Not much for separation of powers this season, Congressional Democrats have developed legislation to override the Supreme Court decision on contraceptives. The bill, put together in consultation with President Obama, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby to include coverage for contraception in employee health plans. #CantStopWontStop
- The Environmental Protection Agency quietly slipped a note into last week's Federal Register asserting its right to "garnish non-Federal wages to collect delinquent non-tax debts owed the United States without first obtaining a court order." Oh, is that all?
- Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah told supporters Tuesday that he needs more time to decide whether to declare his own government after the Afghan Independent Election Commission released preliminary results showing him more than a million votes behind his rival.
- Married women have dropped to just 45 percent of all first-time U.S. mothers (and 25 percent of those under 23). Researchers say it's less a matter of single moms and more about parents shacking up without tying the knot.
- Sexual orientation isn't a basis for anti-discrimination lawsuits in America, but a gay Georgia music teacher is challenging his job dismissal on grounds of gender discrimination. "When you fire somebody because they are engaging in a same-sex marriage, I think that pretty clearly fits," said his lawyer.
- The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is bringing in Lisa B. Nelson, a former Visa executive who worked in Newt Gingrich's office when he was speaker, as its chief executive.
- Is this the soda tax's last stand?
Under fire for refusing to support Tara Reade, Milano says she never thought #MeToo would "destroy innocent men."
Mass Antibody Testing in This Rural Colorado County Sheds Light on COVID-19's Prevalence and Lethality
The number of Americans who have been infected by the virus, which seems to be much higher than the official tally suggests, is crucial to understanding how deadly it is.
Not every apparent violation of a quarantine order is a risk to other people, and not all need to be (or can be) enforced equally.
The state has shut down all liquor stores, leading customers to crowd into retailers across the border.