By ABBY LIVINGSTON via POLITICO: El Paso – When Jody Casey came aboard as Beto O’Rourke’s campaign manager in late summer 2017, she faced a dilemma. She was a political novice and O’Rourke family friend who had quit her sales job at General Electric to join the campaign. She was stationed in El Paso, the most remote of major American cities. She was leading a … Continue reading How the Blue Wave Election Drowned Both Female Led Campaigns & Women Trying to Change the Course of Elections
By Julia Carpenter via CNN Business – There’s the wage gap, the bonus gap, the promotions gap — and then there’s the commuting gap. New research shows that even when it comes to negotiating the distance between work and home, men and women inhabit different realities. For many men, the commute to work is a fact of life, something non-negotiable and relatively uncomplicated — … Continue reading Gender Pay Inequality Hits Everywhere Including High Price to Commute for Women
By Yael Grauer via Medium – Let’s put something to rest: Facebook isn’t spying through your phone’s microphone to serve you ads for sweatshirts and seltzer water. It probably couldn’t even if it wanted to. But if the social network isn’t listening to you, that doesn’t mean the rest of the world isn’t watching. Advertisements in the real world are becoming more technologically sophisticated, integrating … Continue reading Creepy Ads vs Individual Privacy; With No Legislation, Privacy Always Loses
Nashville Police officer sues department for allegedly retaliating against her for reporting rape by another officer By Julia Jacobo via ABC News – A Nashville Police officer has filed a federal lawsuit against her employer, accusing the department of retaliating against her after she reported that she was raped by a fellow officer. On May 2, 2016, Officer Monica Blake, 36, was strangled and sexually … Continue reading Police Retaliation for Rape Report of Police Officer in Nashville
By Tyler Estep & Tamar Hallerman via The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The camp of Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux is already questioning the transparency of Wednesday’s scheduled recount in the tightly contested race to represent Georgia’s 7th Congressional District. Bourdeaux, who is trailing Republican incumbent Rob Woodall by just over 400 votes for the seat that’s split between Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, officially requested the recount Tuesday afternoon. It began at … Continue reading Georgia Elections Are A Shady Disaster
By Jacob Siegel via Daily Beast – Will Swenson is officially an American war hero, awarded the Medal of Honor, the military’s most prestigious decoration for his actions in Afghanistan. But in the eyes of the Army, he was, for a time, a target of surveillance. Army investigators staked out his house. They went through his trash. And it all started because Swenson was mentioned … Continue reading Bonkers Alert – Our Country Spies on Those that Bravely Serve but Give the Army Bad Amazon Reviews
By Carol D. Leonnig & Josh Dawsey via The Washington Post – Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, according to people familiar with a White House examination of her correspondence. White House ethics officials learned of Trump’s repeated use of personal … Continue reading Lock Ivanka Up! Lock Ivanka Up! Oh the Hypocrisy….
By Nina Golgowski via Huffingtonpost: A man yelled “Heil Hitler, Heil Trump” during the intermission of the musical “Fiddler on the Roof” in Baltimore Wednesday night, according to witnesses who said they immediately feared that a gunman was in the building. Video taken inside the Hippodrome Theater shows stunned guests staring into the balcony as some scream, “Get out,” in the aftermath of the … Continue reading Man Shouts ‘’Heil Hitler, Heil Trump’’ in crowded Baltimore Theater…This is the New Trump World We Live In.
By Sheera Frenkel, Nicholas Confessore, Cecilia Kang, Matthew Rosenberg and Jack Nicas via New York Times: Sheryl Sandberg was seething. Inside Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, top executives gathered in the glass-walled conference room of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. It was September 2017, more than a year after Facebook engineers discovered suspicious Russia-linked activity on its site, an early warning of the Kremlin campaign to … Continue reading Corporate Cover-Up. Why Are We Still On Facebook? It’s A Horrible Company With No Regard To It’s Users While Buying Politicians Via Hiring Their Family Members. Shame On You Chuck Schumer!
By CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO and NANCY COOK via Politico: Bottled-up hostility in President Donald Trump’s administration flowed to the surface Tuesday during a remarkable 12-hour period following an awkward midterm détente and tense trip to Paris over which the president is still seething. “It’s like an episode of ‘Maury,’” one former Trump aide observed to POLITICO as the spectacle unfolded. “The only thing that’s missing is … Continue reading Absolute Turmoil in Trump’s White House