The letter, which is addressed to IOC president Thomas Bach, and signed by human rights organizations on every continent, said that the actions of the Chinese central government in Xinjiang, Tibet, Hong Kong and Inner Mongolia showed the country was unworthy to host the Winter Olympics. … [Read more...] about Beijing Winter Olympics 2022 should not be held in China, human rights groups say in letter to IOC
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"He was the first major party candidate they had ever supported who got elected," Pitcavage said. "They were quite jubilant when he won, but ... this would have an effect on the militia movement because it couldn't maintain its level of anger and hate against the federal government when the guy you love is at the head of the federal government." … [Read more...] about Militias say they protect rights, critics call it a sham.
Republicans from President Trump to state lawmakers have already escalated their usual anti-abortion rhetoric; Trump, for example, has now repeatedly and falsely claimed that abortion providers kill babies after birth. The president, then, might use Warren’s abortion policies as grounds for a fresh round of attacks on her candidacy. But that might only help Warren. Most Americans still overwhelmingly oppose abortion bans, and Warren’s proposals may resonate with older Democrats in particular. The senator, who had her first child two years before Roe v. Wade guaranteed the constitutional right to an abortion, deliberately evokes the bad old days in her post. “When I was growing up, long before Roe, people still got abortions. Some were lucky. Others weren’t. They all went through hell,” she wrote. … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan to Save Abortion Rights
The team has a winning record and is pushing for a playoff spot with 17 games to play, and Kapler is a key reason why this is happening. He’s not only putting the right guys in the right situations to succeed, but the words he’s using are making a difference. … [Read more...] about Giants playoff-bound? Gabe Kapler pressing right buttons, saying right things
The current leader of the civil rights division, Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, wrote in April that the nation is "battling a life-threatening virus, but the same principles that guided Lincoln must guide us now, especially when it comes to protecting our civil rights." He affirmed the division's commitment to its mission and dedication "to protecting those who are targeted for their disability, religion, race, or other protected trait." But his words ring hollow, because such rhetoric is fully at odds with the devastating track record that has been forged on his watch. … [Read more...] about What Trump has done to the Justice Department’s civil rights division is a disgrace