Activists stage an anti-Trump protest in front of the US Supreme Court January 23, 2017, in Washington, DC. The group, Refuse Fascism, called for a "must stop business as usual this week" to "stop the Trump/Pence regime." (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images)
I am afraid of spiders, sharks, cancer and clowns, but nothing terrifies me more than the sneaking suspicion I have that this administration and its poisonous politics are becoming normalized. This must be the winter of our discontent. So much good work is being done to resist, but it will all come to nothing if any of this mayhem is allowed to become routine.
Open enrollment on the federal health law's marketplace ends today. But some consumers who miss the cutoff could be eligible to apply later during a special enrollment period. People who are eligible for that special enrollment period have up to 60 days after their coverage ends to sign up for a new marketplace plan.
In a deeply conservative society such as Afghanistan, women have few avenues to pursue careers. However, some Afghan women are busting these stereotypes, creating a niche for women to empower themselves and change the status quo. One surprising place where this hopeful process is playing out: the service industry.