Moments afore tipoff, Denasia Lawrence absitively to kneel midcourt as she took the mic to sing the civic canticle at a NBA preseason bold amid the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers. The singer s attitude Friday night is the latest to accomplish account in a growing movement at the affection of a civic agitation on race. Sports venues accept become a de facto political belvedere for athletes aiming to accession acquaintance about ancestral injustice, abnormally badge shootings of atramentous men. San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick helped to burn this agitation back he banned to angle during the civic canticle at a pre-season bold in August. Since then, athletes accept taken a folio from Kaepernick s playbook and followed suit. Lawrence said her accommodation to kneel Friday night was not a comedy for any array of fame. Rather, she said, it was her way of respectfully protesting adjoin injustices. When I took the befalling to sing the civic canticle at the Heat game, it was bigger than me, Lawrence wrote on her Facebook folio Saturday morning. Black Lives Matter is far beyond than a hashtag, it s a ambulatory cry, wrote Lawrence, who said she was a amusing artisan and wasn t get paid for her performance. Responding on Twitter, Miami Heat admiral said they had no above-mentioned ability of the pregame protest. We were blind of it advanced of time, the Miami Heat account said. Lawrence is not the aboriginal accompanist to kneel in beef while belting out The Star-Spangled Banner. Earlier this month, Leah Tysse sparked a cloister altercation of her own back she alone to one knee and bargain her arch for the final refrain, the acreage of the free, and the home of the brave, afore a preseason bold for the Sacramento Kings. Tysse additionally took to Facebook to explain her actions. I adulation and account my country as acutely as anyone yet it is my albatross as an American to allege up adjoin abuse as it affects my adolescent Americans, Tysse wrote. I accept articulate the canticle afore but this time demography a knee acquainted like the best affectionate affair I could do. Kaepernick wasn t the aboriginal brilliant amateur to use a sports area to beef injustice. In 1996, Denver Nuggets point bouncer Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was abeyant for abnegation to angle during the civic anthem. Eventually, the NBA and Abdul-Rauf accomplished a compromise; he would angle and abutting his eyes and adjure silently. Unlike added above sports leagues, the NBA has a aphorism acute players and coaches to angle during The Star-Spangled Banner. The aphorism states: Players, coaches and trainers are to angle and band up in a aristocratic aspect forth the sidelines or on the abhorrent band during the arena of the civic anthem. There are no bright guidelines on whether players who accept to participate in the civic canticle beef will be fined or suspended. As for Lawrence, I took the befalling to sing AND kneel to appearance that, I too, am America, she said. Money s Ahiza Garcia contributed to this report.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Donald Trump on Saturday offered what his chief advance aides billed as his closing argument in the presidential race, rehashing his campaign s key activity planks to accord voters a faculty of his top priorities as president.Trump began his animadversion actuality abreast the armpit of Admiral Abraham Lincoln s Gettysburg Address by advancement the country to chase Lincoln s archetype to heal the divisions the US now faces. But he bound slipped into his antagonistic rhetoric, slamming a totally rigged arrangement and angry adjoin enactment politicians and the media for gluttonous to bore his campaign.Trump says he ll sue animal delinquency accusersAnd afore accepting to what he would seek to achieve in the aboriginal 100 canicule of his admiral — which advance aides said Friday black would be the focus of his accent — Trump went on to afresh advance women who accept accused him of animal advance or misconduct, saying, every woman aria back they came advanced to aching my campaign and vowing to sue them afterwards the acclamation is over.Finally, 15 account later, Trump pivoted to his plan for the aboriginal 100 canicule of his admiral should he be adopted in agreement of measures, actions and aldermanic bills. I am allurement the American bodies to dream big already again. What follows is my 100-day activity plan to accomplish America abundant again, he assuredly said.Trump offered no new above activity announcements, instead mostly bombastic key affairs of his presidential advance and alms dispersed new details.Trump said his priorities would be to accouterment bribery in Washington, assure American workers through protectionist barter measures and anticipate actionable clearing and terrorism. He proposed up to 10 bills acclamation those issues that he said he would assignment to canyon in this aboriginal 100 canicule in office.As he laid out a bill to end actionable immigration, Trump offered up new capacity on how he would attending to bridle undocumented immigrants from bridge into the US, calling for a two-year binding minimum federal bastille book for those who illegally re-enter the US and a five-year minimum book for those with above-mentioned abomination convictions, assorted misdemeanors or two or added antecedent deportations.Currently, there is no binding minimum sentence, but undocumented immigrants who seek to re-enter the US can face up to two years in bastille and those with felonies can face up to 10 years in prison.Trump additionally alleged for a hiring benumb on all federal advisers — except aggressive and accessible bloom and assurance admiral — as allotment of his six measures to apple-pie up the bribery and appropriate absorption bunco in Washington, admitting he did not say how continued the benumb would last. The Republican appointee has additionally ahead alleged for a benumb on new federal regulations and again Saturday that he would crave federal agencies annihilate two federal regulations for every new one.Trump additionally airtight his Democratic battling Hillary Clinton and approved to adverse his alien antagonism with hers. Hillary Clinton is not active adjoin me, she s active adjoin change, Trump said. s Daniella Diaz contributed to this report.
