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Biden Administration Expands Title IX Protections—But Sidesteps Trans Athlete Question

The Biden Administration announced changes to U.S. Title IX anti-discrimination rules that would expand the law’s protections against sexual assault and harassment—and would also codify students’ prot..


The Bittersweet Experience of Celebrating Pride in Florida

It’s been pouring for two days straight, but we’re on our way to Wynwood for Pride. The Lyft driver complains continuously as he navigates traffic on the gridlocked highway. He says he hates living in..


Schools Are Putting More Cops on Campus—Despite the ‘Abject Failure’ in Uvalde

The calls to put more armed officers into schools across the country came swiftly after 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott encourage..


Jury Finds That Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Teenager at Playboy Mansion in 1975

(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday that Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975.

The Los Angeles County jury delivered the verdict in ..


The Supreme Court Ruled Taxpayer Dollars Can Go Toward Religious Schools. LGBTQ Advocates Are Worried

Maine cannot prevent parents from using the state’s publicly-funded tuition assistance program to send their kids to private religious schools, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.

The 6-3 decis..


‘Abject Failure.’ Police Could Have Stopped Uvalde Gunman Within 3 Minutes, Texas Public Safety Head Says

AUSTIN, Texas — Law enforcement authorities had enough officers on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, the Texas public safe..


Prosecutors Vowed to Revisit the Police Killing of Terrance Franklin. Nearly a Year Later, Little Progress Is Visible

Almost a year after prosecutors vowed to revisit the 2013 killing of Terrance Franklin by Minneapolis police, family members are still awaiting official word of progress in the sensational and complex..


My Toddlers Already Had COVID-19. I’m Still Getting Them Vaccinated Right Away

Six months ago, in the hustle and bustle of Christmas activities, I quickly swabbed my girls’ noses (and my own) for COVID-19. They are 3 years old and 1.5 years old. No one had symptoms, but we were ..


Juneteenth Is Now a National Holiday. Are Reparations Next?

On June 21, 1865, just two days after federal troops came ashore at Galveston Island, then a major Texas port, the editors of the Galveston Daily News printed on the front page a national prescription..


The Surprisingly Progressive Promises of General Order No. 3, Which Ended Slavery in Texas

This year, as the nation celebrates Juneteenth as the newest federal holiday, many Black Americans will be taking part in a long-honored tradition—public readings of General Order No. 3.

The order, ..