Stories by Celisa Calacal

Celisa Calacal is a junior writing fellow for AlterNet. She is a senior journalism major and legal studies minor at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Previously she worked at ThinkProgress and served as an editor for Ithaca College's student newspaper. Follow her at @celisa_mia. subscribe to Celisa Calacal's feed

Posted on: Aug 3, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Pro-choice groups argue that a woman's right to choose is a basic human right, not a political tactic.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Officers are rarely charged with killing civilians, largely because of a three-decade legal standard.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A new international study presents another explanation for the decline in the birth rate.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Credit needs to be given where credit is due—and it isn't three Republican senators.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Reporters clashed with police officers while covering protests of the Senate health care bill.

Posted on: Jul 28, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Arizona senator "has almost always been a reliable partisan yes-man."

Posted on: Jul 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trump announced a ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military Wednesday morning.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A reversal of Obama's decision to allow transgender people in the military.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2017, Source: AlterNet

"I really hope that members of Congress and elected representatives are going to stand up and say, enough is enough."

Posted on: Jul 24, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Ever obsessed with popularity, the president loves to brag about his "millions of followers."

Posted on: Jul 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The education secretary has drawn a firestorm of criticism for choosing to hear from men's rights groups about sexual assault on college campuses.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Advocates are holding their breath over a case that could determine the fate of Mexican American studies in Arizona.

Posted on: Jul 19, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A new bill with bipartisan support has drawn the ire of the ACLU and others.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2017, Source: AlterNet

A new report exposes the absurdity of the first daughter's hashtag feminism.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The Trump team is devising a bill that would greatly reduce legal immigration.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Trump's digital team is suspected of sharing sensitive data with Kremlin operatives.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The officer who arrested the 19-year-old did not realize she was a woman until she told him her name.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2017, Source: AlterNet

DeVos will be sitting down with groups that fight to protect students accused of sexual assault.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The president's son hired New York lawyer Alan Futerfas, who has experience defending cases involving organized crime groups.

Posted on: Jul 10, 2017, Source: AlterNet

Balloters are unregistering in droves rather than hand over their personal data.

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