 of various years, descendants of the African diaspora have experienced several events that changed the course of history. From slavery ending to the the road clearing for America’s first black president, black history on Aug. 28 was full of ups…

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23 things non-English-speaking immigrants gave us that we totally don’t need. Not at all.

August 31, 2017

In a press conference Aug. 2, President Trump announced his support for a new immigration system that would “favor applicants who express English.” Photo by Jim Watson/ Getty Images. And not a few moments too soon. It’s high time strangers stop coming here with their funny accents, shattered sentences, and inability to read the complete works of Marcel Proust, mucking things up for the rest of us. Naysayers, of course,…

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20 thingsMike Pence did while you weren’t looking and why it matters.

August 31, 2017

Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images. With the exception of an infamous trip to understand Hamilton last-place November and a controversy about whether it’s OK to dine with women other than his wife, we’ve heard relatively little about Vice President Mike Pence since the election. In May, CNN even moved a narrative with the headline, “Mike Pence’s Disappearing Act.” He’s a heartbeat away from the conference of presidents and seems…

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Think you can’t be gay and Muslim? You should see this powerful photo series.

August 16, 2017

Lia Darjes, a Berlin-based photographer, admits she went into her latest photo project with one wrong impression. Can you truly be at peace identifying as both Muslim and LGBTQ? She wasn’t so sure. “At the point when I started working on this project, I myself did not think that there are queer Muslims who manage to reconcile those two parts of their identities,” she says. Darjes learned, however, she was…

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