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It’s been 24 years since the Supreme Court heard a landmark abortion case, and this week, when Texas’s extraordinary regulations that closed a number of the state’s clinics came in front of the justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagen shut it down. Proverbially of course, there’s no decision yet, but woo-boy did these women dominate, as Dahlia Lithwick at Slate shows. Let’s hope it was enough to sway Kennedy.
The Guardian pulls back the covers to reveal the even more insidious faction of Trump supporters—the ones who are quietly championing him. Warning: these testimonies are facepalm inducing.
Samantha Bee may truly be our only hope. This video of the new late night host destroying a Texas lawmaker is equal parts horrifying and hilarious.
As Aleksandar Hemon delves into at Rolling Stone, Trump’s incendiary rhetoric isn’t just bluster, it’s likely the precursor to some truly terrible actions.
Rebecca Traister is our culture’s de facto “single women” expert, and on Fresh Air she talks with Terry Gross about her new book, All the Single Ladies, the shifting role of marriage in women’s lives, and the power of this rapidly growing demographic.
The new Ghostbusters trailer is here! And it’s as glorious as we could’ve hoped. We can’t wait for 90 more minutes of this comedy dream team.
“They felt like a throwback to another era, as though Hillary was the woman they’d dreamed of during their consciousness-raising sessions, before the vagina mirrors came out.” At Salon, Hana Schank nails a certain demographic’s proclivity for Bernie, and how she came to realize her Gen X vote belongs to Hillary.
“Watched Netflix for seven hours instead of sleeping because you have once again mistaken inertia for rest.” Mallor Ortberg at The Toast really gets us.
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