Russian anti-doping program reinstated despite failing to meet key guidelines

In an unsurprising yet somehow still stunning decision, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) voted on Thursday to lift their ban on Russia’s anti-doping program (RUSADA), which was suspended in 2015. After “missing” just one Olympics — the 2018 winter games in South Korea — Russia’s pseudo-exile…

Transgender military ban’s ‘unit cohesion’ claim fails spectacularly in court

In four different courts across the country, the Trump administration is still defending its attempt to ban transgender people from serving in the military. This week, a federal judge in California once again denied the administration’s attempts to reinstate the ban, eviscerating their purported rationales…

‘No longer human’: Women’s prisons are a breeding ground for sexual harassment, abuse

Stacy Rojas can still smell the chewing tobacco from the prison guard who spit on them three years ago during an incident in which guards allegedly subjected Rojas and their two cellmates to hours of sexual humiliation, harassment, and physical abuse. “For me, that was…

Bernie Declares Victory In DNC Reform Fight

The Democratic Party, still parsing the 2016 primary contest between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, on Saturday voted to limit the power of so-called “superdelegates” in selecting the party’s presidential nominee. It’s a win for the party’s left, members of which have voiced concerns that…