Articles and Essays

Trump’s attacks on LGBTQ rights underscore need for federal law

January 16, 2020
No federal law explicitly prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people at work, in housing, education, credit, or in public places. Without this legislation, LGBTQ people are left to navigate a patchwork of state and local protections...

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LGBTQ asylum seekers are particularly endangered by Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy

November 20, 2019
In January, the Trump Administration began implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) policy, requiring asylum seekers at the San Ysidro port of entry near San Diego to remain in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings...

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Fighting back against extreme abortion bans

October 09, 2019
Faced with a surge of abortion bans this year, pro-choice advocates and health care providers are working tirelessly to find ways to continue to provide abortion care and also widen the network of support...

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Religious leaders speak out for choice

May 30, 2019
Among the chorus of outrage over the recent spate of extreme abortion bans are pro-choice religious leaders, a highly visible component of the growing activism fighting back. They are seizing on the opportunity they have to reach people...

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Ten Simple Steps to a Playground Lobotomy

Eighteen-month-old. 1. Enter filled-to-capacity, shade-deprived, concrete recreational area...

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Brooklyn Rail Book reviews

Meat and Mayhem, Home Fires, Memory is a Merciless Editor...

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When You Turn 50 and Your Daughter Leaves for College in the Same Summer

1. Spend previous year marking first daughter’s lasts. Last first day of school. Last Halloween...

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Brain, Child

Personal essays and features

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