FROM David Cohen
With newly signed law, family planning clinics could lose federal funds Yesterday, President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
Should Democrats fight the election of Trump? Donald Trump’s presidential win is expected to become official Monday . That’s when members of the electoral college cast their votes for the president-elect. But there’s a growing effort on the left to try to flip electors’ votes to Hillary Clinton. The push has come amid revelations that Russia may have tried to sway the election in Trump’s favor, and Trump’s nearly 3 million popular vote loss. Mostly absent from that conversation: the Democratic party.
What abortion policies may look like in the Trump era Lawmakers in Ohio have passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment a heartbeat is detected. Governor John Kasich hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it. Some Ohio Republicans said they were emboldened to support it after Donald Trump’s victory and the possibility that he might appoint Supreme Court justices more sympathetic to overturning Roe v. Wade.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.