Braving COVID and long waits, US citizens cross the Mexican border to vote
SAN DIEGO — Hundreds — possibly even thousands — of Tijuana residents who are also U.S. citizens have already voted or plan to cross into the United States to cast their ballots in the presidential election.Voters coming from Baja may face longer border waits than in normal years and be required wear a mask, but county election officials say they are welcome.“As long as someone is a U.S. citizen, they have a right to vote,” said Michael Vu, the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. Vu estimated there were nearly 16,000 voters registered to cast ballots in San Diego County from abroad, includin...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Transgender woman sues Whitmer to keep job in Michigan National Guard
LANSING, Mich. — A transgender woman who served in Afghanistan as a member of the 101st Airborne Division sued Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her top military official Friday, saying she is being kicked out of the Michigan National Guard over her gender identification.Blaire McIntyre, who was assigned a male gender at birth but identifies as a female, sued in federal court in Grand Rapids, asking a judge to declare unconstitutional a policy forcing transgender service members to discharge from the U.S. military.Named as defendants in the suit are Whitmer and Paul Rogers, the adjutant general of the...
Detroit Free Press
White women are ditching Trump, and it could cost him Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA — Elaine Caruso voted for Donald Trump in 2016. He seemed to be the candidate who would better protect the country from foreign threats, which Caruso, who lived across the Hudson River from Manhattan on 9/11, feared.“I thought, we need somebody who has a set — we need a tough guy,” said Caruso, 58, who now lives in Northeast Pennsylvania. “Never in my wildest dreams did I think that thug would turn on us.”Trump won half of the votes cast by white women in Pennsylvania in 2016, according to exit polls, helping him narrowly win the state. But with Election Day just two weeks away an...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Heidi Stevens: 'Why are you at Harvard Law School?' Ginsburg's life is a lesson for anyone made to feel they don't belong
If you’ve read many of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg appreciations (or watched “On the Basis of Sex,” the 2019 movie about her life), you likely know that Harvard Law School Dean Erwin Griswold asked Ginsburg, along with the small group of nine female students in their class of hundreds, “Why are you at Harvard Law School, taking the place of a man?”And if you’ve read the appreciations (or watched the movie), you also know the answer.Because she belonged there. Because she earned the spot. Because she was ready to take flight and change the world and Harvard was her runway. (She later transferred to...
Living with Children: Don't ask them, tell them
A grandmother in Arkansas says her adult children have great difficulty telling their children what to do. They turn instructions – more accurately, what they think are instructions – into questions and then wonder why their kids don’t seem to appreciate their timidity.Grandma’s email made me think of a habit I have noticed among people a generation or more younger than myself. To wit, when they order food in a restaurant, they ask if they are allowed to have whatever they want. For example, when ordering a hamburger, instead of saying, “I’ll have a hamburger” or “I’d like a hamburger, please,...
Tribune News Service
Ask Anna: How do I tell my friend that I am dating her ex?
Dear Anna,How do I tell my best friend that I am dating her ex? They broke up three years ago. She and I kind of drifted apart in the past, and things are rocky now. She thinks that she and her ex are friends, but he doesn’t want anything to do with her. My best friend also cheated on him. He and I met through her, however, and started talking behind her back. Now I want to come clean to her and don’t know what to say. Should I tell her or should I keep it a secret until I know the time is right? Should she be upset if she is the one who ruined the relationship? — Exes and O’sDear EAO,I’m not ...
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