Are GOP Anchor Baby Comments Anti-Women? Yes They Are

The term “anchor babies” — a throwback to the right-wing immigration reformers of the 1990s and early 2000s— is in the news again. And as this debate over whether this is term is derogatory (and the American Heritage diction has listed it as ...more

Hawaii: Let's Say Aloha to Paid Family Leave

Only three states have implemented mandatory paid family leave thus far, and there are signs that my home state of Hawaii is ready to be the fourth. Some of those signs were apparent when US Labor Secretary Tom Perez came to our State Capitol last ...more

6 Ways White Feminists Should Not Respond to Racism

Spoiler alert: A lot of white people don’t entirely understand racism. Even educated, well-meaning, white feminists and advocates for social justice often miss the mark when talking about race. I am sure that I (a white person and a feminist) have ...more

My Tale of Online Harassment

While I was fending off alpha tigers in a magical world, I was also fending off a fellow gamer who has no regard for his treatment of female players.  ...more

What Do I Tell My Daughter About Sandra Bland?

To my Little Magician: We’ll read this together when you’re old enough to understand. Motherhood has been an incredible adventure, but I have always been haunted by the guilt of bringing you into this world -- a world that has not been very kind ...more

Dear Mr. President, Will You Speak Up For Fallen Police?

Dear Mr. President,I want to start of by saying that I highly respect your position and that I can understand that you have quite a ton on your plate – homeland security, our economy, attempting peace relations with other countries, the works. I get it....more

Some Men Believe Their Kids Deserve More Than the Kids Of Working Moms

I worked for a man who talked a lot about how hard he had to work to make enough to keep his wife home with their daughters and how important that was to him. I took the job because it offered early morning hours (from 4 am – 12 pm) that allowed with me to be with my kids the majority of the day. After working for the man for more than six months, I put in a written request to leave early three days a year, so I could continue to be a room mother in my kids’ classrooms and volunteer at the Halloween, Holiday and Spring party each year. I was dismissed the next day without explanation....more

Dutch Doctor Defies Anti-Abortion Governments 

While women's health and reproductive rights in the United States are the subject of much current political debate, Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts, 49, has been taking the cause into her own hands for nearly two decades. ...more

Dear Mr. President, Will You Speak Up For Fallen Police?

Dear Mr. President,I want to start of by saying that I highly respect your position and that I can understand that you have quite a ton on your plate – homeland security, our economy, attempting peace relations with other countries, the works. I get it....more

Redefining Poverty

The government defines poverty based on income. These are the 2015 income levels that the US Federal government uses to define poverty:...more

Venezuela: Well on the road from “malgoverned space” to failed state

What makes a “malgoverned space”? According to R. Evan Ellis, The defining characteristic of a malgoverned space is that the ability of the formal authority to enforce its laws and regulations, and the possibility of residents to rely on those authorities and the formal legal system to protect their property and physical well-being there is severely curtailed The Dictionary defines failed state as (emphasis added) a nation in which the government has lost political authority and control and is unable to fulfill the basic responsibilities of a sovereign state ....more

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If you have been thinking about learning how to make money online, check out this great ebook! Right now you can download this handy How to Make $1,000 a Month Online eBook for FREE! How to Make $1,000 a Month Online Making $1,000 a month online is not a simple matter of simply following a checklist or buying a website and all of a sudden all these dollars appear on your bank account ....more

Last night’s podcast

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Haiti: Hillary’s “campaign against the negative stories concerning our involvement in Haiti”

Jonathan Katz reports, The Clintons’ Haiti Screw-Up, As Told By Hillary’s Emails The family still doesn’t know how to wield its own power. As the latest release of Hillary Clinton’s personal emails by the U.S. State Department Monday revealed, that perception was not an accident. “We waged a very successful campaign against the negative stories concerning our involvement in Haiti,” Judith McHale, the under-secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, wrote on February 26, 2010 ....more

Dear Kim Daivs- From an Actual Kentuckian!

Dear Kim Davis,...more

Responsive Images (Video)

Two excellent videos from Akamai Technologies are available explaining how to code for responsive images. The first is written by Mat Marquis, the second by Yoav Weiss. Both films go quickly and bear watching more than once ....more

Minority media outlets migrate to Snapchat for audience engagement

By MELISSA HENDERSON In less than a year, Snapchat has become the most-used and downloaded social media application. The app logs roughly 400 million messages, and on top of that, users have been quick to adopt the mobile-only social platform into their daily digital habits. ...more

Emily Janelle is a childhood cancer survivor and warrior

 Emily is a child. Not a child/teenager, she is still a child who likes to play make believe, and dress up as a princess and she is a child who has spent weeks on end in a hospital room. Why has she traded princess tea parties for a scary hospital? Emily was diagnosed with a PNET, a brain tumor.Primitive neuroectodermal tumor (a description I will cover later)...more