Justice Thomas delivers pro-gun rant just days after the Parkland shooting

Tuesday is the Supreme Court’s first day in session since a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and murdered 17 people. It’s also the day Justice Clarence Thomas picked to deliver a 14-page rant about the fact that it isn’t easier to…

For Black people, ‘Black Panther’ is a crucial viewing experience

A record number of moviegoers rushed into theaters over the weekend to be among the first to see the long-anticipated and much-ballyhooed Black Panther movie. I was one among them and I fully understand why we all felt drawn like bees to honey for this,…

West Virginia teachers are on the brink of their first statewide strike in nearly 30 years

West Virginia teachers could stage a statewide strike for the first time in nearly 30 years. This week, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT)-West Virginia and West Virginia Education Association announced that teachers authorized a statewide strike. Teachers said they want better salaries and benefits….

Austin becomes first city in the South to mandate paid sick leave

Austin, Texas became the first city in the U.S. South to require paid sick leave for its nearly 1 million residents, a landmark victory after a year of swelling progressive activism throughout the wider state. The Austin City Council voted late Thursday evening to mandate…

In 3 days, 3 LGBTQ Olympians won 3 medals

The first weekend of the Winter Olympics has already been historic. Three out LGBTQ athletes have already won medals, including the first openly queer men to ever win Winter Olympic medals. On Saturday, Netherlands speed skater Ireen Wüst became the first out medal-winner at the Pyeongchang Games,…

Trump praises former staffer accused of domestic abuse: ‘He says he’s innocent’

President Donald Trump commented publicly for the first time Friday on a White House staffer who resigned this week after allegations of domestic abuse by two former wives became public. The president had only positive things to say about Rob Porter, his former staff secretary,…

Cliven Bundy has set his sights on a new target

For the first time in nearly two years, Cliven Bundy is a free man. In January, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro ruled that the 71-year-old scion of the Bundy family — best known for leading an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials in Bunkerville, Nevada after…

South Dakota lawmakers want to censor transgender issues in schools

For the second year in a row, South Dakota could be the first state legislature to push through an anti-LGBTQ bill in 2018, and it’s a brand new kind of attack. The proposed bill would censor schools from discussing transgender issues until students are in…

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