But he received only the kind of scrutiny allotted to an upstart, maybe-he-can-actually-win challenger. Sure, his plans were analyzed for their price tag, but stories like this didn't really appear. The New York Times reported allegations of sexual harassment against 2016 campaign aides on Wednesday, including from former Sanders Latino outreach strategist Giulianna Di Lauro: … [Read more...] about Happy New Year, 2020 Is Here
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Which brings us to now. Transgender people are the perfect target of 2016-style discrimination, possessing all the best characteristics: it includes a relatively small minority; it’s confusing and unfamiliar; and best of all, it is closely-tied to genitalia. Plus, it’s very efficient for politicians to piggyback their aspirations onto transphobia; conveniently, the voters who support this bathroom nonsense are the same people who opposed same-sex marriage. And that issue is a tried-and-true election winner. An angry mob of homophobes became a solution in search of a problem, and their elected leaders were happy to point them in the direction of transgender high schoolers. … [Read more...] about Bathroom Bigots Reach New Low With Federal Lawsuit
But on the scarred and beaten backs of our ancestors? If so, it’s a disgrace. If West, a guy who believes his own hype, has bought into this sort of Lost Cause claptrap, he’s too far in the sunken place to ever be reclaimed. Perhaps this is a cry for help. … [Read more...] about Williams: Kanye perpetuates the myth of the happy slave. Why that matters.
The Winthrop study found that 35 percent of all teachers who left after the last school year had five or fewer years of experience. Thirteen percent taught in South Carolina no more than a year. And 25 percent of first-year teachers hired for the 2017-18 school year left their jobs and no longer teach in any state public school. … [Read more...] about Teacher vacancies higher at SC schools, new report says. Here’s how much
Sasse: Hopefully Trump is blowing off steam because ‘this is nuts’ - The Hill: “Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) slammed President Trump's announcement Thursday that he was considering imposing $100 billion in tariffs on China amid the ongoing trade dispute between Washington and Beijing… ‘Hopefully the President is just blowing off steam again but, if he's even half-serious, this is nuts. China is guilty of many things, but the President has no actual plan to win right now,’ Sasse said in a statement. ‘He’s threatening to light American agriculture on fire. Let’s absolutely take on Chinese bad behavior, but with a plan that punishes them instead of us. This is the dumbest possible way to do this’… Sasse joins Senate Republicans including Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Pat Roberts (Kansas) in ripping the president's trade conflict with China this week.” NPR: “As … [Read more...] about Ethics first