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Jordan Rudner


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Jordan:

Where Kesha Is Free

The accused rapist’s lawyer has a secretary call me twice, and email me once, to make sure I know who’s really in charge. → Read More

John McCain Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement his office put out Wednesday evening. → Read More

Several Arrested in Massive Protest of Senate Healthcare Bill at the U.S. Capitol

A large group of protesters, furious about the healthcare bill that Senate Republicans have been struggling to pass, descended on the U.S. Capitol on Monday to demonstrate against the bill. → Read More

Ole Miss Will Rename Building Honoring Fervent White Supremacist and Lynching Enthusiast

As part of a larger effort to reduce and contextualize memorials for white supremacists, the University of Mississippi will rename an administrative building that currently honors a former Mississippi governor who said mass lynching was a price worth paying to “maintain white supremacy.” → Read More

German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage In Historic Vote

The German parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage in a landmark vote on Friday, putting the country on track to start recognizing same-sex marriages by early fall. → Read More

The Lawyer Who Almost Ended Affirmative Action in College Admissions Is Back at It

It’s a day that ends in y, and that means conservative activists in Texas are trying to ban universities from considering race and ethnicity as part of the college admissions process. → Read More

Donald Trump's Supreme Court Justice Did a Lot of Horrible Things Today

It seems like just yesterday that Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was reminiscing about mutton-busting and wondering whether he’d rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck. → Read More

Watch Emotional Scenes From the Vigil for Nabra Hassanen

Three days after Nabra Hassanen, a 17-year-old Muslim girl, was murdered while walking to her local mosque in northern Virginia, her friends and family held a vigil in her memory Wednesday night. → Read More

Capitol Police Drag and Forcibly Wheel Away People With Disabilities Protesting Senate Healthcare Bill

More than 100 protesters with disabilities staged a “die-in” outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday morning, where several videos taken at the scene depict protesters being physically picked up and carried away by police and others being lifted back into their wheelchairs and pushed away. → Read More

10 GOP Senators Who Used to Hate Secret Healthcare Bills but Now Apparently Love Them

In theory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should be very, very unhappy about the healthcare bill he’s trying to force through the Senate. The Congressional Budget Office hasn’t issued a score on it; most Republicans say they have no idea what’s in it; the Democrats literally can’t figure out where to find it; and there hasn’t been a single debate on the bill’s actual text. → Read More

The Supreme Court v. Our Corrupt Political System

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take on a case that could have huge longterm implications for voters across the country—especially in states where control of state legislatures and congressional districts belongs to parties who don’t actually represent the majority of the state’s voters. → Read More

Soulless Demons Are Buying Fake ICE Gear and Impersonating Agents

As a new report in The Outline explains, the hot new trend among truly awful people is impersonating ICE agents with the intent of scaring immigrant communities. → Read More

Man Walks Free 41 Years After a Single Hair Sent Him to Prison

Ledura Watkins, 61, wants a hug from his mom. He also wants Chinese food. On Thursday night, he’ll get them both. → Read More

Congress Is Trying to Gut Healthcare as Number of Kids With Insurance Hits Reported High

An annual study on American children’s well-being, released on Tuesday, reported that 95 percent of American children now have health insurance —a 10 percent increase over the course of the last decade. → Read More

Ten months after Dallas police shooting, officers remember at National Police Memorial service

WASHINGTON — As Senior Cpl. Frederick Frazier walked through a crowd of 40,000 people outside the U.S. Capitol on Monday, he was just another... → Read More

AG Sessions' push for longer prison terms complicates Cornyn's prospects for FBI post

WASHINGTON -- In some ways, Texas Sen. John Cornyn is a strong fit for FBI director. But in at least one key area, his views would clash... → Read More

In Dallas and D.C., Texans prepare to march for the sake of science

WASHINGTON -- She packed her bags. She confirmed her airline reservation. But before Ylianova Modesto, a preschool teacher, could leave Fort Worth... → Read More

This Day in Trump, Day 84: 'The mother of all bombs'

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the U.S. military continued to monitor developments in Syria -- while also dropping a bomb of record size on an... → Read More

Trump nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch confirmed to the Supreme Court, filling year-long vacancy

WASHINGTON — Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday, filling the seat on... → Read More

Senate Republicans 'go nuclear,' clearing the way for Gorsuch confirmation to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON -- After a months-long political showdown that began with the death of former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia more than a year ago,... → Read More