How This Protest Image Became An Instant Icon

She was arrested shortly after the photo was taken.

Photo by Jonathan Bachman, Reuters

A stunning photo of an African-American woman confronting police at a Black Lives Matter rally blazed across social media this weekend, with some calling it a touchstone image that will stand as a powerful symbol for many years to come.

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Georgia’s Election Was A Battle Royale. Was It Hacked?

The race between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel was the most expensive House election ever

On Tuesday, Georgia held the most expensive House election in history, with more than $50 million spent on a battle royale between veteran GOP operative Karen Handel—who ultimately won—and Democratic newcomer Jon Ossoff. With the nation’s eyes upon Georgia’s 6th congressional district, one would hope for a baseline guarantee of electoral integrity.

But last week, cybersecurity researcher Logan Lamb exposed an array of vulnerabilities in Georgia’s voting system. The big reveal was his ability to easily “scrape” 15 gigabytes of detailed voter data from the Georgia Center for Election Systems website, but there’s more.

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Liberal America Has A Sweden Fetish

How a tiny, minimalist, socially progressive country has gotten us so obsessed

Swedish Fetishism may include coveting idyllic countrysides, lively urban centers, and universal healthcare. Also: great ski gear.

When New York City shut down last week for a blizzard that never came to be, a particularly quirky hashtag popped up on Instagram and Twitter feeds across the Eastern seaboard: #hygge, the Danish lifestyle movement fetishizing all things cozy. Yet, according to The Cut and Vogue, #lagom is the Scandinavian trend we need in 2017.

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Maxine Waters Won’t Let You Stand Down

The outspoken Congresswoman tells GOOD about channeling anger into action

If you’re of a certain temperament, you’ll be stirred by California Rep. Maxine Waters’ now-viral press conference from last week. In the span of 21 seconds, she storms out of a classified intelligence briefing, barely tolerates the presence of reporters, then declares flatly, “The FBI director has no credibility!” before striding off in fury.

Though partisan politics occasionally felt like bloodsport in the past, there is no question that the gloves are off now. Just a few short (or is that interminably long?) months ago, this kind of outburst from a ranking member of Congress would have been beyond the pale. Then again, Waters has never exactly been mild in spirit—many still recall when she told the Tea Party it could go “straight to hell” in 2011.

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Lauren Duca Knows The Secret To Surviving Trump

After her epic Teen Vogue takedown of our new gaslighter in chief, the outspoken journalist tells GOOD how to stand up to bullies

As an outspoken woman on the internet, Lauren Duca was no stranger to ugly words from strangers. But around Christmastime, she noticed a troubling uptick in rape and death threats. After a battlesome appearance on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show two days prior (an exchange so fraught that a Fox staffer told her he’d quit after working on it), she found herself fielding an appalling flood of online poison: Memes of Carlson sodomizing her. Explicit threats to her safety.

[quote position="left" is_quote="true"]I thought maybe we could open some dialogue. Then I got responses like, ‘Get raped.’[/quote]

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People Are Awesome: She Designed A Stylish Fashion Line For Differently Abled Kids

“He viewed himself like other kids, so why couldn’t he wear what they were wearing?”

We’ve relaunched a GOOD online series, “People Are Awesome,” where we feature good people doing great things—and seek their advice, inspiration, and ideas. This week’s Awesome Person: Mindy Scheier.

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