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Irin Carmon

  1. the law
    The Supreme Court’s Unlikely IntersectionalityGorsuch and Roberts may never admit it, but with today’s ruling they rejected the pitting of historically marginalized groups against each other.
  2. just asking questions
    Lessons From the ACT UP Era, for Today’s Protesters“We talked about safer sex in the ’80s, and now we have to talk about safer living.”
  3. policing
    Protests Might Spread the Coronavirus. Curfews and Crackdowns Definitely Will.Curfew orders are getting legal authority from the pandemic, but their enforcement will make the virus spread further.
  4. encounter
    The Woman Tasked With Saving the Subway Is Still Commuting on ItSarah Feinberg took over the city’s transit in a state of emergency – and controversy.
  5. power
    Misadventures in Teleworking Are the Least of the Supreme Court’s ProblemsThis week, the Court heard a case about birth-control access that has the potential to bring more indignity upon it than an errant toilet flush.
  6. inequality
    When Your Zip Code Determines Whether You Live or DieMaternal mortality rates reveal a divided New York.
  7. coronavirus
    What Can Pregnant Women Tell Us About ‘Silent Spreaders’?A letter from The New England Journal of Medicine provided clues about asymptomatic coronavirus cases — but the information is far from conclusive.
  8. supreme court
    Supreme Court Embraces 20th-Century Technology Amid PandemicThe public can finally listen to arguments as they happen, at least for the time being.
  9. first person
    ‘They Separated Me From My Baby’Hospitals are keeping newborns from their parents over coronavirus fears.
  10. coronavirus
    What It Takes to Survive a DisasterI called my cousin Jack, who spent two years hiding from the Nazis in a Polish farmhouse, for advice.
  11. q&a
    Midwives Are Swamped With Home-Birth RequestsBut making a last-minute switch probably isn’t a good idea.
  12. coronavirus
    More Hospitals Are Banning Partners From Delivery Rooms“There are a lot of desperate moms to be who are totally on the verge of a nervous breakdown.”
  13. coronavirus
    A Frank Talk About Testing, Vaccines, and Twitter TrollsUnpacking coronavirus with infectious-disease reporter Helen Branswell.
  14. coronavirus
    How Do You Prepare to Give Birth in a Pandemic?Planning for birth when no one knows anything.
  15. coronovirus
    Reporters on the Road Confront Their Mortality“I worry about my story being bad, not about whether I’ll die.”
  16. coronavirus
    Supreme Court to Close to the Public Until Further NoticeFive out of nine of the Supreme Court justices are old enough to collect Social Security, and two are over 80, making them especially vulnerable.
  17. intelligencer chats
    What Doomed Elizabeth Warren’s Candidacy?Trying to figure out why a one-time front-runner never quite hit liftoff.
  18. abortion
    The Next Big Abortion Case Comes Down to John RobertsClinics and their attorneys must appeal to Chief Justice Roberts, a devout Catholic who has never voted against an abortion restriction.
  19. weinstein trial
    The Weinstein Verdict Is RadicalOn Monday, a New York jury did something astonishing — it voted to convict Harvey Weinstein of two counts of rape and sexual assault.
  20. crime
    The Woman Who Taped Harvey WeinsteinAmbra Battilana Gutierrez, a former model whom Weinstein admitted to groping in 2015, on watching his trial finally unfold.
  21. crime
    The 57-Page PowerPoint Harvey Weinstein’s Team Is Sending ReportersThe document presents oppo research about the women, including text messages and photographs, with the goal of vindicating him in the press.
  22. crime
    100 Women vs. Harvey WeinsteinThe disgraced movie mogul finally faces his day in court. But as his accusers know best, there might not be a Hollywood ending.
  23. the future issue
    Abortion After the ClinicAs Republican lawmakers try to legislate it out of existence, the future of reproductive healthcare may be at home.
  24. jeffrey epstein
    It Is Shameful That ABC News and CBS News Are Punishing the Epstein LeakerOn this one thing, I agree with Donald Trump Jr.
  25. the cut on tuesdays
    ‘The Only Memory I Had Was Getting Into the Car’On this week’s podcast, one woman’s story of a Lyft ride gone wrong.
