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Thousands take to streets in major cities to protest Trump election

Thousands of protesters around the country took to the streets Wednesday to condemn the election of Donald Trump as president. The demonstrations were mostly peaceful, authorities said. In Chicago, several thousand people marched through the Loop and gathered outside Trump Tower, chanting “Not my president!” Chicago resident Michael Burke said he believes the president-elect will

Despite unity push, Sanders supporters now urge #DemExit

Despite the Democratic Party’s robust efforts this week to put forward a show of unity at their Philadelphia convention – including bringing Hillary Clinton onstage Wednesday night for a handoff hug from President Obama – a rowdy swath of disaffected voters is making clear the theatrics haven’t healed the fractured base. Anti-Clinton and other demonstrators are moving

Sanders loyalists warn Democratic Party could rupture over Clinton nomination

Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party’s national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent. They rejected Sanders’ call for unity even after the Vermont senator

Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets

Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia’s sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave. Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters marched down a main thoroughfare to show their support of him and disdain for Hillary Clinton ahead

Cleveland says protesters can carry guns, but not tennis balls

Todd Starnes,  Security here in Cleveland has become an even bigger deal in the aftermath of the police shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Police officers now tasked with not only keeping delegates safe — but also each other. And they are especially concerned about protesters who might be carrying firearms outside the security perimeter. The

LGBT activists enraged over beach patrol bathroom email

Todd Starnes,  The Left has given common sense a great big swirly, America. Consider the plight of Captain Butch Arbin, a 40-year veteran of the beach patrol in Ocean City, Md. He’s facing the wrath of City Hall and militant LGBT activists over his handling of a bathroom controversy involving male and female lifeguards. Female

Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist

Debra J. Saunders, Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama’s onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection

The scary truth about a terrorist emergency in New York City

Michael Goodwin, The Cold War marked the high point of America’s civil defense system. Starting under President Harry Truman, the fear of a nuclear attack from the Soviet Union sparked emergency communication systems, air raid sirens, plans for cities to evacuate and hospitals to mobilize. Bomb shelters were stocked with food and medicine, and mandatory

New York’s Table Scraps Belch Methane in De Blasio Plan for Green Power

 Bubbling black liquid churns inside 145-foot-high tanks at the Newtown Creek sewage-treatment plant in Brooklyn. Like robotic stomachs, they burp methane, a byproduct of processed organic waste. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says gas produced at the facility could heat more than 5,200 homes. To achieve that goal, he’s asking 100,000 households to separate

Seattle is probably going to enact a $15/hour minimum wage

Erika Johnsen, Last November, Seattle elected a straight-up socialist to their City Council who, among other economic/social-justice aspirations, included the already popular idea of a minimum wage hike to $15/hour in her campaign platform. Evidently, the fact that that is now very likely going to happen in a gradual phase-in over the next few years