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Without Roe, the effects of state bans are felt even where abortion is still legal. One Illinois clinic’s proximity to Missouri has made it an easy target for emboldened anti-abortion activists. By Walter Thomas-Patterson With the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in June, the Supreme Court eliminated the constitutional right to an abortion nationwide. Now, a new […]
Gun control advocates say a November ballot initiative will make regulations impossible. But the Supreme Court may have already made that a reality. By Nina Baker This November, Iowans will vote on an NRA-sponsored ballot initiative to incorporate the right to keep and bear arms into the Iowa state Constitution. The amendment goes beyond just incorporating the language […]
Climate organizers across the country are adding voter engagement work into their own advocacy. But electing Democrats is just a first step. By Sofia Andrade Over the past 10 years, Gavin Healy, a senior at the University of California–Berkeley, has seen his hometown in the Lake Tahoe area of Northern California—once a lush, green place—turn brown. A nearby […]
Resident Advisers are workers and should demand employment status, union recognition, and fair wages. Universities cannot function without them. By Ava Young-Stoner Before I went off to college last fall, my older friends and family wistfully shared stories about their prime years spent in cramped dorms, dimly lit frat houses, and other situations they might not […]
After evaluating more than 300 applications from a highly talented candidate pool, we’re thrilled to introduce our second group of Puffin StudentNation Fall Fellows. Sofia Andrade is a first-generation student at Harvard University. A Miami-based journalist with roots in Ecuador, she often writes about politics and culture with a focus on gender, race, class, and […]
Kyle Spencer’s new book Raising Them Right shows how the conservative establishment has recruited and trained new generations of activists over the last 60 years. By Julian Epp For conservatives, the most frightening place in the country has always been a college campus. By 1964, Students for a Democratic Society had formed chapters at hundreds of universities with […]