Jon Queally, staff writer
The NRA has long been the focus of anger and ire from gun control advocates who say the lobby group has blood on its hands for the pandemic of gun violence that has gripped the U.S. for decades. (Photo: Elvert Barnes/flickr/cc)
"The world will be a better place when the NRA is finally destroyed. Looks like that day is closer."
Jessica Corbett, staff writer
Fast food workers went on strike in Durham, North Carolina and several other cities on Friday to demand higher wages and union rights. (Photo: Raise Up for $15/Twitter)
"As President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office," said one McDonald's...
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Bloomington, Indiana anti-death-penalty activist Glenda Breeden holds a lamp on Jan. 12, 2021 while protesting against the then-pending execution of Lisa Montgomery, and two others, at Terre Haute Federal Prison this week. Montgomery was to be put to death on Wednesday.
Corey Johnson—who was Black, Covid-19 positive, and had an intellectual...


In a wrenching addendum to the drama of a day that saw the only U.S. president in history be impeached twice, the righteous charge to remove him was led by Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, whose 25-year-old son Tommy just died by suicide. The day after burying Tommy and feeling him " very much with me and my heart," Raskin was applauded by colleagues who knew of his loss as he came to certify the vote cut short by the riot; he did his duty because, "Change is made by people who show up."

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