On Wednesday, the first day the county had loosened shelter-at-home directives, Highland Park’s trendy York Boulevard was hit and miss. “Essential businesses,” such as the upscale coffee shops and traditional mom-and-pop markets, had been open throughout the pandemic. But many boutiques and specialty shops remained dark. … [Read more...] about Reopening California off to a slow start as customers stay away, fears of coronavirus still loom large
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11:53 a.m. White House press secretary repeats Trump’s false claim about CA mail ballots: White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday repeated President Trump’s false claim that California will send everyone in the state a mail-in ballot. Earlier this month, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan to send all registered voters in the state an absentee ballot as a precautionary measure during the coronavirus outbreak. when asked whether Trump would acknowledge his false assertions that everyone in California was getting a mail ballot, which he has claimed will lead to election fraud, McEnany said, “To everyone including dead people on the voter rolls ... if you are not concerned about that, I am sorry.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Supreme Court upholds California’s right to restrict religious services
Income inequality for gay men has been fairly well-established, with a 2015 meta-analysis finding they earned an average of 11 percent less than straight men, as Quartz recently reported. Although there is some evidence to suggest that lesbians earn more than heterosexual women, a 2015 analysis from the Williams Institute (PDF) cautions that “most lesbians still earn less than either gay or heterosexual men” and, as a result, two-women couples tend to have “less household income than a heterosexual couple.” … [Read more...] about The Gay Wage Gap Is Both Real and Invisible
What kind of a country will we leave to our children and grandchildren? Will we leave them: a bankrupt America flooded with illegal immigrants; will English no longer be the national language; will our Constitutional law be replaced by some form of Sharia law; will we be susceptible to energy blackmail or will we be energy independent; will our citizens, our children continue to be killed while just walking down the street; will we have a President who cannot be trusted to perform the duties of Commander-in-Chief; will the homosexual lifestyle be forced on children in the public schools; and will the nation be devoid of the entrepreneurial spirit? … [Read more...] about What Leader Will Embrace America’s Righteous Freedom?
Galloway: I want to propose something. To me, you go to the root cause. I mean, these are symptoms, and we’re trying to figure out a way to treat the symptoms. At the end of the day, isn’t the thing causing this problem the business model? That it’s based on advertising, which is based on engagement? These algorithms have figured out the greatest way to get engagement is rage, even if it’s from falsehood. It’s not a First Amendment issue. The issue here is that crazy, oftentimes damaging messaging and narrative get more oxygen than they would get organically, because the algorithm has been trained to give oxygen to anti-vaxxers and white supremacists. Wouldn’t the most effective legislation be to figure out a small way to tax every message a penny and force these guys to move to a subscription model, which would probably result in shareholder value and turn off the rage machine? … [Read more...] about Why Twitter Should Delete Trump’s Account