Kimberly Atkins Stohr, KCRW

Kimberly Atkins Stohr


Washington, United States

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Recent articles by Kimberly:

Is this bipartisanship on election integrity and gun safety?

Panelists discuss the bipartisan deal struck in the Senate on gun safety, as well as the testimony of Republican election officials who stood up to former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. → Read More

Annotating Justice Alito’s draft abortion opinion

“If Alito honestly believes that this ruling would end enflamed debate and deep divisions on the issue, the public reaction in the hours since the leak of this document should disabuse him of that notion.” → Read More

The complicated history of women's fitness

Personal fitness for women used to be considered unladylike. That all changed with fitness pioneers like Lotte Berk and Judi Sheppard Missett. But look closer and there’s much more to the story than jazz shoes and leg warmers. → Read More

It’s long past time for lawmakers to protect our crowns

The tide has turned as more Black people like me have embraced our natural hair textures in all aspects of life, including classrooms and boardrooms. But the law hasn’t caught up. That needs to change. → Read More

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