Supreme Court assisting the split of U.S. into red and blue

http://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/02/us/politics/us-divided-political-party.html Spurred by the Supreme Court, a Nation Divides Along a Red-Blue Axis On abortion, climate change, guns and much more, two Americas — one liberal, one conservative — are moving in opposite directions. The Supreme Court’s decisions have accelerated a division of the nation along policy and ideological lines.Credit...Shuran Huang for The New York … Continue reading Supreme Court assisting the split of U.S. into red and blue

America is growing apart, possibly for good

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2022/06/red-and-blue-state-divide-is-growing-michael-podhorzer-newsletter/661377/ America Is Growing Apart, Possibly for Good The great “convergence” of the mid-20th century may have been an anomaly.By Ronald Brownstein The Atlantic JUNE 24, 2022SHARE It may be time to stop talking about “red” and “blue” America. That’s the provocative conclusion of Michael Podhorzer, a longtime political strategist for labor unions and the chair of … Continue reading America is growing apart, possibly for good

Is gay marriage at risk? Lawyers opine

http://www.grid.news/story/politics/2022/05/11/is-marriage-equality-next-if-roe-falls-what-the-lawyers-behind-key-lgbtq-supreme-court-victories-say/? Cristina Moliner/Getty Images/iStockphoto POLITICS Is gay marriage next after Roe? What the lawyers behind key LGBTQ Supreme Court victories say Mary Bonauto of Obergefell v. Hodges, Roberta Kaplan of United States v. Windsor and Paul Smith of Lawrence v. Texas all told Grid that Alito’s draft opinion is a warning sign. Chris Geidner, Contributing … Continue reading Is gay marriage at risk? Lawyers opine

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

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

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

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