Latest from Jessica Contrera

Suicide, pain, sex, red tape: What call takers at the White House VA Hotline hear about every day.

  • Aug 5, 2018

After Makiyah Wilson’s killing in Northeast Washington, the ever-present fear of gunfire grips parents and children harder.

  • Jul 21, 2018

With a new justice on the way, Alliance Defending Freedom has even more reason to celebrate

  • Jul 4, 2018

“He transported us from criminals in the eyes of the law to having the freedom to marry the people we love most in the world,” said one LGBT advocate.

  • Jun 27, 2018

Traditionalists once dismissed Holly Chapple as a “Basement Betty.” But her aesthetic and business model have earned their respect.

  • Jun 18, 2018

Two candidates spend the day thinking about, and trying not to think about, their gender.

  • Jun 11, 2018

A policy forbade Luci Baines Johnson from doing both. On Saturday, she finally received a Georgetown degree.

  • May 20, 2018

She is both the heroine of a fairy tale come true – American meets prince! – and a spark for a debate about the role of race in society.

  • May 16, 2018

The former secretary of state draws young fans who know more about her TV cameos than her foreign policy.

  • Apr 19, 2018

"May we teach our children that speaking out without the fear of retribution is our culture’s new North Star.”

  • Jan 8, 2018
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