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Sophie McBain is North America correspondent for the New Statesman. She was previously an assistant editor at the New Statesman.
When one her closest friends died midway through a 10k run – and later came back to life – Sophie McBain was determined to get to the heart of the matter.
The administration also plans to cut funding for English classes and recreational activities, saying they are "not directly necessary" for traumatised, locked-up children.
Looking at our climate crisis with pessimism is neither constructive nor fully deserved.
The president may appear in his element as a royal guest of honour, but he must be feeling jealous too.
Female presidential candidates are pushing issues such as reproductive rights, maternal mortality, parental leave and childcare to the front of the political agenda.
A number of groups are helping American women access safe medical abortions at home, and as abortion rights are threatened their work is becoming even more vital.
Research suggests that judges are responding to a Fox-watching electorate with a punitive view of justice.
How to respond to unprecedented attacks on women’s reproductive rights.
Georgia is the fourth state this year to pass a six-week abortion ban.
The rapid pace of online news and conversation seldom rewards humility or equivocation – if you want to be heard it’s better to offer a bullshit “hot take” than a more considered one.