Our culture demands young people show hustle. But if we mess up, our failures are broadcast to the world like a modern-day Enron scandal.
Throughout the 2000s, America's most influential newspaper celebrated R. Kelly as a pop genius and downplayed the horrific reports coming out of Chicago.
This is what happens when wealth, class, and privilege matter more to society than a vulnerable black queer life.
The Irish American community will flex all of its political muscle to prevent a hard border returning to Ireland.
Wealthy interests can spend unlimited dollars influencing our elections, and with the FEC asleep at the wheel, there's almost no mechanism to stop bad actors.
Even families who earn a living wage would struggle if they lost weeks of pay. So imagine what it means for those below the poverty line.
We don’t expect Ellen to have range on topics like this anymore. But we expect her to know when it’s not her place to protect and support someone who hurt black queer people.
If you want to win the Democratic nomination, you need to win the African- American vote. And there's where South Carolina comes in.
Reforms that don't address the distinct ways prisons fail women mean the population of incarcerated women will keep rising.
The crisis in France is a byproduct of thousand-year old rivalries in an ancient and fragmented land, writes a leading Arab expert on WENA affairs.
The United States is a land of plenty, not scarcity — and undocumented immigrants are not the reason our hospitals and social services are crumbling.
Legal weed is a painless way for state and local governments to raise major new tax revenues, and it comes as big cities desperately need the investment.
The Republican modus operandi has become clear: If you can’t win elections, rig them. If the rules say you can’t do something, change the rules.
Deep down, most people know the way animals are treated by factory farms is morally indefensible. But it’s easier to look the other way and mock the kooky vegans.
Tumblr has been a safe harbor of delightful, weird, and deeply human stuff, free of the algorithms that have made social media dull and conformist.
The internet culture of the 2000s has been dying off for years, and the march to the digital grave is speeding up.
“Governing meant something far more important to George Bush than campaigning. Being the president was different from being a nominee.”
We are not headed backward into the land before Roe v. Wade — we are headed forward into uncharted territory.
At the root of rural America’s angst are small towns whose economies have been taken over by a handful of predatory multinationals.
Liberals have spent decades complaining about, mocking, and fact-checking Fox News. Instead, we should remove it from polite society.
State-of-the-art sex robots are more Tamagotchi than Westworld, and there's little sign that will change anytime soon.
Voting rights and electoral issues were on the ballot in 13 states, and voters overwhelmingly supported expanding access to the ballot box.
The 1950s nirvana of unionized manufacturing jobs is gone forever, no matter how successful the Trump agenda may be.
California is a progressive stronghold. It’s also home to some of the most unjust laws in the nation.
A record number of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were elected in the midterms, despite Republican efforts to turn back the clock.
Low turnout makes it easier for incumbents and the well-connected to win elections in red, blue, and purple states.
Campaigns based on hope and optimism can still lead the way — Democrats proved it this election cycle.
In the Obama era, Democrats suffered their most consequential losses in state houses. This election could turn the tide.
There can be no respite from fighting today’s Republican Party, a uniquely dangerous organization fueled by a radical hostility to modern social democracy.
I voted for the first time in 2000, and watched the Florida recount descend into farce. It has only gotten worse ever since.