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50 Filling Dinners You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It's rare that anyone gets ready to make dinner on a weeknight and says, "Well, I have <i>too</i> much time on my hands!" So we've combed through our best …

Cooking

Arming Educators Violates the Spirit of the Second Amendment

The constitutional provision enshrined the principle of individual liberty—and extending a militarized state into the schools would only undermine it.<p>The Second Amendment is a remarkable piece of the Constitution. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right …

Guns

Arming teachers in schools is a great idea, President Trump, and because I'm looking forward to it I've worked out all the practicalities for you

This week the President of the United States proposed that we arm American teachers to keep our schools safe. Forgive me if I’m a tad bit slow, but …

I’ve covered gun violence for years. The solutions aren’t a big mystery.

America can prevent shootings. But it has to come to grips with the problem.<p>It’s going to happen again. There will be another mass shooting in America.<p>It’s tragic to even write those words, but this is the clear pattern I’ve seen since I began covering mass shootings for Vox in 2014: A horrific …

Guns

Why isn't birth control available over the counter? Turns out, it already should be

America seems to have a massive problem with women making decisions about their reproductive and sexual health, which is why there are constant …

Guns

Nothing in the Constitution Prevents Sensible Gun Rules

Listen to Justice Scalia on the Second Amendment.<p>The use of the Second Amendment to block consideration of sensible gun control measures is a national disgrace. And conservatives themselves have explained why this is true.<p>For decades, conservatives have objected to the use of constitutional …

Gun Control

Donald Trump became president of the United States of Men today | Will Bunch

When President Trump opened his mouth on Friday to defend ousted White House aide Rob Porter in the face of accusations he’d abused his two ex-wives …

Doctors who won’t perform abortions shouldn’t be OB-GYNs

The US government announced yesterday that it would open a division for conscience and religious freedom within the federal department of health and human services (HHS). The division works to protect health care practitioners who refuse to perform certain procedures or refuse to treat patients due …

Health Care
Health Care

This Twitter Thread Satirising How Men Talk About Women Is Too Good

'I half wonder whether men should be allowed in labs...'<p>LIBRARY OF CONGRESS<p>What if we talked about male historical figures in the same way we talk …

Mark Twain

Game of Thrones: From boobs, blood and bros to allegory of female resistance

The male characters who dominated the show in the beginning are now little better than a supporting cast to the women who have won all the games of …

TV Series

How the War on Women’s Health Is Bringing ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to Life

The documentary ‘Birthright: A War Story’ (in theaters July 14) tells of a world in which women’s wombs are controlled by governments and ideologies …

Feminism

J.K. Rowling responds to Trump's latest insult with a powerful Abraham Lincoln quote

We can always count on author J.K. Rowling to call out Donald Trump on his bizarre Twitter behavior. Anytime we need her, she's there with a tweet, …

Donald Trump

Abortion Is Health Care—End of Story

Pregnancy is a medical condition. Call it what you will—miracle, blessing, burden, number-one fear—it’s a health condition for which people seek …

Why the Women’s March Still Matters

In January 2017, the Women’s March on Washington alone drew approximately 500 thousand ladies — not to mention the (literal) <i>millions</i> of participants who showed up to raise their voices at 600 other locations worldwide. Timed just one day after the controversial inauguration of President Trump, the …

Feminism

The word “women” literally never appears in the US Senate’s 142-page health-care bill

Women have babies. If they didn’t, first the economy would collapse, and then the species would die out.<p>But because they do, from their late teens to their early forties, women have higher health-care costs than men of the same age. Carrying and birthing a child is a sometimes difficult, dangerous, …

Health Care

You Can't Debate Health Care If You're Dead

"As you process the emerging details of the bill, keep in mind that health is truly all that matters."<p><i>Thigh-High Politics is an op-ed column by</i> Teen Vogue <i>writer Lauren Duca that breaks down the news, provides resources for the resistance, and just generally refuses to accept toxic nonsense.</i><p>Before …

Affordable Care Act

The health bill might pass because Trump has launched the era of Nothing Matters politics

When in doubt, lie and distract.<p>The health care bill unveiled by Senate Republicans Thursday morning should, by the standards of the normal laws of politics, have approximately a snowball’s chance in hell of passing.<p>One well-known fact of American politics is that it is extremely hard, in general, …

Republicans

Recipe for disaster: How not to cook up healthcare reform

In case anyone was wondering what would happen if a handful of fairly wealthy, well-insured men gathered in a room and quietly tried to reinvent the $3-trillion U.S. healthcare system without any input from medical experts, patient advocates or others who know what they’re talking about, the<p>U.S. …

Science Has Consistently Underestimated Women Because Scientists Are Sexist

In her new book, "Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong," Angela Saini argues that the "sexist baggage" within science has made us—mistakenly—believe women are weaker than men.<p>In 2013, three scientists from McMaster University published an article in peer-reviewed journal <i>PLOS Computational Biology</i> …

Feminism

Dear Donald Trump, letting big business deny birth control coverage is not a valid religious liberty concern

Five years ago, I was nearing the end of my time at Georgetown Law School. It’s a Jesuit institution, and the student insurance policy did not cover contraception. We students found this unfair for many reasons — not the least of which that there are many medical reasons women (including married …

Religion

Forget "Unpredictable" Women—Are Men Too Emotional for Politics?

Have you ever heard someone say that women are great, just not at certain things? Often this comes up when the thing in question is a physically demanding job, e.g., cop or soldier. But it’s also used to discourage women from entering certain professions—apparently, we lack not just physical …

Ronald Reagan

State elections see infusion of first-time women candidates

Christine Lui Chen, a 36-year-old health care executive in New Jersey and mother of two small children, had never considered entering politics, focusing instead on her family, her career and her community.<p>That all changed in January, 13 hours after she attended the Women's March on Washington. She …

New Jersey

Why I don't believe men when they say they want flexibility at work

To which I say: BS.<p>It's time we call the standard retort "men would love to take on more responsibility at home but their hands are tied" what it is: …

Brisbane

Why the Hell Are We Still Debating Birth Control—in 2017?

They say it’s about religious liberty; but really, they just don’t want women to have control over their bodies and destinies. Let’s talk real …

Health Care
Health Care