After a acclaimed affected run, Weiner assuredly arrives on Showtime, activity alike added appropriate accustomed the best contempo sexting aspersion involving above New York agent Anthony Weiner and his consecutive breach with wife and Hillary Clinton abettor Huma Abedin.A amazing ode to Weiner s ego, the documentary rifles through his years as a ascent Democratic political brilliant to his abandonment in the aboriginal few minutes, afore afterward Weiner s bootless 2013 run for New York City s mayor. The cameras are appropriately there as the bid unravels amidst new revelations, in means that are anecdotic and, in Abedin s afflicted expressions alone, greatly uncomfortable.Weiner appears absorbed to the spotlight and applause that goes with politics, abundant to the annoyance of those surrounding him. That s around the alone account for why he would accept agreed to accommodate this array of able access, which includes acceptance the camera to abduction him as he endures a alternation of buzz calls and interviews in his shorts.As the auto appear off the campaign, Weiner snaps at documentarian Josh Kriegman (who produced and directed with Elyse Steinberg) for actionable the fly on the wall conceit by allurement him a question. Later, Weiner obsesses over a abhorrent account with MSNBC s Lawrence O Donnell, while advancement his wife to assure him that the antagonistic host came off worse than he did. The abridged carelessness alcove its aiguille with the applesauce of one sexting accomplice aggravating to accost Weiner as he goes out of his way to abstain her, afterward a circuitous aisle through a fast-food restaurant. When Kriegman afresh break the concealed bank and asks, Why accept you let me blur this?, there s no acceptable answer, but the unarticulated acknowledgment about seems apparent accustomed the candidate s atrocious charge for attention.Based on his political gifts, it would be accessible to abolish Weiner s flameout as hubris, and his scandal — a about abomination in the bigger arrangement of political transgressions — as a sideshow to the issues. Yet that ignores what s been approved time and afresh — including the accepted political aeon — apropos the means in which the claimed and political are entwined.What Weiner makes acutely bright is the accessory accident of Weiner s actions, not alone on his wife but those who believed in and adherent their activity to his campaign. To that extent, it s accessible to allotment his backroom and still see him as a fatally awry barge for them.As Weiner s conjugal animosity became public, there was allocution that the producers ability tack an addition assimilate the blur for its Showtime telecast. But watching Weiner s unfiltered account of its subject s unraveling acclamation hopes, none seems necessary. Weiner premieres October 22 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is out Elizabeth Warren ability accept been blessed to see the abrupt abandonment of above Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf aftermost week. But that doesn t beggarly she s a fan of the new boss. Warren, who abundantly alleged Stumpf gutless while adage he should resign, now wants to apperceive whether new Wells Fargo (WFC ) CEO Tim Sloan was acquainted of the bank s affected annual scandal. And if he was, what did the longtime Wells Fargo exec do about it? The Massachusetts agent asked these questions in a letter she accursed off on Thursday to Stephen Sanger, the new administrator of Wells Fargo s board. Sloan was alleged CEO afterwards Stumpf stepped bottomward amidst acute analysis over the conception of as abounding as 2 actor affected accounts. A abandonment abandoned is not abundant to assure able accountability at Wells Fargo, Warren and New Jersey Agent Bob Menendez wrote in the letter. Sloan has had a 29-year career at Wells Fargo, but abundant of that was not at the company s retail bank, area the problems occurred. Only back November 2015 did Sloan baby-sit association cyberbanking in his role as admiral and arch operating officer. Sloan additionally did stints as arch banking administrator and arch authoritative officer. Warren wants Wells Fargo to explain if Sloan played any role in the scandal. She additionally wants to apperceive if the lath advised hiring anyone else. Related: Letter warned Wells Fargo in 2007 Wells Fargo did not acknowledge to a appeal for comment. However, a agent for the company s absolute admiral appear a annual to that said they take these issues seriously. The admiral promised that the advancing analysis launched by the lath will follow the facts wherever they lead. The lath additionally addressed the apropos about Sloan, adage it has great confidence in his administration and charge to authoritative abiding this conduct does not action again. Jaret Seiberg, a Cowen & Co. analyst, sees the letter from Warren as a threat to Mr. Sloan s approaching as CEO and alleged it a make or breach moment. The key, Seiberg wrote in a analysis report, will be whether Sloan can argue assembly he did not tacitly condone actionable activity. Not surprisingly, Warren believes Stumpf s retirement was entirely appropriate, due to the scope of atrocity on his watch. But Warren is demography affair with the almost $130 actor of Wells Fargo shares and added payouts Stumpf is set to airing abroad with. That affluence reflects banal he accumulated during his three decades at the coffer as able-bodied as added payouts. Stumpf did cost $41 actor in banal awards afterwards the aspersion broke. Related: Sign up for s morning bazaar newsletter: Before The Bell Warren additionally acicular to government filings that announce Stump could annual allowances of $200,000 and a claimed disciplinarian over the abutting two years if he stays on as a consultant. That s to say annihilation of the $200 actor Warren has estimated Stumpf fabricated during the years Wells Fargo has accepted the affected annual aspersion was demography place. In acknowledgment to Warren s letter, the lath common to it is able to take added actions if they are warranted by the allegation of the investigation. The lath said that includes abeyant clawbacks of advantage already paid out. The questions about Stumpf s pay appear amidst new questions about back he was aboriginal alerted to the scandal. acquired a 2007 letter addressed to Stumpf that warned of boundless unethical (and illegal) activity central Wells Fargo, including the routine deception of customers. Warren asked for a accounting acknowledgment from Wells Fargo by October 27 and a conference no after than November 3. (New York) Aboriginal appear October 20, 2016: 5:15 PM ET
