Opinion: To Understand France's Crisis, You Must First Understand Its Cheese
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.
America Has 14,000 Golf Courses And 6,000 Refugees Waiting At The Border
The United States is a land of plenty, not scarcity — and undocumented immigrants are not the reason our hospitals and social services are crumbling.
Fix The Subways, With Weed
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.
We're Seeing What Happens When Republicans Rule Without Popular Support
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.
PETA Is Right And All Of You Need To Stop Revving A Dead Porsche
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.
The Internet Is Getting Small And Boring. Long Live Tumblr.
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.
Tumblr’s Porn Ban Is The Middle Of The End Of The Old Internet
The internet culture of the 2000s has been dying off for years, and the march to the digital grave is speeding up.
Opinion: I Worked For George H.W. Bush. He Was The Last Of His Kind.
“Governing meant something far more important to George Bush than campaigning. Being the president was different from being a nominee.”
Opinion: The Supreme Court Can’t Turn Back Time On Abortion Rights, But It Can Do Something Worse
We are not headed backward into the land before Roe v. Wade — we are headed forward into uncharted territory.
Democrats Can Win Back Rural America, But First They Need To Understand What Bled It Dry
At the root of rural America’s angst are small towns whose economies have been taken over by a handful of predatory multinationals.
Fox News Isn't A Normal Media Company. We Have To Stop Treating It Like One.
Liberals have spent decades complaining about, mocking, and fact-checking Fox News. Instead, we should remove it from polite society.
Opinion | Bad News, Misogynists: Sex Robots Will Not Liberate You From Women
State-of-the-art sex robots are more Tamagotchi than Westworld, and there's little sign that will change anytime soon.
Voting Rights Were The Biggest Winner In The Elections
Voting rights and electoral issues were on the ballot in 13 states, and voters overwhelmingly supported expanding access to the ballot box.
20th Century America Is Never Returning
The 1950s nirvana of unionized manufacturing jobs is gone forever, no matter how successful the Trump agenda may be.
This Law Helps Police Get Away With Murder. Let's End It.
California is a progressive stronghold. It’s also home to some of the most unjust laws in the nation.
Opinion: The Rainbow Wave Arrived In 2018, And It Will Change Our Politics
A record number of openly gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people were elected in the midterms, despite Republican efforts to turn back the clock.
Opinion: Voting Is Broken By Design
Low turnout makes it easier for incumbents and the well-connected to win elections in red, blue, and purple states.
History Could Remember Trump As A Bump In The Road
Campaigns based on hope and optimism can still lead the way — Democrats proved it this election cycle.
People Are Sleeping On The Biggest Story Of This Election
In the Obama era, Democrats suffered their most consequential losses in state houses. This election could turn the tide.
Opinion: Elections Should Always Feel This Urgent
There can be no respite from fighting today’s Republican Party, a uniquely dangerous organization fueled by a radical hostility to modern social democracy.
This Election Showed Why Voting Rights Will Be A Defining Struggle For Our Generation
I voted for the first time in 2000, and watched the Florida recount descend into farce. It has only gotten worse ever since.
Opinion: The Blue Wave Flooded The Democrats With Something We Lacked For Years
The party suffered huge losses in the last decade thanks in part to a lack of fresh talent. That has all changed with this election.
Something Incredible Happened In Georgia
A fierce, compassionate black woman engaged working-class voters in her run for governor of Georgia and showed the electoral future for Democrats.
Opinion: We Have A Housing Crisis In Big Cities, And Democrats Need To Solve It
Young, diverse urban communities are worst hit by the housing crisis. Democrats must make it an issue of national urgency.
Al-Qaeda Is Thriving, Despite Our Endless War. Can We Ever Defeat It?
Al-Qaeda’s most potent weapon is an idea that we’ve been unable to defeat, writes Ali Soufan, the author of Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State.
Mohammed Bin Salman’s Downfall Has Been Erdoğan’s Triumph
Turkey is the world’s worst jailer of journalists, and the killing of Jamal Khashoggi gave its president an enormous opportunity. He seized it.
Everything I Wrote Was True And Accurate. So Why Did Facebook Purge My Work?
It's absurd that Facebook thinks it can define what is “legitimate" news, given its well-documented abuses of power and invasions of privacy.
Four Years Ago The NYPD Killed My Son. I’m Still Waiting For Justice.
At any point, Mayor Bill de Blasio could have held the police accountable for my son’s death. He’s chosen not to.
Our Special Relationship With Saudi Arabia Needs To End
Here's a foreign policy fight progressives should embrace. It’s realistic, popular, and morally correct.
Opinion: Children Are Being Sentenced To Die In Prison. We Can Vote To Stop It.
Your district attorney has more power over who gets jailed than judges, juries, or even the police. And you elect them.