News + Politics

Extra! Extra!: In Search of an Order of Magnitude to Even Measure Trump’s Unforgivable Immigration Legacy

This week’s Extra! Extra! turns to some devastating immigration news and a look at women’s rights more broadly. This week also brought, perhaps unsurprising, news that the fossil fuel industry knew half a century ago the devastation they would wreak on the planet and did nothing. We also take a look at the state of police brutality globally before turning to a few updates on the upcoming US election.

News + Politics

Extra! Extra!: The US’s COVID-19 Cases Peak as Stimulus Package Passes; Here’s All That Explained

This is the week that the US finally reached the top of the global rankings in terms of number of confirmed cases; Congress just passed a stimulus package the likes of which, I truly believe, have not been seen in a long, long time, if ever. There is a much, much bigger world that is getting hit with COVID-19 right now, and I definitely want to turn to that. But there’s a lot to say in the US alone right now.

News + Politics

Here’s Why Trump-Era Republicans Are Obsessed with Trying to Outlaw Trans People

In a post “love-wins” America, we’ve circled back to the underlying legal thinking of the 1950s. In the late 2010s and especially under Trump, gender and gender conformity are back under the legal microscope in a move that targets the gender nonconformity fundamental to aspects of gay identity for many, and also increasingly and dangerously, trans people.

Politics + Activism

Billionaire Oil Baron Tillerson Is Out as Secretary of State, Anti-Gay “Traditional Families” Fanboy Mike Pompeo Is In

In a stunning clinic on how to make a major state decision with global implications with less gravitas and forethought than the finale of The Bachelor, Trump announced yesterday via Twitter that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was being fired and replaced by Mike Pompeo, who has a concerning anti-LGBT record and sounds a lot like Mike Pence!