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          Beyond Abortion and Equal Pay: the Wide Scope of 'Women's Issues'
    
          August 26, 2015
    
          'Women do not lead single-issue lives,' says Ms. Foundation president on Women's Equality Day
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-26/beyond-abortion-and-equal-pay-wide-scope-womens-issues
  
  
          Trump vs. Ramos
    
          August 26, 2015
    
          Donald Trump has had an affinity for incendiary assertions about immigration, but an allergy to journalistic questioning on the topic. Tuesday, Jorge Ramos called Trump's bluff by insisting on posing such questions, and Trump had him ejected from his news conference. 
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-26/trump-vs-ramos
  
  
          The Problem with Female Superheroes
    
          August 26, 2015
    
          Given that gender portrayals in music videos, advertisements, video games and other popular culture powerfully shape expectations and attitudes about gender roles, it is not surprising that the emergence of powerful, but still hypersexualized, heroine images has affected popular beliefs and self-images. But the impact has not always been what you might think.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-26/problem-female-superheroes
  
  
          Stunning Truths About Mass Shootings in America
    
          August 26, 2015
    
          Among the findings of a new survey of all public mass shootings in the United States over the last 50 years: we account for one third of all such events in the world, mass murderers here use more weapons than elsewhere, and a nation's civilian firearm ownership rate is the strongest predictor of mass shootings.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-26/stunning-truths-about-mass-shootings-america
  
  
          On World Dog Day, How Dogs Saved Humankind
    
          August 26, 2015
    
          August 26 is World Dog Day, a good time to reflect on the very reasonable possibility that dogs enabled modern humans to outcompete Neanderthals, and also on the fact that dogs are smarter, more empathetic and more devious than you knew. These days, both ordinary dogs and their ordinary humans can participate in Citizen Science, advancing our understanding of this oldest human coevolution.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-26/world-dog-day-how-dogs-saved-humankind
  
  
          Nurses' Union Election Shows Faster NLRB Pace
    
          August 26, 2015
    
          New NLRB rules quicken the union election process between petitioning the NLRB for an election and the election itself - leaving less time, the unions say, for union-busting intimidation.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-26/nurses-union-election-shows-faster-nlrb-pace
  
  
          Give Us the Ballot
    
          August 26, 2015
    
          The Voting Rights Act (VRA), passed by Congress in July, 1965 and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson fifty years ago this month, has had a storied history. This basic achievement of the Civil Rights Movement has also seen conservatives, including long-time anti VRA campaigner and now U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts, fight it tooth and nail. Ari Berman tells this story, in a book Michael O'Donnell calls both a "depressing" and a "galvanizing" read.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-08-26/give-us-ballot
  

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