That’s why it’s crucial that, at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back progress for women, New York is moving forward by enacting bold reforms that promote equality and help level the playing field for women. On January 1, New York’s groundbreaking paid family leave law will go into effect, providing essential economic security to more than six million workers across the state. More dads taking paid family leave also helps shift the cultural narrative around men’srole at home and at work—a critical step forward in the fight for gender equality. Paid family leave is just one example of how state and local leaders can make real progress for gender equality even in the face of Washington’s hostility. Another law closes a significant loophole in New York State’s equal pay law and prohibits employers from penalizing employees who discuss their wages with each other.
December 16, 2017 19:41 UTC
I must explain why I have used the expression “coup d’état” to describe what is happening in Catalonia. PhotoSince Spain became democratic, the Catalan government has had exclusive control over vital matters like education, language, culture and public works. At home we speak Catalan and Spanish, as in many other Catalan homes. Despite its countless defects, a united Europe is, at least for a leftist Europeanist like me, the only reasonable utopia. That is what, ultimately, being Spanish means to me: a peculiar way of being European.
But once it got to the offseason, finally I felt 100 percent healthy. Then, he spent spring training ramping up quickly, targeting the first week of the season. Instead, Scherzer laughed off the notion that the injuries fell into any kind of pattern, and perhaps with good reason. Then coming off of [the calf] prevents the hamstring injury,” Scherzer said when asked how to avoid similar problems moving forward. “So I guess that’s what I learned.”[For Daniel Murphy, it’s too early to talk injury timetables]So Scherzer won’t alter his training regimen to avoid those injuries.
December 16, 2017 19:30 UTC
PhotoMost Americans know that the Republican tax bill will widen economic inequality by lavishing breaks on corporations and the wealthy while taking benefits away from the poor and the middle class. What many may not realize is that growing inequality helped create the bill in the first place. As a smaller and smaller group of people cornered an ever-larger share of the nation’s wealth, so too did they gain an ever-larger share of political power. They became, in effect, kingmakers; the tax bill is a natural consequence of their long effort to bend American politics to serve their interests. As things stand now, the top 1 percent of the population by wealth — the group that would primarily benefit from the tax bill — controls nearly 40 percent of the country’s wealth.
Democratic women in Congress have decided they may be able to expel the president on his self-confessed sexual larceny. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. The industry that helps shape our view of women has fallen into gender apartheid — Saudi Arabia on Sunset Boulevard. Women make up 11 percent of writers, 3 percent of cinematographers, 19 percent of producers and 14 percent of editors. That’s why monsters were allowed to roam, feeling entitled to human sacrifices, vulnerable young women offered at the altar of art, ambition and box office.
The story most likely would have resonated with young women regardless. Sometimes “yes” means “no,” simply because it is easier to go through with it than explain our way out of the situation. Sometimes “no” means “yes,” because you actually do want to do it, but you know you’re not supposed to lest you be labeled a slut. So the communication aspect — clearly saying “yes” — is crucial. Like the character, many women have said “yes” to what is happening.
A study from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs reported the most common forms of violence against L.G.B.T.Q. people were verbal harassment at 20 percent, threats and intimidation at 17 percent and physical violence at 11 percent. While 10 countries consider “same-sex sexual relations” crimes punishable by death, nine American states criminalize L.G.B.T.Q. In response, organizations have begun to issue state-level travel advisories: After a rash of hate crimes in Missouri, the N.A.A.C.P. The government already does this, in a way: The State Department provides international L.G.B.T.Q.
