A stench in the nostrils of God
The rancid smell of hog facilities in North Carolina has led to a dirty and protracted legal battle.
Just recognize it
Hearst is pushing back against its employees’ union drive, but it would be advantageous for them to support it.
“Dicey times in Bolivia”
American pundits continue to have difficulty assessing what democracy looks like in other countries.
A Democratic president is going to need to bully other Democrats
Lots of them, but especially Joe Manchin.
How Trump fucked the courts for a generation
Possibly the only promise the president has kept is a radical rightward shift in the federal judiciary.
“The souls of poor folk are auditing America”
With a march planned for June 23, the Poor People’s Campaign wants to build a working-class coalition that stretches across racial lines.
Death in Wilmington
If you live there, it’s almost impossible not to know someone who’s been shot.
Delaware’s opioid crisis
“It is perhaps the defining feature of someone my age and from my state to have a friend, sibling, or cousin who has died from opioid addiction.”
You can be hopeful about 2018
It’s not all doom and gloom, despite everything.
Why Roy Moore’s loss should give you hope
Moore’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama does not portend good things for the Republican party.
We’re getting into French Revolution territory
What the passage of the Republican tax-reform bill might mean for you.
Inspiring: How Julian Assange overcame the odds and ended up sucking more than anyone ever thought he could
Assange and Wikileaks have become a case study in self-parody.
Bye bye Biden
The Democratic party needs new blood.
Trump’s opioid stupidity
The president’s hollow words on the opioid crisis echo the “just say no” campaign of the 1980s.
Liberal lawmakers are buying into the “war on cops”
Massachusetts Democrats passed reactionary, pro-police legislation this week, which bodes badly for the party.
Donald Trump’s narrow definition of “the troops”
Trump’s latest Gold Star family feud shows how little he cares when the troops don’t look like him.
Hypocrisy is dead
Calling Trump a hypocrite isn’t going to have any material effect on generating real opposition to him.
Cy Vance represents everything wrong with the justice system
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office favors the rich and punishes the poor.
Charity isn’t enough
The solution to disaster relief should be easy: fund public services.
The time to politicize a tragedy is now
Conservatives manipulate the idea of whether tragedies should be “politicized” to their advantage.
It’s not about patriotism
The NFL anthem protests have been co-opted by the #resistance.
The irrational disdain for Chelsea Manning
The selflessness of her “crime” continues to confound and enrage those in power.
Medicare for all!
Centrists say that universal healthcare is unrealistic. That's what they said about civil rights, abortion rights, and gay marriage, too.
The progressive potential of Kamala Harris
The California senator is moving ever-so-slightly leftward, which is a good thing for all Democrats.
Much ado about antifa
The antifa movement and the alt-right are not morally indistinguishable. Far from it.
Trump’s new swamp is full of warhawks
The president has descended into neoconservatism.
When it’s good to break the law
Go ahead, topple a Confederate statue.
The DNC keeps snubbing the left
Repeatedly, establishment Democrats have infantilized and derided the progressive wing of the party.
Why Republicans want to protect drivers who run over protesters
Legislators in at least six states have introduced bills intended to quell civil rights movements.
Six states have introduced bills to shield drivers who hit protestors
None of them have passed. Swipe or scroll for more.
John Kelly is a nightmare in a uniform
Despite the respect he has from both parties, Trump's new chief of staff has a terrifying record.
2020 won’t matter if Republicans destroy the country
Who cares who gets to be president of an ash-heap of a nation?
Why are neoliberals such big babies?
Pundits like Jonathan Chait resent the term, but only because it's being used to attack them.
Two brothers two deaths
Jaqwan Terry and Maurice Harden were both killed by the same police department, three years apart, leaving one family devastated — and in search of an elusive justice.
The American left has found a new hero
The only problem is that he’s 3,000 miles away.