First drafted in 1923, the Equal Rights Amendment has only recently been ratified by 38 states, the number needed to add it to the Constitution. A new generation of activists, often Black and queer, are putting in the work to make the ERA a reality.
When the US Department of Justice broke up AT&T, it traded one national monopoly for a set of regional monopolies. Over time, Congress learned that it wasn't enough. Today, we are facing a similar challenge. Potential breakups of Google and Facebook will only be step one.
The pandemic has laid bare too many inequities to name. Now, as vaccines offer a light at the end of the tunnel, the disadvantaged are still being affected. In at least seven states, blind residents are unable to register for a vaccine through their government without help.
Despite vowing serious repercussions for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, after consulting his new national security team, President Biden has decided not to punish Mohammed bin Salman for the journalist’s death.