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School district apologizing after photo of black child on a leash mistaken for a slavery recreation online

A Massachusetts school district is on the defensive after a photograph of a visit by a Pilgrim reenactor appeared to show a  slavery recreation using a black elementary school student. The photo shows a young black girl on her knees while two white children stand behind her in Colonial-period...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 6:16pm

By writing 2 little words on Twitter, Facebook women bring awareness to sexual assault

Women trying to draw awareness to the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault in society have a new rallying cry: Me too. The two little words flooded Facebook and Twitter beginning on Sunday night in posts by women who have been the victims of sexual assault. The movement, sparked by a ...

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:29am

Trump’s America: Danger! Danger! Rex Tillerson! Look Out Below!

So has Rex Tillerson been castrated or not? It’s never good when that’s the question people are asking about you. Republican Sen. Bob Corker was the one who first raised this painful possibility, charging that President Donald Trump had “publicly castrated” his own...

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 6:51pm

Numbers show gun control laws are working

It’s a familiar narrative by now: a mass shooting shocks the nation, gun control proponents stand on their soapboxes, pro-Second Amendment groups cry about politicizing tragedy, and nothing seems to really happen. With little federal action on gun control, the laws managing access to...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 2:53pm

Top Bush aide tells the GOP 'it's time to panic'

Michael Gerson, a former aide to President George W. Bush and opinion writer for the Washington Post, wrote Friday morning “Republicans, it’s time to panic,” referring to President Trump’s fitness for office. Deputy assistant and director of speechwriting in the Bush...

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 2:08pm

NRA comes out in favor of bump stock regulations in latest gun-control twist

In a move supported by the White House and Republican leadership, The NRA on Thursday said it was moving away from its usual staunch pro-Second Amendment stance, saying it is in favor of reviewing the regulations on bump stocks — the firearm accessory used by the gunman in the Las Vegas...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4:35pm

The Foreman Forecast: The cynical flood

I try not to grow more cynical as each year passes, but I’m conscious and I live in D.C. – so that’s like trying to not get wet when you fall into a creek. Accordingly, the Harvey Weinstein saga has me swimming in cynicism. Weinstein is a Hollywood mogul who is a major donor and...

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:01am

D.C. pharmacist provides Alzheimer's drugs for members of Congress, he says

A pharmacist in Washington, D.C. claims that he fills prescriptions for drugs that treat Alzheimer's Disease for members of Congress, STAT News reports. A writer for the Boston Globe subsidiary spent time shadowing Mike Kim, the owner of Grubb's Pharmacy. Founded in 1867, it sends up to...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:26pm

Zinke says if Confederate monuments removed, Native 'Indians' will complain next

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said if the government caves to leftist demands and has Confederate monuments removed it could lead to a “slippery slope” where next Native Americans will be calling for the removal of statues commemorating leaders who lead violence against their ancestors...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 5:19pm

Trump’s America: Worst aim ever in the DC Corral

Another mass murder by gunfire, another paralyzed response from our political class: They’re shooting blanks again in Washington. Donald Trump blames “pure evil,” which is his way of saying there’s nothing anyone can do to try and stop it. On Capitol Hill, the only thing...

Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 2:24pm

Las Vegas shooter's bump stock actually saved lives: Tucker Carlson

Remember when the zaniest thing about Tucker Carlson was his bowtie? Cue the slapstick sound effects because the Fox News host said something on Thursday night that registered on the bizarre-o-meter: the use of bump stocks in the Las Vegas mass shooting might have saved lives. Watch the latest...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 5:05pm

Trump administration quietly withdrew 42 protections for endangered species months ago

The Trump administration has withdrawn actions to protect at least 42 endangered species, from the green sea turtle to the yellow-billed cuckoo, in a way that environmentalists say may have broken federal law. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service withdrew the regulatory actions, many of which...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:46pm

How often should you shower? Probably way less than you are now

How often should you shower? It’s probably not what you would expect, and no, the answer isn’t “depends on how much you work out.” I just feel off if I don’t start my day with a hot shower. My morning suds session gives me energy and keeps from being self-conscious...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:23pm

What are bump stocks, and why are they important after the Las Vegas shooting?

In the days after the Las Vegas shooting, there has been much discussion about the fact that the shooter, Richard Paddock, used a "bump stock" attachment. Using one of these bump stocks on his gun increased his firepower, leading to a higher death and injury count. What are bump stocks...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 3:13pm

Authentic auditioning makes movies stronger, so give disabled actors a chance: advocacy group

Ahead of the release of "Stronger" The Ruderman Family Foundation, an organization that supports the advancement of people with disabilities, criticized director David Gordon Green for not giving amputee actors the opportunity to even audition for the role of Jeff Bauman, who lost both...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:54pm

What Trump's overturn of the contraception mandate means for women

President Trump is expected to make good on his campaign promise to “make absolutely certain” that companies and religious orders are not “bullied by the federal government because of their religious beliefs” by overturning the birth control mandate, the rule that requires...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:38pm

Trump's comment about the 'calm before the storm' has everyone freaking out

While posing for a photo-op with senior military leaders and their spouses on Thursday night, President Donald Trump made an ominous prediction that the gathering could be the “calm before the storm.” “You guys know what this represents?” Trump asked reporters and his...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 9:51am

No, the Las Vegas shooting isn't the deadliest in U.S. history

In the days since Stephen Paddock gunned down concert-goers as a sold-out country music festival in Las Vegas, media reports and the public have reminded people over and over again that this, with 59 dead, was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The phrase has been reported over and over...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:09pm

The Foreman Forecast: The worst

I am standing on a hillside behind a cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. It is past midnight yet the lights inside are blazing. Earlier, a man drove his pickup through one of the windows, stepped out and shot 23 people to death. Long white curtains cover the crime scene, but the wind is pushing them...

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 5:00am

Passed abortion ban cited 'fetal pain,' but what does science say about it?

On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, a bill that bans abortions past 20 weeks gestation. The only exceptions are if mother’s life is threatened, or in cases of rape and incest — but only after the woman has received...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 2:55pm