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I was 12 years old and pregnant. Alabama's abortion ban bill would punish girls like me.

I was 12 years old and pregnant. Alabama's abortion ban bill would punish girls like me.

Critics might say I'm the exception, not the norm, but that's exactly why abortion can't be dictated by legislators. Every pregnancy is unique. I was that 11-year-old pregnant by rape in Ohio , except I had just turned 12 and lived in Florida. There will be more children like us, including in Alabama when its near-total abortion ban , which doesn't

Elizabeth Warren knows what we're facing and she has plans, from Fox News to Facebook

Elizabeth Warren knows what we're facing and she has plans, from Fox News to Facebook

Biden's middle-of-the-road malarkey is not the answer in 2020. No presidential candidate in my lifetime has better matched America's needs than Warren. Elizabeth Warren has a plan to deal with Fox News. The senior senator from Massachusetts and Democratic candidate for president will answer the right-wing cable channel’s questions, but she will not

Real trade war: Trump fixates on tariffs while China pursues global digital domination

Real trade war: Trump fixates on tariffs while China pursues global digital domination

China is ahead of the US in the race to establish global trade rules on digital commerce. We need investment, diplomacy and a Digital Marshall Plan. President Donald Trump’s tariffs-by-tweet tendencies and brinkmanship on both sides of the negotiating table have led to a breakdown in talks with China, an escalating trade war, and no doubt many sleepless

My wife gave birth two weeks ago. Here's how I handled the fear that she would die.

My wife gave birth two weeks ago. Here's how I handled the fear that she would die.

Our memories differ on which doctors said what, and when, but we both grasped the you-could-die-here message. The words "death" and "fatal" aren't in my notes. I know we heard them, and I know we absorbed their terrifying meaning even as they were sprinkled into a clinical explanation of the condition afflicting my wife, Amanda Briggs. Our memories

Threading Denver's magic mushrooms needle: Promising as medicine, risky as recreation

Threading Denver's magic mushrooms needle: Promising as medicine, risky as recreation

By decriminalizing psilocybin, Denver is a step away from disastrous recreational use. Especially if hallucinogenic shrooms show up in food or coffee. Denver, the biggest city in the first state to legalize recreational marijuana back in 2012, has narrowly passed an ordinance to essentially decriminalize psilocybin , the hallucinatory substance found