Weekend reading


A group of progressive Democrats give the administration a taste of their own medicine on secrecy and drones.

Mother Jones tells you what you need to know about the Supreme Court decision on buffer zones around abortion clinics.

In light of last week’s Supreme Court ruling limiting access to your cell phone, 4 things you need to know if the police try to search your phone.

Rebecca Traister makes a strong case that more women should join Hillary Clinton in running for president in 2016.

Why Orange is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba didn’t consider changing her Nigerian name.

Iranian women defy a ban and watch the World Cup with men. If you like that post, you’ll probably enjoy Jafar Panahi’s film Offside about young Iranian women who sneak into a stadium to watch a World Cup game.

Photos from one of the US’s longest running gay proms.

A Mormon women’s rights activist was excommunicated for advocating the ordination of women.


Author: Rebecca Griffin

I am a passionate advocate for progressive causes with over a decade of experience organizing for social change. That organizing experience informs the way I look at the world and the challenges we face in working toward social justice. I started Of Means and Ends to write about social issues I care about and share my thoughts on how we organize in a smart, strategic way. Please visit and join the conversation.

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