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.
Maybe there’s a big step between “send her back” and the world my grandmother remembered. Or maybe it’s not such a big step at all.
If Donald Trump has to be acquitted, much better for it to come at the hands of a group of people as corrupted and partisan as the Senate Republicans.
Just like hippies spitting on Vietnam veterans or welfare queens sipping champagne, Omar’s anti-Semitism has become a structural support beam for American politics.
Presidential candidate Bill de Blasio proposes a new set of guarantees for all American workers, including paid family and medical leave and two weeks of paid vacation.
A revolutionary addition to modern medicine could be collateral damage in the Republican effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.
Police and prosecutors love to use claims of "sex trafficking" to crack down on innocent sex workers. For once, though, they seem to be getting it right.
We are on the verge of a nightmare era of mass surveillance by the state and private companies. It’s not too late to stop it.
It’s clear that surrogacy is a women’s rights issue, at the heart of debates over bodily autonomy and choice.
Hodan Nalayeh represented the best of the global Somali diaspora. She was also the model for a new kind of trailblazing international journalist.
Juvenile hall is a relic of the past: kids, mostly young people of color, put behind bars because government can’t figure out what else to do with us.
Heavy industry made my hometown look like a postapocalyptic wasteland, where rivers run red and the snow is black. It also made some men very rich.
Opinion: I’m not proud of this country’s curtailment of human rights, but I am proud of Megan Rapinoe and her team for demanding better.
Refugees like me know that we can never go home. It gives us a burning desire to establish ourselves here and prove that we belong.
It's pitch-dark, and the only private space is a block of communal toilets 500 feet away. The door locks may not be working, and there's no lighting inside. The world can do better.
He voted for the Iraq War and against the Iranian nuclear deal. Why is Eliot Engel leading Democratic foreign policy in Congress?
Israel Folau’s belief that gay people go to hell is not niche. But it is harmful — and sacking him does nothing to help.
For decades US foreign policy has not only turned a blind eye to refugees — it has created millions more of us.
Miami hit its highest temperature ever recorded in the same week Democrats arrived for the first presidential debate. This isn't rocket science.
It’s ironic that a show about narratives, and the way they can turn sour, caused Russia’s own narrative machine to show its fragility.
Opinion: Four Years Ago My Friend Was Murdered In His Church By A White Supremacist. It Still Hurts Every Day.
He walked into their Bible study group. They talked with him and prayed with him, and he repaid their kindness by killing them.
Anti-abortion laws are forcing businesses to consider how we would operate in places where women’s health services are made illegal.
If this week's vote succeeds, it could break open the anti-union South, changing the trajectory of working-class power in the process.
The government is both unable and unwilling to tell us what is really happening. But here's one way we can shine light on our nation's darkest places.
We were the first big state to pass marriage equality. Now is the time for us to abandon the repugnant laws that remain on the books.
Most parents take for granted that their baby is legally theirs from the day they’re born. That’s not the case for many LGBTQ families.
I worked in a 40-bed hospital ward dedicated to women whose unsafe abortions went wrong. Deaths were a common occurrence.
Opinion: I Was Arrested At The Mexican Border Because The War On Immigrants Is Also Targeting Their Allies
The constitutional rights of US citizens are being stripped away in service of the president’s anti-immigrant fearmongering.
Bernie has gotten rich from the fruits of his labor — something socialists want every working person to experience.
Just as crime hits historic lows, people are consuming a freakout-inducing stream of every single 911 call in their neighborhood.