Hundreds of Toronto Uber Drivers Have Announced Plans to Unionize
The announcement tees up a fight between the United Food and Commercial Workers and rideshare giants like Uber and Lyft.
As the Republican Senate Blocks Reform, States Pass Their Own Gun-Control Laws
Since their governors' offices flipped to Democrat, New Mexico and Nevada have paved the way on gun reform.
A 'Morbid Fascination' With Columbine High School Might Lead to Its Shuttering
The 20th anniversary of the massacre has prompted an increase in security concerns as devout "Columbiners" flock to the campus.
Georgia Democrats Are Cautioning Against a Hollywood Boycott. One Is Coming Anyway.
Netflix, Disney, CBS, NBC, Sony, and Showtime have threatened to end production in Georgia after the state passed a bill outlawing abortion after six weeks.
What Happens When Regional Access to Abortion Is Cut Off?
As Republican legislatures pass bills limiting reproductive rights, women are being forced to travel farther from home to obtain the care they need.
The Trump Admin Won't Join an Initiative to Curb Social Media Extremism, Citing Free Speech
Experts say the initiative does not "have much teeth to it" but that it does not run contrary to the First Amendment.
San Francisco Is Voting Today to Ban the City's Use of Facial Recognition Technology
The vote comes amid concerns that the technology violates civil liberties and is subject to racial biases.
'It's a Laughable Fiction': How Uber's $82 Billion Valuation Was Built on a Lie to Its Workers
As Uber went public and drivers went on strike, we talked to an expert about the gig economy and the future of work.
Punitive State Laws Are Outing Trans People With Felony Convictions
In Illinois and Wisconsin, laws restricting post-incarceration name changes are leaving trans people with government IDs that don't align with their gender identities.
Does the Media Need to Report on Extremist Manifestos?
An extremism scholar discusses the ways in which journalism has been hijacked by bad faith actors in the wake of the Poway and Christchurch shootings.
The FTC Is Fining Facebook Over Data Privacy Concerns. Users Don't Seem to Care.
The tech giant announced the $3-5 billion fine alongside an 8 percent annual usership increase.
The 2020 Democratic Candidates Are Split on Letting Incarcerated People Vote
Bernie Sanders supports expanding the U.S franchise to people in prison. Pete Buttigieg does not. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris are unsure.
Here's Why California Wants to Ban Teach for America During a Teacher Shortage
A bill in the California assembly would effectively prevent the program from operating in the state, if passed.
Will Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Plan to Break Up Big Tech Work?
The Democratic presidential hopeful has proposed dismantling Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon monopolies.
What Happens If Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce State Gun-Control Laws?
Second Amendment sanctuary counties are coming to liberal states, like New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington.
Parkland Exposed Major Flaws in the FBI's Tip Line. Its Proposed Fix May Present New Problems.
An ignored tip about the potential dangers of the Parkland gunman led the FBI to change its call-center practices, which may have political implications for minority and immigrant communities.
Democrats' Border Wall Solution Is Raising Privacy and Profiling Concerns
House Democrats are offering $1.6 billion to implement new surveillance technologies at the border and add more border-patrol officers. Human rights groups are concerned.
While Europe Cracks Down on Data Collection Practices, U.S. Consumers Remain as Vulnerable as Ever
Data-protection regulations in the E.U. require transparency in data mining. In the U.S. no such rules exist, but some states are working to change that.
Ballot Initiatives Are Bringing Medicaid Expansion to Some of America's Most Conservative States
The passage of Medicaid expansion in three deeply conservative states is evidence that a less partisan presentation of policy is allowing voters to make decisions based more on their own interests.
The Implementation of SNAP Work Requirements Could Be Hugely Harmful to the LGBT Community
But it's hard to say exactly how harmful, as there are only scant data points available.