September 9, 2019

Transitioning ThinkProgress

Many years ago, we embarked on a new experiment: moving ThinkProgress from an organizational blog to a progressive news site, powered by reporters and editorially independent. We are proud that ThinkProgress helped shape the conversation in this country—exposing the companies that were supporting the NRA, uncovering sexual abuse within religious organizations, documenting voter suppression, and […]
September 5, 2019

CNN’s planning a 2020 LGBTQ forum. Here are some issues advocates say the candidates should address.

A prominent LGBTQ rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) announced Thursday that it will host a presidential town hall on LGBTQ issues next month. The event will air on CNN. LGBTQ advocacy groups told ThinkProgress that they know exactly what ideas they want to hear discussed at the town hall set for Oct. 10, […]
September 5, 2019

It wasn’t a debate, but CNN’s 7-hour climate forum laid bare key differences among Democrats

CNN’s seven-hour town hall on the climate crisis wasn’t the debate many activists have spent months calling for. But Wednesday night’s marathon event teased out notable differences among Democratic presidential contenders, giving voters a taste of how each candidate might approach climate policy if elected. Two of the main issues where candidates staked out wildly […]
September 4, 2019

Kristen Stewart’s experience is emblematic of LGBTQ people’s struggles in Hollywood

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK, actor Kristen Stewart, who has been romantically linked to model Stella Maxwell since 2017, said, “I have fully been told, ‘If you just like do yourself a favor, and don’t go out holding your girlfriend’s hand in public, you might get a Marvel movie.’ I don’t want to work with people […]
September 4, 2019

Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans have been derailed, thanks to members of his own party

Before Tuesday, it was unlikely that too many people outside his constituency of Bracknell in Berkshire, England, would have heard of Member of Parliament (MP) Phillip Lee. But, on yet another day of high Parliament drama over the seemingly-endless saga of Brexit, the Conservative (Tory) MP thrust himself into the spotlight by publicly defecting to […]
September 4, 2019

Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was a student at Auburn University. The national Republican leaders who demanded a Democratic governor resign for a very similar scandal […]
September 4, 2019

Republican leaders silent as Alabama governor insists she won’t resign over blackface scandal

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) adamantly vowed on Tuesday that she would not resign her office, despite revelations last week that she once appeared in blackface in a college Baptist Student Union skit while she was a student at Auburn University. The national Republican leaders who demanded a Democratic governor resign for a very similar scandal […]
September 3, 2019

House Democrats turn their attention to Donald Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments

For all his talk about hiring the best people, a remarkable number of Donald Trump’s former campaign and White House staff have already been indicted by federal authorities. Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Michael Cohen — the list of indicted conspirators is a who’s who of cheap mafioso knockoffs. Not on that list: anyone from […]
September 3, 2019

NRA melts down over Walmart decision to reduce its ammo sales

Weeks after two deadly shootings in their stores, Walmart announced Tuesday that it would stop selling ammunition for assault-style rifles and handguns. The National Rifle Association (NRA), which claims to be the nation’s “oldest civil rights organization” and a fierce defender of the free market, responded by accusing the retail giant of attacking the Second […]
August 31, 2019

How ‘Straight Pride’ parades like the one in Boston mask a far-right agenda

During Pride Month, an organization with ties to violent hate groups, Super Happy Fun America, announced it would host a Straight Pride Parade in Boston. The city of Boston approved its application for a public event, and on Saturday the parade will take place at noon, when participants will march from Copley Square to City […]