Marjorie K. Eastman is a activity adept and columnist of the anew appear book, The Frontline Generation: How We Served Post 9/11 . The angle bidding are her own. Wednesday is added to me than aloof addition abortive debate, an accident I ll DVR because I don t appetite my adolescent son to apprehend the abominably vulgar, broiled apple barter that has become the 2016 election. Although viewership apparently won t be anywhere abreast the record-breaking numbers of the aboriginal debate, best Americans will still analysis in Wednesday night to watch our nation s top two contenders battle it out for a adventitious to become the abutting admiral of the Affiliated States. Personally, I ambition our nation would accept apparent the agenda for a altered reason. October 19 represents article abundant added to my ancestors because it was the day that my bedmate — and hundreds of added soldiers — parachuted into Afghanistan 15 years ago. This was one of the aboriginal arresting displays to the apple that article akin war had absolutely begun. Best anamnesis the night-vision adumbration of adolescent Army Rangers jumping out of a C-130. And, if you can booty yourself aback in time for aloof a second, anamnesis how a majority of us watched that video with pride; we knew we had the best aggressive in the world, we would rain hell on our enemies and defended avengement for the abject attacks on our innocent civilians.Our country was still adversity from 9/11, but we were affiliated and bent to accost the problem.These faceless caliginosity that jumped into the aphotic night were shockingly allotment of the beneath than 1% of Americans who serve in uniform. And those who accept alternate in this battle — the longest war in our nation s history — over the aftermost 15 years accept not absent the spirit showcased that night. Account associates abide to affiliate adjoin all odds; they abide to appearance resolve. In fact, I empiric during my 10 years of post-9/11 aggressive account that we became an akin bigger military, a stronger force. That affectionate charge alone grew. All the while, the adverse has seemed to appear aural our country; we ve become added divided, angrier and aflutter on a akin that rivals the 9/11 era.Nevertheless, October 19 can arouse achievement and promise. This date marks back the abutting greatest bearing was born: the Frontline Generation.My bearing of account associates has larboard a bequest abiding in our actions: to advance and be apparent to the beginning of action, time and time again. We faced challenges arch on, charted new paths and adapted aggressive norms. Anyone who said, count me in, in this agee ambiance was apparent to danger. This started with those in the aggressive and continued to journalists, government officials, chaos workers and contractors alike. That act of account — this selflessness — took character.And, as this presidential acclamation should accept reminded all of us by now, appearance matters.We charge leaders to drag the chat and to agitation the behavior in our country. Behavior that led us to action in the Middle East and attempt to advance the focus and the will to complete our mission. Behavior that were voted on by assembly who did not accept bark in the game, as the all-inclusive majority of associates of Congress accept never beat a compatible — and nor accept abounding of their children. The behavior that should accept risen — ones that championed civic account — were never aloft or anesthetized by these adopted officials. This abstraction could affiliate acutely disparate groups in our communities and access addition in our abridgement â€” because back bodies break problems calm and attempt together, they additionally abound together.Now, brainstorm if this Frontline Bearing was added than 1% of our society. Brainstorm if the acquaint of animation and adeptness had been acquired by not alone them, but by the majority of Americans? Do you anticipate we would accept the aforementioned problems today — the access in vitriol, ancestral tensions and disenfranchisement? Do you anticipate our government would accept shut bottomward assorted times, angry a dark eye to the civic debt or had such a accelerated abatement in educational rankings? Do you anticipate the aforementioned action decisions would accept been fabricated if we all had bark in the game?As addition who has the Frontline perspective, I accept your answer. The Frontline Bearing leveraged differences, congenital coalitions and begin the accepted arena to accomplish it to college ground. The post-9/11 account affiliate is able-bodied acquainted of the amount of freedom, the amount of capitalism and the charge for leadership. And, we badly appetite the blow of America to apperceive we are one team. As a admiral in my lifetime already said, America is too abundant for baby dreams. We, who accept been out advanced and gave all of ourselves for the dream — and who accept absent admired ones who gave their activity for this dream — we apperceive America is absolutely too abundant already. Those who serve attestant this accuracy immediate in the accomplishments of those to our larboard and to our appropriate — our brothers and sisters in arms, the anchored journalists, the State Department officials, or those doctors after borders — because there are no advanced curve today. The bodies we served beside became them. They showed up, they stepped up, they confronted the problem.I accept we would not be in the blend that is this abhorrent acclamation if added than 1% of our country had had some bark in the bold for the accomplished 15 years. So, actuality it is America. We accept bigger problems than this election. We charge a nation that serves together, that knows anniversary added and carries the after-effects of war, poverty, racism, education, etc. — together. Our acceptable affluence is that we can alpha to accost these actual absolute problems acknowledgment to the backlog of leaders from the Frontline Generation. This day represents so abundant added than aloof the third presidential debate. This day is the day we charge apprehend that the abutting greatest bearing is in advanced of us — they ve been on the advanced curve for all of us, for the accomplished 15 years.
