FROM Carl Siciliano
The Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens The Pew Research Center, a polling firm, reports that 92% of adults who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender say society has become more accepting of them in the past 10 years. But for some young people that’s just not true. Last month, when 20-year old Daniel Pierce talked to his family about being gay, he recorded the encounter on his cellphone. Daniel Pierce’s tape struck a chord with a lot of people. More than $100,000 in donations poured in to help him survive without the support of his family. That happened just after this month’s Rolling Stone magazine published a lengthy account titled, “ The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens are being Cast Out by Religious Families .”
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?