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11 Ways Repealing Net Neutrality Would Devastate Marginalized Voices

If the Federal Communications Commission's decision to repeal net neutrality rules left you wondering how this will affect your everyday life, you weren't alone. While the possibility of buffering TV shows or paying to use Snapchat and Instagram migh…
By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

Trump Jr. Can’t Spell Net Neutrality But Dares Repeal Critics To Explain What It Means

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to strike down the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, a wildly unpopular decision that drew a lot of outcry. At least one adult first son didn't seem too upset about it, however, and …
By Chris Tognotti

Here's How You Can Sign Up For Health Care If You Missed The Obamacare Deadline

The deadline to sign up for Obamacare is rapidly approaching: Friday is the last day Americans can buy health insurance through the federal exchanges and, in doing so, qualify for Obamacare's health insurance subsidies. If you haven't yet signed up, …
By Seth Millstein

The Trumps' Christmas Photo Is Here & Twitter Can't Help But Notice Something Missing

The Trumps unveiled their first official White House Christmas portrait this week, featuring Donald and Melania Trump flanked by flags and Christmas trees in the Cross Hall. Once the first lady shared it on social media on Thursday, Twitter immediate…
By Clarissa-Jan Lim

What To Do If You Missed The Obamacare Deadline

The window for buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ends Dec. 15. With a shorter open enrollment period this year, it's definitely possible that many Americans will miss the deadline to purchase health insurance through the governm…
By Jessicah Lahitou

11 Ways Repealing Net Neutrality Would Devastate Marginalized Voices

If the Federal Communications Commission's decision to repeal net neutrality rules left you wondering how this will affect your everyday life, you weren't alone. While the possibility of buffering TV shows or paying to use Snapchat and Instagram migh…
By Priscilla Totiyapungprasert

Here's What Pregnant Women Need To Know About Obamacare's Special Enrollment Period

Open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, colloquially known as the Obamacare, ends on Friday, Dec. 15. However, there are exceptions that allow people with special life circumstances to still sign up, even after the deadline passes. For example…
By Monica Busch

Heather Heyer's Mom Says She Has To Hide Her Grave From White Supremacists

Heather Heyer was killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, when a man known to be a Nazi sympathizer drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at the white supremacist "Unite the Right" rally in August. Now, months after her tragic death, Susan Br…
By Jessicah Lahitou

This Is Why You Can't Sign Up For Obamacare Whenever You Want

On Dec. 15, open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for 2018 will come to a close. Unless you experience a major life event, you will not be able to enroll for health care through HealthCare.Gov until the next calendar year. The reason for this…
By Monica Busch

Paul Ryan Wants You To Have A Baby, But There's A Different Plan He Could Consider

Using statistics that indicate Americans are not repopulating at a sustainable rate, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said Americans need to have more babies to offset the exodus of Baby Boomers from the workforce. But while increasing the birth rate w…
By Monica Busch

These Are The States That Are Going To Sue To Save Net Neutrality

After the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era regulations protecting the open internet on Thursday, attorney generals around the country threatened lawsuits against the net neutrality repeal. Three states so far have officiall…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Why Everyone Is Outraged Over This Net Neutrality Video

On Thursday, as the Federal Communications Commission was abolishing net neutrality, a conservative website produced a video intended to explain why it thinks net neutrality isn't all that important to internet freedom. That video immediately drew co…
By Seth Millstein

These Net Neutrality Memes Are Peak Internet

The Federal Communications Commission made a decision on Thursday that could endanger a free and open Internet, so people on Twitter responded in a fitting way: with memes to protest the net neutrality repeal. The FCC voted 3-2 to repeal Obama-era ne…
By Madhuri Sathish

21 Ways Your Life Will Change Without Net Neutrality, From Netflix To Paying Rent

In a majority vote Thursday, the F.C.C. decided to kill rules that protected Americans' right to a "free and open" internet. These rules had safeguarded what's called "net neutrality," meaning that any website you visit and any TV show you stream loa…
By Jenny Hollander

The 2 People Who Voted To Save The Free & Open Internet Were Both Women

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality in a narrow, party-line vote. The three Republican appointees to the commission all voted to abolish net neutrality rules, which require Internet service providers to t…
By Seth Millstein

This Is How Ending Net Neutrality Hurts Women

Imagine if women had to pay their Internet service providers a premium to share their #MeToo stories on Facebook, or to access a website containing information about reproductive health care. On Thursday, the Republican-majority Federal Communication…
By Madhuri Sathish

Now That Net Neutrality Has Been Slashed, Here's What You Can Expect Next

After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)'s vote on Thursday, many were left wondering when net neutrality will be gone. The commission voted along party lines to repeal broadband's Title II classification, but that decision was just the firs…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

Twitter Is Spoiling For A Fight After Trump’s FCC Repeals Open Internet Rules

Despite widespread concern and outrage from the public, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 2-3 to repeal net neutrality protections Thursday in a vote split along party lines. Given the massive interest and controversy surrounding the …
By Morgan Brinlee

Say Goodbye To The Free & Open Internet

After months of heated discussion, the results of the net neutrality vote in the Federal Communications Commission are finally in. As expected, the FCC has voted to repeal the net neutrality laws governing the internet. It's a noted victory for inter…
By Lani Seelinger

The FCC's Net Neutrality Hearing Was Just Evacuated & It's Not Totally Clear Why

Lots of internet consumers have been restlessly awaiting the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) vote on repealing the rules that made the web "free and equal." But on Thursday, right before the net neutrality vote happened, the hearing was eva…
By Monica Hunter-Hart

11 Moments Since Sandy Hook That Show What Has & Hasn't Changed

Even with the astounding rate at which mass shootings happen in the United States, the city of Newtown, Connecticut and the date of Dec. 14, 2012 still tear hearts across the country. On that day, Sandy Hook Elementary School became the site of a mas…
By Lani Seelinger