How terrorism and racial tension will impact this presidential election.Can America shake its machismo and accept a female president? The actress calls out tabloids for its poor representation of women.Watch Video
Police Shootings: The country reacts to two men shot by police followed by a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. Disability Bias?: A lawsuit alleges gender inequality when it comes to disability payments. Transwomen & Olympics: Transgender athletes will compete without gender restrictions in Rio. PANEL: Erin Matson, Patrice Lee, Kristin Tate, Avis Jones DeWeever, Victoria Rodriguez-RoldanWatch Video
A solid infrastructure provides jobs, allows domestic trade, as well as delivery and export of foreign goods, helping us to compete in a global economy.But over the years, our spending on maintenance has gone down,our use of our infrastructure has gone up, leaving it crumbling and in critical condition. How can this be remedied?Watch Video
Gun Control Sit-In: Why diverse Democrats are leading the gun control push, and why some say the sit-in was counterproductive. Donald Trump & Immigration Debate: What Trump's candidacy means in a nation divided over immigration. PANEL: Genevieve Wood, Cari Dominguez, Patricia Sosa, Zoe Carpenter, Jessica VaughanWatch Video
Will the Orlando shooting reshape America's views on gun ownership and how will that effect the presidential race? The White House highlights women's issues worldwide. Young fathers redefining the term "dad."Watch Video
What to do in the wake of tragedy? Gender and disability payments. Trans athletes.
Online abuse gets a popular user barred from Twitter.
by Sallie Bingham
One of the great pleasures attendant on my beloved Tuesday evening writers’ group in Taos is that I get to stay Mabel’s house that night—the glorious B&B on the edge of Taos Pueblo land that preserves her spirit. Here come all kinds of people from all kinds of places, not exactly the luminaries like D.H. Lawrence that she drew, but fine people of all shades and stripes. Mabel’s portrait and the portrait of her Taos Pueblo husband, Tony Luhan, preside over the big dining room where the guests all share tables for breakfast.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss highlights from the Republican National Convention and the sexual assault allegations against Roger Ailes.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Executive Director of the Independent Women’s Forum Sabrina Schaeffer, Associate Professor at George Washington University Lara Brown, and Republican Strategist Rina Shah.
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Democrats' historic handoff to Hillary Clinton has arrived with affection from one ex-president and an endorsement from an outgoing one. But it's also come with a warning: That last glass ceiling isn't shattered yet and Republican Donald Trump is a formidable foe. Clinton formally captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday night and declared the barrier keeping women from the presidency nearly broken. Her husband, Bill Clinton, closed the historic night with an expansive and passionate testimonial, offering a deeply personal - though scandal-free - account of their relationship.
A judge dismissed Tuesday the last of the charges against two anti-abortion activists who covertly recorded a video of themselves meeting with Planned Parenthood officials, effectively ending a case that had drawn national attention from both opponents and supporters of abortion rights. The activists, David R. Daleiden, 27, and Sandra S. Merritt, 63, were indicted in January by a grand jury here in Harris County on charges of tampering with government records for using fake identification and offering to buy fetal tissue at a meeting at which Planned Parenthood officials explained how they provided the tissue to medical researchers. Their video, one of several widely circulated on the internet, said Planned Parenthood was guilty of selling fetal remains, accusations Planned Parenthood has denied.
Sarah McBride has never even been to a party convention. But she’s speaking at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, and when she does, she’ll make history. At just 25, McBride will be the first transgender person to address a major party convention.
The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics [pdf] show that 14,780 households in the UK were accepted by local authorities as being statutorily homeless between January and March 2016, an increase of 9% on the previous year. This is defined as a household that is unintentionally homeless and in a priority need category (such as having dependent children). But the government’s statistics only tell half of the story. We know very little about the people who are not accepted as homeless, and even less about those who are never even assessed.
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