A not-so-great debate
These Democrats are killing me.
The tortured logic of #ADOS
The thinking behind the American Descendants of Slavery movement combines a left-wing critique of America’s founding with a distinctly right-wing strain of xenophobia.
We’re in dire need of new websites, and all we get is ‘The Recount’
The Bank of America-backed political video startup, helmed by veteran hack John Heilemann, would have been out of touch even five years ago.
Send your kids outside
Parents are afraid of all the wrong things for our children.
What’s the German word for wanting to keep English out of Germany?
Linguistic advocacy groups like Aktion Deutsche Sprache claim they simply want to stem the tide of global capitalism. Critics see a more dangerous, nationalist bent.
Godparents, with or without God
Why the Christian tradition is important in a secular world.
Too dumb to fly, too big to fail
Boeing’s disastrous 737 Max plane is the result of decades of craven business decisions.
Pete Buttigieg is the media’s perfect boy
Nobody gets the political press slobbering like a candidate incapable of saying anything at all.
Cable television was perfect and we ruined it
There is freedom in a lack of choice.
Why isn’t every cop trained to administer first aid?
It might seem like a rhetorical question, but there’s no standardized training in emergency medical treatment for cops.
Postmodernism, explained and explained and explained again
You don't need a whole school of philosophy to figure out Trump.
If you’re over the age of 23, you’re not allowed to care what college kids are doing
The Very Serious Journalists Who Do Journalism are mad about The Daily Northwestern’s coverage of a Jeff Sessions protest because they have nothing better to do with their time.
“Dicey times in Bolivia”
American pundits continue to have difficulty assessing what democracy looks like in other countries.
You can’t do that on British television!
Why some countries have actual rules against say, using a broadcast network as the defacto propaganda arm of one political party.
Donald Trump Jr.’s ‘Triggered’ is the work of a (rich) child
This book sucks!
Even the shitheads at Barstool Sports deserve a union
As rumors of a sale brew, the frattish sports site’s well-documented resistance to solidarity seems increasingly bankrupt.
Calling right-wing provocateurs performance artists is an insult to performance artists
Please do not disrespect people who circumcise themselves onstage by comparing them to Jacob Wohl.
I’m tired of celebrating cis men who date trans women
Yes, being trans attracted is a normal part of heterosexuality. But why is heterosexuality normal?
Ignore everyone making political predictions
Pollsters and pundits do not deserve your trust or attention.
Fuck a longer school day
Kamala Harris’s new proposal to address the gap between school and work days by making the school day longer is stupid, and for dorks.