The Traveling Salesman Bringing Abortion Bans to a Texas Town Near You

Mark Lee Dickson came up with a plan. If cities could ban plastic straws, he asked, why not abortion?

Source: HuffPost
Published: Mar 2, 2020
Length: 12 minutes (3,228 words)

Go Back To Your Country, They Said

A new HuffPost database explores the moral emergency of hate in the Trump era.

Source: HuffPost
Published: Nov 4, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,900 words)

28-Day Rehab Doesn’t Work For Everyone

Source: HuffPost
Published: Nov 4, 2019
Length: 6 minutes (1,629 words)

When Swimming As a Muslim Woman Becomes A Political Act

After interviewing 30 Muslim women about their experiences being harassed and excluded from places in America for wearing modest swimwear, Rowaida Abdelaziz shares the experiences of a few, who defiantly continue to swim in their burkinis.

Source: HuffPost
Published: Aug 22, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,502 words)

The Human Costs of Kamala Harris’s War on Truancy

The “progressive prosecutor” wanted to transform how California responded to students missing school. Parents like Cheree Peoples wound up paying the price.
Source: HuffPost
Published: Mar 27, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,200 words)

I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.

Lauren Hough recounts a decade of bizarre, bittersweet, and dangerous jobs she was assigned while working as a cable tech in the Virginia suburbs.

Source: HuffPost
Published: Dec 30, 2018
Length: 24 minutes (6,151 words)

2018: The Year In Ideas: A Review Of Ideas

You’ll want to get your Vive le roi! t-shirt out of storage.

Source: HuffPost
Published: Dec 27, 2018
Length: 26 minutes (6,600 words)

A Brutal Clock

On how “fighter parents” like Amber Olsen (parents whose children have rare diseases) are getting scientists and profit-hungry pharmaceutical companies to do research, conduct clinical trials, and develop treatments for life-threatening, yet little-known ailments. How do they do it? With sheer determination and unrelenting superhuman efforts to raise money and awareness for their child’s cause.

Source: HuffPost
Published: Oct 26, 2018
Length: 30 minutes (7,547 words)

Everyone Got The Pulse Massacre Story Completely Wrong

Over the course of Noor Salman’s trial for allegedly aiding her husband, Omar Mateen, in the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting, a different narrative has emerged than the false one the FBI erroneously constructed, and which the media tragically bought into. Melissa Jeltsen points out that not only was there zero evidence it was a targeted hate crime based in homophobia, but there was also no evidence to support Salman’s coerced confession that she and her husband had staked out Pulse beforehand. What’s more, the prosecution was sadistic in making its false case against Salman, who had endured domestic violence and rape at Mateen’s hand. The good news is that she was acquitted. The bad news is that she has been endlessly traumatized, first by Mateen, then by the FBI, the prosecution and the press, not to mention additionally by spending more than a year in jail away from her child.

Source: HuffPost
Published: Apr 4, 2018
Length: 8 minutes (2,146 words)

The Super Predators

Domestic abuse by police officers is underreported and less likely to lead to prosecution. It also forces victims to seek help from police departments eager to protect their own.

Source: HuffPost