Climate activist Greta Thunberg used her superpower of shaming adults on Senate Democrats

Teenage Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg delivers brief remarks surrounded by other student environmental advocates during a strike to demand action on climate change outside the White House on September 13, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images “I know you’re trying, but just not hard enough.” This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In a packed…

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How Fox News twisted the Kavanaugh scandal into a way to attack the New York Times

Fox News They keep using the same false talking point to change the topic. A New York Times story from over the weekend contains a third, previously undisclosed sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The report was later updated to make it clear the new allegation is not as strongly corroborated as readers of the first version of the story may have been led to believe. Fox News is capitalizing on the…

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Ayanna Pressley just filed an impeachment resolution against Brett Kavanaugh in the House

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) takes part in a panel discussion led by Aimee Allison, touching the changes of the face of power in the United States after a history-making number of diverse members were sworn into Congress. | Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images It’s the first step to getting an impeachment inquiry underway. Amid politicians’ calls for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment, Rep. Ayanna Pressley is actually trying to get the process started. Pressley…

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Andrew Yang’s use of Asian stereotypes is reinforcing toxic tropes

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks during a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa.  | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The blowback over Yang’s debate comments, explained. During the third Democratic debate, Andrew Yang made a joke that played up an Asian stereotype: “Now, I am Asian, so I know a lot of doctors,” he quipped. It wasn’t the first time he’d done so. Two months…

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GM workers are on strike to accomplish what Trump couldn’t

United Auto Workers members picket at a gate at the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant after the union declared a national strike against GM at midnight on September 16, 2019, in Flint, Michigan. | Bill Pugliano/Getty Images They want the automaker to keep good-paying jobs in the US. At a July 2017 rally in Youngstown, Ohio, President Donald Trump told his supporters not to sell their homes because the factory jobs are ‘‘coming back. They’re…

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Mint Globetrotter Index: Take a trip to Victoria

The Mint Globetrotter index compares the cost of 25 essential travel spends for 50 cities across regions.Here, Mint Money will list these 25 spends for a city and compare it with Delhi Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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Why the debate over the legality of Andrew Yang’s $120,000 UBI pilot doesn’t really matter

Andrew Yang following the second Democratic presidential debate in July 2019. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images Yang’s UBI pilot might violate campaign finance law, but there’s no one to stop it from going forward. Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promised to spice up September’s primary debate by doing “something no presidential candidate has ever done before in history” live on television. He kept that promise by announcing in his opening statement that he would give away…

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What is Liberalised Remittance Scheme and what’s it used for?

According to the prevailing regulations, resident individuals may remit up to $250,000 per financial year.The remitted amount can also be invested in shares, debt instruments, and be used to buy immovable properties in overseas market Get the latest news and analysis on business, finance, politics from Livemint, the website of the Mint newspaper, one of India’s leading business and financial dailies Powered by WPeMatico

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