When Donald Trump tweeted his support for Chicago police protesting at City Hall, portraying them as unsupported underdogs, he was actually endorsing their demand for impunity for white police officers implicated in the killing of Black and Brown people. But members of Chicago's Black Youth Project and #NoCopAcademy campaign organized their own counterprotest to draw attention to the community's demands.
A deduction in the new tax law is a prime example of how this law is tilted toward the wealthy. Sixty-one percent of the deduction's benefits will flow to the top 1 percent of households in 2024, and it's projected to cost more than $50 billion per year and make up more than a fifth of the tax law's overall cost beginning in 2021.
The changes around federal family planning funding offer a good chance to recenter the conversation around reproductive rights. Kinsey Hasstedt, a senior policy manager at the Guttmacher Institute, discusses President Trump's domestic gag rule and how the language mainstream media uses to discuss it segregates abortion access and health care unnecessarily.