Tradition dating back to 2017 holds that a right wing Supreme Court nominee is entitled to a New York Times op-ed from a liberal lawyer about why, actually, the nominee is good, even if all of his actual ideas are dogshit. We got the latest edition last night when Donald Trump nominated human muppet Brett Kavanaugh…
Facebook has announced that it’s teaming up with the Atlantic Council, a foreign policy think tank funded by NATO member states and their allies, energy companies, and weapons contractors to “monitoring for misinformation and foreign interference” during elections.
A mystery about the forces behind a $1 million donation to Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has been solved, and it’s reportedly linked to a group of legal activists, including two people who are advising Donald Trump on judicial selection.
There’s something to be said for U.S. ambassadors who are so eager to represent Donald Trump’s vile agenda to the world that they show up on their first day and fuck it all up.
The Chamber of Commerce has such a quaint and welcoming name. Yet it is one of the foremost forces in the country seeking to make your life at work more miserable. Example One Million: crushing worker centers.
I live in Washington, D.C., also known as “the swamp.” The restaurants are pretty good and the Metro isn’t as bad as people say it is. The inequality and homelessness is staggering and it’s very segregated, just like most big American cities. And, of course, the government is the single biggest employer, with entire…
Bloomberg’s Zachary Mider and Ben Elgin have a fantastic report today on the DCI Group, a lobbying and consulting firm in Washington, DC, and how hedge funds employ it to achieve their horrid aims.
Outside a squat, one-story building on Chicago Avenue on the south side of Minneapolis, Alexis Collins, a 20-year-old Taco Bell employee, stands holding her baby, both of them bundled up against the piercing Minnesota wind. On the wall behind her, stretching all the way up to the roof, is a multicolor mural of a woman…
This month, Thea Lee took over as president of the Economic Policy Institute, America’s premier left-wing economic think tank. We spoke to her about Trumponomics and the fight for equality.
On the day of Armageddon, when all is in flames, there will be a rich person saying that—though it may sound radical—it may not be too early to start undertaking a study of these problems we seem to have.
As you may know, the industry of bodegas and mom-and-pop corner shops has been on a steady decline in face of the rising costs of rent and the competition of grocery delivery companies like FreshDirect. So, naturally, a pair of Silicon Valley goobers have taken it upon themselves to really put a nail in the coffin of…
Years ago, Lasharia Holman was at church with her daughter, who was in grade school at the time. The pastor referenced the biblical story of Adam and Eve.
The environment ministers from Group of Seven (G7) nations are meeting in Italy on Sunday and Monday to discuss a path forward on mitigating climate change. But U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt left the summit after attending only one meeting for a few hours.
Do you care about the 2020 census? You should. We all probably should care more about the 2020 census, because John Thompson, the director of the Census Bureau and the man in charge of running the 2020 census, stepped down last week. It’s hard to overstate what huge news this is, and yet the story isn’t getting a ton…
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is having a very bad Tuesday.
North Carolina has spent the better part of a year suffering the consequences of its decision to enshrine LGBTQ discrimination into law, but the state's commerce secretary is sitting in the burning living room, drinking coffee and saying, "This is fine."
There are already a lot of Democrats at this party, so what if we invited some Republicans? That was the theme of the last night of the Democratic National Convention, or at least a large chunk of it.
Bradenton, Fla.—“We are women strong!” a woman shouted as the metal bleachers where I was sitting rattled beneath me. “All ages, all races! All, all of us! We are awesome!”
"I'm not God. I am not God. But I am a Christian. And I put my faith in God and the Lord. I don't put my faith in man." These were the words spoken by Jim Hansen to justify his vote on Senate Joint Resolution 39, a religious freedom amendment that would severely hamper LGBT rights.
DILLEY, Texas—Interstate 35 becomes increasingly rural and pretty the farther south you get from San Antonio.