Anita Hill slams Biden in op-ed, claims Dem might have slowed #MeToo by decades

Former Vice President Joe Biden,left, served as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991 when Anita Hill, right, testified allegations of sexual misconduct by then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Clarence Thomas.(Associated Press) Biden officially announced his bid for the 2020 presidency in April. During a private phone call with Hill beforehand, he reportedly expressed regret over how she was treated during the Thomas confirmation hearings but fell short of apologizing for his own actions. “Sexual violence is a national crisis that requires a national solution. We miss that point if we end the discussion at whether I should forgive Mr. Biden,” Hill continued in her piece. “This crisis calls for all leaders to step up and say: ‘The healing from sexual …

The Most Successful People Are The Ones Youve Never Heard Of (And Why They Want It That Way)

Ryan Holiday Updated May 7, 2019 By Diego PH The vast majority of successful people who ever lived are people you’ve never heard of. If we are to drill down further and consider happy successful people, it’s almost certain that we haven’t heard of them. The reason for that is something called the survivorship bias. Only a very small number of stories and identities make their way into the history books or into legend, and by definition, those that sought fame and fortune beyond what any human could possibly enjoy, are often overrepresented among them. Even my own writing is guilty of this. I tell stories about Rockefeller and Grant and Alexander the Great. I don’t talk about the people …

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ setting up Sansa and Tyrion to win the Iron Throne?

Sansa already told Tyrion what it would take for them to work.Image: hbo Despite a season filled with inexplicable (arguably unjustified) twists, Game of Thrones Episode 4 Season 8 has begun a seemingly inevitable march toward crowning the most rote successor to the Iron Throne possible: Jon Snow. Or, if we’re being nihilistic, continuing the reign of Cersei Lannister. But if there were any justice in this world (and to be fair, there might not be), the best and most thematically appropriate wild card that should reign over the Seven Kingdoms is Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister. And their potential ascension is far more than just wishful thinking. What began as the most inappropriate couple might into the saviors of …

Arizona Lawmakers Liken Porn To Poison, Declare It A Public Health Crisis

In a 16-13 vote, the Arizona State Senate “Pornography is a crisis leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts,” the The measure, first introduced by Rep. Michelle Udall (R), also states that pornography normalizes violence against women and children, in addition to “increasing the demand for sex trafficking, prostitution and child pornography.” State Sen. Sylvia Allen (R) said porn is the “root problem” of many other issues facing society today.  told Arizona Central. said the bill will have zero impact during her response on the Senate floor.  Although pornography often depicts sexual violence, it does have its benefits. Porn is often used as a safe and accessible tool for people to test out different fantasies and …

Senators demand update of data NSA accidentally collected on Americans

A group of six senators have called on the National Security Agency (NSA) to update the public on its Call Detail Record (CDR) program, which has drawn scrutiny from organizations that call it invasive. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and 2020 presidential hopefuls Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) signed a letterto NSA Director Gen. Paul Nakasone calling for a “public description” of the”current status” of the CDR program. The CDR, which collects information about phone calls and other metadata, was reportedly recommended to be shut down by the NSA, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The New York Times reported earlier this year that, …

Georgia Law Could Make Women Who Miscarry Liable For Second-Degree Murder

Georgia has signed into law a bill that would ban abortions after the point that a heartbeat can be detected. Currently, women in the state can get abortions until 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will change in January 2020, when the law comes into force and shifts that to about 6-7 weeks for most pregnancies, before many women even realize they are pregnant. Georgia is the third state to enact a “fetal heartbeat bill” this year, joining North Dakota and Iowa in attempts by conservatives to overturn Roe v. Wade. “[The bill] is very simple but also very powerful: a declaration that all life has value, that all life matters, and that all life is worthy of protection,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said on Tuesday morning …

Davidson: Tories face Brexit ‘wake-up call’

The Conservatives lost more than 1,300 seats in the council election and Labour 81 as the Liberal Democrats, Greens and independents surged across England. Tories call for unity after election drubbing Tories lose more than 1,300 councillors May: ‘Voters want Brexit to be resolved’ The two major UK parties have been locked in talks aimed at finding a way forward on Brexit for the past month, but it is not clear how much progress has been made. Speaking at the Scottish Conservative conference in Aberdeen, Ms Davidson said the solution lay in finding a compromise that respects the result of the EU referendum. She told delegates: “The solution doesn’t lie in the trenches of one extreme or another – of …

MP withdraws support for PM over veterans

He said the government had been consulting on changing the existing system. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, Mr Mercer said the government had “singularly failed to act for four years and I am simply not prepare to put up with it any more”. “There is nothing loyal about watching the car go over the cliff and not doing anything about it,” he added. In his letter the former Army officer and member of the Commons Defence Committee, said: “As you know, the historical prosecution of our servicemen and women is a matter that is personally offensive to me. “Many are my friends; and I am from their tribe.” BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said the Conservative Party can …

Venezuela: When a Coup Is Not a Coup, What the Hell Do You Do?

John Bolton is right. Whatever it was that self-declared Venezuelan President Juan Guaid announced on Tuesday morning in Caracas, it was not a coup. But it there werent enough. To keep up the pressure on Maduro and his military and security forces, From now on every day we are going to have protests, he declared, until we reach our objective. He called for nationwide strikes. Meanwhile a woman was killed and some 40 people were injured in clashes. Such competing marches, sooner or later, lead to carnage, as Venezuelans know after years protesting massively and clashing violently with Maduros brutal security forces. Video Tuesday of reported in the past. And President Trump keeps saying thats still a possibility. But declarations …

When it comes to elections, Facebook moves slow, may still break things

This week, Facebook invited a small group of journalists — which didn’t include TechCrunch — to look at the “war room” it has set up in Dublin, Ireland, to help monitor its products for election-related content that violates its policies. (“Time and space constraints” limited the numbers, a spokesperson told us when he asked why we weren’t invited.) Facebook announced it would be setting up this Dublin hub — which will bring together data scientists, researchers, legal and community team members, and others in the organization to tackle issues like fake news, hate speech and voter suppression — back in January. The company has said it has What is not at all clear is how quickly Facebook acted to removed …

While You Were Offline: President Trump Is Suing Banks Now

Unfortunately, we have to start this roundup with tragic news: There were two shootings in the past week. Adding to that feeling are headlines about Wikileaks leader Julian Assange, now-withdrawn Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore, and deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who resigned last week after weeks of speculation. On the plus side, the US economy is adding more jobs. Here's what else happened last week online. Banking on It What Happened: To stop them from responding to a congressional subpoena for information, President Trump, some of his children, and his company sued a couple of banks. What Really Happened: A good portion of the American public is continuously curious about their president's finances. Trump himself, however, is often elusive …