“The left took its shot at the governor’s mansion and came up short so they stepped back and said ‘let’s see what we can do at the local level,’” Grim said. “There is an extraordinary gap between what Democratic voters think they might be getting when they send Democrats to the statehouse in Rhode Island and what they’re actually getting.” … [Read more...] about Intercept bureau chief previews Rhode lsland primaries
For those for whom it had made a difference, there was a split in how: The experience of living through a global pandemic had made some feel more pessimistic about our ability to act on climate change and others more optimistic. The changes in daily life also made an impact: One reader noted that being outside of a heavily air-conditioned office had shifted how aware they were of extreme heat. … [Read more...] about MicroClimates: Fighting global warming from home
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The most eye-opening of these recollections came from Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at the University of Nevada who wrote in her personal blog about the time Kozinski invited her and other clerks out for drinks. She was clerking for another judge at the time, but she agreed to come along. The meetup turned out to be a setup: No other clerks were there. Just Rapoport and Kozinski. “What do single girls in San Francisco do for sex?” she recalls the judge asking her. During the same encounter, Kozinski offered to “comfort” her when he learned that Rapoport’s mother had just been diagnosed with cancer. Ever since, the law professor has made it a point to steer her own female students away from Kozinski’s judicial chambers by refusing to sign letters of recommendation to go work for him. The title of Rapoport’s blog entry: “There are likely several more stories to come.” … [Read more...] about Is the Judiciary Ready to Handle Harassment Charges?
"In an effort to further engage our community and drive change, all you need to do to enjoy this evening is sign up to receive messages about how you can make a change during this election!," the sign up page for the event reads. "This event is in partnership with Zoom, and the first episode is spotlighting and supporting Color of Change - the nation's largest online racial justice organization." … [Read more...] about ‘Golden Girls’ recast with Black cast including Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King