In their best-selling graphic novel Zahra’s Paradise, Amir Soltani and Khalil Bendib captured the 2009 demonstrations in Tehran, Iran. Now, they're using that medium to give the world a look at another issue with which the country struggles: the acceptance of its LGBT community. Yousef and Farhad tells the story of two young men struggling to gain acceptance from the people around them and to learn how to navigate life in a country that doesn't support their love. The WorldPost is publishing the comic, which is a collaboration with LGBT rights group OutRight Action International, in a four-part series this month.
The 2017 budget released by the White House puts forward a reform to Obamacare’s so-called "Cadillac tax," a surcharge on high-value insurance plans that has been postponed until 2020 under widespread, bipartisan opposition. Given that by 2020 it's possible the provision, as it exists now, will be killed entirely, the administration is attempting to put out a reform that could salvage it.
The tax has been labelled a "Cadillac" tax to imply that it only applies to the most extravagant of plans.
An F-16 pilot was nearly forced to eject from his aircraft over ISIS territory due to a fuel emergency last year, an incident that could have led to the airman's capture or death, the U. S. Air Force said.
Apparently Donald Trump only approves of negative ads when they support Donald Trump. The day after Ted Cruz released a negative ad about the Billionaire Bloviator of birtherism, "The Donald" responded by threatening a birther lawsuit. Of course until he took it down yesterday (so he could make this whine today), Trump had negative a commercial accusing Cruz of flip-flopping on illegal immigration.
A wag named Gabriel Rossman tweeted last month the five stages of Donald Trump: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and making America great again. The New Hampshire primary propelled many liberal commentators into Stage 2. "Polls are one thing and actual votes are another," observes the New Yorker's John Cassidy. "It's a bit like the difference between hearing that a friend or family member has received a horrible medical prognosis and seeing the symptoms progress firsthand.
Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the eligibility of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) to run for president. The suit, filed in federal court in Alabama, alleges that Cruz is not a "natural born citizen" of the United States, and should therefore be disqualified from seeking the office of president.