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The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering

Seventy-five years ago, FDR made one of the most disastrous decisions in American history.

By Dorothy M. Ehrlich
February 19, 2017

Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For

The federal government and the major studios may be settling sex discrimination charges against women directors.

By Gillian Thomas, Melissa Goodman
February 18, 2017

Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow

State legislatures across the country are trying to crack down on protesters and make a mockery of the First Amendment.

By Lee Rowland, Vera Eidelman
February 17, 2017

Florida Supreme Court Reminds Politicians That Women Are Capable of Making Their Own Decisions

The state’s high court blocked a law that unnecessarily makes women wait 24 hours before getting an abortion.

By Julia Kaye
February 17, 2017

Trump Effort To Protect Cops Doesn't Match Facts

Civilians are still at a greater risk of dying at the hands of police.

By Jeffery Robinson
February 17, 2017

Why a Jewish Organization Is Suing to Stop the Muslim Ban

We assist refugees today not because they are Jewish, but because we are Jewish.

By Mark Hetfield
February 15, 2017

This Virginia County Denied a Necessary Permit to Build a Mosque, and It Doesn’t Pass the Smell Test

Since 1992, the county approved 25 “pump and haul” permits. The only one it denied was for a mosque.

By Rebecca Guterman
February 14, 2017

Are U.S. Agents Carrying Out Trump’s Muslim Ban at Airports in Canada and Ireland? We Aim to Find Out.

U.S. immigration “preclearance” facilities at foreign airports might be breaking those countries’ antidiscrimination laws.

By Sarah Mehta
February 13, 2017

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