A libertarian group is suing California for allegedly discriminating against men

Rob Walton, Walmart board member, shows off his socks featuring pink flamingoes during the annual Walmart shareholders meeting event on June 1, 2018, in Fayetteville, Arkansas. | Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images A new state law requires all public companies to have at least one woman on their board. A libertarian group is suing California for alleged discrimination — against men. The Pacific Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new state law that requires…

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Coverage of the first impeachment hearing illustrates how the media is falling short

Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent arrive for an impeachment inquiry on November 13, 2019. | Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post via Getty Images Outlets should know better by now than comparing politics to reality TV. Alas. The first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday featured testimony from two State Department officials, Bill Taylor and George Kent, who detailed why they concluded that President Donald Trump’s Ukraine policy was not about the national…

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Where the 1960s “psychedelic” look came from

The hippie aesthetic owes a lot to Art Nouveau. When you picture hippies, you probably think of bell bottoms, long hair, and LSD. You might also think of a very specific graphic design and illustration style, seen on concert posters and album covers: curly, cloudy, barely legible lettering; trippy color combinations; and decorative meandering borders. This style was first conceived in San Francisco by a handful of designers in the late 1960s. Their job? Make…

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Algeria’s forgotten protesters

Algerian protesters hold national flags as they chant during an anti-government rally in the centre of the capital Algiers on November 12, 2019. | Ryad Kramdi/AFP/Getty Images Algerians have been protesting since February. Here’s why you haven’t heard much about them. An Algerian court on Wednesday sentenced over 20 protesters to several months of jail time for threatening national unity by waving a flag representing the country’s Berber minority at anti-government demonstrations. The story made…

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Why Bernie Sanders and AOC are targeting public housing in the first Green New Deal bill

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) have introduced a bill that would upgrade public housing to be more energy efficient and run on renewable energy. | Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The $172 billion proposal aims to upgrade 1.2 million units of public housing to curb emissions. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have fused two major presidential campaign issues — housing and climate change —…

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