Basim Usmani reports from an appearance by Hillary Clinton at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire where the presidential candidate took questions from undergrads and grad students in an effort to expand her appeal to youth. Spoiler alert: It didn’t work.
Palestinian human rights activists are calling on Oscar nominees not to accept travel vouchers supplied by the Israeli government as part of the gift bag that will be given to the nominees in the acting and directing categories. Omar Barghouti from the Palestinian BDS National Committee said: “Israel is desperately trying to fight its increasing international isolation through bribes and intimidation rather than by ending its occupation and apartheid. The Academy’s association with Israel further tarnishes its image regarding racism and evokes memories of Hollywood’s past collaboration with criminal regimes.”