Opinion: I Prayed With Migrants. Now The Government Is Tracking Me.
When I see DHS’s photograph of me, with a yellow X like a crosshair across my face, my emotions swing between fury and terror.
Opinion: We Took On Religious Extremists. What Are The Lessons For Taking On Violent White Nationalists?
We've spent decades taking on violent extremism by far-right Islamists. The lessons should be applied to the threat of violent white nationalists.
Opinion: We Confronted Chelsea Clinton At The Christchurch Vigil. Here's Why.
The activists who confronted Chelsea Clinton at the vigil for victims of the Christchurch massacre explain their actions.
Opinion: The Masters Of Meme Magic Are Sick Of Trump And Going Full Yang
In the meme-forging bowels of the internet, MAGA hats are out of favor and bright pink vaporwave Yang hats are the new hotness.
Opinion: It's Time To Abolish The Biggest Scam In American Higher Education
It's not as headline-grabbing as an alleged national criminal conspiracy, but the legacy admissions system is more widespread and much more nefarious.
Opinion: The Fight Over Ilhan Omar Is About Something Much Bigger
I’ve fought for Palestinian rights for my whole career. Today I see a new generation of American Jews viewing the conflict through a new lens: equality.
Opinion: We Can't Let Right-Wing Hypocrites Weaponize Anti-Semitism
We know why Senate Republicans made a pro-Israel resolution their first bill of 2019 — and it's not because Middle East policy is their top concern.
Opinion: The Children Of Undocumented Immigrants Live In An Emotional Prison
Every day they see news of immigration raids, or hear stories about peers whose parents were deported. They live knowing theirs could be next.
Opinion: You Can't Solve The Gender Gap In Tech If You Don't Understand Why It Exists
When we dodge the complex story of the gender gap in tech, we fail to address the problem — because we don’t understand it.
Opinion: Momo Is The Oldest Kind Of Story: Don’t Leave Your Kids Alone In The Woods
Momo is a morality tale, and the target audience is parents who leave their kids alone with the algorithms driving so many of our present-day horror shows.
An Open Letter To The American Left: Don’t Make The Mistakes We Did In Britain
One lesson from our disaster in the UK: Don’t let your cynical opponents on the right define how you deal with a very real problem.
Opinion: Enough With The Gender Reveal Parties
Instagram-friendly explosions of pink and blue aren't just annoying — they further ingrain what we've spent centuries trying to root out.
Opinion: Howard Schultz Wants A Billionaire's Veto Over The Primaries. Will Democrats Call His Bluff?
The Starbucks billionaire says he might cancel plans for a third-party presidential run — provided Democrats nominate a centrist he approves of.
Primaries Are Where Politics Happens Today, And That's Why The Amazon Deal Died
The old cliché is all politics is local. Today, our most meaningful politics happens during the primaries — and that's what doomed Amazon in New York.
Opinion: Beating Back Amazon Is Just The Beginning
It's a victory for working people, but it can’t be our high water mark. Our fight against corporate power will get bigger, bolder, and go national.
Opinion: Amazon Shows It's Time For States To Stop The Corporate Welfare Bidding Wars
For decades, New York and other states engaged in economic cage matches to see who can offer the most lavish welfare packages to corporate giants. Enough.
Opinion: Losing Amazon Is The Biggest Unforced Error In NYC's Economic History
Contrary to what newcomers may believe, gentrification and congestion weren't always the city's biggest problems. Sometimes we wondered if lost jobs would ever come back.
Ilhan Omar Is Learning The Wrong Lesson From The Trump Era
All those insults and vulgarities and rants and racisms piled up to produce a historically bad president. They mattered. And it's a dynamic the new generation of progressive leaders should learn from.
I Was A Facebook Fact-Checker. It Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole.
Trying to stem the tsunami of fake news was like battling the Hydra — every time we cut off a virtual head, two more would grow in its place.
There's Nothing Funny About What's Happening To 21 Savage
The racist machinery that criminalizes black people makes black immigrants even more vulnerable to deportation.
A Green New Deal Is Already Happening
The transition to electric cars and clean energy is happening faster than anyone expected. All politicians can do is choose to accelerate it.
Howard Schultz, Go Back To Davos
The Starbucks CEO is what happens "when the guardians of an unsustainable status quo masquerade as change agents."
It's Not Fake Video We Should Be Worried About — It's Real Video
From the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to the Syrian civil war, we've learned that a real video can be just as misleading as a fake one.
Influencers Aren't The Problem — They're Just Trying To Make It In A Broken System
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.
How Did The Media Get The R. Kelly Story So Wrong? The New York Times Led The Way.
Throughout the 2000s, America's most influential newspaper celebrated R. Kelly as a pop genius and downplayed the horrific reports coming out of Chicago.
Opinion: Ed Buck Cannot Get Another Free Pass
This is what happens when wealth, class, and privilege matter more to society than a vulnerable black queer life.
Opinion: Irish Americans Will Not Accept Brexit Dividing Ireland Once Again
The Irish American community will flex all of its political muscle to prevent a hard border returning to Ireland.
Russian Troll Or American Super PAC? It's Getting Harder To Tell The Difference.
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.
You May Not Be Feeling The Shutdown Yet, But Thousands Of Families Are Already In Crisis
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.
Ellen DeGeneres Has No Clue About Black Queer Pain
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.