The work of Golf Digest and a group of college students freed an innocent man after 27 years behind bars. How many more are waiting for their lucky break?
We have finally reached a mainstream realization that “personal” matters are inextricably connected to power, and that sexual behavior has social and political consequences.
A single sentence, written as the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered, has been the legal foundation for 17 years of war.
In a culture that lionizes survivors of challenging childhoods, many of us who grew up lucky have been embellishers.
Companies practicing racial or gender inequality cannot receive government dollars. It's time to do the same for economic inequality.
Neither Trump nor his Supreme Court pick lack legitimacy. Both are the products of an undemocratic system that enables minority rule.
"The only Democrat who's unscrupulous enough to out-Trump Trump.”
I work for the Gray Lady, but my loyalty is to the Take.
Young people arrive at college wanting to change the world. Why do they end up working for Goldman Sachs and McKinsey? Anand Giridharadas considers the question in this extract from his new book Winners Take All, out today.
The harm done to communities of color through the over-prosecution of marijuana-related offenses must be addressed alongside legalization.
What's Left? is a new podcast from BuzzFeed News Opinion featuring bold, in-depth conversations about the big ideas that have come to define the American political scene.
Every Roman Catholic diocese and archdiocese must be held publicly accountable for their complicity in the sexual abuse of generations of children.
Right wing cranklords have long insisted the mainstream media must be balanced out by conservative outlets, and Facebook has taken the bait.
Two years ago, I spent days talking to people in the New York hip-hop circles he once moved in, chasing the Trump tape we're all looking for again.
We don't need an outright straw ban, but the current path is unsustainable. Here's a middle ground.
The campaign of misinformation that laid the groundwork to ban plastic straws must be called out and resisted.
Resistance is futile: It won't be long until a plastic straw is as easy to find as a bowl of shark fin soup.
The proliferation of gay jokes about Trump shows a lingering — and uncreative — prejudice.
Should bots be required to tell you that they're not human? And would such a rule be a violation of free speech?
Trump's Supreme Court could reshape our country for decades. But the Constitution offers a solution to a hostile and destructive federal government.
Campus conservatives have been riling up their liberal peers for decades, but sometimes their words come back to haunt them.
Tension between civil society and the government strengthens democracy. That tension no longer exists in Russia.
Ideas like Medicare for All are written off as fantasy thinking by the same people who support virtually unlimited military spending.
A global cultural and political fault line runs through the US, Russia, and Europe — with Trump and Putin on the same side of the divide.
The protesters who hijacked and led the London Pride parade over the weekend represent a worrying trend of anti-trans feminism in the UK.
Restaurant workers look a lot like the rising American electorate, and their votes are up for grabs.
It's hard for Red Scare language to stick when socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing popular policies like universal health care.
A handful of giant companies are centralizing control of the internet, and our courts and government are going along with it.
This week, a few Fox employees tried to draw attention to larger corporate responsibility, and the protest did not catch on — but it was notable.
If we want a society where the powerful are held to account, we need a much better system for keeping whistleblowers safe.