USA Gymnastics appoints Nassar defender and Karolyi Ranch fan as elite development coordinator

Two weeks ago, USA Gymnastics president Kerry Perry finally gave a press conference — her first in her eight months on the job — and filibustered questions with empty platitudes about progress, change, and accountability in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal….

Government releases plan to reunite separated families but puts ACLU in charge

In a late night court filing Thursday, the Trump administration finally filed its “plan” to reunite deported immigrant parents with children taken from them at the U.S.-Mexico border under President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy — hours after a court-imposed deadline to do so had already passed….

Ryan Zinke sidesteps climate change in broadside blaming ‘radical environmentalists’ for wildfires

President Donald Trump finally took notice of the California wildfires earlier this week when he used the ongoing disasters to attack the state’s water policies and the nation’s environmental laws. Trump’s perplexing comments were followed by an op-ed in USA Today by Interior Secretary Ryan…

Trump election security meeting had no coherent strategy, reportedly lasted less than an hour

On Friday, President Donald Trump finally chaired a meeting of his National Security Council devoted explicitly to combating electoral interference in the United States. The meeting, which was meant to cover all activities federal agencies were undertaking to protect elections, reportedly lasted less than an…

Scott Pruitt’s successor may be more dangerous, critics say

With scandal-plagued former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt finally out, Trump supporters and industry officials are eager to portray his replacement as a vast improvement — despite the fact that he is expected to pick up right where Pruitt left off on key…

‘We just became a real car company’, Elon Musk says after Tesla hits major milestone

Tesla finally met the production goal for its mass-market Model 3 electric car — producing 5,000 in one week. “We did it!! What an incredible job by an amazing team,” CEO Elon Musk wrote to employees on Sunday. “I think we just became a real car…

Nassar survivors detail ‘abhorrent behavior’ of Michigan State interim president, call for ouster

When former Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon finally resigned in January — under heavy pressure from survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse who questioned her leadership during their victim impact statements at Nassar’s sentencing hearing — it was supposed to signal the…

Outspoken Eagles player responds to Trump’s snub without saying a word

Outspoken Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins finally responded to President Donald Trump’s snub of the Super Bowl champions — and no words were necessary. As a large crowd gathered around Jenkins to ask him about Trump’s decision to rescind his invite to the Super Bowl champions…

As Saudi women get the right to drive, activists who fought for that right remain jailed

As the first women finally get the right to drive in Saudi Arabia this week — the only country in the world that continued to ban women from driving — several activists behind the campaign to fight for that right remain behind bars. Among the…