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March 8, 2019

This article first appeared on March 8, 2019 on Rewire.News.

Julia Beck has been granted a platform to give the right wing's anti-transgender activism the veneer of bipartisanship.  

A baffling sentence opened the Thursday testimony of Julia Beck, speaking at the U.S. Ho...

This article first appeared on November 6, 2018, in Political Research Associates.

On November 6, Massachusetts voters will decide several ballot measures, including Question 3, which asks voters to overturn public accommodations protections in the Bay State based on ge...

This article first appeared on November 1, 2018 on Political Research Associates.

On October 21, The New York Times reported receiving information from the White House that details how the Trump Administration proposes to impose a multi-agency re-interpretation of “sex”...

September 26, 2018

This article originally appeared on September 24, 2018 in ReWire.News.

Gender ideology” took center stage at this weekend’s Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington, D.C. And side stage. And student mixer. In each instance, it was used as a handy catchall: Objecting to “...

September 7, 2018

This letter originally appeared in the American Scholar on September 4th, 2018.

Setting aside much of Sandra M. Gilbert’s problematic cover article in the summer issue, “In the Labyrinth of #MeToo”), I would like to focus on three paragraphs. In the middle of her piece,...

July 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on July 16th, 2018 in Rewire.

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted to add an amendment to an appropriations bill that included a provision permitting licensed child-welfare agencies to discriminate on the basis of...

April 20, 2018

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post on April 13, 2018.

In a USA Today opinion column published Thursday, contributor James Bovard takes issue with a new study finding 36 percent of students at colleges and universities experienced food insecurity in...

April 17, 2018

This article originally appeared on ReWire.news on April 17, 2018.

The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is a federally administered survey that provides some of the most crucial data in the United States on the demographics of crime victims, including their s...

April 4, 2018

This article originally appeared in ReWire.news on April 4, 2018.

In early March, 12-year-old Andy Leach of Mississippi died by suicide.

The causes of death by suicide are never fully known. But there is evidence that he had been struggling at school after telling his pe...

November 16, 2017

This essay originally appeared on Medium.com on November 15, 2017. It was also published in the Huffington Post. 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: open enrollment season!

♫Silver plans, silver plans. It’s healthcare time in the city.♫

Etc.

Despite the Trump Admini...

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