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Two Shootings, Two Days: The Role Of 8chan, White Nationalism, Gun Proliferation

Two Shootings, Two Days: The Role Of 8chan, White Nationalism, Gun Proliferation

Flowers and signs at a makeshift memorial after the shooting that left 21 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall WalMart in El Paso, Texas, on August 5, 2019; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the Texas border city of El Paso, a gunman opened fire Saturday morning in a shopping area packed with thousands […]

Who Loses In The Case Of Dynamex? We Get An Update On Where The Legislation Stands

Who Loses In The Case Of Dynamex? We Get An Update On Where The Legislation Stands

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales with organizers for AB5 AirTalk® The California Supreme Court issued the landmark Dynamex ruling in 2018, which makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Labor unions backed the decision, but corporations, and specifically the technology sector, which relies heavily on independent contractors, are concerned […]

The Fifth Domain: How The US Can Prevent A Potential Cyber War

The Fifth Domain: How The US Can Prevent A Potential Cyber War

A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack on June 27, 2017 in Geldrop. ; Credit: ROB ENGELAAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Fifth Domain is a term used by the Pentagon to describe cyberspace, in addition to the other domains of land, sea, air and space. The […]

After Last Night’s Debate, A Deep Dive On Medicare For All

After Last Night’s Debate, A Deep Dive On Medicare For All

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speak during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Last night’s Democratic presidential debates included a discussion on healthcare reform. Perhaps one of the most notable moments was when former […]

After Last Night’s Debate, A Deep Dive On Medicare For All

After Last Night’s Debate, A Deep Dive On Medicare For All

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speak during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Last night’s Democratic presidential debates included a discussion on healthcare reform. Perhaps one of the most notable moments was when former […]

Newsom Signs New State Election Law Requiring Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns

Newsom Signs New State Election Law Requiring Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns

A 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form for 2018.; Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP AirTalk® California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald Trump. Candidates will be required to submit tax returns for the […]

Newsom Signs New State Election Law Requiring Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns

Newsom Signs New State Election Law Requiring Presidential Candidates’ Tax Returns

A 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return form for 2018.; Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP AirTalk® California’s Democratic governor signed a law Tuesday requiring presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the state’s primary ballot, a move aimed squarely at Republican President Donald Trump. Candidates will be required to submit tax returns for the […]

What Did You Learn From The Things Your Parents Left Behind?

What Did You Learn From The Things Your Parents Left Behind?

Parents holding hands with their child AirTalk® Often when parents pass away, grief isn’t the only thing the kids are left with. Usually a house or an apartment full of their belongings comes with the feeling of loss. Going through the stuff and deciding what to keep, what to toss and what to donate can […]

Reconsidering The Industry Standard Of Spaying And Neutering Very Young Dogs

Reconsidering The Industry Standard Of Spaying And Neutering Very Young Dogs

A puppy dog named Tim.; Credit: Photo by Stewart Black via Flickr / Creative Commons AirTalk® For years, spaying or neutering your dog as soon as possible has been the law of the land – but some studies in the last few years have shown that for some breeds, completing the procedure too early can […]

In Honor Of NYC’s In-N-Out Mystery… What Surprising Things Have You Found On The Streets of L.A.?

In Honor Of NYC’s In-N-Out Mystery… What Surprising Things Have You Found On The Streets of L.A.?

The famous pristine In-N-Out Double-Double that appeared mysteriously on the ground in Queens; Credit: Lincoln Boehm AirTalk® In the early morning of July 20, a man in Queens stumbled across a disturbing and unnatural scene. There was a “pristine In-N-Out Double-Double lying face up” by his bus stop on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. The […]