Ignoring women candidates

Ignoring women candidates

Why are the Democrats’ women candidates being ignored? asked Alexis Grenell and Christina Greer. Some polls show Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, and Beto O’Rourke all running ahead of the five female candidates running for president, including two with sterling credentials: Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris. It’s no shock Continue Reading

Washington, D.C: Bipartisan bridge

Washington, D.C: Bipartisan bridge

President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed to spend $2 trillion rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, though both sides said they anticipate a fight over how to pay for it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said they were surprised by Trump’s eagerness to fund Continue Reading

Charlotte, N.C: College shooting

Charlotte, N.C: College shooting

A gunman killed two students and injured four others this week on the last day of classes at the University of North Carolina’s Charlotte campus. Trystan Andrew Terrell, 22, was promptly charged with murdering Ellis Parlier, 19, and Riley Howell, 21. While being escorted into police headquarters, Terrell appeared to Continue Reading

Why let a hoaxer off the hook?

Why let a hoaxer off the hook?

By fabricating “an elaborate hate crime,” Jussie Smollett inadvertently did the country “a great service,” said Noah Rothman. The actor’s assault in January at the hands of two “MAGA hat–clad racist homophobes” was quickly outed as a hoax, focusing public attention on the scourge of “false hate-crime reports.” The media Continue Reading

U.S. blocks aid for rape victims

U.S. blocks aid for rape victims

The Trump administration has made an “open declaration of hostility toward women worldwide,” said Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir. During what should have been a routine approval last week of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning sexual violence in wartime, the American delegation insisted that all references to protecting women’s “sexual Continue Reading

Single-payer could doom Democrats

Single-payer could doom Democrats

Single-payer health care is “an electoral poison pill” that could cost Democrats the 2020 election, said Richard North Patterson. Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders has turned his proposal for a total government takeover of the health-care system into an uncompromising obsession, insisting that his “‘political revolution’ will obliterate all obstacles in Continue Reading

State of sunscreen: Lotions lacking

State of sunscreen: Lotions lacking

Before the Memorial Day weekend, an environmental advocacy organization warned that sunscreens on the market may provide inferior protection or contain potentially harmful chemicals. In a review of more than 1,300 products with SPF in them, the Environmental Working Group found that about two-thirds did not meet its standard for Continue Reading