What Brett Kavanaugh is alleged to have done is not some teenage drunken mistake; it’s sexual assault. And his confirmation sends a clear message that government officials care more politics than about protecting survivors. It means that even if the senators did believe Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, they simply don’t care. They don’t care about what Kavanaugh did, the type of person he is, and the way he has impacted her life. And since they don’t care about Dr. Ford, why should we believe that they care about any other survivor? … [Read more...] about We Lost the Kavanaugh Fight. But Survivors Like Me Won’t Be Silenced.
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A series of shortwave troughs move through this week, so we see another chance for snow showers Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning with it being the coldest day of the week with a high only at 30 degrees. … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh Weather: Snow Showers, Cloudy Skies
INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups Long grain rice 3 cups Water 1 tsp Sea salt Pinch fresh ground pepper DIRECTIONS Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the rice and stir gently until the rice smells fragrant and is coated with oil. Add 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Then turn off the flame and leave on the stovetop for an additional 15 minutes. The rice will be tender and all the liquid will be absorbed. Lentils … [Read more...] about Our Favorite Winter Dish is Michael Mina’s Egyptian Koshary
The Senate will convene at noon. The Finance Committee will hold a confirmation hearing at 10 a.m. for Janet Yellen to be secretary of the Treasury. The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a confirmation hearing at 10 a.m. for Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasThis week: Tensions running high in Trump's final days Overnight Defense: Agency watchdogs probing response to Capitol riots | 25,000 guardsmen now approved for inauguration security | Troops levels in Afghanistan, Iraq hit 2,500 Biden briefed by federal officials on security concerns regarding inauguration MORE to be secretary of the Homeland Security Department. The Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. for Avril Haines to be director of National Intelligence. The Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing at 2 p.m. for Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenFor Joe Biden, an experienced foreign policy team Biden selects Wendy Sherman for No. 2 State Department post Overnight Defense: … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – An inauguration like no other
The Irving Street project that raised neighborhood scorn is a seven-story family-housing complex proposed for the current site of the San Francisco Police Credit Union, which is downsizing and moving into the former Goodwill building a half-block east. The project, to be built by the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp., would be for families with children making $38,450 to $102,500 a year, although 20% of the building may be set aside for formerly homeless individuals. The initial proposal calls for just 11 parking spaces. … [Read more...] about ’Slum’ charges fly in fracas over affordable housing in S.F.’s Sunset District