‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Production Designer Elisabeth Williams Shapes A Desecrated Washington D.C. For Season 3

As dictated by the script for Episode 6, the obelisk that is the Washington Monument would be transformed into a cross. The Lincoln Memorial, meanwhile, would have Abraham Lincoln’s giant marble head and hands cut off. To Williams, the symbolism here couldn’t have been more clear. “[The Lincoln Memorial] is representative of the civil rights […]

Why a rising star is leaving Congress

Gov. Jay InsleeJay Robert InsleeInslee, GOP’s Culp advance in Washington governor’s race Governors call for Trump to extend funding for National Guard coronavirus response Washington state officials confirm federal officers leaving Seattle MORE (D), a heavy favorite to win a third term, is a potential candidate for any number of jobs in former Vice President […]

Playing electoral defense, Trump to promote recovery in Ohio

In Ohio, Trump was expected to sign an executive order requiring that the federal government purchase certain drugs from U.S. manufacturers rather than from foreign companies. The order, which Trump intended to sign at Whirlpool Corp.‘s manufacturing plant in Clyde, would instruct the government to develop a list of “essential” medicines and then buy them […]

Ted Cruz accuses Dems of ‘facilitating riots & radical left terror’ after calling them out for not denouncing Antifa

“And you see them denying reality. You’ll also see them using rhetoric, I mean, calling federal officers ‘storm troopers’ like Nancy Pelosi did, or ‘Gestapo,’ as Clyburn did … Cops are not Nazis, and it is grotesque. It is offensive.”

Biden Needs a VP. Kamala Suddenly Sounds More Like Bernie

One current Harris adviser said that she often seeks out opportunities to partner with elected officials to the ideological left of her, as well as occasionally those to the right when appropriate. In February, for example, she celebrated with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) over successfully getting anti-lynching legislation passed in […]

Facebook Has More to Learn From the Ad Boycott

One of the key organizations behind the boycott movement was Color of Change; at more than a million members it claims to be the largest online social justice organization. (Other boycott leaders include the NAACP, the Anti-Defamation League, and Mozilla.) Led by Rashad Robinson, Color of Change has engaged in previous struggles to defund the […]

Tech Entrepreneur Mark Kassen Talks Initiatives That Might Aid Voters and Hollywood Alike

They wanted to do some commercials. [An ad] that we are now doing, we actually had to shoot a lot. They’ve developed a set of monitoring tools, a chest monitor for temperature and an oxygen monitor for your finger, and a set of best practices, to get people back to work in factories like their […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association – Key 48 hours loom as negotiators push for relief deal

As The Hill’s Jordain Carney writes, plenty of big issues are unresolved, including the $600 per week enhanced unemployment benefits that expired last week. Federal funding for state and local governments is another ONE. Republicans have offered some flexibility tied to the $150 billion already appropriated by Congress. Republicans and President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project […]

US Action Against IS Financier Shows Jihadists’ Cash Flow Continues from Turkey

The Rawi Network, founded by an Iraqi family, has been known to the U.S. government for decades. In the 1990s, it was accused of using informal payment systems to help Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq evade international sanctions by buying and selling oil without reliance on formal banking systems.

U.S. steps up campaign to purge ‘untrusted’ Chinese apps

In the run-up to Trump’s November re-election bid, U.S.-China ties are at the lowest ebb in decades. Relations are strained over the global coronavirus pandemic, China’s military buildup in the South China Sea, its increasing control over Hong Kong and treatment of Uighur Muslims, as well as Beijing’s massive trade surpluses and technological rivalry.