July 28, 2015

Floods are Getting Worse, and America’s Coasts Are Unprepared

The number of "compound flood events" has increased in coastal American cities in the past century.

Intersection Episode 1: Intersectionality, and Queering Marriage
11:17 AM

In Intersection’s first episode, Alexander Chee and Linda Villarosa talk marriage equality, Kimberle Crenshaw explains the origins of intersectionality, and a surprise guest talks about growing up in a queer family.

Building a Kinder, Gentler Deportation Machine
10:40 AM

Obama wants to fix his immigration policy, but Republicans might make it worse.

July 27, 2015

Would Republicans Support the Americans with Disabilities Act Today?
1:39 PM

The law passed at a time when Republicans weren’t unanimously opposed to using federal power in service of the common good.

Hillary Clinton's Climate-Change Plan Is Anything But Comprehensive
10:25 AM

She hasn't answered any of the most controversial questions yet.

Ted Cruz Isn't Wrong to Call Watchmen's Rorschach a Hero
10:24 AM

The character is the moral center of the comics book, rather than a satire of right-wing superheroes.

July 26, 2015

Bobby Jindal’s Opiate for the Masses
3:49 PM

The Louisiana governor made prayer his first priority after the Lafayette shooting. That’s not nearly enough.

Conservatives Are Holding a Conversation About Race
11:34 AM

An ugly term—“cuckservative”—crystallizes a Republican Party crisis.

July 24, 2015

Bobby Jindal Enabled Louisiana's Gun Violence Problem
2:23 PM

The governor has suspended his presidential campaign, but don't expect him to reverse his incredibly lax gun policies.