Lydia McMullen-Laird

Lydia McMullen-Laird appears in the following:

Russia Banned from International Sports Competitions for Four Years

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

On Monday, the World Anti-Doping Agency barred Russia from competing in the 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, among other major sporting events. 


Explosive Investigation Shows U.S. Officials Mislead the Public About "Unwinnable" War In Afghanistan for Years

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Since 2001, U.S. officials have been misleading the public with a public charade of a successful war effort, but behind the scenes, a different story was playing out. 


President Trump is Allowing States to Ban Refugees—Utah is Asking for More

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Earlier this fall, President Trump gave states and cities the authority to veto refugee resettlements. But the Governor of Utah is asking the president for more refugees, not fewer.


Unprecedented Violence and Hundreds Dead in Iran's Protests

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

At least 180 people were killed in a violent crackdown that resulted in Iranian security forces opening fire on unarmed protesters. 


Are Dating App Companies Responsible for Protecting Their Users from Sex Offenders?

Monday, December 02, 2019

Millions of Americans are using dating apps to find love. Do the companies who own these apps have a moral or legal responsibility to screen users who are registered as sex offenders?


The American Plastics Renaissance: Big Oil's Plan B

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The expansion of fracking in the U.S. has paved the way for a renaissance in American plastics manufacturing.


99% of Native American Languages are in Danger of Going Extinct

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Despite efforts to preserve them, many indigenous languages in the United States are at risk of going extinct.


EPA to Limit Science Used for Public Health Regulations

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The EPA plans to adopt a new rule that would limit the scientific and medical research the government uses for public health regulations. 


Political Unrest, Infrastructure Issues and Corruption Arrests in Puerto Rico

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Two years after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with political unrest, infrastructure issues, and corruption scandals.


Trump Plans to Shrink the National Security Council

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

These latest changes to the NSC come right in the middle of impeachment proceedings against President Trump.


Flint Water Crisis Finds Its Way into the Classroom

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

It’s been five years since the Flint water crisis was thrust into the national spotlight.


Could New Evidence Free Death Row Inmate Rodney Reed?

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Rodney Reed has spent two decades on death row for a murder he maintains he did not commit. New evidence has led to urgent calls to give him a reprieve.


How California's Housing Crisis is Worsening Wildfire Damage

Monday, November 04, 2019

Developers are building cheaper housing on land prone to wildfire damage.


New York Sues Exxon in Historic Climate Change Case

Monday, October 28, 2019

A trial began last week in which Exxon Mobil is accused of misleading investors — and the public — about how climate change regulations would affect its operations.


HUD Officials Admit to Withholding Funding from Puerto Rico

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Last week, officials from the Department of Housing and Urban Development admitted that they purposefully delayed sending hurricane relief to Puerto Rico.


Suicide Attempts Are Rising Among Black Teens

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A new study found suicide attempts rising among black teenagers over the past 30 years. 


Amid Concerns, Experts Say the Health Risks of Vaping Are Still Hazy

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hundreds of lung illnesses and six deaths have been linked to vaping, but experts still don't know exactly how e-cigarettes impact users' health.


Why America Still Needs a Women's Campaign School in 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019

1992 was billed the Year of the Women, but what have women achieved since then in terms of parity in government representation?

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Limitations on Statutes of Limitations

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Historically there have been very strict statutes of limitations on cases of rape and sexual assault... but that's changing.


The Case of Eric Garner Is a Milestone in Black History

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Daniel Pantaleo, the officer whose impermissible chokehold led to the death of Eric Garner, was fired by New York City's police commissioner. What does this mean for black history?

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