frank Finds: What You Missed Over the Weekend


The latest news worth knowing for change makers and movement builders.

The Government Is Secretly Huddling With Companies to Fight Extremism Online

A coalition of civil rights groups wants to be included in the meetings to keep the feds in check.

Why Michigan Voters Are Hungry for Change

Things are a bit better in Michigan than they were in 2008, but there’s still little hope that they will get good enough, fast enough for most of its people. That’s why the voters of Michigan are hungry for change.


A film abhorrent to the Communist Party has proved a hit in the territory.

Harvard Law School’s shield honors slaveholders. That could be about to change.

Amid a bigger debate about what colleges should do about symbols and honors with roots in slavery and white supremacy, a committee of students, faculty, and staff recommended that the law school get rid of it.

Nancy Reagan was a living connection to a very different conservatism

Her passing comes at a moment when the conservative movement the Reagans built appears to be cracking apart.

The Real Lesson of Ebola and Zika? We Need Much More Responsive Public Health Initiatives

We long ago abandoned control over Zika-carrying mosquitoes. There’s no excuse for being so short-sighted about public health initiatives.

Citing Gender Bias, State Lawmakers Move To Eliminate ‘Tampon Tax’

“It’s about equity and access. There’s no other tax that’s this gender bias[ed],” said California Assemblywoman Christina Garcia.

Supreme Court Appears Sharply Divided as It Hears Texas Abortion Case

The Supreme Court appeared splintered on Wednesday during arguments in a major abortion case that could affect the lives of millions of American women.

Tech Rallies to Apple’s Defense, but Not Without Some Hand-Wringing

It is a remarkable moment for the technology industry, with many different companies and organizations rallying around a single company — Apple — in a major legal case against the United States government over privacy and security.