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Bridget Read

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  1. power
    Everything We Know About Allegations Against Andrew CuomoThe governor of New York has been accused of sexual harassment, an unwanted kiss, and fostering an environment of intimidation.
  2. power
    ‘I Really Believe the Senate Is Broken’Representative Pramila Jayapal on the infuriatingly difficult fight for a $15 minimum wage.
  3. losers
    Ted Cruz Is Already Trying to Joke About His Cancún TripWhile other Texas politicians are in his home state, surveying billions of dollars of damage.
  4. power
    Joe Biden Can Cancel All Student Debt. He Just Won’t.According to Astra Taylor of the Debt Collective and Philadelphia city-council member Kendra Brooks, he lacks the political will and the conviction.
  5. trolls
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Would Like to Remind You She’s a Hateful BigotThe QAnon congresswoman posted a hateful sign directly across from her colleague, Marie Newman, whose daughter is trans.
  6. power
    Working Two Jobs, and Barely SurvivingThe abject inhumanity of America’s minimum wage, as told by one home health aide.
  7. police violence
    A Man Died After Police Knelt on His Neck for 5 MinutesWhat to know about Angelo Quinto, who died after a horrifying, violent arrest in December.
  8. texas
    ‘I Don’t Know How Much More We Can Take’A Texas domestic-violence shelter was still reeling from the pandemic. Then the winter storm came and their ceilings caved in.
  9. travel
    Ted Cruz Really Flew to Cancún While His State Was in CrisisHe went on a tropical vacation during a humanitarian emergency in Texas.
  10. power
    Biden’s Cowardly Answer on Student DebtHis own party wants him to cancel $50,000 per borrower. He refuses to even consider it.
  11. climate crisis
    Yet Another Terrifying, Deadly, Once-in-a-Lifetime StormExtreme weather in Texas and elsewhere in the U.S. has left at least 20 dead and millions without power. This is our new normal under climate change.
  12. “woke bae”
    Charisma Carpenter Accuses Joss Whedon of Abusive On-Set BehaviorThe actress, who played Cordelia on Buffy, says she endured a “hostile and toxic workplace,” and was fired after getting pregnant.
  13. tv
    I Love This Show About Washed-Up HunksTwo former One Tree Hill stars have created a delightful, sort of postmodern show about two aging hunks who used to be on a teen drama.
  14. all work no pay
    Hey, Hun!In women’s joblessness, multi-level marketers saw opportunity.
  15. power
    The Clarifying Power of AOC’s StorytellingThe congresswoman spoke openly about her trauma, and in doing so made it clear that Republicans must be held accountable.
  16. power
    AOC Spent Inauguration Day at a StrikeThe congresswoman joined a picket line with striking produce workers in the Bronx.
  17. fashion
    Bernie’s Inauguration Look Is Instantly IconicThe senator wore mittens made from recycled plastic bottles and carried a manila envelope.
  18. hear ye hear ye
    Young Man Gets His Own BowlCongratulations, Shawn Mendes, on your very own bowl.
  19. capitol riot
    High-School Therapist Arrested for Storming the CapitolIn a resignation letter, she said she was “switching paths to expose the global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia.”
  20. death penalty
    A Horrific, Tragic Story Ends in ExecutionLisa Montgomery committed a terrible crime after a lifetime of physical and sexual torture left her disconnected from reality.
  21. capitol riot
    ‘A Superspreader Event on Top of a Domestic Terrorist Attack’There couldn’t be a clearer symbol for the deadly, idiotic cruelty of Trump and his supporters.
  22. review
    Is This the Key to Winter Socializing?I thought maybe if I got a personal sauna, all my friends would too.
  23. how i’ll get it done
    How Representative Jamaal Bowman Will Get It DoneThe former middle-school principal is headed to Capitol Hill after winning an AOC-esque primary. Here’s what he hopes to accomplish.
  24. “wellness”
    The Cult of SoulCycle Is Even Darker Than You ThoughtA new investigation sheds light on the intense, obsessive atmosphere inside the beloved stationary-bike empire.
