When Jared Mauldin saw how his female peers were treated, he realized men and women in STEM are definitely not equal. The senior in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University sent a letter to the editor of his school’s student newspaper, The Easterner, addressed to “the women in [his] engineering classes.”
KIEV, March 23 (Reuters) – A former Russian lawmaker and key witness in a treason case against Ukraine’s ousted leader Viktor Yanukovich was shot dead in broad daylight outside a hotel in central Kiev on Thursday, police said.
WASHINGTON ― Dozens of schools up and down the East Coast have announced they will be closed on Wednesday as their teachers, the vast majority of whom are women, participate in the “Day Without A Woman” strike to protest President Donald Trump.
Roger Stone, a confidant to President Donald Trump and former adviser to his campaign, acknowledged late Saturday that he had a “back channel” to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, amid mounting reports that multiple advisers to Trump’s campaign had undisclosed communication with Russian officials.
The Boy Scouts of America will allow transgender children who identify as boys to join its scouting troops, the group announced Monday. Previously, communications director Effie Delimarko said, the group used the gender assigned on one’s birth certificate to determine a member’s eligibility.
I will probably spend the rest of my life trying to be less of an ass. I think this is a fine occupation for most people. But if you, like me, are a straight white man, my encouragement is that you try harder than most. We have not distinguished ourselves lately, gentlemen.
Canada is rapidly becoming a world leader in experimentation on the concept of a basic income. Prince Edward Island’s legislature unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday to get started on developing a basic income pilot project, making it the second province to move forward with the idea.
Seriously? This is a thing now? Wear a safety pin to show “you’re an ally?” So immigrants, people of color, LGBTQ people, and others who were targeted and persecuted and (further) marginalized by the Trump Campaign will know they’re “safe” with you? No. Just no. Please, take it off.
Note: this essay contains a lot of links out, which are underlined. Consider them further reading or me backing up my opinions. It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. My background is archaeology, so also history and anthropology.
WASHINGTON ― On Thursday, Democratic Party officials held their first staff meeting since Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump in the presidential race. It didn’t go well.
I am in my 100 th year. When I was born in 1916 in Amsterdam, New York, Woodrow Wilson was our president. My parents, who could not speak or write English, were emigrants from Russia. They were part of a wave of more than two million Jews that fled the Czar’s murderous pogroms at the beginning of the 20 th Century.
Posted: Stan Lee is not just the elderly mustachioed man who cameos in every Marvel movie. The spry 93-year-old also co-created most of the comic book company’s stable of superheroes – from Fantastic Four, the X-Men and the Avengers to Spider-Man, Iron Man and even Guardians of the Galaxy’s sentient tree, Groot.
As a Jew, I don’t like people making Hitler comparisons. I don’t like when they do it to President Obama. I didn’t like when people did it to President Bush. There was only one Hitler, and we have not had a politician who rose to that level — yet.
Merrick Garland is set to officially make Supreme Court history this week ― not for something he did, but for something others haven’t done. As of Tuesday, President Barack Obama’s choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia has matched the record for the high court nominee who has waited the longest to be confirmed for the job.
I was born in a tiny town in northern California full of primarily white Republican farmers. The majority of public arguments were about water rights, endangered species, and the effect on the economy each posed.
An anonymous “Jane Doe” filed a federal lawsuit against GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump last week, accusing him of raping her in 1994 when she was thirteen years old. The mainstream media ignored the filing. If the Bill Cosby case has taught us anything, it is to not disregard rape cases against famous men.
WASHINGTON — An unexpectedly dramatic scene unfolded on the House floor Thursday as lawmakers clashed over stripping language out of a bill that allows for discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. During debate on a military spending bill, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.)
WASHINGTON — The House passed a massive National Defense Authorization Act late Wednesday, and tucked inside of it, a provision that would allow federal contractors to fire employees for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The language, slipped into the bill by Rep.
It’s hidden there in plain sight, even if it hasn’t happened since the election of 1825: The people will not pick the next president, Congress will. We wrote about this last week on Medium, and now the story is beginning to flesh out.
LONDON, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nestle’s admission that slave labour is used to produce its seafood sourced from Thailand sets an example for other companies who need to join forces to push the Thai government to clean up its supply chain, campaigners said on Tuesday.
PayPal, the online payment company, is experiencing service outages around the world. The company addressed the lapse in service on Twitter Thursday night, while hundreds of users complained their payments haven’t been able to go through. Some business owners claimed they’ve lost sales because of the outage.
The Internet is abuzz over last month’s major WordPress update. After massive data breaches at Ashley Madison, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, cybersecurity has become a top priority for consumers, businesses, and even federal agencies. So WordPress, a platform used by nearly a quarter of all the Internet’s websites, has installed advanced new privacy features.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY — Two young men featured in iconic photos taken during the Ferguson, Missouri, protests of August 2014 are among a whole swath of demonstrators and observers whom St. Louis County authorities chose to prosecute nearly a full year later. Others who were recently charged by the St.
When you’re the President of the United States, you’re surrounded at all times — by aides, by press, by Secret Service, by crowds. It’s a bubble that’s hard to escape. That’s what makes the people with whom you surround yourself in those rare private moments all the more important.
DENVER (AP) – Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may put some of the tax money directly into residents’ pockets, causing quite a headache for lawmakers. The state constitution limits how much tax money the state can take in before it has to give some back.