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A Clash Over Barack Obama’s Legacy? Democratic Voters Don’t Want to Hear It

In the Democratic primary, there have been clashes over the Obama administration’s policies. But even liberal voters who admire the former president prefer to look to the future.
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The Casually Sexist Bullsh*t Women In Hollywood Hear All The Time

“Can you rewrite the fat friend for Eva Mendes? She has high marks for foreign distribution.”
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How to Deliver a Workplace Apology Your Colleague Will Actually Want to Hear

Two weeks into a new job, Elly Belle received an important late-night email from her manager. The problem? Belle had no idea that she was expected to be on the lookout for a critical message at such an hour. So she was taken aback when that same manager later dressed her down for dropping the ball. Given the circumstances, the response felt unfair to Belle. But rather than take responsibility, she says, her manager said she was “sorry” that Belle didn’t understand what the job entailed. “Which I suppose she thought was an apology because it had the word ‘sorry’ in it,” says Belle, who no longer works at the organization.

Ah, the workplace non-apology apology. We’ve all gotten–and perhaps even given–them. But the days when people would simply shrug at such a half-hearted mea culpa (until it was time to complain about it to their coworkers at happy hour) seem to be coming to an end, say corporate culture watchers. Karina Schumann, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh, who has researched apologies, attributes the shift to the increase in prominent figures making very public apologies in recent years–think #MeToo and the ongoing raft of tech and finance industry scandals. “We’ve seen this huge emergence of apologies at the public level,” Schumann says. “There’s more of an awareness about what might feel like a good apology and what might feel like a bad apology.”

What’s more, the phenomenon of so-called call-out culture, where misdeeds are noted and publicly shamed, is trickling into the workplace, says Lolly Daskal, an executive leadership coach and CEO of Lead From Within. In the early days of her career, she says, something like a sexist remark made in a meeting was never mentioned again. “Now, they talk about it,” she says, adding that a truly disgruntled employee might take that impulse a step further, mentioning it on Twitter or some other public forum.

What does that mean for you–and the future of your workplace relationships? First, that you may need to update your ideas about when an apology is the right course of action. Have you caused or contributed to an outcome you genuinely regret? Do you plan to change your actions going forward to avoid a similar result? If so, it’s probably time to apologize.

Conversely, if the situation doesn’t check those two boxes, an apology could cause more harm than good–especially if you’re female. Research has suggested that the stereotype that women apologize more often than men is true, largely because the genders have different standards for what constitutes an apology-worthy offense. Making a habit of over-apologizing has the potential to undermine your authority at work.

Once you’ve decided it’s time to apologize, the key is to make sure your missive lands in the spirit it was intended–with actual remorse. That means admitting, plainly and with no caveats, that you did something wrong, says Daskal. Do not try to justify or explain away your actions. “When you acknowledge something, that’s an opening to a conversation and a dialogue to what went wrong,” Daskal says. After taking accountability, illustrating that you know where the mistake lies is crucial. That means acknowledging how you made the other person feel, pointing out your negative actions, and concluding with an apology. In the office, that could look something like an example Daskal offers on her website: “I know I hurt your feelings yesterday when I snapped at you. I’m sure it embarrassed you, especially since everyone else on the team was there. I was wrong to treat you like that and I apologize.”

People are just not impressed by apologies that don’t identify the bad behavior, adds Schumann, “because it doesn’t suggest that you’re actually aware of why your behavior was wrong, or what behavior you did that was wrong and hurtful.” Apologies like this often seem reflexive, something you’re doing to check the “good conduct” box rather than genuinely wanting to change the situation and your behavior.

“It’s about sincerity,” she says. “The more we can communicate sincerity in our apologies, the more effective they’re going to be.” As an example, Schumann points to the apology former senator Al Franken, who resigned his seat in the wake of accusations of sexual misconduct. In the first paragraph of a statement directed at accuser Leeann Tweeden, Franken gets to the heart of the matter, saying simply, “I’m sorry.” Of the photo in which he is seen appearing to grope Tweeden, he writes: “There’s no excuse. I look at it now and I feel disgusted with myself. It isn’t funny. It’s completely inappropriate.”

“For the most part, he’s really owning up, taking responsibility,” says Schumann, who also gives Franken high marks for, “describing his alliance with the victimized group, and saying how he will be an ally for women.”

Of course, even the most perfectly chosen words aren’t going to hold water for long unless they’re backed by action. “The way you prove that you’ve learned from your mistakes is to not repeat that mistake,” Daskal says. “What can you do in order not to make those mistakes again?” Depending on the error, that might mean explaining to your boss the steps you’re going to take to be better prepared for a presentation, or saying “going forward, I will…” to show you have clarity on what to do differently. Finally, follow through: the best apology of all is one you never have to repeat.

