Where does the Autostraddle community stand on pressing criminal justice issues including bail, incarceration and police brutality? Here are our findings, based on the Autostraddle Reader Survey and Politics Survey that readers most recently took.
Like many of you, we’ve been engaged in more than a few heated discussions about what is at stake in the upcoming 2020 presidential election. We wanted to share the messy, complex thoughts and feelings that Kamala Puligandla, Editor In Chief, and Carmen Phillips, Deputy Editor, have been wrestling with, as we close in on this election.
“You can’t fundamentally change who this president is. He is a bully and an abuser. He is an unrepentant white supremacist. He lacks even a modicum of basic human decency.”
This week’s Extra! Extra! brings a mix of hopeful and sobering news about trans rights, the criminal justice system, violence against women and the climate catastrophes in the Bay of Bengal and in Michigan. Also, Natalie updates us on the latest Veepstakes 2020 news.
In this week’s Extra! Extra!, we take a break from our usual fare and instead offer commentary on some of the women who are on the short list to be Joe Biden’s Vice President.
Whatever you think of Biden or Sanders, they stood on last night’s debate stage with a firm command of the facts, plans to tackle the issue and a willingness to let America’s response be dictated by experts. The difference between the parties could not be more stark.
Yes, there’s Biden and Bernie and Elizabeth Warren, but also what about the smaller races you didn’t even know you cared about — like Georgette Gomez vying to become the first out queer Latina in Congress!
The 2020 presidential election is a classic Alanis Morissette one hand preparing our dystopian bunker, the other one playing the piano, situation. Our writers and editors tell us about their greatest concerns and how they’re approaching their votes.
Because you’ve already heard from me on a lot of these issues already this week, I recruited one of Autostraddle’s newest contributors, Himani — the brains behind our expansive political survey — to join me to discuss all the fireworks from Charleston.
Aside from launching skilled attacks at her opponents, she was always ready to pivot back to a story about a Nevadan or highlight the specific plight of black and brown people. I think she made her case that if you want a candidate who can go toe-to-toe with an “arrogant billionaire,” she’s ready.
New Hampshire voters go to the polls in three days. From Elizabeth Warren demonstrating growth when talking about the issues that matter for people of color to Biden’s continued slip away from the pack, here six takeaways from Friday’s debate.
We’ll update this post, or create a new one, when we have an official winner; until then, here’s our explanation of what went down.
With polling showing four candidates — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Elizabeth Warren — within five points of each other in Iowa, last night’s debate offered candidates their last, best shot at separating themselves from the pack.
The highs, the lows, and everything in between.
What are the political issues in the US you are most concerned about? What are your priorities for securing LGBTQ+ rights? And if it were up to you, dear reader – of any citizenship, living in any country – who would you vote for in the US presidential primary elections?
In most primary campaigns, staffers and consultants tell candidates not to do what Kamala Harris did last night — but I think she edged out Cory Booker for winner of the debate.
In every iconic twosome, there is a Tegan and there is a Sara. This may be the one true binary.
Last night, ten contenders for the Democratic nomination gathered in the First in the Nation caucus state for the LGBTQ Presidential Forum. Organized by One Iowa, The Gazette, The Advocate and GLAAD, the forum offered the most robust discussion of LGBT issues of the 2020 campaign thus far.
You could say we’re “up on the watershed, standing at the fork in the road” – and the list of our choices is as vast and varied as Indigo Girls’ song catalog.
Let’s recap the highlights and lowlights for each candidate and talk about what we mean when we bring up “civility.”
Last night, the remaining ten qualified candidates for the Democratic nomination competed in their second debate of the 2020 campaign. Like the previous night’s debate, there were a lot of fireworks, with lower-tier candidates taking their last and best opportunity to bolster their standing in time to qualify for the third debate in September.