  25. okay
    Eminem Finally Said Sorry to RihannaIn a surprise album, the rapper addresses past lyrics in which he said he “sided” with Chris Brown.
  26. relationship goals
    Every Part of This ‘Jet-Ski Love Story’ Is Truly BonkersA man who couldn’t swim crossed the ocean and broke COVID protocols to go to a bar called Bordellos with his love.
  27. housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlords Are Getting Sued — AgainThe city says they made $1.4 million on their illegal Airbnb rentals over four years.
  28. coronavirus
    ‘I Feel Like Healing Is Coming’The surprisingly emotional experience of watching someone receive one of the first COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S.
  29. power
    The Senseless Killing of Brandon BernardTrump’s decision to go ahead with his execution feels like cruelty for the sake of cruelty.
  30. power
    If Dianne Feinstein Is ‘Seriously Struggling,’ We Deserve to KnowA new New Yorker report raises difficult and sensitive questions about Feinstein’s fitness — but they’re important ones.
  31. rats
    The Rats Have Taken Over a ChipotleWorkers say they have taken to murdering cat-size rats, who love guacamole, by “stomping on them.”
  32. democracy
    Trump’s Star ‘Election Fraud’ Witness Was a Glorious Train WreckSo bad that Giuliani had to shush her.
  33. nightmare before christmas
    The White House Is Already Throwing Maskless Holiday PartiesA spokesperson says “masks will be required,” but guests were reportedly not following along on the first day of festivities.
  34. hunger
    America’s Food Banks Are Totally Overwhelmed Right NowIt’s never been so important to donate. Here’s how.
  35. crime
    What Happened to Quawan Charles?A Black teen was found dead in a field. His family says he looked “like he’d been tortured.” Law enforcement still hasn’t ruled his death a homicide.
  36. fear vs. fun
    Cops Bust 80-Person Party at a Sex Club in QueensThe illicit event was a swingers’ party organized by Caligula New York.
  37. power
    Pork Plant Managers Allegedly Bet on How Many Workers Would Get COVID-19Managers at a Tyson pork plant organized a “cash-buy-in, winner-take-all” betting pool on how may workers would contract COVID, a new lawsuit says.
  38. housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlords of Brooklyn Are Getting SuedThe City of New York has filed a lawsuit against the couple at the center of an eviction scandal this summer.
  39. power
    How the Pink Wave Turned RedIt only took two years for Republicans to co-opt the “run women” message.
  40. 2020
    Things We HeardA year of silence, sirens, and human voices, in protest and relief.
  41. explainer
    Which Votes Are We Still Waiting For?Joe Biden has taken the lead in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona.
  42. power
    This Is Going to Be a Long, Painful WeekWe knew presidential election results could take weeks, even months. The uncertainty is torture anyway.
  43. advice
    May We Suggest Logging Off Today at Exactly 4:30And then logging back on at 6:55.
  44. democracy?
    Oh No, the Dreaded Needle Is BackThe New York Times is rolling out its infamous election needle again — but promises the experience will be less stressful this time.
  45. power
    The Unique Dread of This Election DayVoting early, in a pandemic, in the shadow of a right-wing Supreme Court, and wondering if it will ever end.
  46. power
    It Should Never Be This HardFive horror stories that show the infuriating obstacles many people face while voting in America.
  47. climate crisis
    But Wait, There’s Also Terrible Climate NewsThe warming sea may now be releasing huge deposits of methane — which heats the atmosphere at a rate 80 times stronger than carbon dioxide.
  48. zdi
    Eyewitness Speaks Out About Zoom D*ck IncidentMasha Gessen, thank you for your service.
  49. action item
    Learn How to Spot Voter Suppression on Election Day — and Fight BackTake a virtual voter defense training.
  50. power
    Locked Out of Remote SchoolIn shelters without Wi-Fi, homeless kids can’t even get online for class.
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