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Past articles by Monica:

How To Fight Gerrymandering So That Every Vote You Cast Counts For Something

State legislatures are required to redraw voter districts once a decade, and the next deadline is looming. Politicians who are elected in the next few years will have the power to draw district lines in 2022 based on data collected during the 2020… → Read More

Men See Sexual Harassment As Less Of An Issue Than When #MeToo Began, A New Study Shows

A lot has changed in the year and a half since the #MeToo movement first shook the United States. Though many perpetrators of sexual misconduct have been ousted from positions of power, concern about the issue seems to have declined. A Gallup poll… → Read More

Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty To Charges Of Lying About A Hate Crime

In a Chicago courtroom Thursday morning, Empire actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to 16 counts of disorderly conduct. The felony charges were filed against him alleging that he faked and lied to police about a possible violent hate crime in… → Read More

Ohio's "Heartbeat Bill" Is Back & Has The Governor's Support

Ohio lawmakers are once again considering a highly restrictive abortion bill, and it has a better chance of passing than it has in years. The proposal would prohibit terminating a pregnancy once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can occur as… → Read More

Jussie Smollett Speaks Out After Being Brutally Attacked & You Need To Read His Statement

Days after the star of the hit show Empire was brutally assaulted by two assailants, Jussie Smollett spoke out about the attack for the first time. "Let me start by saying that I'm OK," Smollett said in a statement to Essence. "My body is strong but… → 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

The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Dancing Twitter Account Is Internet Gold & The Creator Knows It

Conservatives' attempt to smear Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's dancing continues to backfire, and it's now become something much bigger. If her original Breakfast Club spoof wasn't enough to satisfy you, there's now an entire Twitter account… → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had Surgery For Lung Cancer & Will Be Hospitalized For A Few Days

On Friday morning, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent surgery to remove lung cancer growths. A statement from the court's public information office noted that the justice had no evidence of remaining cancer after the operation and… → Read More

Gun Violence Deaths In The U.S. Are At A 20-Year High, A New Report Shows

The Parkland shooting and March for Our Lives brought renewed energy to the gun control movement this year. But new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a reminder that the epidemic of firearm violence was already… → Read More

How Flint Journalist Jiquanda Johnson Is Reporting On The Water Crisis From The Inside

The world knows Flint, Michigan, as the site of a four-year-long water crisis that's exposed more than 100,000 people to lead toxins and resulted in at least a dozen deaths. A veteran journalist believes that the catastrophe is still poorly… → Read More

The Senate Cloture Vote On Kavanaugh Moved To Close Debate — Here's What That Means

The months-long Supreme Court nomination process for Brett Kavanaugh has been fraught with partisan politics and a string of serious sexual assault allegations (which he denies). Now, it's almost finished. On Friday, the Senate cloture vote on… → Read More

11 People At Rule Breakers Share The Rules They're Really Passionate About Breaking

Some rules are made to be broken. Standards won't change unless they're first challenged, so you might even say it's your duty to break norms. Rosa Parks said it best: "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right." To get a… → Read More

We Asked 5 People At Rule Breakers About Their First Memory Of Breaking A Rule & Their Answers Will Empower You

Learning rules is a crucial part of a child's cognitive development. Some are important for kids to follow, while others are important to break, and everyone has early memories of feeling the consequences of doing both. Those experiences are… → Read More

These 11 Bustle Rule Breakers Performers & Attendees Revealed Their Rule Breaker Role Models & Their Answers Will Move You

Breaking a rule is easier when someone else has done it first. Many radical folks wouldn't have reached their subversive potential without mentors and personal heroes — figures who doubtless had people of their own that they looked up to. At the… → Read More

The 2018 Midterm Elections Aren’t Far Away — Here Are 9 Ways To Actually Make A Difference

We're less than 100 days out from November 6, which means it's nearly time for the midterm that many analysts are calling the most important election of our lifetime. Now's the moment to step up your engagement if you care about the results. If so,… → Read More

9 Women Candidates Whose "Super Tuesday" Primary Wins You Need To Know About

Tuesday's elections marked a huge day for female candidates across the United States. Victories flooded in for women who, if elected, would represent political milestones, including the first Native American woman to join Congress and one state's fir… → Read More

Viral Speech Star Zach Wahls Won The Primary In His Run For The Iowa State Senate

It's been a big seven years for Zach Wahls. In 2011, the then-19-year-old gave a passionate speech about his lesbian moms to Iowa's House of Representatives opposing a constitutional amendment that would have outlawed gay marriage. His words were rec… → Read More

Women Won Big In Pennsylvania Primaries & Here’s Why That Matters So Much

The 20 members of Congress who currently represent Pennsylvania in D.C. are all men — but that seems likely to change this November. On Tuesday, eight women won primaries in Pennsylvania's elections. Three of them are now considered to be among Democ… → Read More

What Trump's Doctor’s Letter Said — And Why It's A Huge Problem For The President

Donald Trump raised eyebrows in late 2015 for releasing an eccentric medical report that he said was written by his longtime doctor, Harold N. Bornstein. Now, more than two years later, CNN is reporting that Bornstein wasn't actually the letter's aut… → Read More

In 'A Higher Loyalty,' James Comey Admits The Polls Influenced This Fateful 2016 Decision

James Comey's upcoming book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, is filled with newsworthy details that go beyond its insults to President Trump (though it's heavy on those, too). The former FBI director also discusses his decision to tell… → Read More