  26. the law
    Gender Discrimination Is On the Line at the Supreme CourtThe first transgender discrimination case to reach the high court could roll back gender protections for everyone.
  27. metoo
    Another Woman Says Al Franken Groped HerFranken said, “I feel terrible that anyone came away from an interaction with me feeling bad.”
  28. testimonials
    Coming Forward About Sexual Assault, and What Comes AfterTwenty-five people who reported sexual assault and harassment talk about what happened after they spoke up and everyone else moved on.
  29. metoo
    Charlie Rose Faces New Harassment Allegations From Makeup ArtistHis longtime makeup artist says Rose was verbally abusive, and that he used his Bloomberg TV studio as “a sexual hunting ground.”
  30. the epstein case
    Could Jeffrey Epstein Avoid Life in Prison?His long-shot legal path.
  31. media
    Shari Redstone’s $30 Billion TriumphBelittled by Viacom and CBS executives, mocked by journalists, and insulted by her own father, the 62-year-old heiress now sits atop a media empire.
  32. power
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Clarence Thomas Are Officially at War Over AbortionHow do Supreme Court Justices feud? In the footnotes.
  33. abortion
    Do Democrats Have the Right Message on Abortion?Intelligencer staffers discuss the party’s reaction to a raft of stringent new laws.
  34. abortion
    Republicans Are Trying to Change the Subject From Abortion BansDemocrats running for president should beware right-wing talking points.
  35. abortion rights
    We Have No Idea How Scary Our Abortion Future Will GetSo-called heartbeat bills should be swatted away by the Supreme Court. But will they?
  36. abortion rights
    We Have No Idea How Scary Our Abortion Future Will GetSo-called heartbeat bills should be swatted away by the Supreme Court. But will they?
  37. unplanned
    A Hit Anti-Abortion Film Is Inspiring Real-World HarassmentProtesters have started standing outside a clinic with signs that simply read, “See Unplanned.”
  38. vision 2020
    Will Biden’s New Anita Hill Fumble Hurt His Candidacy?Intelligencer staffers discuss whether voters will care about the candidate’s non-apology.
  39. power
    How Kavanaugh Changed American Men and WomenRepublicans predicted that the hearings would backfire on Democrats. Here’s what the data actually says.
  40. vision 2020
    Why Hasn’t Elizabeth Warren Caught Fire in the Primaries?She’s rolled out a raft of innovative policies, but struggles in the polls. Intelligencer staffers discuss why.
  41. #metoo
    What Was the Washington Post Afraid Of?About to publish an investigation of a powerful executive’s alleged sexual misconduct, the newspaper pulled back. Irin Carmon tries to understand why.
  42. #metoo
    What Was the Washington Post Afraid Of?About to publish an investigation of a powerful executive’s alleged sexual misconduct, the newspaper pulled back. Irin Carmon tries to understand why.
  43. theater review
    Theater Review: Debating What the Constitution Means to MeOur theater critic and Supreme Court correspondent parse the show’s transfer to Broadway.
  44. vision 2020
    Intelligencer Chat: Are Democrats Too Nervous to Nominate a Woman?The trauma of 2016 may have given rise to a cautious way of looking at 2020.
  45. supreme court
    Brett Kavanaugh Knows Exactly What He’s DoingUnpacking his duplicitous dissent in the Louisiana abortion ruling.
  46. abortion rights
    Whose ‘Womb’ Is This Anyway?Donald Trump speaks about abortion as though women have nothing to do with it.
  47. abortion rights
    A False War Over Late AbortionThe hypocrisy of Republican outrage over Kathy Tran’s bill.
  48. the industry
    Susan Zirinsky Named New President of CBS News, Becoming First Woman in the RoleCurrent president David Rhodes will step down in March.
  49. rbg
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg on What the Movie About Her Life Gets WrongThe Supreme Court Justice takes issue with one scene in particular.
  50. the industry
    Report: CBS This Morning Producer to Exit CBS Following Charlie Rose SettlementRyan Kadro was named in a recently settled lawsuit.
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