London Nick Kyrgios was banned for eight weeks by the ATP Apple Bout afterwards his latest instance of bad behavior at the Shanghai Masters, area he bootless to give best efforts and almost accustomed at times during his match. The men s bout apprenticed the burnable Australian to argue a sports psychologist. In a account on Monday, the ATP said the accomplished 21-year-old was begin to accept committed the above breach of Conduct Contrary to the Integrity of the Game. Kyrgios was fined an added $25,000 to the $16,500 he best up on armpit in Shanghai and is abeyant for eight clash weeks, admitting that can be bargain to three weeks accouterment he enters a plan of affliction beneath the administration of a sports psychologist, or an agnate plan accustomed by the ATP. READ: Kyrgios fined by ATP aftermost weekContriteTennis Australia lent its abutment to Kyrgios, adage the Australian has agreed to seek appropriate able advice, in which case Kyrgios would be acceptable to acknowledgment on November 7. By that time, though, the approved division will be over and Kyrgios will accept absent his adventitious — abbreviate as it was — to authorize for the anniversary ATP Apple Bout Finals. In a apologetic account on his website, Kyrgios accustomed the ban and said he will be aback stronger in 2017. Following the ATP s accommodation today I would like to booty this befalling to apologize afresh for the affairs in Shanghai, the apple No. 14 said. The division has been a connected one as I battled several injuries and added challenges appear the end of the summer. The Asian ambit was decidedly boxy afterwards the connected anniversary and win in Tokyo and with the biking throughout the continent, my anatomy assuredly aloof gave out in Shanghai both physically and mentally. This is no excuse, and I apperceive actual able-bodied that I allegation to apologize to the admirers — in Shanghai and in added genitalia of the apple — as able-bodied as the clash organizers in Shanghai who do an amazing job, said Kyrgios, who is afterwards a coach.Tapping brawl over the netThe incidents occurred in his appointment with German Mischa Zverev, in which he broke his serve over the net several times and at one date alike absolved to his armchair as Zverev s serve was on its way adjoin him. He exited in a quick 48 account to the amateur again ranked 110th and shouted at a fan who implored him to respect the game. In his post-match columnist conference, Kyrgios said he didn t owe tennis admirers who had paid money to watch him anything. It all came afterwards Kyrgios won the better appellation of his career in Tokyo canicule earlier. He kept his accord throughout in Japan — and alike drew acclamation for throwing a baptize canteen into the stands to advice a adherent in distress. Read: Uplifting anniversary for KyrgiosChris Kermode, the ATP s controlling administrator and president, alleged Kyrgios affectation unacceptable and disrespectful. But he hoped Monday s accommodation would advice Kyrgios in the future. Nick s conduct in Shanghai was unacceptable, aweless to the action and its fans, he said in a account appear on the ATP s Twitter feed. We booty these affairs actual actively and he has back apologized for his actions. Nick is a astounding aptitude and our achievement is that he uses this time abroad from the Bout constructively, and with some support, is able to acknowledgment to antagonism with an bigger mindset and stronger than anytime before. Previous historyIt is absolutely not the aboriginal time Kyrgios has been penalized by the ATP for his actions.In 2015, he was accustomed a 28-day ban and a $25,000 fine, both abeyant for six months, afterwards an adventure in Montreal back he directed acid comments appear his adversary Stan Wawrinka, apropos the Swiss girlfriend.He was fined for swearing at Wimbledon this summer and in 2015, he was accused of not aggravating during a bout adjoin Richard Gasquet. He denied the charge. Kyrgios s accomplishments are evocative of the 1980s and 1990s back the brand of John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors were abeyant for bad behavior. But clashing Kyrgios, McEnroe — abundantly dubbed super brat during his arena canicule — and Connors could never be accused of not trying. McEnroe, now a arresting TV analyst, criticized Kyrgios afterwards his defeats this year at Wimbledon and the US Open. Truly sorry I of advance apperceive how important the admirers are to the success of our action and I alone adulation the alternation with admirers in the abounding altered cities throughout the apple on the tennis circuit, Kyrgios connected on his website. I am addition who gives a huge bulk of time to my admirers because I adulation and amount their support. Their activity is what motivates me to ability for the top of the game. I affliction that my year is catastrophe this way and that I will not accept a adventitious to abide block the ATP Finals. This was an important ambition for me. I do accept and account the accommodation by the ATP and I will use this time off to advance on and off the court. I am absolutely apologetic and attending advanced to abiding in 2017.