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Supreme Court Declines To Hear Military Medical Malpractice Case

The family of a young Navy nurse who died after military doctors allegedly failed to halt massive bleeding following childbirth won’t get a hearing in the nation’s highest court.

The Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition that sought to change what’s known as the Feres doctrine, a long-standing rule that bars active-duty military members from suing the federal government for injuries, including medical malpractice.

The justices declined to discuss the case of Navy Lt. Rebekah “Moani” Daniel, who was 33 in 2014 when she died following a massive postpartum hemorrhage at the Naval Hospital Bremerton, within hours of the birth of her daughter, Victoria.

In court documents, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she would have granted the petition. Justice Clarence Thomas dissented from the decision, arguing that it was up to the court to reconsider the rule in the absence of a decision by Congress. He noted that the court in recent rulings “twisted traditional tort principles” to allow certain veterans to seek damages for negligence.

“Such unfortunate repercussions — denial of relief to military personnel and distortions of other areas of law to compensate — will continue to ripple through our jurisprudence as long as the Court refuses to reconsider Feres,” he wrote.

Through a lawyer, the nurse’s widower, Walter Daniel, and her daughter, Victoria, now 4, argued that the court should amend the 1950 ruling to allow service members to sue for medical malpractice the same way civilians can.

“Sadly, the justice system remains closed to our family, our colleagues and the families who commit their lives to military service,” Daniel, 39, said in a statement Monday. “Victoria and I won’t have the opportunity to learn what led to Moani’s death, and to ensure others don’t experience the same tragedy.”

Andrew Hoyal, Daniel’s lawyer, said he was “clearly disappointed” at the decision but heartened at the responses from Thomas and Ginsburg.

“We knew from the beginning that this would be a long journey with even longer odds,” he said.

Rebekah Daniel died on March 9, 2014, at the Washington state facility. In a 2015 wrongful death lawsuit, her husband claimed that she died from botched medical care that failed to halt hemorrhaging of nearly a third of the blood in her body.

Daniel, a former Coast Guard officer, disputed the findings of a Navy autopsy that concluded Rebekah Daniel died of “natural” causes possibly linked to a rare, hard-to-prove complication of childbirth.

But that lawsuit and subsequent appeals were dismissed not based on the facts of the case but because of the Feres doctrine, which holds that active-duty members of the military can’t sue under the Federal Tort Claims Act for harm that they incur “incident to service.”

The ruling was last challenged in the high court more than 30 years ago when the justices voted 5-4 to uphold it. That decision drew a scathing dissent from Justice Antonin Scalia, who declared the rule should be scrapped. More recently, Justice Thomas also argued it should be amended.

Since then, however, the court has refused to accept two previous petitions that would have allowed reconsideration. The Daniel request beat the odds. Of the 7,000 to 8,000 cases submitted to the Supreme Court each term, only about 80 are accepted.

Congress has considered amending the Feres rule in the past but stopped short of action. In April, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) introduced H.R. 2422, which would allow active-duty service members to sue the government for damages caused by medical malpractice. The bill has been referred to the House judiciary committee.

Daniel said he would continue to work with lawmakers and advocates to change the rule.

“Our case and our fight is over — but it continues for other service members. Moani’s story has generated a groundswell of momentum to correct the injustice of Feres, and now this issue is going all the way to Capitol Hill,” the statement said.

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This will be the first person to hear the news that the royal baby has arrived

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the news that they were expecting their first baby together last year, with the future arrival’s due date said to be in April.

Now, just weeks away, speculation is rising around every aspect of the royal baby and its parents, from the baby’s gender and selected God parents to when the family will move to their new Frogmore Cottage home and the shade of vegan paint set to decorate the nursery.

This week however, everyone has been talking about the Queen’s role in the royal baby’s arrival, with the monarch said to be the first person to be informed once the baby has been born.

Yes, really. Queen Elizabeth will reportedly receive a call informing her that the baby has arrived and what its gender is, before anyone else is informed, even Meghan’s mum, Doria Ragland.

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And the Queen’s power in terms of the royal baby won’t stop there, with it reported this week that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will actually have to change the royal baby name if HRH doesn’t approve.

‘The Queen has the power to say what their title is,’ Royal commentator Kate Williams explained in an interview with CNN. ‘But in the case of names, it is more of an informal conversation.’

She continued: ‘Of course they have such respect for the Queen that if she says “I really don’t like that name,” they’d definitely take that into account.

Judging by the bookies odds by William Hill however, there’s a pretty good bet that she’ll approve, with the most popular predictions honouring royal family members.

Victoria is in the top spot with odds of 8/1, followed by Diana at 10/1 and then Alice and Isabella. And in terms of boys names, top predictions include Arthur, Edward and James.

What will the couple name their newborn? There’s not long to wait and see, but we can all get in line behind the Queen to find out.

