AMY CONEY BARRETT WENT TO MY ALL-GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL. I HOPE SHE’S NOT CONFIRMED

“I respect the role of religion and spirituality in our personal lives. And I do not take issue with someone of any faith serving on the supreme court or even describing themselves as devout. I do, however, have a problem when evidence exists, in words and actions, that their faith paired with their legal theory might compel them to make decisions that would negatively impact the lives, agency and wellbeing of generations of Americans.”

REINVENTING THE POUR: A LOVE LETTER TO MY FAVORITE TUCSON WATERING HOLES

“While COVID-19 takes away our routines and plans, our ability to stand close to each other and embrace, it has also cut off our connection to community spaces that can feel like second homes. So consider this a love letter, of sorts, to a few of my favorite Tucson watering holes. To me, they’ve always been places of possibility. And in hard times, they are showing that community doesn’t falter, even if it must change shape”.

QUEER EYE WILL TALK ABOUT RACE, RELIGION AND GENDER–BUT NOT ABOUT CLASS

“If ‘Queer Eye’ is ‘more than a makeover’” doesn’t that mean that someone at some point should acknowledge the socioeconomic obstacles people face to changing their homes, appearance and lives? Walmart, the site of this couple’s meet cute, is notorious for low wages, poor labor conditions and actively working against unionization. In Georgia, where the show is filmed, 1 in 5 children are living in poverty. A U.N. report released last week concluded that with 40 million people living in poverty, the United States is the most unequal developed nation in the world.”

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