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  Yes, Betsy DeVos has cited protection against grizzly bears as justification for guns in schools. Yes, DeVos has said that she would support Trump should he seek to ban gun-free schools. Yes, our angel mother Elizabeth Warren essentially wiped the floor with her at a Senate confirmation hearing on January 17th. No, DeVos does not understand the difference between proficiency and mastery. Nor does she understand the workings of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Or the importance of a secular, public education. Or...
On Thursday, a federal appeals court refused to reinstate Trump’s anti-Muslim travel ban, which would see people from seven majority-Muslim countries denied entry to the US. The ban was a blatant racist and Islamophobic attack and would target vulnerable refugees, as well as visa and green card holders. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously to uphold a temporary restraining order against the ban, stating “There is no precedent to support this claimed unreviewability, which runs contrary to the...
Like many Americans, watching the debate last night between Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz on the future state of healthcare gave me anxiety. I worked for an insurance company for five years coordinating the Member Services between the pharmaceutical, claims and enrollment departments. I also have a personal stake in the game — I’m a Type 1 Diabetic whose monthly prescriptions, out of pocket, would cost me $1,000. I personally don’t have anything to be scared of. I have a job that’s provided me with a...

The Medieval Times in Buena Park, California, is looking for a good man. To be exact, they are offering a Squire position. Squires are proficient horse handlers with the physical capacity to run in sand, perform in a live show format, and to be a man. The advertisement clearly requests applications for “male performers.” Squires are promoted to Knights, and Knights must be male to “preserve the authenticity and genuineness of the scripted role of Knights in the Medieval Times theatrical production.” History is an important...
Does Trump's election, and the uprising of hatred that has followed, have you considering purchasing a gun to protect yourself? As someone who has been both a feminist and a gun owner her entire adult life, I'm here to offer some friendly advice. Please know that I am not an expert, and that I can only begin to scratch the surface of what you will need to know in order to be a responsible gun owner. I can, however, give you an overview of what...
Fierce leader and Senator of Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren was shushed by Senate Republicans for violating Senate Rule 19 (point 2) which states that “2. No Senator in debate shall, directly or indirectly, by any form of words impute to another Senator or to other Senators any conduct or motive unworthy or unbecoming a Senator” after she spoke out against Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions in his confirmation as Attorney General by reading from a 1986 letter from Coretta Scott King that was critical of Sessions’ civil...
Design queen Justina Blakeney shares her tips for getting your own wild style at home Justina Blakeney isn’t afraid of color. Or patterns. Or going DIY on a space to bring it to life. The L.A.-based designer and author of the home décor book The New Bohemians has turned her “jungalow” aesthetic (a mix of cozy bungalow vibes and wild, plant-heavy details) into a movement. Here she tells us how to bring her signature look home.  1. “Breathe life into your bedroom (without making an impact on...
Looking for a place to just sit back and shoot the breeze while scooping mounds of cheesecake into your mouth? Look no further! Michael J.La Rue has finally opened up his Golden Girls themed cafe Rue La Rue in Washington Heights. According to Gothamist, the restaurant will start off serving breakfast and lunch and once adjusted, will move onto to dinner service as well. LaRue has inherited memorabilia from the late Rue McClanahan and will be displaying it at the cafe for fans."I have a whole warehouse going...
We’ve all done it — made sure our first Instagram (or Snapchat or Facebook, depending on your age and social media platform of choice) photo post-breakup shows you looking flawless and happy. And maybe wearing your best swimsuit. Well, President Barack Obama has just done exactly that. As you may know, the Obama family is currently enjoying a well-deserved vacation. In fact, they’ve been spending time on Virgin founder and gazillionaire, Richard Branson’s private island in the Caribbean. And now Branson has posted photos and a video...
    In the early ’80s, a tough-as-nails, all-female skateboard gang calling themselves “the Hags” became legendary on the streets of West L.A.By Emily Savage // Photo by Molly Cranna By the time she was in her late teens, Sevie Bates had already been living away from her mother’s Santa Monica home for years. Her life revolved around three things: partying, punk music, and skateboarding. She’d roll up on her board to rock clubs in L.A. sporting bleached-white hair, ripped shirts, a red petticoat over men’s boxers, hand-airbrushed...
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