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California's Fires Are Forcing Undocumented Immigrants To Choose Between Deportation Or Death

The extent of devastation inflicted by the recent wildfires in California is difficult to fathom. With 217,000 acres burned, 5,700 structures destroyed, and at least 41 people killed, the scope of des...
By Jessicah Lahitou

Your Obamacare Premium Could Skyrocket If You Live In A State That Voted For Trump

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending federal payment of cost sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies used to offset the cost of health insurance for low-income individuals. As ...
By Sarah Friedmann

Trump's Reportedly Insensitive Call To An Army Widow Unveils A Troubling Hypocrisy

On Tuesday, a Democratic Representative from Florida, Frederica Wilson, claimed to several news outlets that President Trump reportedly made insensitive remarks to the widow of a fallen soldier when h...
By Sarah Friedmann

Why Women Don't Have To Say "Me Too"

If you scrolled through any of your social media feeds on Tuesday, you'll likely see woman after woman declaring, "me too." The campaign has largely done as intended, highlighting the magnitude of sex...
By Lauren Holter

Why You Shouldn't Lose Sleep Over North Korea's Threats — At Least Not Yet

Tensions flared once again after North Korea claimed nuclear war "may break out any moment" on Monday. The statement arrived from North Korea's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Kim In Ryong, d...
By Mehreen Kasana

How The Safety 4 Survivors Hashtag Confronts Domestic Violence Head-On

A hashtag campaign under the title of Safety 4 Survivors began on Twitter on Tuesday with prominent women advocacy groups, political figures, and other social media users joining the conversation. The...
By Mehreen Kasana

The Man Accused Of Killing Nabra Hassanen Will Face The Death Penalty

In the early hours of June 18 in Sterling, Virginia, 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was abducted and murdered while walking with friends near her local mosque. Now, the man accused of Hassanen's murder ha...
By Sarah Beauchamp

France Might Soon Fine Men For Street Harassment & It's All Thanks To This Woman

Walking down French streets could soon be much safer for women. A proposed law that will be voted on next year would officially outlaw street harassment in France and fine men on the spot. The country...
By Lauren Holter

The NFL Is Backing This New Criminal Justice Reform Bill — Is It Enough?

From #TakeAKnee to Trump, the NFL has had a hard time figuring out how to make their players & the president happy. Just this week, the worlds of football and politics collided again, when the Nationa...
By Jessicah Lahitou

A Closer Look At The Women Who Spend Their Days Defending Trump

The overwhelming maleness of the people immediately surrounding Donald Trump — whether in the White House, in his cabinet, or conferring with him from Congress — is evident to anybody watching. That d...
By Lani Seelinger

These Are The Wins Women's Rights Activists Celebrated In 2017

The past year has been challenging in terms of women's rights, particularly since the advent of the Trump administration. Indeed, just this month, the administration rolled back regulations requiring ...
By Sarah Friedmann

Immigration Advocates Are Thrilled Trump's "Muslim Ban 3.0" Was Blocked Yet Again

President Trump's proposed travel bans have been legally challenged from the very beginning, and the latest iteration is no different. On Tuesday, a federal district court blocked Trump's third travel...
By Lauren Holter

Senators Strike A Bipartisan Deal To Save Obamacare Subsidies From Trump

On Tuesday, after a few days of tumult and consternation, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington and Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee reportedly reached a bipartisan deal to fund the A...
By Chris Tognotti

The Sister Of A Fallen Soldier Called Out Trump On Twitter & People Raged At Her Instead

On Monday, President Donald Trump set off a characteristic firestorm of controversy by making a startling claim about how his predecessors treated the families of U.S. service members slain in combat....
By Chris Tognotti

11 Famous First Lady Quotes, Side-By-Side With Melania Trump's

Each First Lady of the United States has been slightly different from her predecessors. Each has historically taken up their own social cause, typically a seemingly bipartisan issue for which she cham...
By Monica Busch

California's Wildfires Are Forcing Undocumented Immigrants To Choose Between Deportation & Death

The extent of devastation inflicted by the recent wildfires in California is difficult to fathom. With 217,000 acres burned, 5,700 structures destroyed, and at least 41 people killed, the scope of des...
By Jessicah Lahitou

These 7 Supreme Court Cases Could Redefine America in 2017

The Supreme Court is hearing an unusual number of high-profile, hot-button cases this term, and the outcomes will impact the future of anti-discrimination laws, worker rights, digital privacy and more...
By Seth Millstein

21 Times Ivanka Trump's Tweets Were Almost As Tone-Deaf As Her Dad's

If timing truly is everything, Ivanka Trump could stand to learn a thing or two before she fires off her next tweet. Time and time again, Donald Trump's daughter-turned-adviser shoots out seemingly in...
By Monica Busch

9 Ways Republicans Viciously Attacked Women's Health In 2017

2017 isn't yet over, but we've already seen a whirlwind of developments concerning politics, economy, culture, and more. Among them, the issue of public health — particularly women's health — has been...
By Mehreen Kasana

13 Things Marginalized People Wish Male Politicians Knew

As a proud Latina and Mexican-American, I'm used to people saying hurtful things about me. Rarely are these insults more painful than when they come from a politician, however. Whether or not a politi...
By Cate Carrejo

California Is Recognizing A Third Gender — Here's How it Could Impact Other States, Too

Over the weekend, California passed legislation recognizing a third gender option on legal documents issued by the state, including birth certificates and drivers licenses — the first state to do so. ...
By Joseph D. Lyons