On January 31st—the same day that the White House released a statement vowing that Trump would be “respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights”— the Education and Justice Departments issued a joint letter rescinding a 2016 Obama administration guidance on transgender students. That policy had declared that the federal government considered restrictions on transgender students’ access to appropriate restrooms and locker rooms to be in violation of Title IX’s 1972 ban on sex discrimination in public education. … [Read more...] about White House Proclaims World AIDS Day, Leaves Out LGBT People & People of Color
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Biden’s on camera speech came a couple of hours after Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz promised swift justice in Monday’s death of George Floyd. The 46-year old black died after a white Minneapolis police officer put his knee to Floyd’s neck for several minutes, as Floyd -- who was handcuffed -- repeatedly said “I can’t breathe.” He died a short time later at a nearby medical facility. … [Read more...] about Biden speaks with Floyd family, slams Trump for ‘incendiary tweets’
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I have been wondering for years what would trigger a profound collapse of confidence in U.S. global leadership along the lines of the British Suez Crisis of 1956-57, which accentuated America’s definitive “coming out” as the world’s leading superpower and sent the British looking for new and smaller things to do. This pandemic may be that moment, and certainly there are other writers including my friend Parag Khanna and Stephen Marche who are thinking along those same lines. But even before them there were others who pointed to the trend. Charles Kupchan’s book, “The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the 21st Century,” written in 2003 amid the U.S. invasion of Iraq, punctured America’s superpower mystique and showed the world the limits of American financial, military and leadership power. And another was Princeton’s G. John Ikenberry, who wrote the seminal “Liberal Leviathan: The Origins, … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don’t have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities
What sparked her to go public so many years later, McEwen told Fletcher, was a strange call Thomas’s wife, Ginni, made to Hill on October 9, 2010. On a message left on Hill’s answering machine, Ginni asked Hill to apologize for her testimony back in 1991. “The Clarence I know was certainly capable not only of doing the things that Anita Hill said he did, but it would be totally consistent with the way he lived his personal life then,” said McEwen, who by then was also writing a bodice-ripping memoir, D.C. Unmasked and Undressed. According to the Post, Thomas would also tell McEwen “about women he encountered at work and what he’d said to them. He was partial to women with large breasts, she said.” Once, McEwen recalled, Thomas was so “impressed” by a colleague’s chest that he asked her bra size, a question that’s difficult to interpret as anything but the clearest kind of sexual harassment. That information could also … [Read more...] about Do You Believe Her Now?