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Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban

"I acted because I had a duty of care to this patient."
  • 1 day ago
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We’re not calling out Nicki Minaj. We’re calling her in.

Black Americans are particularly inclined to trust Black musicians — and distrust the medical establishment.
  • Oct 28, 2020
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Time is running out for Congress to overturn Jim Crow-style laws spreading throughout America

I marched for voting rights in 1963 and 2021. It’s time for Congress to do its job.
  • 2 days ago

Facebook, Google and Twitter are the new ‘oligarchy of speech’

The legal system struggles with the First Amendment complexities of Internet-enabled "cheap speech."

Despite AOC’s infamous dress, Democrats are getting cold feet on actually taxing the rich

The people whom Democrats consider “rich” these days are a teeny — and vanishing — group.

A new U.S. alliance responding to the Chinese threat reignites ages-old tensions with France

The centerpiece of the “AUKUS” agreement was a plan to jointly develop nuclear submarines for Australia. That scuttled a 2016 French deal to build less-advanced conventional subs, and Paris was furious.

Milley is neither a traitor nor the savior of the Republic

The real story of Mark Milley’s phone calls to Beijing is less dramatic than you think.

Booster shot or no booster shot? We need the experts to be clear with us.

Left to sort through this question for ourselves, we'll get it wrong. We need answers and guidance so we can figure out a new normal.
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We don’t have to fly blind into the next pandemic

Financing pandemic prevention is fundamentally not about aid to other nations but collective investments in global public goods that benefit all nations, rich and poor.

There’s a simple option for defusing the coming crisis with North Korea

A humanitarian assistance agreement could persuade the North to stop rattling sabers
  • 4 days ago

Covid-19 vaccines are a safety issue. Unions can help make mandates fair and efficient.

Safety has always been a core union goal. The covid-19 pandemic is no different.
  • 5 days ago

Teachers are at a breaking point over covid. Ease up on them.

We can get through this, but let's do it holding hands, not pitchforks.
  • 5 days ago
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Montgomery County school board member Patricia O’Neill was ‘everything you would want in a public servant’

O’Neill was known as a fierce champion for the needs of impoverished students.

‘Is that all?’: A champion gymnast’s experience shows how sexual abuse is not taken seriously

The exploitation of these girls and young women was perpetuated by many — not just one pedophile.

The U.N. summit on fighting the pandemic is a golden opportunity to address global vaccine inequity

The reality remains: The world is badly divided between the immunized haves and have-nots.
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The problem with Virginia’s election that no one wants to talk about

The commonwealth may be violating the constitution and court precedent.

Abortion enters the Virginia governor’s race

The Texas law puts pressure on Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin to clearly state his position.

Northam was right to grant clemency to the Martinsville Seven. He should extend it to the living, too.

Virginia's long sentences and lack of parole make no sense anymore.
  • Sep 10
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'The monuments were murder'


The secret to a peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan? Educated girls.


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