Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is a staff writer for The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter: @onesarahjones

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Sunday, August 04, 2019
Joe Biden Is the Reason Obama’s Legacy Is on Trial
During Wednesday evening’s Democratic debate, Joe Biden didn’t look so inevitable. Pressed on the Obama administration’s immigration record, and then on his personal support for an infamously regressive crime bill, he found himself defending Obama’s judgement nearly as often as he defended his own...
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Maine’s new bill may be especially beneficial for women living in rural communities. (Photo: TAMI CHAPPELL/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Finally, Some Good News for Abortion Rights
Decades after Roe v. Wade legalized abortion throughout the U.S., the ability to access that right looks dangerously fragile. Missouri’s sole abortion clinic is struggling to stay open . Eight states have tried to ban abortion after “ cardiac activity ” is detected, which is usually around the...
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Saturday, June 08, 2019
What’s So Funny, Joe?
Days after he told a 10-year-old girl that she was “good-looking,” Joe Biden made another stop on his national comedy tour. “I want the press to know — she pulled me close!” he joked on Tuesday, as he brought out a chair for a woman at a New Hampshire event. Biden’s statement is true enough; video...
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This may not work out as Pompeo hopes. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Pompeo Expands Global Gag Rule, Which May Actually Increase Abortions
The Trump administration’s opposition to legal abortion just became more aggressive. Reuters reported on Tuesday that the U.S. will expand its “global gag rule,” which prevents the aid groups it funds from performing abortions and even advertising the abortion services of other organizations. “We...
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Denver Classroom Teachers Association teachers and supporters rally at the Colorado State Capitol demanding better wages and urging the state not to get involved in a possible strike on January 30, 2019. ( Photo: Andy Cross/Denver Post via Getty Images) Views
Friday, February 08, 2019
Red for Ed Continues: Where Teachers’ Strikes Are Set to Spread Next
The Red for Ed movement likely immortalized 2018 as a banner year for labor organizing among public school teachers. That fervor isn’t dissipating in 2019. Last month, the United Teachers of Los Angeles went on strike for six days, ultimately securing a 6 percent pay raise, lower caps on class...
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Thursday, September 14, 2017
Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Get It
In the first hundred pages of What Happened , Hillary Clinton writes that she decided to run for office during a vacation with the designer Oscar de la Renta and that when she lost she received an invitation from George W. Bush to get burgers. These bookends are an early sign that there is...
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