Politics

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.

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