The tobacco business successfully lobbied to keep menthol cigarettes legal, even as other flavors were banned. It did so with the help of black leaders and institutions.
California just banned the use of private prisons for immigration detention. With Washington deadlocked, it shows how states can lead the fight for immigrants' rights.
The attempt to get dirt on his political rivals is just the tip of the iceberg. For years, Trump has worked to weaken Ukraine and sell out its people to Russia.
In the US, 1 in 5 children have a mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. Treatment should be a human right, not a privilege.
Gun deaths loom over my community like a storm cloud. To heal the pain, we need to listen to those who feel it the most.
Two months after my baby was born, they put me in a cell. I'm still there 10 months later, even after winning my asylum case.
The NYPD's Special Victims Division frequently mishandles sexual assault cases. This systematic failure is a civil rights issue and a shame on New York City.
One year ago, 10-year-old Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle died after months in custody. There are six more like her.
Plant-based burgers are getting lots of love from Wall Street. It puts old-school vegans like me in a tough spot.
As a former assistant US attorney, I thought Barr’s past service as attorney general meant he would respect the rule of law. I was wrong.
A televised trial of Trump and his misdeeds could seize control of the news cycle from a president who is unusually skilled at dominating it.
For just over 10% of a single year's military spending, we could build enough green electricity for every household in the country.
Ever since my mom was hit and killed by a white van delivering Amazon packages, the company's obsession with fast, cheap delivery has made me feel sick.
Some politicians really don’t believe climate change is real. But there are many more who secretly believe the science but lie about it to win elections.
Clarkston, Georgia, has welcomed more than 40,000 refugees over the last four decades. We’re thriving like never before.
We desperately need our national leaders to elevate local candidates and races. Here's who is doing it the best so far.
This week, 2,500 sixth-graders will show up at a group of Brooklyn middle schools that are far more integrated than they were a year ago.
The lack of attention paid to working people in our politics and media has had disastrous results.
In an economic system rooted in slavery, to be anti-labor is always to be anti-Black.
When pundits try to blame minority turnout for lost elections, let’s hold all voters accountable.
The long saga of the Irish diaspora cannot end with us, of all people, being the ones to say that because you have suffered, you are not welcome.
People posting a pseudo-legal declaration may believe they're in a two-way dialogue with the company. The opposite is true.
Seventy-five years ago, a generation found the clarity and resolve needed to save the world. Another generation of young people is now on track to do the same.
Coming to a new country is like coming into a stranger’s home. At the US border, we are not treated like guests, and we're barely treated like humans.
A new range of plant-based burgers are taking off among eaters and investors. In response, the meat industry is calling for censorship.
Over the years, my anxiety over mass shootings has become a sort of continual low-level hum. And I know that I'm not alone.
Donald Trump makes no secret of his hatred for journalists, but his administration's investigation into the power of Big Tech is long overdue.
His persona fits neatly with Silicon Valley’s own political identity: outwardly progressive, but without much evident anger at the new American oligarchy.
I first visited an ICE detention facility so I could write it into the show. Then the show ended and I returned, alone, on a different kind of mission.
I believe Ilhan Omar didn’t know that the things she said could be deeply offensive. I also believe her misguided rhetoric can normalize violent anti-Semitism.