Trump’s plan to cut Planned Parenthood funding will do a lot more than target abortion

In a proposed regulation expected to be announced this week, the Trump administration plans to fundamentally change the country’s only federal family planning program dedicated to providing reproductive care to low-income people, by cutting funding for clinics that provide abortions and barring doctors from telling patients…

The University of California workers strike just got even bigger

The University of California workers’ strike is expected to grow even larger on Tuesday. Two groups will join striking hospital workers, which include nurse aides, lab technicians, and custodians, in solidarity this week. More than 20,000 members of the University of California’s largest employee union…

Dangerous and damaging: Why U.S.-led regime change in Iran is a really bad idea

President Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday — following two weeks of heated anti-Iran rhetoric, including talk of regime change. A lot has happened in recent days, so here’s a quick summary: Last week, Israeli Prime Minister…

How Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo blew it at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is expected to vote against the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State on Monday — which would be the first such vote for a secretary of state nominee. CIA Director Pompeo, who would replace Rex Tillerson (who was…

Disruptive, adaptive, and fun: The teens behind March For Our Lives are cracking the protest code

It’s hard to imagine that anyone could have expected this Saturday’s upcoming March For Our Lives. When Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was visited upon by the same gun violence that had wrecked so many other lives, in so many different places, you wouldn’t have…

Parkland Student Calls Politicians ‘Bitches’ Of The NRA

Thousands of people are expected to rally in Washington, DC, this weekend for a March for Our Lives protest to advocate for gun control. Thousands more will join them at other marches in cities large and small across the country. Their motto is #NeverAgain. This…

Citing her history of torture, Rand Paul threatens to filibuster Trump’s pick to lead the CIA

Donald Trump likely expected significant opposition to his new nominee for CIA chief, Gina Haspel. But he probably didn’t expect that some of the most vocal opposition would come from fellow Republicans. Over the past few days, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-KY) has become perhaps the…