The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have gone further in embracing abortion rights than ever before. But they still hide behind euphemism.
John HendricksonThere were 12 candidates onstage last night, and, of the eight who were asked a direct question about abortion, six avoided using the word, preferring euphemisms such as “reproductive rights” or “a woman’s right to choose.” theatlantic.com/politics/archi… via @emmaogreen
A candid conversation with the Iowa-based writer and thinker Lyz Lenz, who believes that meeting your neighbor is the only solution
John Hendrickson"I don’t think it’s the job of the Democrats to convince Trump voters to vote for them. I think it’s the job of the Democrats to get out those voters who stayed home the last time." @lyzl in conversation with @emmaogreen
A new rule would allow federal contractors to make hiring and firing decisions based on their religious beliefs and practices.
John Hendrickson.@emmaogreen: "If Trump has made one thing clear, it’s that he will champion the religious voters who feel that their liberties have been under relentless assault over the last decade."
The literary titan, who died yesterday at age 88, wrote black characters with a rare compassion that ripples far beyond her own work.
John Hendrickson.@ethiopienne: "The thrill and difficulty of reading Toni Morrison lies in the turmoil of her characters’ interiority and the often-deceptive simplicity with which she renders it."