Hillary Clinton set the internet ablaze on Sunday when she told CBS’s “Sunday Morning” that the affair between her husband, former President Bill Clinton, and then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky was not an abuse of power.
The former secretary of state’s remark ― as well as her suggestion that her husband’s sexual relationship with Lewinsky was consensual because Lewinsky had been “an adult” at the time ― appeared at odds with the Me Too movement Clinton herself has championed.
Lewinsky, who was 22 at the time of the affair, previously said that her sexual encounters with Bill Clinton had been consensual, but has reconsidered that view recently. Several other women have accused the former president of sexual misconduct going as far back as the 1970s, which he has vehemently denied.
Kanye West has more than one member of the Trump family in his corner. Ahead of the rapper’s meeting with the president Thursday, Donald Trump Jr. is coming to his defense after a CNN panel questioned West’s intellect.
Don Lemon invited three guests on his show Tuesday night to discuss West’s buzzed-about meeting with President Trump. Kim Kardashian‘s husband is set to meet with POTUS and Jared Kushner about criminal justice reform, job opportunities for former convicts, and how to increase the number of manufacturing jobs in the Chicago area, according to the New York Times.
“My issue with Kanye West is quite simple — it’s that anti-intellectualism simply isn’t cool,” said commentator Bakari Sellers. “We’re not sending Kanye West to the White House to talk about these issues because he can’t. He doesn’t have the depth to. I want to hear what Kanye West wants to do when we’re talking about criminal justice reform or prisoner reentry — the fact is he cannot. He does not have that depth.”
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In the run-up to the premiere of the new CW version of Charmed, there was some controversy about the reboot, emanating from the original trio of witches, Shannon Doherty, Holly Marie Combs, and noted Supreme Court hearing-attendee Alyssa Milano. All three, in various ways, expressed dissatisfaction with the show. Their complaints ranged from an accusation of ageism (Combs: “I will never understand what is fierce, funny, or feminist in creating a show that basically says the original actresses are too old to do a job they did 12 years ago”) to irritation at not being creative consultants (Milano: “I wish that they would have come to us and we would have been involved since the beginning”). I can’t remember another show that was being launched with such ill will expressed by the original cast, although I wouldn’t be surprised if you told me Tom Selleck bites his tongue in suppressed rage every time that new lousy version of Magnum P.I. airs.
So, is the new Charmed worth all the advance hatred? Not in the slightest. This thing is destined to implode before Holly Marie Combs’s temper subsides. The new version of Charmed is so overloaded with progressive political sloganeering, the writers forgot to write in some action. The reboot stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, and Madeleine Mantock as Mel, Maggie, and Macy, the three witch-sisters. The pilot episode begins with the death of their witch-mom, who’d been keeping the girls’ witch status a secret. Upon discovering their powers — Mel can freeze time, Maggie reads thoughts, and Macy moves things around with her mind — they unite to avenge Mom’s death and fight evil.
In 1883, Krakatoa erupted, spewing volcanic ash and gas into the stratosphere, making clouds more reflective and cooling the entire planet by roughly 1° C that year. In 2018, the UN reported that human activity has already raised Earth’s temperature by 1°, and if we don’t do something drastic soon, the results will be catastrophic.
The optimal solution is staring us in the face, of course; reduce carbon emissions. Unfortunately this optimal solution is politically untenable and extremely expensive. A decade ago McKinsey estimated it would cost $1 trillion just to halve the growth of carbon emissions … in India alone. That’s still less than the cost of doing nothing — estimated at $20 trillion by Nature, which doesn’t include its toll on human lives — but it’s a cost which seems to make the necessary political decisions impossible.
Sears Holdings shares traded down more than 23% Monday, hitting a record low of $0.28 apiece, after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy early Monday morning.
The iconic American retailer, which has seen sales cut in half since 2014, announced it would close 142 stores before the end of year and that CEO Eddie Lampert will step down. Lampert will remain the company’s chairman.
“Over the last several years, we have worked hard to transform our business and unlock the value of our assets,” Lampert said in a statement on Monday.
“While we have made progress, the plan has yet to deliver the results we have desired, and addressing the company’s immediate liquidity needs has impacted our efforts to become a profitable and more competitive retailer.”
A bookstore in Brooklyn is holding a public event to put a hex on newly-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh next Saturday night.
Catland Books, in the Bushwick neighborhood of the New York City borough, says that Kavanaugh will be the focus of the event, but it will curse “all rapists and the patriarchy,” too. To promote the “Ritual to Hex Brett Kavanaugh,” the bookstore has sent out invites over Eventbrite.
“[Brett Kavanaugh] will be the focal point, but by no means the only target, so bring your rage and and all of the axes you’ve got to grind,” the invite reads. The event will embrace the powers of witchcraft to bring justice “to those of us who have been wronged by men just like him.”
The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court split the country. So, too, did it divide families, including one rather prominent household.
John David Rice-Cameron – the son of Susan Rice, a former national security adviser to President Barack Obama – is proof, in many ways, that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. He is a student at Stanford, as was his mother. He is invested in politics, as is his mother. Both caught the political bug early, serving on student council in high school.
But the son stands apart from the mother in at least one major way. She is not just a Democrat but a veteran of the Clinton and Obama administrations whose hopes of succeeding Hillary Clinton as secretary of state were wrecked by political shrapnel from the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya.
Rice-Cameron is not just a conservative but the head of the Stanford College Republicans and a proud supporter of President Trump. His ambition is to “Make Stanford Great Again.”
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to speed up the controversial land reform proposed by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) earlier this year.
“We are making history and celebrating the return of your land today. We are righting the historic injustice and returning the land to its rightful owners,” the president said at the handover of 4‚586 hectares of land to the community of KwaMkhwanazi at Empangeni in northeastern KwaZulu-Natal.
Ramaphosa admitted that his government has been too slow in the process of restitution and redistribution of farmlands, stressing that land is a key pillar for economic emancipation and freedom.
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A person born as a biological male has become the first transgender female to win a women’s cycling championship.
Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon, who identifies as Queer, Lesbian, Pan, Polyam, Asexual and Trans, placed first in the 200m world title in the 35-44 sprint category at the 2018 Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles over the weekend, beating women from the Netherlands and the US.
The researcher who examined Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) DNA test used DNA samples from “Mexico, Peru and Colombia” to “stand in” for Native American DNA in North America, according to the Boston Globe.
According to the newspaper:
Detecting DNA for Native Americans is particularly tricky because there is an absence of Native American DNA available for comparison. This is in part because Native American leaders have asked tribal members not to participate in genetic databases.
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