Foreign policy is the place where the risks of electing Trump seemed to me particularly unacceptable, and I’ve tended to focus on narratives that fit that fear, from the risk of regional war in Middle East to the perils in our North Korean brinksmanship. The Saudi war in Yemen remains a humanitarian catastrophe and our relationship with the House of Saud remains corrupt. But the war in Yemen was already an American-abetted disaster under Obama, and the Trump White House has at least called for Riyadh to lift its Yemen embargo and seen the new king promise some mild social and economic reforms. And the Trump strategy on Israel and the Palestinians, the butt of many Jared Kushner jokes, seems … not crazy? But if you had told me in late 2016 that almost a year into the Trump era the caliphate would be all-but-beaten without something far worse happening in the Middle East, I would have been surprised and gratified.
But Earth’s annual light cycle can profoundly affect all our lives, even in cultures remade by electric lights. The poet Annie Finch is the author of “Winter Solstice Chant” (“the edge of winter sky/leaning over us in icy stars.”). Ms. Finch also pointed out that the winter solstice, traditionally a time of introspection, can be a moment of warmth for communities small and large. I was reminded, too, of my mother, who died just before the winter solstice of 2006. But she loved the winter solstice because she knew it marked the light’s rebirth.
I was one of five speakers giving lectures to a group of about 60 passengers, including her, who’d signed up for them. The more I thought about her experience, the more I realized how widespread it undoubtedly is, and how cruel. Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Sign Up for the Opinion Today Newsletter Every weekday, get thought-provoking commentary from Op-Ed columnists, the Times editorial board and contributing writers from around the world. Give me a word.”Advertisement Continue reading the main story“What about ‘limited’?” I said. Nancy increasingly makes peace with such neglect but told me that an elderly, infirm friend of hers has another approach.
Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Please verify you're not a robot by clicking the box. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. But empires rise and fall, and it’s a mistake to get too sentimentally attached to any one of them. If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and human consciousness is extinguished, so is all beauty. And maybe take a moment to remember us, who came before him and helped get him there.
Television agent Olivia Metzger is parting ways with the Creative Artists Agency, HuffPost has learned. Metzger also represents top Fox News hosts including Martha MacCallum, Harris Faulkner, Shannon Bream and “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt. Along with on-air talent, Metzger represents news executives and producers like Ryan Kadro, executive producer of “CBS This Morning,” and Rashida Jones, senior vice president of specials at NBC News and MSNBC. Metzger, according to two sources, plans to continue representing clients whether she ends up going to another agency or starting her own firm. “She’s been my agent for more than a decade and I’ve known her longer than that,” he told HuffPost.
December 16, 2017 19:18 UTC
This has given an opportunity for the European Union to step into the void. The EU is fully united in its support for the nuclear deal. Those issues include Iran’s missile programme, but also human rights and regional influence. Essentially, Europeans believe America lacks credibility on human rights because of its support for the death penalty. In its dealings with other countries, the EU always raises the issue of human rights asserted Mogherini.
December 16, 2017 19:07 UTC
“The president again violated the time and place rule that many of our parents instill in us,” Smerconish said, as reported by Mediaite. ADVERTISEMENTSmerconish pointed to Trump's similar appearance at the CIA headquarters in January where he attacked a specific reporter as dishonest. The CNN host said Trump made a mistake in treating both events like campaign rallies, and called the reactions by both audiences of law enforcement officials "reprehensible." "The intel and law enforcement communities need to remain above politics, and to be perceived as beyond reproach. And when they feed on the president's overly political lines, they cause a lack of confidence in their own nonpartisanship," Smerconish added.
December 16, 2017 18:56 UTC
But without an alleged child predator like Republican Roy Moore on the ticket in 2020, Jones will almost certainly have an uphill climb to re-election. “With that lens on it, if I were Doug Jones, I might very possibly say, ‘This is my YOLO moment. Rather than embrace single-payer health care ― or “Medicare for all,” as progressives have dubbed it ― Sweeney suggested that Jones could advocate a Medicare buy-in for the entire population. Jones also describes health care as a “right,” backing “improvement” of the Affordable Care Act over repeal. “Roy Moore wants to take away your health care while cutting taxes for billionaires,” one of the successful digital ads declared.
December 16, 2017 18:56 UTC