The CEO of children’s educational magazine Highlights released a very pointed statement on our country’s current humanitarian crisis of an immigration policy on Wednesday. In the statement, titled ‘Highlights Stands Up for Immigrant Children,‘ Kent Johnson opened his public statement by reminding everyone that the mission statement for a company that services children and their education has a duty to try and help those children “become their best selves.”
A Nebraska woman managed to avoid jail time despite initially being charged with incest for having sex with her biological father as part of an alleged “jealous competition” with her half-sister to see who could bed him first.
Samantha Kershner, 21, was sentenced to nine months of probation after entering a no contest plea to a misdemeanor charge of false reporting, a reduction of the initial incest charge, local ABC affiliate KHGI reported Monday.
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis kneecapped Florida’s groundbreaking effort to expand voter rights on Friday when he blocked former felons from registering for the upcoming election if they can’t pay past fines — only to be sued within hours for creating a “poll tax.”
“The highs and lows of cartooning,” he wrote. “Today I was just let go from all newspapers in New Brunswick.”
Brunswick News Inc. said in a statement on Sunday it is “entirely incorrect” to suggest the company canceled its freelance contract with de Adder over the cartoon.
Dystopian fiction – from Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange to Russell T Davies’s spectacular recent BBC1 series Years and Years – is usually intended to take elements of the present and then imagine a future in which they have become inescapable, so as to warn us of what might already be in our midst.
But the 21st century is challenging this technique in one bracing sense: the way the world now seems to race beyond the wildest aspects of our collective imagination before we have even started to think about what might come next. Consider last week’s news about Facebook, and the fact that three years of corporate disgrace – and rising noise from legislators about bringing the tech giant to heel – have yet to slow its terrifying quest to insinuate its workings into every area of our lives. Now, in a move that could have been taken from a futuristic novel, it wants to create nothing less than a new global currency.
The 350 residents of Sommarøy in the land of the midnight sun are hoping to free themselves from the tyranny of the clock by declaring the small Norwegian island the world’s first time-free zone.
According to some expert interpretations and two federal lawsuits, this is illegal: The Constitution specifically prohibits the U.S. president from accepting “emoluments”—gifts, payments, or fees—from foreign governments as means of preventing a presidency from being compromised by whichever foreign sources are willing to offer the most convincing bribes.