Politics & History

Publications

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Selected Clips

Reported Features

For many, fireworks are the highlight of 4th of July. For those with PTSD, it’s a different story.
What if we didn’t… have the First Amendment?
Chain migration: How conservatives created the transformative policy they’re now attacking
Health and Human Services Department weighs canceling $100M in fetal tissue research
7 powerful photos of vigil for London attack victims show strength, resilience of city
Domestic violence is a link among most mass shooters — but America continues to ignore it
Why “sex addiction” treatment won’t keep men like Harvey Weinstein from abusing women
What motivates men to expose themselves to women without consent?
How the teachers strikes are spurring political action ahead of the November midterms
Advocacy groups sue Department of Defense over policies toward HIV-positive service members

News

Britain’s Tortuous Brexit May Drag on for Another Six Months
Rudy Giuliani’s Mueller “Counter-Report” Keeps Getting Smaller
Donald Trump May Be One of the Biggest Losers in America
DeVos’ Education Department misspelled W.E.B. Du Bois’ name — then misspelled its apology
As China abolishes term limits, Xi Jinping takes on risk in potential lifetime presidency
Baltimore attorney arrested after allegedly telling rape victim she would be reported

Analysis

Trump’s UK visit will spark massive protests that have been years in the making
How Mike Pence will maintain pressure on North Korea at the Winter Olympics
Bump stocks were supposedly made for disabled people. That’s not how they’re actually being used.
Las Vegas one month later: Whatever happened to bipartisan efforts to regulate bump stocks?
A brief look at the credibility of ‘Fire and Fury’ author Michael Wolff
NASCAR officials say they’ll fire anthem protesters — but they let fans fly the Confederate flag

History

How U.S. History is Taught Around the World
The History of International Women’s Day
1965 Immigration & Nationality Act: What it is — and how Dems can use it against Trump
Here’s how newspapers around the country covered the 1918 solar eclipse
How North Korea got its nuclear weapons in the first place
MLK Day: Meet 9 lesser-known women behind the civil rights era’s biggest achievements
Why Donald Trump shouldn’t be referencing Ronald Reagan regarding his mental health
The little-known history of April Fools’ Day
17 things you might not know about the sinking of the Titanic

Gender Equality & Women’s Health

How the government funds Planned Parenthood on the state and federal levels
This is what happens once you’ve defunded Planned Parenthood
8 feminists to watch in 2017
In wake of Weinstein allegations, Cindy Gallop is trying to call out abusers in the ad industry
These states have “trigger laws” banning abortion on the books in case ‘Roe v. Wade’ is overturned
Supreme Court rules in favor of anti-abortion “crisis pregnancy centers” in 5-4 ruling
Trump administration weakens birth control and abortion coverage under Affordable Care Act
US Appeals Court upholds restrictive Missouri abortion law

Voting Rights & Elections

Beto O’Rourke champions racial justice on path to become first Democrat to win Texas in 24 years
Florida could restore voting rights to 1.5 million residents — and reshape the state’s politics
Voter Fraud Evidence: Statistics show the problem is hardly as big as some claim
With voter suppression issues plaguing Georgia, officials face fresh lawsuits
How Andrew Gillum pulled off an upset in Florida’s gubernatorial race
Federal judge strikes down Florida’s early voting ban on college campuses as discrimination
March for our Lives protests spark record-breaking day for voter registrations, organizers say

Healthcare

The next Affordable Care Act showdown between Democrat and GOP-led states has begun
Trump administration gives states power to weaken Affordable Care Act
The current state of CHIP: What happens next as the children’s health program runs low on funds

Climate Change & Environmental Issues

17 states sue Trump administration over attempt to roll back vehicle emissions standards
The Trump administration rolled back coal ash rules — but Americans are feeling its harmful effects
A “Green New Deal”? How Democrats are planning to address climate change after stark report
How US cities and states plan to push back against the Trump administration on climate change
“The worst ever”: Trump administration environmental policies under attack
Judge dismisses New York City’s climate change lawsuit against oil and gas companies

Religious Liberty

House Appropriations Committee votes to allow anti-LGBTQ discrimination in adoption and foster care
States pass anti-LGBTQ adoption laws as Trump signs religious liberty executive order
Department of Labor issues “religious liberty” directive in wake of Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling
Trump administration to strengthen religious liberty rules on birth control, LGBTQ discrimination

Science & Technology

States are now passing their own net neutrality laws to protect the internet from corporations
Google and YouTube may be next to face public backlash after collecting children’s data
How lawmakers are emphasizing data protection amid Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica crisis
What are blennies? Meet the predator fish who might carry the next opioid drug.
How Stephen Hawking defied the odds with his longevity
Perseid Meteor Shower: What to know about the annual celestial event

Immigration

Trump administration brings suit against California over sanctuary cities — but will they win?
The diversity visa lottery program Trump wants to kill isn’t the free-for-all he claims
Court orders Trump administration to fully reinstate DACA — but new legal challenge looms
A local North Carolina race could reinstate an ICE program that targets Latinos

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court: Neil Gorsuch’s first full term results in a slew of 5-4 conservative opinions
The 14th Amendment turns 150 today, but its legacy in Supreme Court rulings is now uncertain
The Supreme Court’s Fourth Amendment ruling is a major victory for digital privacy rights
Supreme Court sides with employers over employees in decision Ginsburg called “egregiously wrong”
After a rocky Senate hearing and accusations of perjury, what’s next for Brett Kavanaugh?