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, […]

Theresa May Is Quitting Britain’s Top Job. Business Won’t Like What Comes Next.

The British prime minister, Theresa May, is finally falling on her sword. On Friday morning, she announced her imminent resignation as Conservative Party leader on June 7th. A leadership contest will formally begin on that date, though in reality it has been underway for weeks already. Tory members of Parliament will need to come up […]

The Enduring Relevance of Norman Lear

Last night ABC ran a unique special that recreated, word for word, two episodes from two of American television’s most iconic shows. “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear‘s ‘All in the Family‘ and ‘The Jeffersons,’” pressed beloved stars into service to perform key roles, Woody Harrelson as the bigoted Archie Bunker, Marisa […]

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 […]