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The Military Indeed Spends a Lot On Viagra — Because It Helps Veterans With PTSD

July 28, 2017 When president Donald Trump announced his intention of banning transgender people from serving in the US military, he blamed “the tremendous medical costs [..] that transgender in the military would entail.” Many noted that in fact those costs were tiny: On its existing transgender personnel the military spends $8.4 million...

Jay-Z, Chris Sacca, Dave McClure: Powerful Men Admit Hurting Women, Are Congratulated for Personal Growth

July 7, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow “I’m a creep,” wrote Dave McClure on Medium on July 2. “I’m sorry.” The founder of the influential Silicon Valley incubator 500 Startups officially resigned from the company he created the following day, after a female entrepreneur accused him of unwanted sexual advances. Something must be in the air. This...

Trump Has Raised His Approval Ratings by Embracing His Inner Bomb

April 18, 2017 Since before he became president on Jan. 20, Donald Trump’s approval ratings have been low, to say the least: Trump has consistently registered lower than any president in recent history, even when comparing his performance with predecessors dealing with especially difficult circumstances (the Great Recession, for instance). As of April...

Why Did Donald Trump Send Dozens of Troops to Somalia?

April 17, 2017 The end of his first 100 days as US president near, Donald Trump has changed gears when it comes his position on military intervention. As he was enjoying the “most beautiful” chocolate cake with Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago on April 6, he told the Chinese president that the US had...

Trump Is Reportedly Going to Demand Foreigners Share Their Phone Passwords to Get Into the US

April 4, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new round of possible vetting procedures is being examined by White House officials in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal, and they’re not going to make anyone happy. After limiting the size of electronic devices travelers headed to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East...

Trump is Reportedly Going to Demand Foreigners Share Their Phone Passwords to Get Into the U.S.

April 4, 2017 A new round of possible vetting procedures is being examined by White House officials in the US, according to the Wall Street Journal, and they’re not going to make anyone happy. After limiting the size of electronic devices that travelers headed to the US from 10 airports in the Middle...

Comparing Trump and Obama's Initial White House Websites

January 25, 2017 As is customary, immediately after the transition of power between former US president Barack Obama and new US president Donald Trump, the government’s main executive-branch website, whitehouse.gov, was updated to reflect the new administration. Given the political distance between the two presidents, it isn’t surprising that the main topics highlighted...

Trump’s Plan for the H-1B Visa Rules Would Keep the Poor Out of America

January 15, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Every year, about 300,000 people are awarded a visa allowing them to work in the U.S.; over half get to the country holding an highly coveted H-1B visa. By definition, the H-1B visa is for a “temporary worker of distinguished merit and ability performing services other than as a registered...

A Unique USCIS Visa Lottery Is at Risk Of Being Killed Under Immigration Reform

October 28, 2016 In the span of about a month between early October and early November, about 14 million people around the world will have applied for a “diversity immigrant visa” to the US. Only 0.3% of them will be successful. Those might seem thin odds for a visa, but they’re decent for...

A Case Study in How Men Interrupt Women in Professional Situations

September 27, 2016 There is a unwritten rule in presidential debates—and general conversation—that people should not interrupt each other. All too often in professional situations, men interrupt women. The first US presidential debate in history to feature a woman a candidate has proven to be a textbook example of this practice. In 90...