About Ruth @ruthetam
Online Editorial Production Assistant at the PBS NewsHour.
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World Apr 02Australia’s high court rules in favor of gender neutrality
Australia’s supreme court has ruled that New South Whales must recognize gender neutrality in addition to categorizing people as male or female.
World Mar 26Turkish court orders government to lift Twitter ban
A Turkish court ordered the government to end its six day ban on Twitter Wednesday by issuing a temporary injunction against the policy. According to AFP, the government has acknowledged the ruling and local media report that access to…
Arts Mar 25Teju Cole gives ‘Lagos the upper hand’ in his new novel
Three years after novelist Teju Cole penned the highly acclaimed “Open City” about a young man’s meditation on post-9/11 New York, he returns with "Every Day Is for the Thief,” a reflection in words and photographs on the city of…
Politics Mar 07Conservatives respond to Christie with wary optimism
At the annual Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave attendees the aggressive red meat speech they were hungry for.
Politics Mar 05Senate blocks Obama’s controversial pick to head Justice’s Civil Rights Division
On Wednesday the U.S. Senate rejected Debo Adegbile, President Barack Obama's nomination for Department of Justice assistant attorney general. In a 47-52 vote, seven Democrats joined Republicans against Adegbile, who currently serves as Senior Counsel to the Senate Judiciary…
Economy Mar 04Guacamole at Chipotle could be climate change’s next casualty
What do the Arctic’s ice cap, America’s bee population and Chipotle’s guacamole have in common? They’re all potential casualties of global climate change. In Chipotle’s 2013 annual…
Arts Mar 03What would Warhol, Van Gogh think of today’s selfies?
While self portraits have evolved over centuries of art movements, the more recent popularity of the selfie speaks to their longevity.
Politics Feb 28Wrath of the talking heads: How the ‘Outrage Industry’ affects politics
In their new book, “The Outrage Industry: Public Opinion Media and the New Incivility,” Tufts University professors Sarah Sobieraj and Jeffrey M. Berry examine the rise of incendiary rhetoric and indignation in political commentary and how it's become our new…
Nation Feb 26Senate leaders consider solitary confinement reform for select prisoners
Senate leaders held a hearing on reassessing solitary confinement in prisons for juvenile, pregnant and mentally ill patients in a Tuesday panel.
Politics Feb 25Tim Scott reaches across the aisle for Black History Month
Weeks after ducking criticism from his local NAACP leadership, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., joined Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and three of their predecessors Tuesday to celebrate Black History Month and speak openly about the role of race in their political…