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  • Common Dreams
  • Mint Press News
  • AlterNet
  • The National Memo
  • Truthout
  • Racked National
  • HuffPost
  • Dawn.com

Past articles by Mehreen:

When Do The Democratic Debates End? You Might Need To Stay Up Later Than Usual

With the Democratic debates right around the corner, candidates vying for the presidency will have a chance to make — or break — their case, and you can bet the American people will be paying attention. Now, you may be wondering exactly when the… → Read More

Elizabeth Warren Wants To Protect Elections By Swapping Out Every Single Voting Machine

A 2020 presidential hopeful from the state of Massachusetts recently shared her vision for American elections and how they're run. Elizabeth Warren wants to protect elections in the United States, according to an essay she published on Medium on… → Read More

Kansas' Birth Certificate Policy For Trans People Is Changing & It's A Big Victory

In another victory for Pride Month, Kansas' birth certificate policy for transgender people will now allow them to legally change their gender identity on their birth records, NBC News reported on Tuesday. In doing so, Kansas has become the 48th… → Read More

The Number Of Elected LGBTQ Officials Is On The Rise In 2019

According to a report released by the pro-LGBTQ political action committee, Victory Institute, the number of elected LGBTQ officials has gone up this past year, The Hill reported. Since 2018, according to the institute, the total number of openly… → Read More

The 2026 Winter Olympics Host Cities Mark A First For The Games

It's news that has sent waves of enthusiasm and excitement throughout Italy. According to The Associated Press on Monday, the 2026 Winter Olympics host cities are Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo. It's the first time that the Winter Games had more than… → Read More

Rep. Nydia Velazquez Calls Out Ben Carson For "Mansplaining" How Emotion & Logic Work

Trump's Housing and Urban Development secretary did indeed mistake a real estate term for a cookie during a Tuesday hearing, but that's not the only comment that caught people's attention. At one point, New York Democratic Rep. Nydia Velazquez… → Read More

Maine Is Banning Styrofoam & It's The First State To Make The Leap

In its fight for a cleaner environment, Maine became the first state to ban Styrofoam single-use food and drink containers, according to CNN. The state's Democratic Gov. Janet Mills officially signed the legislation to ban polystyrene on Tuesday,… → Read More

This Gender Pay Gap Poll Found That A Lot Of Men Still Don’t Believe It Exists

As women continue to demand for equal pay, some men apparently don't think it's even an issue to begin with. According to TIME, a SurveyMonkey poll on the gender pay gap found that half of the men surveyed don't believe it exists. The poll, carried… → Read More

What Happens To Trump’s National Emergency Next Will Set Up A Political Battle

More than 50 senators have backed a Senate vote to reject President Trump's national emergency for his demand to build a border wall between America and Mexico. This means Trump will likely use his veto power for the first time since he became… → Read More

Chicago Police Charge Jussie Smollett With Filing A False Police Report — UPDATE

UPDATE: On Wednesday evening, according to CBS Chicago, the Cook County State's Attorney confirmed Jussie Smollett was charged with a felony count of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report. EARLIER: A tweet from Chicago… → Read More

Michelle Obama’s Book Event Got Caught Up In A Labor Dispute & Workers Want Her To Intervene

An outside labor dispute may complicate one of the former first lady's book events. A union representing stagehands had planned a protest where Michelle Obama is set to promote her autobiographical memoir, Becoming, in Washington state. Though the… → Read More

Cory Booker Is Running For President In 2020 & His Vision Is Clear

Will he or won't he jump into the Democratic presidential primary? That question was answered Friday morning when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker said he's running for president in 2020 via a video message posted to Twitter. The announcement came on the… → Read More

Stacey Abrams Will Respond To The 2019 State Of The Union & She's A Fitting Choice

Democrats announced Tuesday their pick to deliver the party's response to President Trump's State of the Union (SOTU) address. According to The Washington Post, Georgia's former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will respond to Trump's 2019 SOTU… → Read More

Michelle Obama Explains Her & George W. Bush's Mint-Passing Moment

People seem to adore the bond between Michelle Obama and her husband's predecessor. Over the weekend the former first lady revealed a bit more about what's become something of a tradition for the two of them: Obama explained her and George W. Bush's… → Read More

How Gun Violence Affects Life Expectancy Has A Stark Racial Disparity, This Study Shows

Published on Tuesday, a study in the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine journal showed how gun deaths drastically affect African Americans. A mixed team of researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, Columbia University, and the University of… → Read More

How To Stay Updated On The News Without Ever Turning On Your TV

While many people get their news from cable networks, the ever-changing news cycle means that you don't always have time to watch an entire segment on TV. But there are ways to stay updated on news in the United States and beyond without ever having… → Read More

This "Dear Professor Ford" Video Shows Activists & Celebrities Backing Christine Blasey Ford

In a video circulating Twitter shared with the hashtag #WeBelieveYou, dozens of women showed support for Palo Alto professor Christine Blasey Ford. The video, titled #DearProfessorFord, shows celebrities, attorneys, and activists lauding Ford for… → Read More

How Democrats Vs. Republicans Feel About Women Running For Office Is Worlds Apart, A New Poll Says

It's 2018, and American women are running for public office in never-before-seen numbers. It's a development that could shape the future of the country's politics, where women may eventually win equal representation in Congress. And it seems like a… → Read More

Chelsea Clinton's Views On Abortion Are Like Hitler's On Jews, This Trump Ally Said

One of America’s most well-recognized evangelists took to Twitter to express his strong disagreement with abortion. On Wednesday, Franklin Graham appeared to compare Chelsea Clinton’s pro-abortion stance to the Holocaust. Graham likened Clinton's… → Read More

Ivanka Trump's Company Shutting Down Could Mean She's Eyeing A Future In Politics, Experts Say

By now, you've probably heard that Ivanka Trump's clothing brand is shutting down. The announcement, made on Tuesday, has sparked plenty of reactions — including from experts who caution that the first daughter's decision to close her clothing compan… → Read More