Dear reader, Abortion rights are threatened globally, but long-term trends are moving in an encouraging direction. More than 25 countries have expanded abortion access since 2000, according to a 2018 report from the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive rights group. The group’s analysis of abortion around the world also confirms what you mightRead More →

EL PASO, Texas ― Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke formally launched his campaign Saturday, fielding crowds of thousands at every event in a three-city swing across Texas aimed at capitalizing on the support he built over the last two years during his unsuccessful U.S. Senate bid.  O’Rourke’s romp across theRead More →

The Rolling Stones are postponing their North American tour because of medical treatment needed by frontman Mick Jagger. The band delivered the announcement on its website and social media Saturday, apologizing to fans for the inconvenience and urging them to keep their tickets for rescheduled dates. The specifics surrounding Jagger’sRead More →

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) declined to criticize former President Barack Obama’s policy record or leadership of the Democratic Party on Saturday at a candidate forum in Iowa. Warren joined four other Democratic presidential candidates for HuffPost and the Open Markets Institute’s Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa. HuffPost’s Zach CarterRead More →

Read on for more recommendations and news from the week. And in the navigation bar above, you can choose specific recommendations for series streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. A Couple Of Streaming News Stories From This Week 1. In a splashy, Cupertino-based event that featured celebrities including Oprah Winfrey,Read More →

The Amazon Prime Highlight: “Hanna,” Season 1. Amazon debuted this new Original adaptation of the 2011 movie with the same name on March 29. Premise: The show starts by intentionally leaving many questions unanswered, but essentially a man (Joel Kinnaman) and woman (Joanna Kulig) steal a baby (who’s presumably theirRead More →