Kimberly Atkins Stohr, The Boston Globe

Kimberly Atkins Stohr

The Boston Globe

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Recent articles by Kimberly:

When it comes to subpoenas, Congress must use its power or lose it

Jan. 6 committee chairman Bennie Thompson must create real consequences for those who flout congressional authority. He can start inside his own chamber by compelling the testimony of minority leader Kevin McCarthy. → Read More

Biden’s losing battle with the Supreme Court’s shadow docket

Weighty judgments have traditionally come during the court’s regular term, with a full examination of the arguments and in public view. But lately, the rulings come in the form of terse summary orders, drafted out of sight, often issued at night when few are watching. → Read More

On the issue of race, politics get in the way of the facts

Every American should have a vested interest in ending the persistent systemic racism in our society. But the Pew report shows that Americans just don’t see it that way. → Read More

Gorsuch’s words give Biden the edge in defending transgender rights

The conservative justice’s previous written decision could box out GOP objections if the LGBTQ fight comes back to the Supreme Court. → Read More

Taking my husband’s name is a feminist act

The core of feminism is the idea that women ought to have agency over their own lives and make their own decisions based on what is right for them. My name, my choice. → Read More

In bid to end COVID-19 unemployment boost, GOP misses the she-cession

All of the economy’s 140,000 lost jobs in December were held by women. → Read More

Bipartisanship at the cost of true policing reform is no real victory

Legislation could preserve the very thing that has shielded officers from accountability: qualified immunity. → Read More

Garland lays first blocks in rebuilding path to trust

The attorney general sends a signal to police departments across the nation that they could face consequences for violating the civil rights of citizens or for covering up for the citizens who do. → Read More

The Psychology Of Climate Change — And How To Engage With It

Climate change presents a grim future. We know what we’re up against, yet our impulse is to look away, to say we’ll worry about it later. We talk the psychology of climate change and how to engage. → Read More

Chauvin verdict brings sense of justice, but doesn’t erase the fear

The verdict doesn’t quell the fear so many of us, particularly Black people, have of interacting with police. → Read More

Why the racial wealth gap hitting Black American billionaires matters

The inequality represented even at the highest echelons of affluence reflects how a dearth of Black super-wealth can have a ripple effect on the rest of society. → Read More

Civil suits could be the path to holding Trump accountable for the insurrection

The lawsuits could bring forth evidence that would not only prevail over the disinformation that Trump continues to spew, but also aid in criminal prosecution. → Read More

Boston and the Marathon bombing survivors can’t shake Tsarnaev — unless Biden acts now

The president has several options available to him to end the death penalty, at least temporarily. → Read More

When hate in a crime is clear, the gaslighting often follows

When confronted with hateful violence carried out by white men, police and society search for some other motive — any other motive — to explain it. → Read More

After a brutal year, Garland must work to reform DOJ — and restore Black Americans’ trust

Federal civil rights enforcement is once again becoming a priority after years of being all but disregarded when it comes to the killing of unarmed Black Americans. → Read More

The word ‘aliens’ has been weaponized against noncitizens for generations. It needs to go

President Biden’s directive to remove the vile term from the federal government serves as a reminder that words can be weaponized to deliver blunt force to their intended targets. → Read More

GOP’s defenses of Trump lack legal — and moral — foundation

All the potential criminal liability in the world does not release Marco Rubio or his colleagues of the duty to “do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws.” → Read More

Republicans leave Garland — and justice reforms — waiting. Again

It’s a galling move by the Senate GOP as Biden tries to set up his administration, and a clear sign that the kind of obstruction Obama faced from Republicans will probably await Biden at every turn. → Read More

With Biden in office, when will Breyer retire?

After decades of failing to recognize the Supreme Court as a crucial election issue, as Republicans have, Democrats seem to see the light. → Read More

The year of fear and the fragility of the white, male myth

The flap over Jill Biden's title is just the latest example of the blowback against women and people of color who challenge the myth of white, male excellence. → Read More