Trump named top global ‘press oppressor’
“While previous U.S. presidents have each criticized the press to some degree, they have also made public commitments to uphold its essential role in democracy, at home and abroad,” the committee wrote.
“Trump, by contrast, has consistently undermined domestic news outlets and declined to publicly raise freedom of the press with repressive leaders such as Xi [Jinping], [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan, and [Abdel Fattah al-]Sisi.”
Woman plans to marry Tetris after the breakdown of a relationship with a calculator called Pierre
For 20 year old Noorul Mahjabeen Hassan, who prefers to be known as Fractal Tetris Huracan, that’s Tetris, the puzzle game she’s been in a relationship with for over a year. Fractal started her relationship with Tetris back in September 2016, and now spends up to twelve hours a day playing it on websites, her phone, and her Gameboy.
When ‘harmony’ is not good enough
The Vancouver author of I’m Right and You’re an Idiot is expanding his thinking on how to interact with opponents.
Somewhat like myself, James Hoggan, an expert in public relations, is realizing that the liberal ideal of pursuing comfortable “dialogue” with people of different opinions, and vested interests, is often ineffective. Certain types of collaboration just do not work.
Hoggan, who specializes in climate change issues, has been shifting more strongly to recognizing that social transformation sometimes needs to occur by embracing conflict, by permitting “fighting.”
LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are ‘Critical’ To Dems ‘Future Electoral Success’
The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age — so-called “Dreamers” — a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”
The memo, co-authored by former Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri, was sent around to allies calling on Democrats to “refuse to offer any votes for Republican spending bills that do not offer a fix for Dreamers and instead appropriate funds to deport them.”
Just who’s the bully when it comes to minimum wage hikes?
Dramatically increasing minimum wages in the food industry is irresponsible and even reckless.
On Jan. 1, Ontario’s minimum wage increased by 22 per cent, to $14 an hour. It will go to $15 on Jan. 1, 2019. That’s almost a 32 increase increase in 12 months. Other provinces, such as Alberta and B.C., will follow suit.
This obviously puts pressure on many businesses to recalibrate operating budgets. And the large food sector, where many workers earn the minimum wage, is already coping with major headwinds.