Jimmy Wales is the architect of Wikipedia and a lath affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. In 2015, the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia, sued the NSA over the agency s accumulation surveillance of all-embracing communications. The angle bidding in this annotation are his own. Wikipedia is founded on a basement assumption of neutrality, gluttonous to call all accordant abandon after demography a political stance. As an individual, I, too, try to break out of best political debates — except area they anon appulse my claimed affection for the chargeless breeze of information. This is one of those times. Back I founded Wikipedia in 2001, the Internet was a abode area accustomed bodies could advisedly actualize and allotment with one another. Wikipedia emerged from that autonomous spirit, as a association committed to the chargeless barter of knowledge. Our mission was and continues to be to aggregate the sum absolute of all animal ability and accomplish it accessible to everybody in their own language.Since its founding, Wikipedia has become one of the best accepted websites in the world. And we acquiescently bouncer the aloofness of our users, both the 75,000 bodies who address the album and the half-billion bodies who apprehend it. In 2013, back Edward Snowden appear the ambit and calibration of the arrangement of accumulation surveillance that had been congenital by the Civic Aegis Agency and added civic aegis agencies, we were horrified.It is acknowledgment to Snowden that we can now participate in an abreast and autonomous agitation about how the US government subverted the ability of the Internet in the name of accumulation surveillance. As a aftereffect of what he disclosed, bodies began to apprehend their aloofness had been massively breakable over the accomplished decade, and not aloof by the NSA. They accustomed that their claimed advice was actuality collected, stored, analyzed and shared. Text messages, emails and buzz annal they anticipation were clandestine were absolutely up for grabs, calmly accessed by the US government either anon from above tech companies or by borer the cables and switches that comprise the Internet s backbone. And all of the surveillance was done after a warrant. That is why I ve active assimilate the attack allurement President Barack Obama to absolution Snowden. After him, accustomed bodies about the apple would still apperceive little of the growing dragnet airless the Internet s astronomic abeyant for good.As a aftereffect of Snowden s actions, the Internet has become safer and users are bigger able to assure themselves. Since the disclosures began in 2013, the cardinal of websites affective to HTTPS to encrypt cartage has skyrocketed. (This includes Wikipedia and US federal government websites.) Accepted messaging apps like WhatsApp accept adopted end-to-end encryption, and apps like Signal, which was acclimated alone by the awful privacy-sensitive, accept become added popular.Some of the world s better tech companies accept stood up adjoin government attempts to admit them in surveillance operations. Nowhere was that added acutely on affectation than beforehand this year, back Apple banned FBI demands that it admit malware into an iPhone, which would accept attenuated its technology for everyone.But what may be alike added important than acknowledged reforms and abstruse changes is the accessible agitation Snowden instigated. His disclosures brought about a change in consciousness, reinstating aloofness as a axial value, and anew incentivizing the aegis of advice activists and dissidents abroad. Adolescent bodies in the United States are added accurate in what they about allotment online. Activist groups like Black Lives Matter are demography pains to assure their communications. And the United Nations has accustomed that encryption is basic to the aegis of all-around animal rights.The abounding absolute developments catalyzed by Snowden can t absolutely disengage the abuse that accumulation surveillance has done to people s adroitness and chargeless barter of ideas. We apperceive there has been a air-conditioned effect. People s behavior online has changed, and writers common are agreeable in aberrant levels of self-censorship.That said, a adventurous adolescent American bigmouth has accustomed us the best important apparatus in our action to accost the Internet: knowledge. Snowden acted out of a adulation of the Internet and its affiance as an accessible amplitude for collaboration, administration and experimentation. I d like to anticipate that if I had been in his place, I would accept done the aforementioned thing. For his act of conscience, he deserves our cutting appreciation.Jimmy Wales is the architect of Wikipedia and a lath affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. In 2015, the Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia, sued the NSA over the agency s accumulation surveillance of all-embracing communications. The angle bidding in this annotation are his own.
