Ivanka Trump’s Activism Has a Lot in Common With Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad
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Ivanka Trump’s Activism Has a Lot in Common With Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad

Published April 7, 2017 On April 4, Kendall Jenner made the whole world cringe when she passed a Pepsi to a police officer, apparently solving racism. Jenner is a 21-year-old reality star known for her modeling, not for her political engagement. That same day, Ivanka Trump released a typically polished tweet: “#EqualPayDay is a reminder … Continue reading

Raising Money to Buy Congress’s Internet Browser History Won’t Work
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Raising Money to Buy Congress’s Internet Browser History Won’t Work

Published March 30, 2017 On Tuesday, Congress narrowly passed legislation allowing internet service providers to sell their customers’ browsing history and personal information to advertisers without their consent, overruling an Obama Administration proposal that would’ve outlawed the practice. Some internet-privacy advocates have decided to respond by mounting fundraising campaigns in hopes of buying and publishing the data trails left by … Continue reading

DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials
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DC-Area Businesses Offering #ADayWithoutAWoman Specials

Published March 8, 2017 Women across the country are striking or donning red Wednesday to express their commitment to gender equality. Others are abstaining from shopping except for at women- and minority-owned businesses. In honor of the day, we’ve mapped out food and drink specials and where to find female-owned businesses in Washington. Here are some of those establishments … Continue reading

If You Can Strike on “A Day Without Women,” Do It for Those Who Can’t
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If You Can Strike on “A Day Without Women,” Do It for Those Who Can’t

Published March 7, 2017 On Wednesday, many women across the country will abstain from paid and unpaid labor for the A Day Without a Woman protest. The strike is shaping up to be much less popular than the Women’s March that birthed it: first, because taking a day off of all work is significantly harder than donating a Saturday. Second, … Continue reading

What Betsy DeVos Means For Home Schooling Families
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What Betsy DeVos Means For Home Schooling Families

Published February 22, 2017 Leading up to her confirmation as Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos rankled enough Americans to provoke 1.5 million calls a day to Senate offices; Vice President Mike Pence was forced to cast an unprecedented tie-breaking vote to approve her the other week. Much ink has been spilled over what the pro-School Choice politician means for … Continue reading

Why You Can’t Trust Those “Rogue” National Park Service Tweets Yet
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Why You Can’t Trust Those “Rogue” National Park Service Tweets Yet

Published January 26, 2017 In the wake of the Trump Administration’s clamping down on federal agencies’ distribution of information related to climate change, the media and liberal-leaning internet have been enthralled by two sets of Twitter accounts. First, by government accounts going “rogue” by spitting out scientific facts, and now by “alternative” accounts that claim to be manned by … Continue reading

Protests, Bricks, and Fires in DC on Inauguration Day
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Protests, Bricks, and Fires in DC on Inauguration Day

Published on November 20, 2017 Protests on Inauguration Day 2017 started pointed and angry yet relatively organized and calm on Friday morning. As the day wore on, things grew more heated. Several large protest groups marched down Massachusetts Avenue, many wearing glitter and waving colorful signs and chanting. Activists groups organized under DC-based Disrupt J20 protested outside … Continue reading