Republican Congressman Decides It's Wise to Make a Kavanaugh-Themed Sexual Assault Joke

Most people know South Carolina Republican Rep. Ralph Norman as the sort of even-keeled lawmaker who nominates Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize, or pulls a loaded gun out during a meeting with constituents. But it turns out Norman is also a hilarious jokester who is able to take the worst news of the day and…

How Dylann Roof's death sentence justifies a shameful history of killing black people

On Tuesday, 22-year-old white supremacist Dylann Roof was sentenced to be executed for killing nine black churchgoers a year and a half ago in Charleston, South Carolina. Since its inception, the United States’ criminal justice system has been grossly contaminated by racism, a disease that has killed its black…

Dylann Roof made a chilling, unapologetic statement on the first day of his sentencing trial

Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old white supremacist who was recently convicted of murdering nine black worshipers at Charleston, SC's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, addressed a packed courtroom on Wednesday, promising the jurors that "I’m not going to lie to you" during his brief remarks in the sentencing…

The former cop who killed Walter Scott will be tried by a nearly all-white jury

Thursday marked the opening day of the the closely watched trial of Michael Slager, a white, former South Carolina police officer accused of shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott—an unarmed black man—in the back, in 2015. 12 people—seven women and five men—were selected as jurors. 11 of them are white, and one is black.