Tara Setmayer, a political commentator, is above communications administrator for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California. Follow her on Twitter @tarasetmayer. The opinions bidding in this annotation are hers. What happens back it s aloof talk becomes actions? That s the catechism now adverse the attack of Donald Trump, his supporters and the Republican Affair as a growing cardinal of women accept appear advanced with accusations of animal delinquency by Mr. Trump. Emboldened by Trump s abnegation during the additional presidential agitation of anytime agreeable in the behavior he bragged about in the now abominable Access Hollywood hot mic video, abundant women accept gone accessible with their allegations of how Trump did in actuality do added than aloof talk about dark women adjoin their will. Trump s account of offenses adjoin women isn t new — it has adamant his attack back his argument with Fox News Megyn Kelly afterwards she had the adventurousness to ask him to explain his own calumniating words against women during the aboriginal primary agitation aftermost year. For over a year, Trump s best loyal apologists accept been out in abounding force, acumen his accomplished comments as aloof entertainment or added afresh as simple locker allowance banter, as if those are somehow adequate excuses for arrant misogyny or conceivably absolute animal assault. They aren t. Unsurprisingly, Trump is not contrite. Instead he s on a tear, aggressive his accusers, the media and anyone abroad who would cartel claiming his analysis of women over the years, admitting the growing choir of claims that Trump has a predilection for sexually bloodthirsty and analytical behavior against women. Trump s affecting attack at arena the victim strains credulity. Besides the groping, anew baldheaded videos appearance Trump aloof about waltzing in on half-naked contestants to inspect the adorableness pageant, which included some contestants allegedly as adolescent as 15, because, as the owner, he aloof could. Some above contestants accept accepted Trump did do this, and accept bidding how afflictive it fabricated them.That s not to acknowledgment the assorted interviews area he awfully objectifies his own daughter. (Apparently he doesn t accept a botheration accomplishing the aforementioned to a adolescent babe in a anew appear video from CBS or a 12-year-old Paris Hilton) I don t apperceive too abounding fathers who antic about dating their daughters, or babble about how ample their breasts are or acquiesce addition man to alarm their babe some piece of ass. Back the Access Hollywood band went public, you could apprehend the aggregate gasps beyond the country, abnormally from GOP adopted admiral who appropriately feared they would be saddled with Trump s latest transgressions as they face re-election. Abounding said they ve had it and withdrew their abutment for the Republican nominee. Alarmingly for the GOP, not about abundant of them did. House Speaker Paul Ryan faced a backfire back he told associates this anniversary that he would no best avert Trump and gave them a chargeless canyon to ambit themselves from the appointee if charge be to assure their seats. But Trump s antics accept now put the GOP House majority in jeopardy. Recent polling shows Democrats up from 3 credibility to 10 credibility over Republicans on all-encompassing aldermanic ballots. Republican Civic Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, on the added hand, common the party s abounding abetment of Trump s antagonism admitting his indefensible analysis of women (among added GOP action apostasies). Principles and chastity be damned. This is a huge aberration for the GOP and here s why: Alike admitting Mitt Romney won college-educated white women by 6% in 2012, the GOP has had its challenges ambrosial to women overall. The appulse of the women s vote is significant. Women accomplish up 51% of the citizenry and consistently vote at college ante than men. Admitting efforts to ability out to women on action issues that address to them, like the economy, bloom affliction and civic security, the GOP still nominated a sexist who threatens to irreparably abuse the GOP cast with women voters. Trump s unfavorability amid women is at celebrated levels and continues to crater. He s alike accident college-educated women by cogent margins to Hillary Clinton. The fallout from Trump s antagonism has implications far greater than aloof accident elections — it challenges the moral cilia of the party. It challenges the GOP s character affective forward. Our accouchement are watching. How do we explain to little girls the abutment for a presidential applicant who disparages women after remorse? Words matter.Vice presidential applicant Mike Pence was afresh asked a agnate catechism during a bounded account account in Ohio. The anchorman explained how a accumulation of Babe Scouts afresh visited the TV base and an 11-year-girl said Trump s comments about women fabricated her feel bad about herself back she looked in the mirror.Pence s acknowledgment was astonishing. Instead of assuming affinity and advance for that little girl, he pivoted to a canned bluster about Hillary Clinton s feckless adopted policy. Wrong answer. This is why Republicans will abide to lose civic elections. Annihilation abbreviate of an amateur admonishment of Trump s sexism is a tacit accepting that abhorrent, victim awkward and potentially bent behavior against women is no best disqualifying. During an animated attack stop this week, aboriginal adult Michelle Obama said, the acceptance you can do annihilation you appetite to a woman is cruel, it s alarming and it s hurts. This is not accustomed or backroom as usual. It doesn t amount what affair you accord to, Democrat or Republican. No woman deserves to be advised that way. She is 100% correct. Common appropriateness knows no partisanship.The GOP s embrace of Trump is normalizing behavior we already appropriately condemned. The aftereffect could be as adverse for the GOP with women as the Southern Strategy was with African-Africans. There s still an befalling for my adolescent Republican aggregation to angle up, adios Trump s ilk and alive to action addition day. But those who chose to abide loyal to Trump do so at their own peril. Tara Setmayer, a political commentator, is above communications administrator for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-California. Follow her on Twitter @tarasetmayer. The opinions bidding in this annotation are hers.
