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One Lawyer for All of Them

Why do the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee think they’re qualified to cross-examine a Supreme Court nominee effectively? They aren’t—they just can’t bear to give up airtime. But if they’re honest enough to admit it, they have an alternative....

/ September 3, 2018

The emerging plan to save the American labor movement

The Center for American Progress (CAP), one of Washington, DC’s most influential liberal think tanks with deep ties to the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton campaign, has proposed a big idea for raising Americans’ wages. A paper by CAP’s David...

/ September 3, 2018

Brazil museum fire: Funding cuts blamed as icon is gutted

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage shows the huge scale of the blaze Officials in Brazil have blamed lack of funding for a huge fire that has ravaged the country's National Museum. One of the largest anthropology...

/ September 3, 2018

Picasso’s Former Muse Françoise Gilot, Now 96, Debuts Worldly Drawings of Her Own—See Them Here

Françoise Gilot, now 96, is best known for the decade she spent as girlfriend and muse to Pablo Picasso, with whom she had two children. But she is also an accomplished artist in her own right, often making work that...

/ September 3, 2018

Fleeing White House Lawyers Top This Week’s Internet News Roundup

It’s been a week that’s seen us inch ever closer to the collapse of NAFTA, seen the White House seemingly confused about how it collectively feels about the death of John McCain, and seen the official death toll of Hurricane...

/ September 2, 2018

Used car site Vroom is raising $70M six months after a big round of layoffs

After cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors. Yesterday, the site for buying and selling used cars filed to raise $70 million in new equity funding. Vroom has already secured $30 million of that $70 million...

/ September 2, 2018

Why Unions Still Matter, on Labor Day and Always

Before joining our union a few years ago, Camika Lewis was making just $7.25 an hour working for a subcontracting company as a customer service representative at Newark International Airport. For more than two decades, she had been putting in...

/ September 2, 2018

John McCain: Obama and Bush pay tribute at Washington service

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMeghan McCain: "We gather here to mourn the passing of American greatness" Ex-presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have paid tribute to Senator John McCain at a memorial service at Washington's...

/ September 1, 2018

The Ecologist on a Mission to Count New York’s Whales

The first thing you notice about ecologist Arthur Kopelman is his giant white beard. The second is the gold whale charm dangling from his earlobe—a symbol of the creature that has consumed his thoughts for decades. “I don't think I’ve...

/ September 1, 2018

Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

Palestinians have reacted angrily to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists millions of refugees, seeing it as a new policy shift aimed at undermining their cause. Washington, which until last year was by...

/ September 1, 2018

Lawyers Petition for 9/11 Grand Jury

By Corbett Report Extras Today we’re joined by Mick Harrison (and David Meiswinkle) of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry to discuss their recent petition to the U. S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York to convene a...

/ September 1, 2018

9 Artists to Watch at the Governors Island Art Fair

Since 2008, the Governors Island Art Fair has been a bastion of contemporary art, with art nonprofit 4heads offering artists, many of whom lack gallery representation, the chance to take over former military housing on Governors Island with their work. This year’s edition, running September...

/ August 31, 2018

Early De Palma, Ishii’s ORGIES OF EDO, DJANGO, CRIMSON PEAK All Coming To Blu-ray This November From Arrow Video!

NEW UK/US TITLE: Crimson Peak (Blu-ray) Limited Edition Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, stunningly realised journey into the dark heart of Gothic romance... Pre-order via Arrow in the UK: http://bit.ly/2on1wyGPre-order via Amazon in the UK: https://amzn.to/2PoZ86m Pre-order via DiabolikDVD in the US: http://bit.ly/2Plm46s Release date: 26/27...

/ August 31, 2018

Will the Democrats catch a “blue wave”?

WITHIN HOURS of the Andrew Gillum’s upset Democratic primary win to become the first-ever African American candidate for Florida governor, his Trumpite Republican opponent Ron DeSantis warned Florida voters not to “monkey up” the state by voting for Gillum. The...

/ August 31, 2018

Why California’s Privacy Law Won’t Hurt Facebook or Google

California, that innovative economic juggernaut that so often takes the regulatory lead on matters such as automobile emissions, is once again establishing the ground rules to a vital industry. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), signed into law by Governor...

/ August 31, 2018

‘We are going to abolish this law’– Aida Touma-Sliman on Jewish nation-state law

I go to so many speeches on the Middle East that they blur, but last week I was so bowled over by a Palestinian speaker, both her presence and words, that we wanted to provide a transcript of her remarks....

/ August 30, 2018

Xiaomi partner says US-China trade war will not impact its business ‘at all’

Chinese wearable technology company Huami is expressing confidence as it expands globally amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. The wearable technology company based in California and listed on the New York Stock Exchange makes Xiaomi's Mi Band. Huami also sells...

/ August 30, 2018

What Is the Real-World Value of a Left-Wing Art Show?

“Casa Tomada,” the 2018 biennial at SITE Santa Fe in the New Mexico capital, is a jewel-box biennial. It includes just 21 artists, spread across four galleries and a few outdoor spaces, barely larger than a large summer group show. Ideas have...

/ August 30, 2018

Labor Board Backs Engineers Who Were Fired for Unionizing

The National Labor Relations Board is joining the fight by a group of engineers who want to form a union at a small San Francisco software company. The NLRB Tuesday issued a complaint against Lanetix, alleging the company violated federal...

/ August 29, 2018

Yes, a 9-year-old can know they are gay

Yesterday, the story of Jamel Myles, a 9-year-old who died by suicide after he came out to his fourth-grade class, was reported by many media outlets. On story after story, comments appeared questioning whether a 9-year-old could even identify as...

/ August 29, 2018

America is one of 6 countries that make up more than half of gun deaths worldwide

Out of the world’s 251,000 gun deaths every year, there’s a group of six countries that make up more than half of those deaths — and the United States is in it, according to a new study published in JAMA....

/ August 29, 2018