GOOD

AOC says Stephen Miller 'must' resign after racist emails exposed

via Gage Skidmore / Flickr and nrkbeta / flickr

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) dropped a bombshell on Tuesday, announcing it had over 900 emails that White House aide Stephen Miller sent to former Breitbart writer and editor Katie McHugh.

According to the SPLC, in the emails, Miller aggressively "promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof's murderous rampage."


Over 80% of the emails contained some reference to race or immigration.

The revelation is deeply disturbing given Miller's senior role in the Trump Administration. Miller is seen as the architect of Trump's child separation policy, Muslim bans, and the decision to refuse Bhamaian refugees after a devastating hurricane.

RELATED: Stephen Miller's former rabbi berated him with fire and brimstone during his Rosh Hashanah address

In the emails, Miller presses McHugh to write about "The Camp of the Saints," a racist French novel by Jean Raspail popular among white nationalists. The book fictionalizes themes of "white genocide" and "great replacement" conspiracies popular among the alt-right.

McHugh was fired by Bretbart in 2017 for making Islamophobic tweets.

Miller also sent her stories from the white nationalist website VDARE and anti-immigrant stories taken directly from the American Renaissance, a white-supremacist publication.

The emails reveal Miller as a man obsessed with non-white crime statistics.

RELATED: Senior counterterrorism official: U.S. is seen as 'exporter of white supremacist ideology'

"When discussing crime, which he does scores of times, Miller focuses on offenses committed by nonwhites," the SPLC reports. "On immigration, he touches solely on the perspective of severely limiting or ending nonwhite immigration to the United States."

"Americans should be terrified by the casual way that Stephen Miller, who has enormous influence in the White House, shares racist content and speaks the language of white nationalists in emails to people he apparently considered fellow travelers," Michael Edison Hayden,the author of the report, said in a statement.

As a response to the disturbing email leak, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has called for Miller's resignation.

"Stephen Miller, Trump's architect of mass human rights abuses at the border (including child separation & detention camps w/ child fatalities) has been exposed as a bonafide white nationalist," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Tuesday afternoon. "He's still at the White House shaping US immigration policy. Miller must resign. Now."

The emails sent by Miller came during the presidential election from March 4, 2015, to June 27, 2016 when he was working for then-Senator Republican Jeff Sessions.

The Trump Administration has refused to discuss the Miller emails; instead, focusing on the SPLC. In statement to The Huffington Post, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the SPLC was "utterly-discredited, long-debunked far-left smear organization."

Politics
via David Leavitt / Twitter

Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

Keep Reading
Business

Childbirth is the number one reason American women visit the hospital, and it ain't cheap. In fact, it's getting more and more expensive. A new study published in Health Affairs found that the cost of having a baby with employer-sponsored health insurance increased by almost 50% in the past seven years.

The study evaluated "trends in cost-sharing for maternity care for women with employer-based health insurance plans, before and after the Affordable Care Act," which was signed into law in 2010. The study looked at over 657,061 women enrolled in large employer-sponsored health insurance plans who delivered babies between 2008 and 2015, as these plans tend to cover more than plans purchased by small businesses or individuals.

Keep Reading
Health

A meteorite crashed into Earth nearly 800,000 years ago. The meteor was 1.2 miles wide, and the impact was so big, it covered 10% of the planet with debris. However, scientists haven't been able to find the impact site for over a century. That is, until now. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal believes the crash site has been located.

Tektites, which are essentially rocks that have been liquefied from the heat of the impact and then cooled to form glass, help scientists spot the original impact site of a meteor. Upon impact, melted material is thrown into the atmosphere, then falls back to the ground. Even if the original crater has disappeared due to erosion or is hidden by a shift in tectonic plates, tektites give the spot away. Tektites between 750,000 to 35.5 million years old have been found in every continent except Antarctica.

Keep Reading