There is a big aberration amid asleep and dying. Outside Magazine appear a somewhat tongue-in-cheek obituary for the Great Barrier Beach beforehand this week, citation its lifespan from 25 actor BC-2016. The commodity abundant the activity of the reef, its alive associates in the ecological community, its common acclaim and the apricot acerbic that has led to its breakable health. The Great Barrier Beach of Australia anesthetized abroad in 2016 afterwards a continued illness. It was 25 actor years old, apprehend the article. Immediate acknowledgment on amusing mediaThe obituary was met with abhorrence and disbelief, both by scientists and amusing media users alike. Russell Brainard, arch of the Apricot Beach Ecosystem Program at NOAA s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, told HuffPost that he believes the commodity was highlighting the coercion of the situation, but that those who don t accept any ambience are activity to booty it at face amount that the Great Barrier Beach is dead. Many bodies on amusing media are absolutely demography it at face value. Twitter users accept been afflicted the accident of the beach and advancement followers to pay austere absorption to the consequences. Many are overextension apocryphal advice entirely. Rowan Jacobsen, the biographer of the obituary, is a aliment and ecology writer, not a scientist. But the commodity has led some outlets to affirmation that scientists accept declared the beach clearly dead, added overextension the exaggeration. Bodies accept additionally taken to Twitter to try to get the accuracy out. Ecology anchorman Tony Davis tweeted, Reports of the Great Barrier Reef s afterlife are abundantly exaggerated, say scientists, booing Outside Magazine and the Cornell Cooperative Extension at Rockland County, which cites ecological sustainability as one of its missions, tweeted Great Barrier Beach is Dying NOT Dead! The bulletin should be that it isn t too late… not we should all accord up. The Great Barrier Beach is the world s better apricot beach ecosystem and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It covers added than 300,000 aboveboard kilometers and consists of added than 3,000 reefs, 600 islands, and 300 apricot cays. Accretion effortsThere s no abstinent that the Great Barrier Beach is in austere trouble. According to a address by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Apricot Beach Studies, 93% of the beach is afflicted by bleaching, putting the beach in crisis of extinction. Acerbic occurs back apricot are put beneath acute accent by changes in altitude like temperature, light, or nutrients. In these conditions, they belch accommodating algae from their tissues, causing them to about-face white. Scientists are more afraid that over-exaggerating the accompaniment of the beach will advance the abstraction that it is able the point of recovery. Professor John Pandolfi from the ARC Centre at the University of Queensland has bidding hope. It is alarmingly important now to bolster the animation of the reef, and to aerate its accustomed accommodation to recover. But the furnishings are austere and possibly permanent. The beach is no best as airy as it already was, and it s disturbing to cope with three acerbic contest in aloof 18 years, he said. The obituary lays accusation on the Australian government, acquainted that the government pressured the United Nations to abolish the beach from a altitude change address because it was anxious about its appulse on tourism. But on September 28, the Australian and Queensland governments appear the aboriginal Beach 2050 Plan anniversary report, assuming the $2 billion advance against convalescent the reef s bloom for approaching ancestors is advantageous off. The plan has able 29 of its 151 advised actions, admitting it addendum that the accretion action needs to be accelerated if they appetite to abide to be successful. Apricot bleaching, fishing, mining, and afire deposit fuels accept all contributed to the abolition of the beach over several decades. Added than 2 actor bodies appointment it anniversary year, and governments, scientists, and charities are alive so approaching ancestors can abide to acknowledge its beauty. It s not asleep yet, folks.
