Stories by Aviva Shen

Aviva Shen is Associate Editor of ThinkProgress. Before joining CAP, Aviva interned and wrote for Smithsonian Magazine, Salon, and New York Magazine. She also worked for the Slate Political Gabfest, a weekly politics podcast from Slate Magazine. subscribe to Aviva Shen's feed

Posted on: Feb 23, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

Three students who hung a noose around James Meredith's statue reveal how little progress the school has made since its segregation days.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

23-year-old graduate student and Occupy Wall Street activist Cecily McMillan suffered a seizure while allegedly being beaten unconscious by police.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2014, Source: ThinkProgress

"I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work."

Posted on: Oct 23, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Judge Sandra Watts cautions same could happen to lots of women.

Posted on: Oct 14, 2013, Source: Think Progress

The official White House statement about the meeting did not mention this comment.

Posted on: Sep 30, 2013, Source: Climate Progress

Waters, the founder of Berkeley’s Chez Panisse restaurant, and other foodie icons are protesting against fracking’s impacts on farming and food.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

The "ban the box" campaign sheds light on the difficulty ex-convicts face finding employment.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Amid plunging sales and massive strikes, even Walmart has conceded it can’t run a business on a skeleton crew.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2013, Source: Climate Progress

This was the second water theft in the rural area over the last several weeks.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: Think Progress

A Louisiana parish is trying to get out of paying damages by saying the victim asked for it.

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Ball was working to reform his life after being convicted of armed robbery when he was 17.

Posted on: May 22, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Skyrocketing executive salaries since deregulation in the 1980s helped the top 1 percent of Americans expand their share of income, even as worker pay has stagnated.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2013, Source: ThinkProgress

Rates may be increasing from 3.4 to 6.8 percent... unless Congress decides to cancel the hike.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Colorado right-wing nut Dudley Brown outdoes himself with inflammatory statement.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Washington Republicans, who didn't like a Supreme Court decision on public education funding, seek revenge.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: Think Progress

Since trespassing is already illegal, ag gag laws can only have one clear motive: to punish whistleblowers, advocates, and investigative reporters who use undercover recordings to reveal the abysmal conditions in which our food is produced.

Posted on: Feb 10, 2013, Source: Think Progress

As Rep. Keith Ellison points out, Republican lawmakers brought the country to the brink of default while trying to extract devastating spending cuts from Democrats.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Florida GOP officials continue to use voter suppression tactics to sway elections.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2012, Source: Think Progress

The rate of people killed by guns in the US is 19.5 times higher than similar high-income countries in the world.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress

On Thursday, the Ohio Senate confirmed Ohio Right To Life President Mike Gonidakis’ appointment to the state Medical Board.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2012, Source: Think Progress

It’s likely that anti-gay activist John McTernan will not be the only religious figure to make this point.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) told reporters that an abortion exception is never necessary to save a woman’s life.

Posted on: Sep 28, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress

A small-town mayor is attracting attention after demanding that the Somali immigrants who live in his town “leave your culture at the door.”

Posted on: Sep 27, 2012, Source: Think Progress

These “poll sample truthers” are falling over each other to convince themselves and us that the numbers favoring an Obama win are lying.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2012, Source: Think Progress

Voter purges and ID requirements being enacted in over 20 states could disenfranchise at least 10 million Hispanic citizens.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress

Posted on: Aug 13, 2012, Source: ThinkProgress

Posted on: Jul 26, 2012, Source: Think Progress