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What Just Happened: The Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett sets a dangerous precedent. 

What Just Happened: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We can channel RBG’s determination to fight back against unjust systems. Read more »

What Just Happened: A Victory for Abortion Rights

There’s no question that this is good news, but we shouldn’t assume that today’s decision amounts to a wholesale fuck-you to abortion opponents.  Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Supreme Court Sides with LGBTQ Americans

In a surprising twist, the Supreme Court decided that Title VII has always covered gender identity, meaning that it’s illegal to terminate a trans person’s employment because they’re trans. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Murder of George Floyd

Now is the time to rise up, and people across the United States are meeting that demand. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Coronavirus Is Here

We are not helpless. Educating ourselves is the first step: Once we know what we’re facing, we can act. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Acquittal of Donald Trump

Even if the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice—and it’s not clear that it does—it’s little comfort in a time as tenuous as this one. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Impeachment of 45

Impeachment proceedings are rare and complicated. What do they actually mean? Read more »

What Just Happened?: Back to Back Mass Shootings Are Our New Reality

These shootings are so routine, in fact, that many of us barely bat an eyelash or shed a tear before we’re forced to move on to the next tragedy, the next trauma, the next mass loss of life.  Read more »

What Just Happened?: Amazon Workers Are on Strike

Amazon’s evolution over the past 20 years has put a spotlight on the human cost of rampant capitalism Read more »

What Just Happened?: Ohio Just Effectively Banned Abortion

The six-week abortion ban known as the “heartbeat bill” is now law in Ohio. Read more »

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