Gov. Ron DeSantis’ “Stop WOKE Act” incentivizes parents to sue schools over critical race theory

The right’s critical race theory panic came to a head this week when Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis introduced a new bill that would formally ban the teaching of critical race theory in the classroom. Modeled after Texas’ six-week abortion ban, the “Stop WOKE Act” would give parents a “private right…

After years of peddling misinformation, the TV doctor’s campaign is just another in a long line of scams

Dr. Mehmet Oz has never met a scam he’s been willing to walk away from, so naturally he’s running for office. The cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality announced his run for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania earlier this month, promising to step forward and “cure our country’s ills.”

Despite the fact…

Kyle Rittenhouse’s outburst on the witness stand is reminiscent of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

Kyle Rittenhouse gave quite the performance when he broke down crying on the witness stand while testifying at his murder trial last week. The 18-year-old was charged with reckless homicide, intentional homicide, and attempted homicide for shooting and killing two people and injuring a third at a racial justice protest…

Sen. Joe Manchin killed paid family leave and he doesn’t seem to care.

Paid family leave was cut from the Democrats’ reconciliation bill this week thanks to Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) unrelenting opposition. President Joe Biden’s initial 12-week paid family and medical leave provision was dwindled down to 4 weeks after Manchin balked at the plan, but this compromise was immediately rejected.

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Gender-inclusive language doesn’t erase cis women, it includes trans people.

Earlier this week, “Handmaid’s Tale” author Margaret Atwood sparked a resurgence in the seemingly never-ending “debate” over the use of gender-inclusive language after she retweeted an article from the Toronto Star titled “Why Can’t We Say ‘Woman’ Anymore?” …

Catherine Caruso

Freelance writer covering culture, politics, and LGBTQ+ rights. catherineann.caruso@gmail.com

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