Reminder To Progressives: Abortion Is An Economic Issue

April 24, 2017

… concerns are a major reason why women chose to end pregnancies. Estimates suggest that between 40 and 75 percent of women seeking abortions do so for financial reasons. Low-income women are hit the hardest by unplanned pregnancies and by policies that limit abortion access. Low-income women also struggle to afford abortion, particularly because the Hyde Amendment has long restricted Medicaid coverage for abortion care. Research shows that in order to come up with the money necessary for the …


25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 22, 2017

… order to plan and save for your retirement, you need to first calculate how much youre going to need to set aside each month. NerdWallet has a handy retirement calculator that can help you get started on the right path. 16. Putting money into modest growth plans One of the biggest mistakes that even the savviest savers make is putting money into modest growth plans, such as low APR savings accounts, CDs, bonds, mutual funds, or simple 401(k)s. Thanks to Fintech, your bank or financial adviser …


Arkansas executions temporarily on hold

April 20, 2017

(CNN)All executions are on hold in the state of Arkansas after a judge issued a restraining order on a key lethal injection drug Wednesday. Court decisions in recent weeks, both from the state and US Supreme Courts, had granted all eight inmates a temporary reprieve, but some were overturned. The state Supreme Court granted inmate Stacey Johnson a stay Wednesday night, ruling 4-3 that he has a right to an evidentiary hearing after he requested DNA testing to prove his innocence. Johnson …


DNC Announces Members Of Unity Reform Commission

April 18, 2017

The panel was created at the partys national convention in July as a last-minute compromise between supporters of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who were demanding the elimination of super-delegates from presidential primaries. At the 2016 convention, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and national delegates agreed that in order to capture the energy of Democrats from across the country it is critical that we enhance the nominating process that …


New United Airlines Policy Scraps Last-Minute Boarding for Crew Members

April 17, 2017

We issued an updated policy to make sure crews traveling on our aircraft are booked at least 60 minutes prior to departure, United spokeswoman Maggie Schmerin told The Huffington Post on Sunday, noting that previously crews could be booked up until the time of departure. This ensures situations like Flight 3411 never happen again, she said. This is one of our initial steps in a review of our policies in order to deliver the best customer experience. A lawyer for Dao says his client suffered …


Court blocks Arkansas from using lethal injection drug

April 15, 2017

(CNN)Plans by Arkansas to execute a group of inmates before the end of the month ran into more problems Friday. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen issued a temporary restraining order that stops the state from using a certain drug for lethal injections. The supplier of the drug argued it wasn’t supposed to be used for capital punishment. It’s unclear what effect the ruling will have on the state’s plans to execute the men. …


Scott Pruitt Heads To Coal Mine To Pitch New EPA Agenda

April 14, 2017

… that back-to-basics means back to promoting polluters over public health. Clean Power Plan, a policy limiting greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The order also took measures to further protect the coal industry, namely by instructing the Department of the Interior to lift a temporary ban on coal leasing on federal lands that the Obama administration …


United finally issued an actual apology

April 12, 2017

… the customer forcibly removed and to all the customers aboard,” he said in a new statement on Tuesday afternoon. “No one should ever be mistreated this way.” Here is the apology in full: United CEO response to United Express Flight 3411. United (@united) April 10, 2017 Perhaps Munoz finally decided that a stronger apology was in order. Or perhaps you are someone who believes the world is a soulless place guided only by the scent of freshly …


United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

April 12, 2017

… particular, what an element of the public response reveals about how people take sides in disputes. via twitter Equally predictable and perhaps more instructive is a particular element of the public response, one that seeks to excuse or vindicate United Airlines and is prepared to indict Dao in order to do it. While the broad public response has been condemnatory of United Airlines, the airline has its share of apologists and defenders. The first and broadest line of defense are variations …


Hospital parking ‘unreasonably stressful’, says RAC – BBC News

April 7, 2017

… “expected to carry pocketfuls of change in order to park legally”. Mr Williams said: “Things should be made as stress-free as possible and that includes taking the pain out of paying to park.” Commenting on the report, Dr Mike Smith, of the Patients Association, said the report showed the ongoing issues of using outdated payment machines and forcing customers to overpay for parking had yet to be sufficiently addressed. He added: “Our helpline has received calls …


How to photograph Hanoi like the city’s Instagram stars

April 6, 2017

… patience and empathy, one can surely find beauty and order in every frame.” MORE: Is this the world’s cheapest draft beer? The peace-seeker Lm sao thi bay thnh ph nhu nt c k Nhng ngy bt nhp ph khn Thng 2, c iu chi i ti A post shared by Lan Chi (@caracat) on Feb 20, 2016 at 11:31pm PST A Hanoi native, 30-year-old Lan Chi Tran has a deep connection with her hometown — evident on her vibrant Instagram feed, where she has 9,000-plus followers. “Hanoi is a dreamy …