Trump Administration Proposal Could Threaten Transgender Healthcare Protections

A new Trump administration proposal introduced on Friday could threaten healthcare protections for transgender people, advocates say. The Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed rule would change how nondiscrimination protections define “sex.” Discrimination on the basis of “sex” would no longer include protections specifically for transgender and gender non-conforming patients, and instead leaves the […]

Charges Against Julian Assange Violate First Amendment, Advocates Say

The Espionage Act charges levied against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange yesterday are attracting scrutiny from free press advocates who believe the United States is violating the First Amendment by charging a person they consider a publisher. “Put simply, these unprecedented charges against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are the most significant and terrifying threat to the […]

2020 Candidate Pete Buttigieg’s Marriage Is Giving Dating App a Boost

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has quickly risen to become a top 2020 presidential contender in the Democratic primary since his campaign launch in January, representing an intelligence, youth, and calm many progressive voters wish to see in the White House. His popularity, however, has had an impact on more than just politics. Buttigieg, 37, […]

How State Abortion Laws Could Cost Republicans the 2020 Election

Since Friday, when Missouri passed a bill strictly limiting abortion, Lauren Gepford, the state Democratic Party’s executive director, has witnessed protesters rallying all over the state. She has heard of people expressing new interest in running for office. She has even talked to her grandmother, whose boyfriend, a Republican, finds the new measure to be […]

‘Ill-Prepared’ Trump vs ‘Do Nothing’ Democrats: The Aftermath of an Infrastructure Meeting

The infrastructure meeting between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and other Congressional Democrats was not necessarily expected to yield an immediate outcome. But rather than discussing how to fund the $2 trillion infrastructure plan, the meeting abruptly ended and has devolved into finger pointing in the 24 […]

Democrats Are Another Step Closer to Getting Trump’s Tax Returns

The pressure is mounting for a long-awaited look at President Donald Trump’s financial records and on Wednesday, lawmakers in New York passed legislation potentially allowing the president’s state tax returns to be released to Congress. New York’s Democratic-majority assembly approved the nine-page legislation approved earlier this month by the state Senate. The bill will be […]

For India’s Youth, These Elections Are About More Than Party Politics

With 600 million people under the age of 35 in India, to say the youth vote in world’s biggest democratic election is crucial is an understatement. Yet, as the results of seven rounds of elections are set to be announced, the majority young Indians–many seeking jobs in the booming tech sector–have felt misunderstood by politicians […]