Diseased Bag of Crumbling Bones or Presidential Candidate? The Concern Trolling of Hillary Clinton

Clinton is caught in the unwinnable trap of needing to avoid the appearance of being overemotional while also not looking cold, and it’s landed her square in the crosshairs of the conspiracy theory factory.

Popaganda: Designing for Democracy

Political observers often blame people for not voting. But we don't often stop to examine what barriers keep people from voting—or make them feel like it's not worthwhile. On this episode, we examine our democracy as a design problem—and explore what structural issues are built into our... Read more »

#CripTheVote Shows the Need to Make Voting More Accessible for People With Disabilities

For many people with disabilities, there are huge barriers in getting to the polls—but they can be solved.  Read more »

French Mayors Just Banned the Burkini. The Country's Islamophobic History Shows Why

Women should be able to wear what they want to the beach.  Read more »

Eyes On the Prize: Donald Trump and the Need for Election Observers

If the Supreme Court and the DOJ won’t protect us, we’ll have to protect each other. Read more »

In the Weeds: How Marijuana Policy is Shaping the Election

What do Malia Obama, a Rogue River port-a-potty, the California Secretary of State, and the Drug Enforcement Administration all have in common? Read more »

Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff Is Writing A Whole Album About Gentrification

The musician talks about approaching politics, race, and identity in her music.  Read more »

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Where Did Radical Cheerleaders Go?

A brief history of radical cheerleading, which mixes peppy chants with anti-establishment politics.  Read more »

Popaganda: Sports and Capitalism

The Olympics kicks off this week in Rio de Janeiro, amid protests over its high costs and impact on Brazil's poorest communities. While sports represent our cultural values and tie in closely to our identities, it's not hard to see how sports from the college level to the Olympics are driven by one... Read more »

#ImWithHer But I Don't Have to Love Her

Hillary Clinton is never gonna win my heart. But she is gonna win my vote. Read more »

The Politics of Framing Hillary Clinton as “The Best Mother in the World”

Clinton is foreign policy expert and seasoned politician—but it's her role as a mom that Democrats pointed out over and over this week.  Read more »

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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion, the... Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man... Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the best... Read more »