Philly’s fight for freedom
The city has dramatically reduced its prison population — but will Trump ruin everything?
The AHCA will cost 22 million people their health coverage
But is that enough to kill the bill?
A Facebook bug exposed content moderator profiles to terrorists
At least one member of the company’s counter-terrorism unit has gone into hiding.
Jeff Sessions can’t recall meeting with Russian ambassador
The Attorney General seems confused.
The bird-flipping Mr. Met has not been fired
America could ruin the entire climate deal
If Trump withdraws, the effects on global warming will be dire.
Sandy Hook dad praises Seth Rich’s family for speaking out
What can you do if you are harassed by trolls after your child is murdered?
NYC cops: We can neither confirm nor deny that we hacked protesters’ phones
A new lawsuit seeks answers about surveillance technology during Black Lives Matter protests.
San Francisco might ban delivery robots
A nascent technology brings safety concerns.
History shows Trump could easily lose the House
A Gallup study suggests that Trump’s low approval rating gives Democrats a good chance to retake the House, impeach the president.
Trump and Russia: who’s involved, and what did they do?
Having trouble keeping them all straight? Maybe we can help.
One aspect of Trump’s travel ban is still happening
Homeland Security is working on a high-tech surveillance program that will scan travelers’ eyes and faces at the border.
Comey’s firing: How did we get here?
A timeline of the events leading up to the FBI director’s dismissal.
Comey and Trump: How it all fell apart
Facebook is just throwing shit at the wall now
This is what you do when you’re flush with cash and afraid of being anything short of ubiquitous.
Trump might be a bigot, but his religious freedom order has been dulled
A more modest executive order on religion is likely to stand up to court scrutiny.
Everyone likes a Weiner joke
The disgraced Congressman provides rare relief for James Comey during rough Senate hearing.
Net neutrality is boring us to tears
If champions of an open internet want to win this battle, maybe they need to rebrand.
Trump’s Reddit fans must pick a side: the president, or net neutrality
Many of the president’s Reddit supporters are disappointed by a plan to roll back net neutrality.
More Muslims say they’re being questioned entering the U.S.
A new report suggests increased religious profiling under Trump.
People still think Facebook is eavesdropping through their phone’s mic
The company’s denials haven’t soothed anxiety about online privacy.
Schools need goddamn internet
The tradition of depriving public schools of resources, one crumb at a time, continues under Trump’s FCC.
Dreamer deportation could draw Obama out to fight
The former president said he would speak out if Trump started deporting Dreamers — and that has now happened.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is America’s next scary spy agency
NSA. CIA. CBP? The agency that patrols the borders has been expanding its powers of electronic surveillance.
The end of “actress”?
Our evolving understanding of gender identity is raising questions about the term, and awards show categories.
Does Bill O’Reilly always take vacation at this time of year?
Fact-checking the embattled Fox anchor's claim.
Trump supporters criticize him online over Syria, get banned for negativity
The president’s bombing of Syria has caused conflict among his online base on r/The_Donald.
Black Lives Matter activists are convinced the NYPD hacked their phones
Did New York police use secretive surveillance on some members of the movement?
Is anything actually going to happen to Bill O’Reilly?
The Fox star is bleeding advertisers, which is what sank Glenn Beck.
Millionaire actress still wants a revolution
Susan Sarandon doesn’t understand the consequences of political upheaval.
We now have data that shows the cruelty of Trump’s anti-immigration policies
Executive orders and rhetoric have already changed the lives of immigrants.
Why transgender Americans want to be counted
The census is imperfect, but the LGBTQ community wants the government to acknowledge it exists.
Johnny Rotten would hate John Lydon
The Sex Pistol's recent defense of Trump is a reminder of the limitations of idealizing celebrity activism.
Note to Trump and Kushner: The government is not a business
A new White House initiative misses the point.
Donald Trump’s Russian squad
Who is involved, and what did they do? (Updated May 16, 2017)
What exactly did Neil Gorsuch say about maternity leave?
The Supreme Court nominee denies ugly allegations about a hot-button issue.
Why can’t we be honest about Chuck Berry?
The victims of sexual misconduct are more important than great art.
Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes than natural-born Americans
A new report pushes back on Trump’s xenophobia.
No one really knows how many trans murders there have been
Here’s why the reported statistics are incomplete.
A timeline of Mark Zuckerberg trying to make you like him
Is the Facebook CEO rebranding himself for a run at higher office?
Grimmer times, grimmer Kardashians
A reality TV staple is getting realer.
The “BBC dad” viral video was bad for everyone
The stereotype of the graceless dad actually oppresses women.
Ladies, Vladimir Putin wrote a little essay for you
But back in the real world, the Russian leader is a failure to women and their rights.
The cops can get inside your phone — soon they might have to tell you how
A new bill in NYC aims to set a precedent for curbing the local police state.
Trump’s new travel ban is as racist as the last one
The revisions do not erase the administration’s explicit call for banning Muslims.
More Americans are being killed by police in 2017
So why aren’t we hearing about it?
NYC homelessness is not going away
This was the winter when we realized it will be a long haul — here’s why.
Amnesia sets in
After one calm speech, the media is falling over itself to make Trump “presidential.” There’s just one problem: He’s not.
Sources: George W. Bush is worried about the Republican Party’s direction
And those close to the former president say he’s no fan of Trump.
Betsy DeVos is in charge of a system that literally serves millions of free lunches
The new secretary of education made a poorly thought-out joke at CPAC.
Trump reversed a calm brought by Obama’s trans guidelines
By backtracking on progressive policy, the president is sending a message of fear to young LGBT people.
Are we close to finding Richard Simmons?
A new podcast might actually crack the case.