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Bridget Read

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  1. power
    It Should Never Be This HardFive horror stories that show the infuriating obstacles many people face while voting in America.
  2. 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.
  3. zdi
    Eyewitness Speaks Out About Zoom D*ck IncidentMasha Gessen, thank you for your service.
  4. action item
    Learn How to Spot Voter Suppression on Election Day — and Fight BackTake a virtual voter defense training.
  5. power
    Locked Out of Remote SchoolIn shelters without Wi-Fi, homeless kids can’t even get online for class.
  6. breonna taylor
    What Really Happened With the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury?Jurors have started speaking out about the secret proceedings. One called the attorney general’s actions “criminal.“
  7. power
    Amy Coney Barrett Is Confirmed to the Supreme CourtThis cements a 6-3 conservative majority on the Court. Coney Barrett is the third justice chosen by Trump.
  8. power
    Donate to an Abortion Fund Right NowIf you’re terrified Roe v. Wade will be overturned, it’s the best thing you can do.
  9. action item
    Help 6 Black Women Make History in TexasThe “Sisters in Law” are running to be judges in a county that hasn’t had seen a Black woman elected since 1994.
  10. scotus
    Everything We Know About Amy Coney Barrett’s ViewsDuring her confirmation hearings, she has evaded questions on abortion and health care — but her record speaks for itself.
  11. power
    Parents of 545 Children Separated at the Border Are Still MissingThe ACLU says it has been unable to locate hundreds of parents, whose children were forcibly taken from them at the border in 2017.
  12. coronavirus
    A Woman Died of COVID-19 on a Commercial FlightThe passenger in her 30s had trouble breathing while sitting on the tarmac.
  13. action item
    It Has Never Been Easier to Phone Bank in Swing StatesAnd it feels really good!
  14. power
    I Guess That’s ThatThe Amy Coney Barrett hearings end in a whimper.
  15. 2020 election
    Kamala Harris Campaign Staffer Tests Positive for COVIDSenator Harris has suspended in-person campaigning through Sunday.
  16. power
    ‘He Doesn’t Think About Who Washes His Clothes’One of Trump’s former housekeepers is terrified for domestic workers in the White House.
  17. coronavirus
    A Running List of COVID-Positive Trump AssociatesDonald Trump’s son Barron apparently tested positive at some point in the last two weeks.
  18. 2020 election
    Sure, Let Him Talk for a Whole HourMore time for Trump to discuss tiny fish and kissing.
  19. power
    An Unarmed Black Man Tried to Shake Hands With a Cop. He Was Shot Dead.Jonathan Price, 31, was shot four times in the torso after his family says he broke up a domestic dispute.
  20. 2020 election
    Glad to See They’re Taking This Seriously“Those plexiglass barriers are really only going to be effective if the vice-president or Kamala Harris are spitting at each other.”
  21. super spreaders
    The Trump Camp Is Already Trying to Spin ThisThe sideshow of COVID-19 at the White House gets more insane, even for this administration.
  22. oops
    Was Amy Coney Barrett’s Maskless Rose Garden Ceremony a Super-Spreader Event?At least seven prominent Republicans who attended have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  23. how i get it done
    How I Get It Done: Phara Souffrant ForrestTalking to the New York State assembly candidate about campaigning while working as a nurse amid the pandemic.
  24. good news
    Meanwhile, in Vermont …Leaves rustle. A cold wind blows. Bernard Sanders is back on the road.
  25. unemployment
    Tens of Thousands of Airline Workers Just Lost Their JobsAfter Congress failed to pass another stimulus deal.
  26. train wrecks
    Trump Has Officially Broken the DebatesThe Commission on Presidential Debates promises “additional tools to maintain order.”
  27. power
    Anyone Else Feel Sick?The spectacle of a Trump debate and the dread it now evokes.
  28. power
    Only One Officer Was Charged in Breonna Taylor’s KillingA member of the grand jury claims they were never given the option to indict the other two officers.
  29. discounts
    Trump Wrote Off $70,000 on His Taxes … for HairstylingLeaving many to wonder, How?
  30. desperate times
    ‘Feels Like They Are Just Waiting for Us to Die’On r/unemployment, thousands of desperate people have formed a community to step in where the government failed.
  31. action item
    It Will Take You Two Minutes to Help Impact Florida ElectionsBy paying off fines and fees for voters with felony convictions.
  32. what now?
    We Could Lose Roe v. Wade Next Year. What Now?Don’t stockpile Plan B. Do donate to abortion funds. And start organizing immediately.
  33. real housewives of new york
    Is RHONY Finally Adding a Black Housewife?Bershan Shaw, a motivational speaker and restauranteur, is rumored to be the latest addition to the very white cast.
  34. action item
    13 Down-Ballot Races You Should Be Excited AboutFrom New York to Texas, here are the progressive candidates to watch.
  35. power
    What Is Going on at The Ellen DeGeneres Show?Three top producers accused of sexual harassment and abuse have been terminated.
  36. fires
    Some Wildfires on the West Coast Are Getting Even WorseThe Bobcat Fire in Southern California is now only 3 percent contained.
  37. furries
    Famed Bigot Pranked by Wily FurriesSomeone known as “Sir Yiffs a Lot” got ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio to extend a warm welcome to a furry convention in his state.
  38. climate crisis
    This Is What It Looks Like on the West Coast Right NowPhotos from the Bay Area show an apocalyptic, sci-fi landscape — except it’s our planet, right now.
  39. climate crisis
    We’re Getting Far Too Used to Living in HellThe dull horror of watch the world burn over social media.
  40. housing
    The Eco–Yogi Slumlords of BrooklynHow did a couple who built an empire of yoga studios, vegan restaurants, and homes with “living walls” end up as pandemic villains?
  41. health
    It’s Not Too Early to Get a Flu ShotAnd it’s more important this year than ever.
  42. ick
    Mike Pence Wants to Tell You About His MeatHe is simply obsessed.
  43. sigh
    Is the Moon Fed Up With Us?She’s retreating from the Earth at a rate of an inch and a half per year.
  44. power
    The Devastating Impact of the COVID Abortion Ban in TexasClinics reported a surge in later abortions after the ban was lifted, and some patients had to travel hundreds of miles to neighboring states.
  45. politics
    Man Attempts to Appear ConfidentMike Pence definitely “can’t wait,” isn’t scared to face Kamala Harris in debates.
  46. home decor
    Every Room in This Man’s House Is Worse Than the NextImagine if Drake was a GOP pollster.
  47. florida
    Sheriff, Your Mustache Will Not Protect You from the CoronavirusIn more stupefying news, a law-enforcement official in Florida has banned masks from his office.
  48. evangelicals
    Instagram Is a Wicked, Tempting MistressThe president of Liberty University has stepped down after posting a regrettable vacation selfie.
  49. lebanon
    How to Help Beirut Right NowTwo explosions have created incomprehensible devastation in a country already struggling to contain multiple crises.
  50. dystopia
    Now Kids Are Being Suspended for Posting Photos of Their Crowded SchoolTwo Georgia students say they were disciplined for complaining publicly about their crowded high school.
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