Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

When the dangers and restrictions of the pandemic seem like they’ll last forever, it’s hard not to feel down. One way to build hope is to imagine yourself in the future, when the pandemic is over and life has hopefully improved. I tried it out — here’s what happened.

Lawmakers are racing to mimic the Texas abortion law in their own states. They say the bills will fly through.

‘Copycat bills’ are a tradition that has been a hallmark of the antiabortion movement for decades

What a construction supervisor in Virginia does in a workday

Safety walks, listening to 2000s hits and painting park benches

I survived breast cancer and should be thriving. But it’s not so simple.

Although the survivor’s guilt is sometimes paralyzing, I’m learning to give myself grace