Al Sharpton: Meek Mill is latest victim of America’s fetish for incarceration

Sign up for the THINK newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.You will be up to date with all our THINK updates, including special offersGet fresh opinions, sharp analyses and powerful essays delivered to your inbox.This fight is about more than just one man.Matt Rourke / APThis week, I made a visit to Chester … Read more

David Sweeney Out as NPR Chief News Editor Amid Sexual Harassment Accusations

David Sweeney, NPR’s Chief News Editor, has departed the company following sexual harassment complaints from three different women, NPR reports. Sweeney will be replaced by senior manager Edith Chapin, who has been appointed executive editor. In an email to NPR staff on Tuesday, Chris Turpin, acting senior vice president of news, announced Sweeney’s departure, saying … Read more

Why I Waited So Long to Share My Harvey Weinstein Saga (Guest Blog)

Getty Images I met Harvey Weinstein one winter evening in 1996 outside of the Miramax offices in TriBeCa. I was in my late 20s, a working actress, though not famous. A journeyman, so to speak. I was there to do a reading of a friend’s screenplay, and he introduced himself. He was charming, intelligent and … Read more

Classic ‘Rudolph’ Christmas Special Sparks the Most Cynical 2017 Responses on Twitter

As is tradition, CBS aired the beloved Christmas special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on Tuesday night and many Twitter users found its classic optimism difficult to relate to in 2017. Some viewers rediscovering the 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion movie took to Twitter to celebrate their nostalgia, sending the hashtag #Rudolph trending during the special’s east coast … Read more

CNN Boycotts White House Christmas Party Over Trump ‘Attacks on Freedom of the Press,’ Sarah Huckabee Sanders Rejoices

CNN CNN will boycott the White House Christmas party for the media, the cable news network announced on Tuesday. Taking issue with President Donald Trump’s frequent habit of making a punching bag of the network, CNN said it would be “inappropriate” to attend the annual party hosted by the White House. “CNN will not be … Read more

AT&T Wants Time Warner Merger Antitrust Trial to Start in February

AT&T responded at length to the Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit that seeks to block its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner, calling for a 10-day trial set to begin on February 20, 2018. The DOJ had targeted a May 7 trial date, which would prolong by months a transaction that was agreed upon last October … Read more

Trump rips ‘weak’ no-show Democratic leaders for standing him up

President Donald Trump blasted top congressional Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer as all talk, no action and “weak” on key issues like crime and immigration after the duo canceled a meeting with him on Tuesday. “They’ve been all talk and they’ve been no action, and now it’s even worse — now it’s not even … Read more

Pressure mounts on Rep. John Conyers to resign

WASHINGTON — Democratic pressure on Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., to resign from Congress mounted Tuesday as the number of sexual harassment allegations against him continued to grow and party leaders huddled in conversations about whether he should remain in the House, multiple sources tell World News. A report in The Detroit News on Tuesday detailed … Read more

North Korea claims test of new, more powerful ballistic missile

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea defied President Donald Trump and the world again by firing another ballistic test missile on Tuesday. It was the first missile launch since September and came as Trump and Senate Republicans were trying to pass a tax code overhaul. “We will take care of it,” Trump said in response … Read more

Unexplained allergy attack? It might be meat.

People who have serious but mysterious allergy attacks might be suffering from a meat allergy caused by a tick bite, government researchers said Tuesday. They’ve been running a study on unexplained attacks of anaphylaxis — the life-threatening response to a true allergy. Close to 10 percent of the people recruited so far for the study … Read more