|Some other things I’ve read this week: Mona Chalabi on a botched Washington Post article, Peter Lauria on a potential deal between VICE and Time Warner, Julianne Ross on lies men’s rights activists spread, and Felix Salmon‘s long interview withBuzzFeed founder JonahPeretti.
Will’s “Extraordinary Harm”
George Will argued in The Washington Post that efforts to curb campus sexual assault are about making victimhood a “coveted status.” The National Organization of Women is urging the Post drop Will’s column, citing the “extraordinary harm” to victims: http://mm4a.org/TGR3ga
There’s No Off Switch
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary in part due to the influence of right-wing radio. Ignoring Cantor’s track record of obstructionism, the right attacked Cantor with methods straight from their anti-Obama playbook: http://mm4a.org/1odPhkh
How Fox Covers Right-Wing Cop Killers
When Fox News covers breaking events that might involve Arabs or Muslims, they regularly blame the entire Muslim community. But when perpetrators are linked to any right-wing ideology, they tread lightly and ignore larger context and certainly avoid any collective blame: http://mm4a.org/SvgMqA
HERE WE GO AGAIN
IMAGE OF THE WEEK
|Attracting the best and brightest talent from around the world — especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) — is crucial to our nation’s success. After all, one recent study looking at all U.S.-based Nobel laureates over the past 50 years found that more than a quarter were foreign-born.So when we sat down with America’s nine most recently minted Nobel laureates, we asked them to share their perspective on immigration reform, andthe importance of maintaining America’s competitive advantage as a magnet for global talent.Watch America’s top scientists discuss the need for comprehensive immigration reform:|
Kids Need Your Help
The House of Representatives could vote as soon as next week to either gut or protect new standards that have improved school lunches. We’re gaining momentum and keeping the pressure on: act now to urge your member of Congress to stop the attack on healthy school lunch standards.
There’s still time! We’ve got another chance to tell Congress that in the midst of a public health crisis, we can’t take fruits and vegetables off kids’ school lunch trays.
Last week—after intense debate—Congress postponed a crucial vote to either gut or protect new standards that have improved school lunches. We’re gaining more and more momentum, and until the House of Representatives votes, we’re keeping the pressure on—act now to defend healthy school lunches for kids!
Union of Concerned Scientists analysis has shown that increasing our consumption of fruits and vegetables could prevent thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in health care costs each year from diet-related chronic disease. Today, Americans of all ages are not eating nearly enough of these healthy foods.
Congress recently improved federally funded school lunches by requiring at least half a cup of fruits and vegetables with every meal. These standards were a positive first step in ensuring that kids will get the foods they need to grow up healthy. We can’t go back on the gains we have made to improve kids’ diets.
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Food & Environment Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
Information is powerful medicine. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the right to get your personal health information, make sure it’s correct and know who has seen it. With access to your own medical records, you can make decisions with your health care provider, track your medications and dosages, and much more.