Activist Watch
What happened to me was wrong. Time to make it illegal, too
Last summer, I was standing in a crowd of 60,000, on a hot summer's day in London, waiting for The Killers to come on stage, when a man - whose advances I'd rejected - took pictures of my crotch by putting his phone between my legs as I chatted to my sister blissfully unaware. A few minutes later, I saw one of his friends looking at an intrusive picture of a woman's crotch covered by a thin strip of fabric.
Apr 17 8:30PM World Economic Forum

Model N (MODN) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.20
News headlines about Model N (NYSE:MODN) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time.
Apr 17 6:00PM Daily Political

How 'Scandal' Raised the Bar for TV's Social Media Impact
After seven seasons and more than 120 episodes, Shonda Rhimes' fixer-drama Scandal is signing off ABC for good April 19. The series broke new ground when it first premiered in April 2012 for its sharp-tongued characters, willingness to take on tough political topics, inclusive casting and ushering in a new era of appointment (and interactive) television by live-Tweeting.
Apr 17 5:00PM Variety

Starbucks helped feed left-wing "progressive" hysteria... now they are being eaten alive by it: #BoycottStarbucks explodes
(Natural News) If you're not familiar with the Starbucks racism fiasco that has ballooned into an exploding boycott of Starbucks coffee shops, RaceWar.news describes it as follows: the [black] men were sitting and chatting at a table for less than 15 minutes before employees of the store called the police.
Apr 17 4:30PM NaturalNews.com

Sacred Activism
By Martin Winiecki, for Kosmos The nonviolent resistance of Indigenous water protectors against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock has inspired a movement of sacred activism, rooting political action in spiritual reconnection. Sacred activism is a true light of hope in a world facing catastrophe, as it provides the spiritual foundation needed to unify people worldwide around a shared vision for global system change.
Apr 17 3:21PM Kosmos Journal

A Party in the Wilderness
Two fun questions that nobody ever argues about! And who knows, maybe you don't think we need to. Maybe you feel pretty good about the 19 seats Democrats have flipped in the 93 special elections that have been held since 2016.
Apr 17 2:51PM Crooked Media

Dear White People Returns to Netflix for Another Season on May 4
For those of you who have been wanting to find out what happens with Sam, Troy, Coco, Lionel, Gabe, Joelle, Reggie and their fellow students at Winchester University, your wait is almost over. Dear White People returns May 4 for its second season on Netflix.
Apr 17 2:19PM The Grapevine

Congress social media head shares fake image of a newspaper in a bid to malign BJP
Congress Social Media head, Divya Spandana is known to use some rather questionable tactics in her quest to hand Congress a social media makeover. Today, she has gone a step further and shared a photoshopped image of a newspaper, 'The Hindu', in a bid to malign the BJP and the Prime Minister.
Apr 17 1:32PM OpIndia.com

Global Economy: Good News for Now but Trade Tensions a Threat
By Maurice Obstfeld April 17, 2018 Versions in ???? (Arabic), ?? (Chinese), Espaol (Spanish), Franais (French), ??? (Japanese), Portugus (Portuguese), ??????? (Russian) The world economy continues to show broad-based momentum. Against that positive backdrop, the prospect of a similarly broad-based conflict over trade presents a jarring picture.
Apr 17 1:15PM IMF Blog

Help CBC News investigate political ads on Facebook
Around 23 million Canadians use Facebook every month, and with elections looming in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick and a federal campaign next year, those users will no doubt be besieged by political ads on the social media platform. But unlike on TV and radio, political ads online are not strictly regulated.
Apr 17 12:34PM CBC

BREAKING: Trump Lawyer's Secret Client Is... Sean Hannity!?!
Sean, you've got some explaining to do Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. http://www.
Apr 17 12:27PM YouTube

5 political bombshells from James Comey's exclusive interview with ABC News
The surprise firing of former FBI Director James Comey rocked the political world, and now he's re-entering the fray with some revelations that could send shockwaves of their own. Add James Comey as an interest to stay up to date on the latest James Comey news, video, and analysis from ABC News.
Apr 17 11:32AM ABC News

It's Not Hannity's Pee Tape that Matters
Late afternoon on Sunday, Margaret Sullivan wrote a column arguing that Donald Trump might survive his own Saturday Night Massacre of firing Rod Rosenstein or Robert Mueller. The reason Trump might survive where Nixon didn't, she argues, is Sean Hannity.
Apr 17 11:20AM emptywheel

The nation's capital may let 16-year-olds vote for president. Is that a good idea?
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Apr 17 9:53AM NBC News

Why did JD Wetherspoon delete its social media accounts, and was it the right marketing decision?
News broke on Monday that UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon will be shutting down their social media accounts due to their view on the current 'climate' of social media and the addictive nature of the platforms. The company, that owns nearly 900 pubs across the UK, has made the decision to deactivate all of the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts of each of their establishments, as well as their head office, to dispel and discourage trolling of MPs and ethnic minorities online.
Apr 17 9:36AM Econsultancy

Study: People with less political knowledge think they know a lot about politics
People who know less about politics are more confident about their political knowledge, according to research published in the scientific journal Political Psychology. The new study found that this effect was exacerbated when partisan identities were activated.
Apr 17 6:07AM PsyPost

Opinion
Advertisement OpinionNow that tax day is upon us, consider that through the miracle of tax breaks some of your tax dollars will effectively be going to support groups that finance campaigns against same-sex marriage and gun safety. A number of these groups are also entitled to raise money from other sources for political purposes, without filing the disclosures that are required of other individuals and entities.
Apr 17 5:36AM When Is a Church Not a Church?

Peta Credlin boasted about admonishing Josh Frydenberg. How is that OK?
Right now the energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, is trying to do something serious, something voters would expect their elected governments to do - achieve a truce in the decade-long climate and energy wars. You can take any position you like on Frydenberg's national energy guarantee, you can assert it's the cure for cancer, or a fourth-worst policy option hopelessly compromised by the delicate startle reflex of the Coalition party room - but one thing is beyond dispute.
Apr 17 3:30AM the Guardian

Hannity's ethics under fire
Sean Hannity has wavered over the years on whether he is a journalist or conservative activist, but ethics specialists say that whichever hat the Fox News host was wearing last week when he condemned the FBI raid on attorney Michael Cohen's office, he should have disclosed that he's a client of Cohen's. It doesn't matter if you're a newspaper reporter or an opinion journalist, said Indira Lakshmanan, the journalism ethics chair at the Poynter Institute.
Apr 17 2:18AM POLITICO

Republican Mega-Donor Hates Trump So Much He's Now A Democrat
Wouldn't it be nice if the well-being of our society didn't depend on the whims of billionaires? Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. http://www.
Apr 17 2:03AM YouTube