FROM David Cohen
With newly signed law, family planning clinics could lose federal funds Yesterday, President Trump signed the law allowing states to block federal funding to family planning clinics that offer abortions. Critics say this could potentially devastate the health care network that low-income women rely on for birth control and other reproductive care.
Should Democrats fight the election of Trump? Donald Trump’s presidential win is expected to become official Monday . That’s when members of the electoral college cast their votes for the president-elect. But there’s a growing effort on the left to try to flip electors’ votes to Hillary Clinton. The push has come amid revelations that Russia may have tried to sway the election in Trump’s favor, and Trump’s nearly 3 million popular vote loss. Mostly absent from that conversation: the Democratic party.
What abortion policies may look like in the Trump era Lawmakers in Ohio have passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment a heartbeat is detected. Governor John Kasich hasn’t said whether he’ll sign it. Some Ohio Republicans said they were emboldened to support it after Donald Trump’s victory and the possibility that he might appoint Supreme Court justices more sympathetic to overturning Roe v. Wade.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
What the shooting at North Park Elementary means for San Bernardino In San Bernardino yesterday, two people were killed after a man opened fire in a classroom for special-needs kids. What does this say about a city that saw a 41 percent increase in murders between 2015 and 2016? Also, how do kids who witness school shootings cope emotionally?
Elif Batuman: The Idiot Selin, the heroine of Batuman’s autobiographical first novel, The Idiot, is an 18-year-old Harvard freshman of Turkish-American descent. Set in 1995, the novel observes the rise of internet culture.
Symbols of protest, lighting up EDM festivals The Women's March made a huge impact, in part because of its widely worn pink knitted "pussyhat." Does the March for Science need its own unifying symbol? Lighting designer Steve Lieberman is "the man behind the lights" for the country's leading electronic music festivals and nightclubs. He talks about his early experiences with rave culture, and what it takes to spark the excitement of today's EDM fans.