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Opinion: I need Wendy Williams on TV even if I sometimes pretend I didn’t hear her

Opinion: I need Wendy Williams on TV even if I sometimes pretend I didn’t hear her


Opinion: I need Wendy Williams on TV even if I sometimes pretend I didn’t hear her

After returning to her daytime talk show after a lengthy hiatus, author Michael Arceneaux discusses his never ending love for Wendy Williams—even when she says something that makes him turn off the TV.

I know exactly what I am getting with Wendy Williams—gossip (which, in some cases, I end up fact checking in real time), or unfiltered opinions about race, sex, and gender roles that I either sort of understand or completely want to drown out for the sake of my sanity. Yet I watch The Wendy Williams Show religiously all the same. And earlier this week, Williams knew what her “co-hosts,” the affectionate descriptor for her studio audience, and the millions of viewers watching her daytime talk show at home wanted to hear on her first day back since December.

In the two months since she has been away, Williams has been the subject of both heavy scrutiny and speculation. After noticeably slurring her words on that final episode of 2018, Williams later revealed it was a result of the painkillers she had been using to deal with a fractured shoulder. Then, her return date was pushed back three times, which caused many to wonder if the problem was bigger than it initially had seemed. In the midst of those setbacks came rumors that Williams was “scared” of losing her successful series. Worse, her husband, Kevin Hunter, had been accused of physically abusing Williams—allegedly causing the recent injury she had complained about on-air.

In the first few moments of her Monday episode, Williams teased the irony of the Hot Topics maestro becoming a hot topic herself—but she made us wait for that segment, opting instead to go into her usual routine.

As for her anecdotes, we learned that, even while away, Williams was working out seven times a week for two hours—presumably a nod to her gay fan base who work out at the same minimum and constantly make me regret any consumption of carbs. And she sort of dabbled into more serious matters—like the American healthcare system—acknowledging her privilege and the great medical care it provides. As for the rest of us, with whom she empathized, Wendy acknowledged that even if we have healthcare, we might be afraid to use it. So, if that applies to you, or if you have no insurance and a problem becomes impossible to ignore, Wendy suggested that we try Ambicare. “It’s not all just gunshots in there,” Williams explained. (That ought to be packaged into one of their commercials, TBH.)

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Oh, how I have missed this woman. She behaved exactly the way I anticipated her to. I love her consistency.

There were still moments when I, a writer who spends way too much time online, felt like I knew a few more details about a given story than she seems to have been fed by her sources. I felt this way when she discussed the Jussie Smollett controversy.

As her return episode continued, Williams herself mentioned how sometimes audiences might get pissed off by one thing she says and turn her off—only to return three days later. She’s right as I’ve done this every so often, but she’s like an auntie in my mind—I know we don’t always agree, but who else is on television encouraging Kate Beckinsale to keep enjoying Pete Davidson’s younger penis?

I was never keen on The Wendy Williams Show without Wendy Williams. There were some bright spots in the slew of hosts who filled in for her—Nick Cannon, Sherri Shepherd, and Bevy Smith to name a few—but there’s only one person who can pull off this show completely because it is tailored to her very specific personality and point of view.

There is an intimacy to daytime television—that’s why the likes of Ellen DeGeneres and Wendy Williams have fared better than, say, Bethenny Frankel and Harry Connick Jr. I have been listening to Wendy Williams on the radio since college and followed her to daytime TV, so a fill-in can only go so far.

“I’m sorry it took me almost 50 days,” Williams acknowledged. “I know it’s been a long time. I’m sorry, but I can say, it’s not going to happen anymore, and I feel good!”

I needed her messy ass like I needed air, and obviously, “messy ass” is a compliment in this instance.

Speaking of mess, when your career is largely built on touching on the messy lives of others, then people are going to expect you to address whatever gossip spurs from your own life. So Williams did just that near the end of Hot Topics.

Noticeably looking down before doing so, Williams began with a shout out to her husband. “I know what you’ve been seeing and I know what the streets have been talking about,” she said. She went on to show an old picture of the two before eventually adding, “I’m still very much in love with my husband.” She next advised that folks not “ask me about mine” until they notice “this”—pointing to her wedding ring—gone. Despite expressing that “marriages have ebbs and flows,” she emphasized that when it comes her wedding ring, “It ain’t going anywhere. Not in this lifetime.”

This explanation has received mixed reviews online, but I’m honestly surprised she said anything. Whenever she’d previously address talk of infidelity in their marriage, she would only flash her ring. Whatever the case, I wish Wendy Williams nothing but wellness and happiness. And I also hope she keeps her word that she never leaves me alone for this long again.

P.S. I was really into her bob. Yes, I had to note this somewhere. I’d be an awful person if I didn’t acknowledge such a top notch wig.

Michael Arceneaux is the New York Times bestselling author of the newly released book I Can’t Date Jesus from Atria Books/Simon & Schuster. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Essence, The Guardian, Mic, and more. Follow him on Twitter.

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