Texas GOP platform embraces far-right and anti-gay rhetoric

https://www.npr.org/2022/06/20/1106229988/texas-gops-new-platform-says-biden-didnt-really-win-it-also-calls-for-secession Texas GOP's new platform says Biden didn't really win. It also calls for secession June 20, 2022 4:30 PM ET by BILL CHAPPELL The Republican Party of Texas refuses to recognize the legitimacy of President Biden's election win. Just before Biden's inauguration in 2021, armed groups held a rally in front of the Texas … Continue reading Texas GOP platform embraces far-right and anti-gay rhetoric

Full text and excerpts from opinions overturning Roe v. Wade

https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-6-24-2022.pdf http://www.wsj.com/articles/key-excerpts-from-supreme-courts-abortion-ruling-overturning-roe-v-wade-11656092052 Key Excerpts From Supreme Court’s Abortion Ruling Overturning Roe v. Wade High court strikes down 1973 decision establishing constitutional right to abortion Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, the legal fate of abortion is left up to individual states. WSJ’s Jennifer Calfas explains where abortion access in the U.S. … Continue reading Full text and excerpts from opinions overturning Roe v. Wade

15 Historic LGBTQIA+ sites in NYC to visit and discover

http://www.thrillist.com/travel/new-york/nyc-lgbtq-historic-sites? 15 Historic LGBTQIA+ Sites in NYC You Need to Visit Discover important spots around the city that epitomize the vibrancy of the queer community and bring a voice to underrepresented narratives. By Izzy Baskette, and Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Updated on 6/15/2022 at 10:17 AM Christopher Street outside The Stonewall Inn | James Andrews1/Shutterstock In a city so pivotal … Continue reading 15 Historic LGBTQIA+ sites in NYC to visit and discover

Violent crime soaring in rural areas as well as the cities

http://www.wsj.com/articles/violent-crime-rural-america-homicides-pandemic-increase-11654864251 Rural America Reels From Violent Crime. ‘People Lost Their Ever-Lovin’ Minds.’ Murder rates didn’t soar only in cities during the pandemic; small-town sheriffs and prosecutors are overwhelmed with homicide cases By Dan Frosch, Kris Maher and Zusha Elinson Photographs by Andrea Morales for The Wall Street Journal June 10, 2022 8:34 am ET Local prosecutor Rebecca McCoy used to … Continue reading Violent crime soaring in rural areas as well as the cities

NY’s assembly maps will have to be redrawn before 2024 elections but can be used for 2022

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/politics/2022/06/10/appellate-judge-tosses-new-york-state-assembly-maps Appellate judge tosses New York state Assembly maps By Kate Lisa New York State PUBLISHED 12:43 PM ET Jun. 10, 2022 The New York state Assembly maps adopted by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul in February are void, according to a state Appellate Court ruling on Friday. The now-tossed Assembly district … Continue reading NY’s assembly maps will have to be redrawn before 2024 elections but can be used for 2022

A super advertising campaign acknowledging not all women have the same breasts

http://www.wsj.com/articles/adidas-frees-the-nipple-with-its-new-sports-bra-campaign-11644456197?c Adidas Frees the Nipple With Its New Sports-Bra Campaign for Women The German sportswear brand released an internet-breaking image of bare breasts to accompany a sports-bra collection of 43 diverse styles In an era of increased transparency, brands are rethinking how they market bras.PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES By Rory SatranFollow Updated Feb. 11, 2022 4:58 pm ETSAVEPRINTTEXT … Continue reading A super advertising campaign acknowledging not all women have the same breasts

Op-Ed about what to do with Americans who love their guns

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/01/opinion/anti-gun-ad-campaign.html What to Do About Americans Who Love Their Guns June 1, 2022 Credit...Mark Peterson for The New York Times By Pamela Paul Opinion Columnist Coming of age in the 1970s and ’80s, a kid took in a fair number of public service messages. Smokey Bear warned that only you could help prevent forest fires (if only this … Continue reading Op-Ed about what to do with Americans who love their guns

31yo in charge of Ukraine’s cyber war

http://www.grid.news/story/global/2022/05/30/hes-31-and-has-one-of-the-most-important-jobs-in-the-war-meet-ukraines-top-digital-general/? Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov speaks at the Ukraine30 Tourism Forum in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 11, 2021. Hennadii Minchenko/Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images GLOBAL He’s 31 and has one of the most important jobs in the war. Meet Ukraine’s top ‘digital general’ Mykhailo Fedorov handles cyber defense, tracks Russian … Continue reading 31yo in charge of Ukraine’s cyber war

12 mass shootings over Memorial Day weekend in U.S.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/05/30/mass-shootings-memorial-day-weekend-taft-chattanooga-uvalde/ U.S. marks Memorial Day weekend with at least 12 mass shootings Since the Uvalde, Tex., elementary school tragedy, there have been at least 15 other shootings that had at least four victims By Annabelle Timsit Updated May 31, 2022 at 3:43 a.m. EDT|Published May 30, 2022 at 9:43 a.m. EDT After a shooting at an elementary school … Continue reading 12 mass shootings over Memorial Day weekend in U.S.

Our democracy structure is why we don’t have gun control

The filibuster is also the reason we don't have federal law-mandated voter and election system protections https://apple.news/AQuvXYclARdyFb5hXyKSydg The Real Reason America Doesn’t Have Gun Control The basic rules of American democracy provide a veto over national policy to a minority of the states.By Ronald Brownstein, MAY 25, 2022 After each of the repeated mass shootings that … Continue reading Our democracy structure is why we don’t have gun control

Australia’s example with gun control — could it work here?

https://apple.news/ALDwUn0S6SrKDEdQYgBQ4cw Australia confiscated 650,000 guns. Murders and suicides plummeted. In the wake of the killing in Uvalde, here’s what America can learn from Australia’s response to tragedy. By Zack Beauchamp@zackbeauchampzack@vox.com  Updated May 25, 2022, 1:52pm EDT Tuesday’s shooting in Uvalde, Texas, has already kicked off another national debate about gun control. It is worth considering, as one piece of evidence … Continue reading Australia’s example with gun control — could it work here?