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Bridget Read

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  1. how i get it done
    How This Green New Deal Architect Gets It DoneRhiana Gunn-Wright on choosing to have children during a climate crisis, being a Black Rhodes scholar at Oxford, and more.
  2. reckoning with a reckoning
    Inside the Booming Diversity-Equity-and-Inclusion Industrial ComplexWhat are companies desperate for diversity consultants actually buying?
  3. crime
    Another Scheming High-School Mom Has Been ArrestedA Florida mother and daughter face up to 16 years in prison for allegedly conspiring to rig a homecoming election.
  4. capitol insurrection
    Bumble Hero Turns in Capitol Rioter“We are not a match,” the user wrote, before tipping off the FBI.
  5. how i get it done
    Bethenny Frankel Isn’t Your GirlbossBut there is a clause in financial contracts named after her.
  6. oops
    Why Was Matt Gaetz Venmoing an Accused Sex Trafficker?He reportedly labeled a public payment on the app with the nickname of an 18-year-old woman.
  7. power
    Everything We Know About Allegations Against Andrew CuomoThe governor faces allegations of sexual misconduct, bullying, and fostering a toxic environment from at least nine people.
  8. essential workers
    New York’s Nursing Homes Were on the Brink. Then COVID Hit.Coronavirus ripped through nursing homes, killing thousands. One year later, nurses say they never stood a chance.
  9. ew
    Representative Matt Gaetz Used to ‘Score’ His Sexual Conquests at WorkAccording to a report, he and other Florida lawmakers played a game where they’d target women to sleep with.
  10. aoc
    AOC Decries ‘Horrifying’ Conditions at the BorderShe took the Biden administration to task in a virtual town hall.
  11. mass shootings
    There Have Been 7 Mass Shootings in the Past 7 DaysAs the U.S. comes out of lockdown, we face a horrifying return to what counts as normalcy here.
  12. anti-asian violence
    At Least 5 Asian People Were Attacked in NYC This WeekendThe NYPD is investigating all five as potential hate crimes.
  13. mysteries
    Things That Could Be ‘The Snyder Cut’What is it? We may never ever know, and please don’t tell us.
  14. politics
    172 Republicans Voted to Oppose the Violence Against Women ActTheir priorities could not be any clearer.
  15. atlanta shootings
    They’ll Call It Anything But RacismLaw enforcement in Atlanta said a gunman’s attacks on Asian-owned massage parlors were “not racially motivated.”
  16. crime
    Asian Women Are Facing a Terrifying Rise in Hate IncidentsAccording to new data, 68 percent of anti-Asian incidents reported in the past year came from women.
  17. power
    Arkansas Just Passed a Near-Total Ban on AbortionThe law — which is blatantly unconstitutional — would make it a felony to perform an abortion. There is no exception for rape or incest.
  18. delightful
    Someone Finally Got Piers Morgan to Shut UpThe contemptible TV host stormed off set after his co-anchor criticized his treatment of Meghan Markle — and now he’s left the show altogether.
  19. power
    ‘I Really Believe the Senate Is Broken’Representative Pramila Jayapal on the infuriatingly difficult fight for a $15 minimum wage.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. power
    Working Two Jobs, and Barely SurvivingThe abject inhumanity of America’s minimum wage, as told by one home health aide.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. travel
    Ted Cruz Really Flew to Cancún While His State Was in CrisisHe went on a tropical vacation during a humanitarian emergency in Texas.
  27. power
    Biden’s Cowardly Answer on Student DebtHis own party wants him to cancel $50,000 per borrower. He refuses to even consider it.
  28. 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.
  29. “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.
  30. 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.
  31. all work no pay
    Hey, Hun!In women’s joblessness, multi-level marketers saw opportunity.
  32. 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.
  33. power
    AOC Spent Inauguration Day at a StrikeThe congresswoman joined a picket line with striking produce workers in the Bronx.
  34. fashion
    Bernie’s Inauguration Look Is Instantly IconicThe senator wore mittens made from recycled plastic bottles and carried a manila envelope.
  35. hear ye hear ye
    Young Man Gets His Own BowlCongratulations, Shawn Mendes, on your very own bowl.
  36. 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.”
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. review
    Is This the Key to Winter Socializing?I thought maybe if I got a personal sauna, all my friends would too.
  40. 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.
  41. “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.
  42. okay
    Eminem Finally Said Sorry to RihannaIn a surprise album, the rapper addresses past lyrics in which he said he “sided” with Chris Brown.
  43. 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.
  44. housing
    The Eco-Yogi Slumlords Are Getting Sued — AgainThe city says they made $1.4 million on their illegal Airbnb rentals over four years.
  45. 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.
  46. power
    The Senseless Killing of Brandon BernardTrump’s decision to go ahead with his execution feels like cruelty for the sake of cruelty.
  47. 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.
  48. rats
    The Rats Have Taken Over a ChipotleWorkers say they have taken to murdering cat-size rats, who love guacamole, by “stomping on them.”
  49. democracy
    Trump’s Star ‘Election Fraud’ Witness Was a Glorious Train WreckSo bad that Giuliani had to shush her.
  50. 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.
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