When it comes to texting, the period, full stop, point – whatever you call it – has been getting a lot of attention. People have begun noticing slight changes to the way our smallest punctuation mark is deployed, from declarations that it’s going out of style to claims that it’s becoming angry. What they’re actually … Continue reading Is Good Grammar in Text Messages Making You Look Like a Jerk?
Academics around the country are embracing the relatively new trend of using trigger warnings to shield students from ideas that might be discomforting or trauma-inducing. These ideas often include topics that touch on “racism, classism, sexism, heterosexism, cissexism, ableism, and other issues of privilege and oppression." Though there is some debate surrounding how widespread the … Continue reading This professor is pushing back on trigger warnings, safe spaces
“America is open for business.” In his measured speech to the World Economic Forum, President Donald Trump highlighted his administration’s economic reforms and pointed to the positive trends in economic indicators. His clear message was: “bring your investment and jobs to the U.S.” Trump has certainly done much to improve the economy, but he could … Continue reading To further boost the economy, Trump must do this
Waiters could face criminal penalties for giving straws to customers if a recently proposed California bill goes into effect. California Assemblyman Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader of the state Assembly, has introduced a bill into the state’s lower House that would make it a criminal offense for restaurant employees to provide patrons with single-use plastic straws … Continue reading Environmentalists want to jail waiters for offering straws
The White House welcomed Nursultan Nazarbayev, president of Kazakhstan, for a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday. It was the second time the two have met, the first time taking place in Saudi Arabia during Trump’s visit there last May. This was the first working visit by the head of state from a … Continue reading Why Trump’s Meeting With Kazakhstan President Was So Important
More than three quarters of Americans would limit abortion to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy, according to a new Marist Poll. That number has consistently been about three quarters or more for the past decade. This year, the survey found that 76 percent of Americans want such limits. Strong majorities of … Continue reading 3 in 4 Americans support pro-life legislation
2:15 p.m. EST MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody.QUESTION: Hello. MS NAUERT: How are you today? Hi, Nick. QUESTION: Hi. MS NAUERT: I saw some very old pictures of you the other day. QUESTION: Uh-oh. MS NAUERT: Mm-hmm. (Laughter.) Yeah. From you in Afghanistan. QUESTION: Uh-oh. MS NAUERT: Yes, very old. You looked like a little boy. (Laughter.) Still do, for that matter. … Continue reading State Department Press Briefing – January 18, 2018