Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is calling for very obvious, but very effective reform for military rape cases. Her proposed legislation would make it so that victims of sexual assault in the military can report straight to prosecutors, rather than have to report it to their commanding officer (perpetuating a vicious, tragic trend where assaults are reported and no action is taken and perpetrators go unpunished). Read more: Military’s rape problem hits tipping point for reform and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s Proposals for Change
The Mother’s Day shooting last week in New Orleans left 19 people injured but got surprisingly little press. David Dennis from The Guardian asks: Why isn’t New Orleans Mother’s Day parade shooting a ‘national tragedy’?
An undocumented immigrant studying mechanical engineering at Stanford wrote an anonymous article in The Guardian today. A must read: I am an undocumented immigrant at Stanford University
Very cool photo essay. Life in Mexico’s Fast Lane
This is awesome. More motivation to explore my heritage: Wise Sons Deli plotting a new outpost in the Contemporary Jewish Museum