What the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Means for America’s Political Future

September 21, 2020

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18 has shaken the judiciary at a moment that could test the foundations of American legislature. Justice Ginsburg was a leftist — or “liberal,” in American parlance — mainstay in her 27 years on the court and...

How Social Media Is Changing Our World

June 17, 2020

Social media platforms started out humbly, existing simply as a way to connect with old friends, share photographs and inform your social network of changes in your life. However, as social media continues to grow, the effect and influence it has on the world at large are undeniably far more...

How the Radical Right Is Appropriating Feminism

June 04, 2020

In the United States, common narratives circulated by the radical right and right-wing extremists about the coronavirus pandemic include racist, anti-Asian stories of the virus’ origination, xenophobic calls to close all borders as well as “liberation” protests that argue that government...

Settling Nothing, Biden’s Vehement Denial Unsettles the Election

May 04, 2020

On May 1, MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski conducted a lengthy interview with Joe Biden concerning the allegation by a former staffer of sexual assault. The Associated Press reported that the presumptive Democratic candidate for president “vehemently denied Tara Reade's allegations.” Stacey...

Stacey Abrams Masters Her Talking Points

April 30, 2020

The Democrats and the Joe Biden presidential campaign find themselves embarrassed by an accusation of sexual assault dating back to 1993. Donald Trump and Bill Clinton before him have clearly demonstrated that allegations of sexual assault do not disqualify a candidate from becoming president. But...

The President as Political Hit Man

March 13, 2020

Donald Trump filed his paperwork to run for reelection only hours after his inauguration in January 2017, setting a presidential record, the first of his many dubious achievements. For a man who relished the adulation and bombast of campaigning, it should have surprised no one that he...

The Me Too Movement: Changing the Rules of the Game

November 15, 2019

We have come a long way from the times when women were classified as militants and arrested for demanding voting rights, stepping in front of galloping horses to garner attention. In just over two years, the #MeToo movement has made us question the notion of sexual engagement, our understanding of...

Why Kangana Ranaut Is No Longer the “Empowered” Woman India Needs

September 18, 2019

Beware of who you follow, my mother always said, because not everyone has your best interests in mind. I must have forgotten this advice those couple of years when I considered Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut to be a female empowerment idol in India. Anyone who follows Bollywood is aware of the...

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Medieval Transgender Ban

January 31, 2019

Do transgender and LGBTQ people have any real constitutional rights in the so-called land of the free? On January 22, the United States Supreme Court approved the Trump administration’s bid to ban most transgender people from serving in the military, even as several challenges on the issue...

Is Lindsey Graham Playing the Cheerleader?

January 11, 2019

Lindsey Graham seems to be telling us that sometimes emergencies are more urgent to talk about than to act on. The Daily Devil's Dictionary explains. In the midst of the debate on Donald Trump’s border wall, CNN quotes Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s latest advice to the president: “It...

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