Author: Katherine Lewin

Democratic Party: Racially Charged Infighting Intensifies

And so, the fight continues and expands. On Saturday, racially-charged conversations and tensions within the House Democratic Caucus reached new heights. At the liberal Netroots Nation conference, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) said the Democratic party doesn’t need “any more black voices that don’t want to be a black voice.” Rep. Ilhan Omar…

AOC: ‘The Cruelty (At the Border) is Manufactured’

The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on the treatment of migrants at the southern border on Friday morning. The meeting came after multiple reports of poor conditions in detention centers from the media and politicians, including Vice President Joe Biden. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the sixth person…

2020 Census Citizenship Question: Administration Gives Up

The White House is backing down on trying to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. The administration held on for dear life as it was revealed, not surprisingly to most, that the question is meant to favor “non-white Hispanics and Republicans.” The question would have also likely systematically…

Pete Buttigieg’s ‘Douglas Plan’ to Combat Racial Inequality

Pete Buttigieg is trying to attract more Black voters to his campaign – his first step is the “Douglas Plan,” named after abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The 18-page plan lays out what Buttigieg promises to do if elected president. It includes investing $25 billion in historically black colleges and universities, or…

Androgynous David Bowie Barbie Released

David Bowie was one of the brave celebrities and performers that first flouted gender norms and inspired many transgender people growing up in the United States and across the world. He died in 2016 at 69 years old. Over the decades of his career, Bowie was an icon for both…

Joe Biden’s Senate Records Will Stay Secret for Longer

Former Vice President and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden continuously touts his decades of experience as a politician as a main reason for him to be “electable.” But his actions around criminal justice, busing and the hearings into the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas have come under increased…

Massive Migrant Detention Center Opening in Texas

A massive new migrant detention center will be opening close to the U.S.-Mexico border at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry on the former site of a controversial shelter for migrant children. According to The Washington Post, the 2,500-bed shelter will be a “large soft-sided structure” and work on it…