Photo: 75th Golden Globe Awards – Photo Room – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 07/01/2018 – Oprah Winfrey poses backstage with her Cecil B. DeMille Award. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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The Golden Globes are known more for clinking champagne flutes and snarky humor than sobering cultural conversations. But this year’s show has been praised by critics, journalists, and entertainers for its feminist embrace of the #MeToo movement. Hundreds of guests wore black on the red carpet. Winner after winner praised women of the movement. But does all this signify meaningful change, or is it just Hollywood feeling good about itself?
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About 200,000 Salvadorans may have to leave the U.S. next year. That’s because the Trump administration announced Monday that its ending Temporary Protected Status for them. The protections, which had allowed Salvadorans to live in the US after earthquakes devastated El Salvador in 2001, will expire in September 2019. In Los Angeles, there are 30,000 Salvadorans with Temporary Protected Status.
Martha Arevalo, Central American Resource Center
Rent control is shaping up to be the battle on the housing front in Sacramento. We find out what could happen and whether stronger rent control laws would actually help with housing costs.
Responding to Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” Donald Trump tweeted that he was a “stable genius.” We look at what a real genius is -- often they aren’t stable at all. We also look at who among our presidents might be classified as geniuses.
Claudia Kalb, Senior Writer, Newsweek
What Makes a Genius?
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