Is Kirsten Gillibrand Too Blonde and Woman-y to Be a Viable Candidate? 

Well, it’s here: an op-ed, published by The Daily Beast, politely wondering whether Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is “too transparently opportunistic to be a viable candidate” in 2020 “after the rejection of another New York politician criticized for basing her positions on supposedly canny calculations rather than on…

Jeff Sessions Forges Ahead in Battle Against Marijuana That No One Else Wants

Like a Confederate soldier who kept fighting long after the war ended—actually, that too—Attorney General Jeff Sessions has kept up his myopic contention that marijuana is the devil’s plant, to the extent that he is now rescinding an Obama-era policy that discouraged the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states…

Over Half a Million Puerto Rican Power Customers Are Still Reportedly Without Electricity

On Friday, Governor Ricardo Rossello and interim director of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority Justo Gonzalez announced that, months after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, only 55 percent of Puerto Rico’s roughly 1.5 million customers have power. That’s a slow crawl from the 50 percent reported in November…

Trump Just Fired the Remaining Members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

In a Fed-Ex letter, President Donald Trump has fired all remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) without any explanation. This follows six of the council members resigning from their positions in June, citing Trump’s regressive legislation and inaction on the global HIV/AIDS crisis…

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