Illinois Waited 46 Years to Ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, but What's Four Decades Between Friends

The Illinois House voted on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, following approval last month in the state Senate. The state is now the 37th to do so, following Nevada in 2017. What this means is that we’re now one state away from maybe enshrining women’s equal rights in the United States Constitution, a…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Calls for 'Proactive Policing' in Op-Ed

Earlier this month, attorney general Jeff Sessions—David the Gnome’s racist cousin—commenced a review of “consent decrees,” agreements between the federal government and local police forces to address issues of systemic racism and other prejudices. Today, in an op-ed published by USA Today, Sessions broadcasted his…

Anti-Abortion Groups Sue Chicago Over 'Bubble Zones' Outside Abortion Clinics 

A group of anti-abortion “sidewalk counselors,” represented by a conservative law firm, are suing Chicago over a 2009 law that created eight-foot “bubble zones” for people near the entrance to abortion clinics. The city says the zones mean that protesters can’t get within eight feet of people entering the clinic…

Rod Blagojevich's Lawyers: Being a Lead Singer in a Jailhouse Rock Band Qualifies as 'Good Behavior'

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was re-sentenced Tuesday to the same 14 years he’s been serving in federal prison for corruption. A judge denied his request to have his sentence cut to five years, even after his lawyers argued that Blagojevich is a changed man, citing, among other things, the fact that he was…