Why Pride Month Is More Important Than Ever: RaceAhead

Pride Month has begun, and with it, a series of events, testimonies, and think pieces designed to remind us that while there has been so much progress, the struggle for LGBTQ equality is far from over. We are welcoming a series of long-overdue firsts in 2019 – the first openly gay album in India, first […]

The Violence Against Women Act Is Up for Reauthorization. Why Some Republicans Are Against It

There is one casualty of the 35-day long government shutdown that you may not know about: the Violence Against Women Act. The 1994 law, which seeks to help victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, lapsed in early February when it was not included in the spending bill. In March, Reps. Karen Bass, a Democrat, […]

House Democrats’ Trump Probe Expands With Sweeping Demands for Documents

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler escalated Democrats’ investigations of Donald Trump with sweeping demands Monday for information from scores of people on topics including the administration’s activities, the president’s business and his potential ties to Russia. The New York City congressman’s probe includes allegations of obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Questions for Michael Cohen Got Real Answers. Here’s Why

Though the ratings were sky-high for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s Congressional committee appearance, he wasn’t the only person whose words made an impact. New York’s freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Cohen about how Trump allegedly deliberatively deflated the value of his assets in order to lower his real estate tax bill. Hers were some […]

California Was on Everyone’s Mind at Congressional Data Privacy Hearings. Here’s Why

One word keeps getting mentioned amid a push for federal privacy legislation aimed at reining in how Facebook, Google, and Apple collect personal information about their users: California. It came up repeatedly during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about privacy on Tuesday. And it came up again during a Senate Committee on […]

Senator Calls Tying Drugmaker CEO Pay to High Drug Price ‘Problematic’

AbbVie CEO Richard Gonzalez found himself getting grilled by a Senate panel on Tuesday about executive compensation and the price of the blockbuster drug Humira. You’ve likely heard of it, as stumbling across television commercials for Humira is easy. Pharmaceutical manufacturer AbbVie, a 2013 spin-off from Abbott Laboratories keeps them running on a regular basis, […]