Beverly Hills water wasters ‘should be ashamed,’ state regulator says

Beverly Hills water wasters ‘should be ashamed,’ state regulator says

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — The city of Beverly Hills and three other water suppliers face financial penalties for falling short of state water conservation mandates, officials said Friday. Statewide, Californians cut their urban water use in September by 26.1 percent compared with the same month in 2013, regulators said. The reduction was below the 27 percent decline…

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

SXSW reinstates two panels following #Gamergate backlash

Newsweek

South by Southwest (SXSW), the popular Austin, Texas–based annual event for music, film and digital culture and technology, has reinstated the two panels on harassment in the gaming industry originally canceled over safety concerns. The cancellation of the panels—titled “SavePoint: A Discussion on the Gaming Community” and “Level Up: Overcoming Harassment in Games”—prompted a backlash against…

Louisville students protest after school president and staff pose in racist costumes for Halloween

Louisville students protest after school president and staff pose in racist costumes for Halloween

Tom Boggioni Students at the University of Louisville are calling for the president of the school to resign after he and his staff posed in racist costumes during a Halloween party at the president’s mansion, reports WHAS. The university and school President James Ramsey have both apologized for the photo, showing the school’s leader and

How long can Ben Carson stay at the top of the GOP field?

How long can Ben Carson stay at the top of the GOP field?

McClatchy Washington Bureau

Analysis: Ben Carson’s on top, but for how long?

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Ben Carson’s the front-runner you hardly notice. While that contradicts all political wisdom, it’s working. So far. Carson’s gentle, understated — some would say somnambulant — style has been a big factor in his rise to the top of Republican Iowa polls and one national survey. Now comes the tougher challenge: Filling in…

White supremacist conference proposes whites-only states: We’ll ‘give the blacks Manhattan’

White supremacist conference proposes whites-only states: We’ll ‘give the blacks Manhattan’

Tom Boggioni At a sparsely attended conference at the National Press Club on Halloween, men identifying themselves as “white advocates” or “identitarians” set forth some proposals for improving race relations by separating white people from black people, including creating race-pure states. According to the Huffington Post, the National Policy Institute held their one day event,

Carly Fiorina: ‘There’s a double standard’ because nobody mocks Hillary Clinton’s appearance

Carly Fiorina: ‘There’s a double standard’ because nobody mocks Hillary Clinton’s appearance

David Edwards Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina suggested on Sunday that conservative women faced a “double standard” because they were attacked with sexist remarks about their appearance while Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was not. Fox News host John Roberts pointed out that hosts of ABC’s The View had said that Fiorina looked “demented” because she

Sanders campaign goes all in with $2 million television ad buy

Sanders campaign goes all in with $2 million television ad buy

International Business Times

Sanders Begins TV Campaign With $2M Ad Buy

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign will start running its first television ad Tuesday, NBC News reported Sunday. The campaign says the ad buy is more than $2 million. The minute-long spot is intended to introduce the Vermont senator to Democratic primary voters. It begins by telling viewers he’s the “son of a Polish immigrant, who grew…