On Thursday, Illinois and three other states are honoring Fred Korematsu, the late civil rights activist. Korematsu, a Japanese-American, was arrested for not relocating to an internment camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor. He challenged the arrest and his case was heard by the Supreme Court.
There are so many reasons to detest the Donald Trump administration's executive order on "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," that it's hard to know where to start.
WASHINGTON-President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Saturday to restructure the National Security Council in a way that a White House official said would make the operation "more adaptive to the modern threats that we face." The White House didn't immediately release the text of the executive order.
At 10:05 on Friday morning, a young Iraqi couple named Khalas and Nada were trading panicked texts. Would Nada escape Iraq before President Trump's executive order barring refugees took effect, or would Trump's pen-stroke bring all their plans to ruin?
President Donald Trump on Friday expected to halt - at least temporarily - the resettlement of refugees and the issuing of visas for travelers from several Muslim-majority nations, apparently ushering in his campaign promises of "extreme vetting" and barring some people from entering the US based on their religion.
Here's a ridiculous scenario: Imagine you drive a red car. One day, the mayor of your town says that, every week, he's going to head over to the post office and pin up a list of people who have done bad things with red cars.
under the library's current amnesty program for overdue books, there's no fine at all. The amnesty program has gotten 2,000 overdue books back onto library shelves since it began Jan. 3. About 1,400 delinquent borrowers have had their library privileges restored.
I've been grappling with how to challenge cynicism in a moment that requires all of us to show up differently. On Saturday, I joined more than a million women in Washington, D.C., to register my opposition to the new regime.
Self-Care Lessons for the Resistance Since the election, a lot of people not previously involved in activism have jumped in with both feet. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have been inundated with donations, mostly from first-time givers.
The mayors of Minneapolis and St. Paul offered a defiant response to President Donald Trump's executive order against so-called sanctuary cities that he says "willfully violate federal law." Under the order signed Wednesday, cities with policies against reporting undocumented immigrants to federal authorities could risk losing federal funding. Both Minneapolis and St.
In response to the millions of women who marched yesterday, there's a Facebook rebuttal going around by a woman named Christy. Apparently, there are quite a few women who agree with her. The summary: Christy doesn't need this march. Why do any women need this march?
In the midst of highly publicized steps to dismantle insurance coverage for 32 million people and defund women's healthcare facilities, Republican lawmakers have quietly laid the foundation to give away Americans' birthright: 640m acres of national land.
Since Saturday's historic Women's March on Washington, right-wing and anti-Muslim sites have launched a vicious attack on a Muslim organizer of the protest, baselessly accusing her of supporting terrorism. "I need extra prayers sisters and brothers," Linda Sarsour, a prominent Muslim American activist and co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, wrote in a Facebook post Monday.
In Washington, DC, today, hundreds of thousands of protesters filled the streets in a demonstration called the Women's March on DC, while even more marched in cities across the United States and around the world, one day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump.
Go to the women's march. Maybe you're waffling over whether to march Saturday, the day after the presidential inauguration of a man who has breezily, relentlessly disrespected women and who is set to oversee changes in our laws that go beyond disrespect. If you're waffling, why not just do it?
With a new President coming in I have find myself facing a few hard questions. What do I care most deeply about? What are the issues I want to sink myself into? How can I make a difference as an individual? It feels overwhelming. The march this weekend feels like a short term answer to that.
One of my books went missing years ago and I recently ordered a used copy online and it's my actual missing book - Gena Zuroski (@zugenia) "It's a wonderful book and I used it heavily while researching my dissertation. I'm almost certain I lent it to a student and it just didn't come back, which happens occasionally," Zuroski said.
Editor's note: President Obama sent this final message to the White House email list this morning. My fellow Americans, It's a long-standing tradition for the sitting president of the United States to leave a parting letter in the Oval Office for the American elected to take his or her place.