POLITICS 06/25/2018 05:45 am ET How Candice Jackson went from small-town libertarian to a top civil rights position in the Department of Education. By Jenavieve Hatch Candice Jackson’s appointment to a top job in the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights was supposed to be a good sign for the students the office is supposed to protect. Some critics had warned that Jackson, a Stanford graduate, lawyer and activist who had authored a controversial book on the women who accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault, lacked experience in civil rights enforcement. How could someone without that experience run an office charged with protecting students against discrimination based on race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability? But Jackson is also a sexual assault survivor who is married to a woman. So when Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s secretary of education, chose her to run the Office of Civil Rights … [Read more...] about What Happened When A Lesbian Sexual Assault Survivor Went To Work For Donald Trump
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Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani June 20, 2018 1:04 pm Change Font Size The Uttarakhand High Court on Monday issued a slew of directions to check drug peddling and abuse in the State. The Bench comprising Justice Rajiv Sharma and Justice Lok Pal Singh specifically took note of drug abuse in educational institutions, and directed the State to ensure that a policeman in plain clothes is stationed around each educational institute from 8am to 6pm. It further ordered all educational institutes in the State to ensure appointment of the senior-most teacher as the nodal officer to counsel students every Friday on the ill effects of drugs. The petition before the Court originally pertained to just one liquor vend which was alleged to be in close proximity of a hospital, Government museum, a girls college, and a bus stand. In his submissions, the petitioner, Mr. Manoj Singh Pawar had drawn the Court’s attention to the Uttar Pradesh … [Read more...] about Weekly Counseling Of Students, Plain Clothed Policemen Outside Schools, etc.: Uttarakhand HC Issues Directions To Curb Drug Peddling In The State
Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of profiles of Democratic candidates for governor.At a recent forum in Baltimore, Krish Vignarajah was the last Democratic candidate for governor to step onto the stage. By then, it was already crammed with men.The scene demonstrated why Vignarajah, a lawyer and former policy director for Michelle Obama, jumped into the crowded race to take on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan — even though she has never run for office and had a baby just three months before launching her bid.“They say right now no man can beat Larry Hogan,” Vignarajah told the crowd. “Well, I am no man.”Vignarajah has placed her gender and motherhood at the center of her campaign in the June 26 Democratic primary race. She tells voters that of the 14 statewide and federal offices in Maryland, none are held by women. Her first campaign ad featured her breastfeeding her daughter.“We have to have someone who is actually representing us, … [Read more...] about Democrat Krish Vignarajah says it’s time for a woman to be Maryland’s governor
With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: On “The Apprentice,” Donald Trump only fired 15 contestants each season. As president, he’s fired Cabinet secretaries and White House aides at a much higher rate. The historically high level of turnover that’s characterized the past 16 months has created bad blood and future risk for Trump. Several people who got pushed out unceremoniously, including via Twitter, are now publicly, if implicitly, criticizing him. While most casualties of Trump’s chaotic administration have remained loyal, they are liabilities who could become land mines down the road. -- Rex Tillerson’s commencement speech at the Virginia Military Institute underscores the potential peril. The former secretary of state, fired in March, did not mention Trump by name on Wednesday. He didn’t need to. “As I reflect upon the state of American democracy, I observe a growing crisis of ethics and integrity,” he said. … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Rex Tillerson is just the latest Trump aide to speak out after getting fired
President Trump takes credit for progress in talks between the Koreas as his supporters chant “Nobel” at a rally in Michigan. Michael Scherer authored the Big Idea in today's edition as James is on vacation. We have a full slate of Post authors for you this week before James returns on Monday. With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: When it comes to electoral politics, this is not normal long ago became the new normal. The latest transgression by the transgressor in chief just doesn’t seem to move the needle. (Send a bodyguard to raid a doctor’s office? Yawn.) Barring something major, like firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, it’s not clear the daily outrages have much more downside. And that’s good news for President Trump, who needs the upside of outrage to stay afloat.Trump’s big gambit has so far paid off — at least for him. He broke onto the scene as a political punchline making an argument no … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump’s big gambit has paid off — at least for him.