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Seth Millstein


Oakland, CA, United States

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Past articles by Seth:

Oregon Republicans Block A Climate Change Vote By Fleeing & Now Police Are Involved

In a last-ditch effort that has police officers' attention, Oregon Republicans blocked a climate change vote by fleeing the state. As a result, the Senate lacked the quorum needed to hold a vote. Now, state police have been authorized to pursue and… → Read More

Kamala Harris' Summer Playlist For The Campaign Trail Is Packed With Your Fave Artists

Running for president is a grueling experience, physically and mentally, and even the most enthusiastic of candidates need ways to unwind on the campaign trail. One of the best ways to do that is with music, and on Friday, Sen. Kamala Harris shared… → Read More

State Bans On Conversion Therapy Have Protected 10,000 Teens, A New Report Estimates

In 2012, California became the first state to ban conversion therapy, the discredited practice of attempting to make gay people straight, for minors. Since then, 17 states and the District of Columbia have instituted similar bans, and it looks like… → Read More

Does Federal Law Protect LGBTQ People? This Poll Reveals A Serious Misconception

According to a new survey, almost half of all Americans wrongly believe that federal law protects LGBTQ people from discrimination. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Tuesday, 45% of respondents incorrectly claimed that federal anti-discrimination… → Read More

Statistics On Young Adults & Poverty Show A Startling Trend Over The Past Decade

In a new study released this month, researchers at the University of California Berkeley examined statistics on young people and poverty, and noticed a startling trend: Young adults have been getting poorer over the last decade, and social welfare… → Read More

Michelle "Tamika" Washington Is The Third Black Trans Woman Killed In Just One Week

The Human Rights Campaign reported Tuesday that Michelle "Tamika" Washington is the third black trans woman killed over the course of the last week, following the deaths of Muhlaysia Booker and Claire Legato in Texas and Ohio, respectively. Police… → Read More

How Family Separation Affects A Child Is Distressing, A New Study Says

President Trump's policy of separating immigrant children from their families at the border drew international condemnation, and a new study on the mental health of immigrant kids in detention centers helped shed light on exactly how family… → Read More

Obama Honors Nipsey Hussle In A Letter That Was Read At The Rapper’s Memorial Service

Los Angeles is grieving the death of rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle, who was fatally shot in the city in March. At a memorial service Thursday, a letter from Barack Obama to Hussle's family and loved ones was read aloud, the Associated Press… → Read More

Betsy DeVos’ Title IX Rule Changes Got More Than 100,000 Comments In Just 2 Months

Over the course of two months, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' proposed Title IX rules change received over 100,000 public comments. DeVos' proposal has been widely criticized by survivors' groups, as it would drastically narrow the definition of… → Read More

State Republicans Have 17 Abortion Bills Prepped For 2019, According To A New Report

With Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, conservatives may have the votes to overturn or gut Roe v. Wade the next time the court takes up a case regarding abortion rights. Red state legislators are aware of this, and they've reportedly… → Read More

The PAWS Act Protecting Domestic Violence Survivors & Their Pets Finally Became Law

On Thursday, President Trump signed the PAWS Act, which protects domestic abuse survivors' pets from abandonment and abuse, into law. The bill was first introduced in 2014, but is only now becoming law after it was included in the $867 billion farm… → Read More

The Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights Aims To Protect Some Of The Most Exploited Women In The US

There are nearly 2 million domestic or in-home workers in America. The majority of them are women or people of color, and yet most lack the basic workplace protections that other employees enjoy. But that may be about to change: Sen. Kamala Harris… → Read More

McDonald's Workers Will Strike Across The Country To Protest Sexual Harassment In The Workplace

In cities across the country on Sept. 18, McDonald's workers will stage a strike at the company's restaurants in an effort to pressure management to address sexual harassment issues, the Associated Press reports. Organizers say that women at the… → Read More

Could Birth Control Become Illegal? Anthony Kennedy's Retirement Could Leave Women's Rights In Limbo

President Trump will soon have the chance to appoint another Supreme Court justice, as Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he'll be retiring in July. In all likelihood, Kennedy's retirement will shift the court in a decidedly more conservative d… → Read More

A Yale Gender Discrimination Investigation Is Underway — Because Of Its Scholarships For Women

A male student at the University of Southern California filed a complaint against Yale in February, arguing that the university is violating federal law by offering scholarships that are only available to women. Now, the Trump administration is inves… → Read More

Video Of James Comey Talking About Trump & The Pee Tape Allegation Is So Uncomfortable

In his first TV interview since his firing in May, former FBI director James Comey talked about working under President Trump, and specifically, what it was like discussing the infamous "pee tape" allegation with the incoming president in January. Co… → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg Hinted A Paid Facebook Could Be Coming Soon In His Testimony to Congress

While testifying in front of Congress on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg hinted a paid version of Facebook may be on the horizon. The founder and CEO of the social network didn't explicitly say that a premium version of the website is on the horizon, or eve… → Read More

This Photo Of Michelle Obama's Portrait & A Little Girl Will Make Your Freakin' Day

When her portrait went on display at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C., the former first lady predicted that it would have an impact on children of color, who don't often "see an image of someone who looks like them hanging on the wall" … → Read More

Why Isn't Rick Scott At The Town Hall? CNN's Parkland Showdown Is Missing A Key Player

The week after a gunman killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school, CNN hosted a tense, and at times combative, town hall meeting in Sunrise, Florida about gun violence. In attendance were parents of victims, survivors of the massacre… → Read More

Video Of Mexican Cross Country Skier German Madrazo's Last-Place Finish Will Win Your Heart

It's rare for an Olympics crowd to fall in love with a last-place finisher, but that's exactly what happened on Friday. Mexican cross-country skier German Madrazo came in dead last in the 15km men’s individual race, but he nevertheless received a wa… → Read More