Issac Bailey has been a announcer in South Carolina for two decades and was best afresh the primary columnist for The Sun News in Myrtle Beach. He was a 2014 Harvard University Nieman fellow. Follow him on Twitter: @ijbailey. The angle bidding are his own. Would the Democratic Affair accept accurate Bill Clinton for admiral in 2016?The acknowledgment to that catechism would be added important and absolute than re-litigating why the affair accurate him in 1992 and 1996, and alike afterwards he aria beneath adjuration — and on civic TV, wagging his feel at us — during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Back then, it was easier to adduce examples of added presidents atrocious behavior, like that of John F. Kennedy, to edgeless any allocution that clandestine foibles could affect accessible achievement in the White House. But the actuality is, Clinton s clandestine shortcomings eventually about sunk his presidency, admitting his astronomic political talent, affecting the country in means that are still not absolutely understood. During that period, Osama bin Laden was declaring war on us while Admiral Clinton was actuality derided for ablution missiles to try to annihilate the man who would eventually advance the best baleful calm alarm advance in our nation s history. He was wagging the dog to change the subject, his critics claimed (and some supporters acceptable thought). He additionally launched a civic chat on chase relations whose attendance was additionally afflicted by his claimed scandal. The Republican Affair took it too far, with accusation and ambiguous rumors of added animal conduct. But Bill Clinton s clandestine behavior provided the GOP lots of ammunition. I can t advice but admiration area we would be in the war on alarm or chase relations if a hyper-partisanship fueled, in part, by Clinton s claimed faults hadn t taken hold. In the after-effects of the rumors of animal misconduct, allegations of animal advance and accepted cheating behavior by the above Admiral (who larboard appointment with a aerial approval rating, aloof the same), the country changed. We now aboveboard and relentlessly appraise abduction ability and the abusage of women by able men, and abundant of that altercation is led by Democrats and liberals. Aloof ask Nate Parker, the administrator and amateur who saw an old accusation of rape, for which he was begin not accusable — and for which he said he was falsely accused — derail the success of his potentially groundbreaking cine about Nat Turner and acceptable abbreviate a once-presumed Oscar-nomination.Or ask Bill Cosby, who allegedly spent abundant of his developed activity abusing and assaulting women but is alone over the accomplished few years actuality captivated to annual — back he is an old man and afterwards he s fabricated his affluence and a name for himself.Given this new climate, Democrats should ask themselves if they would vote for Bill Clinton today. Why? Well, this has annihilation to do with Hillary Clinton s affairs this year and aggregate to do with the Democratic abhorrence with Donald Trump. Each man and woman in a accord has to accomplish claimed decisions about how to handle the indiscretions of a partner. No one should adjudicator Hillary Clinton for blockage with her bedmate or criticize addition woman who in the aforementioned bearings ability accept filed for divorce. That allotment of conjugal activity is and charge abide private, not for accessible consumption.But the blow of us charge argue with how and back to counterbalance claimed faults back it comes to free who should advance us, because as the adventure of Bill Clinton makes clear, they do matter. (Barack Obama, for example, thankfully did not accept such problems either afore he was adopted or during his two agreement in office.)If Democrats would vote for Bill Clinton today, admitting what we apperceive about his claimed behaviors — which admonish us of Trump s — it artlessly shows that the abhorrence they feel about Trump is added partisanship than principles. And it shows they accept the bind Republicans acquisition themselves in bigger than they let on. Though Republicans brought Trump on themselves and are adversity the after-effects of their own decisions and actions, there is argumentation abaft their struggle. It is artlessly actuality that a Hillary Clinton admiral is added acceptable to booty the country in a political administration best conservatives and Republicans don t want. It is additionally actuality that the appearance of the Supreme Court for the abutting bearing or two hangs in the balance, and Republicans apperceive this, no amount what they anticipate about Trump.It s aloof that the Republican Affair has to cost aloof about aggregate acceptable about itself to abutment Trump in any way.If Democrats would still abutment Bill Clinton in 2016 for the admiral (which is not the aforementioned as admiring his post-presidential work), it proves that the gap amid the two parties is not as advanced as some Democrats are self-righteously claiming.A man like Trump took advantage of an aperture in the Republican Party, one fueled by acrimony and the disillusionment of millions of Republicans who abhorrence a browning America. That s why bigotry and misogyny are at the amount of his address — and not a about-face off — to a cogent articulation of the GOP.That doesn t beggarly a altered man, an as-yet-identified Democrat or left-leaning independent, who presents a altered affectionate (but still actual real) of crisis won t be able to booty advantage of Democrats in the aforementioned way that Trump has taken advantage of the GOP, the abutting time around.Instead of blithely watching the GOP s destruction, the Democratic Affair would be astute to appraise itself for vulnerabilities to such a Trump-like amount who could betrayal them in means they today acceptable don t alike anticipate is possible.