The P Word

Natasha Ishak
A newsletter about politics for millennials and the masses.
Created 29 Nov 2020
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  • The radical legacy of FDR (#27)
    08 Dec 2021 • 8 min read
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt chilling at his home in Springwood, NY, which is now a museum you can visit. Public Works Programs. Social Security. The New Deal. These public policies—now considered ...
  • The indomitable Deb Haaland (#26)
    24 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Interior Secretary Deb Haaland looking stunning in her ceremonial shawl on the cover of InStyle magazine. History was made this week as the first and only Native American Cabinet Secretary in the U.S....
  • Who got the votes? An elections round-up 🗳️ (#25)
    10 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Michelle Wu (in red), ex-president of Boston’s City Council and all-around political superstar, will be running the town as its first Asian and first woman mayor. There is a common belief that nationa...
  • Supremely strange bench fellows (#24)
    27 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Half of the Supreme Court of the United States at Joe Biden’s inauguration. The other half skipped because they were too old and too at-risk of COVID-19 (seriously). In September, Justice Amy Coney Ba...
  • Texas and the doctor who defied SB8 (#23)
    13 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    The Texas abortion law isn’t the only anti-abortion law that’s been passed across the country, but it is one of the more, uhh, unique ones. Last month, Dr. Alan Braid, an OBGYN based in San Antonio, p...
  • New York's honeymoon with Hochul (#22)
    29 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 4 0
    Gov. Kathy Hochul—dressed in suffragette white, of course—during her midnight swearing-in ceremony in late August. It’s been a little over a month since New York’s former Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul was swo...
  • Clinton/Lewinsky, revisited (#21)
    15 Sep 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    One of the famous photos of Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton. Imagine being that guy in the background! “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” This dude is lying! That’s what a lot of folk...
  • Gavin Newsom's close-call recall (#20)
    01 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom may or may not lose his job this fall. As the top dog of the Golden State — the country’s most populous state per 2020 Census results — Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is a very bus...
  • What happens when we die (#19)
    18 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Jon Pichaya Ferry otherwise known as Jon Jon of JonsBones with his cat, Chonk, in one part of his skeleton showroom. One of the best things about social media platforms like TikTok is we get to know a...
  • The un-subtle politics of the Olympics (#18)
    04 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 1 0
    Olympic superstar Simone Biles, who won her SEVENTH!! medal earlier today. One of the most interesting parts of the Olympics opening ceremony is always the flag parade, which to me is like a mix betwe...
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