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Jennie Willoughby Addresses Rob Porter's 'Deeply Troubling' Return to Public Life  Jennie Willoughby Addresses Rob Porter's 'Deeply Troubling' Return to Public Life 

Jennie Willoughby, the ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post grappling with the experience of watching Porter, who she says was physically and emotionally abusive to her during their marriage, reenter public life.

John Hickenlooper Reflects About the Time He Watched a Porn With His Mother  John Hickenlooper Reflects About the Time He Watched a Porn With His Mother 

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper revealed to a national audience on Wednesday that he watched Deep Throat with his mother. “I didn’t know what an X-movie was,” he said during a CNN Town Hall on Wednesday. “We thought it was a little naughty but we didn’t think it was that bad.” So he invited his mother out…

There's Finally a Drug to Treat Postpartum Depression There's Finally a Drug to Treat Postpartum Depression

It’s mind-boggling that, despite the amount of drug development and research on depression and mental health, there has been little on postpartum depression. As of Tuesday, that’s no longer the case: STAT News reports that the Food and Drug Administration approved brexanolone, a drug developed by Massachusetts biotech…

Just Get Rid of the Electoral College Already  Just Get Rid of the Electoral College Already 

On Monday night, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for a complete overhaul of America’s voting system and an end to the Electoral College. Yes, please.

Why Play 'Duck Duck Goose' When You Can Pretend to Be 'President of the World,' Like Stacey Abrams Did? Why Play 'Duck Duck Goose' When You Can Pretend to Be 'President of the World,' Like Stacey Abrams Did?

Stacey Abrams is the kind of person so wise and composed that you assume she was born a fully realized adult the moment she exited the womb. In a profile in New York Magazine, Abrams and her sister, Leslie, mostly confirmed this. They spoke to Rebecca Traister about the precociousness of the child who would go on to…

Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong Are Horny Bird Friends in Tuca & Bertie

Two weird, hilarious souls have united to create something even weirder: Tuca & Bertie, a show I plan to binge-watch in a single afternoon in May.

I Feel Empowered by This Congressional Document Request Related to Ivanka Trump's Possible Business Conflicts I Feel Empowered by This Congressional Document Request Related to Ivanka Trump's Possible Business Conflicts

While Democrats are seemingly too scared to go after the president’s adult children directly, they are still apparently looking into Ivanka Trump’s finances and business interests.

This Is What Happens When You Test Old Rape Kits This Is What Happens When You Test Old Rape Kits

After New York City cleared its own rape kit backlog, the Justice Department and Manhattan District Attorney’s office in 2015 awarded nearly $80 million in grants to help address the national backlog on rape kits. The result of that effort, the Associated Press reports, is more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of…

The Debate Over Clinic Defense Isn't Going Anywhere  The Debate Over Clinic Defense Isn't Going Anywhere 

As access to abortion is eroded across the country by restrictive laws and an increasingly emboldened anti-abortion movement, abortion activists, patients, and providers are themselves engaged in a debate over how to deal with the crisis. Earlier this week, a coalition of socialists and grassroots organizers called…

Ex-Cop Allegedly Arrested Women and Forced Them to Have Sex in Exchange for Freedom Ex-Cop Allegedly Arrested Women and Forced Them to Have Sex in Exchange for Freedom

In a case that bears some resemblance to that of ex-cop Daniel Holtzclaw, who in 2016 was found guilty of assaulting black women while on duty and threatening them into silence, 30-year Columbus Police Department veteran Andrew Mitchell has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping women “under the guise of making an…

Florida Cop Accused of Using Police Database to Pick Up Women Florida Cop Accused of Using Police Database to Pick Up Women

In news that once again raises troubling questions about how authorities misuse private information, a Florida cop is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly using a police database to pick up women.

Don't Tell Stephanie Flowers to Stop 

Arkansas is one of the only states in the South that does not currently have a Stand Your Ground law. The consequences of this policy have been deadly, perhaps most infamously in Florida, where George Zimmerman was able to successfully claim self-defense in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. The…

Republicans Invite Trans-Exclusionary Feminist to Testify at Hearing on Violence Against Women Act

For months, the landmark Violence Against Women Act has languished in Congress, and last month, funding for the bill expired, putting programs that support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking at risk. On Thursday afternoon, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers reintroduced the bill, hoping…

Family Planning Clinics Brace for Uncertainty as Trump's Gag Rule Moves Through the Courts Family Planning Clinics Brace for Uncertainty as Trump's Gag Rule Moves Through the Courts

Imagine that you are diagnosed with asthma, and there are five medical options to could help you, but your doctor is not allowed to tell you about all of them and can’t refer to you someone else who could. This is the situation that the Trump administration will be putting health providers and their patients in if…

Donald Trump Was 64 Years Old When He Reportedly Scrambled to Hide His High School Transcripts  Donald Trump Was 64 Years Old When He Reportedly Scrambled to Hide His High School Transcripts 

One of the most illuminating and delightful discoveries from Michael Cohen’s massive dump of information about Donald Trump during his recent congressional testimony was the president’s apparent fear of his grades being released.

There Are Still Babies Being Held in ICE Custody There Are Still Babies Being Held in ICE Custody

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released 12 of 16 babies detained at a rural detention center in rural Texas after three immigration advocacy groups filed a complaint with Congress and the Department of Homeland Security, asking them to “intervene immediately” and release “these families from custody.”…

TripAdvisor Told Woman to Leave a First-Person Review of Her Rape TripAdvisor Told Woman to Leave a First-Person Review of Her Rape

Considering that TripAdvisor is the largest travel review site in the world, one would hope that, by now, the company would have a strong policy for responding to allegations of sexual assault and rape at businesses reviewed on its website. Instead, according to a report in the Guardian, this is how they responded to…

21 States Are Taking On Trump's Anti-Abortion Gag Rule 21 States Are Taking On Trump's Anti-Abortion Gag Rule

It’s Monday, but it feels like a Tuesday.

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