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10h ago

Covid's killing Mississippi, but Gov. Tate Reeves has only got a prayer

What do Mississippians fear more: a deadly virus or a federal government promoting vaccinations?
Image: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson on June 30, 2020.
Image: Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves at the Governor's Mansion in Jackson on June 30, 2020.
22h ago

Forget about the dress, AOC actually just made a real mistake

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's last-second vote switch on funding Iron Dome was a worst-of-all-worlds solution to her dilemma.
Image: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, in Washington on Aug. 1, 2021.
Image: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, in Washington on Aug. 1, 2021.
1d ago

Everything that can go wrong in Congress is going wrong right now

Raise the debt ceiling, avert a shutdown, approve trillions in spending, all in the next few days? Yikes.
Photo illustration: A pile of money has a reflection in the shape of the US Capitol dome.
Photo illustration: A pile of money has a reflection in the shape of the US Capitol dome.
1d ago

Why a six-point memo to steal the 2020 election was even worse than it seemed

There are simply no remaining good faith disagreements about the result of the 2020 election.
Illustration of former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence with a row of hands casting ballots.
Illustration of former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence with a row of hands casting ballots.
2d ago

How Trump's final days in office showed a major flaw with America's nuclear arsenal

Military intervention between Trump and China wasn’t exactly legal, but it ultimately prevented nuclear war.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Mark Milley, holds a press briefing about the US military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington on Sept. 01, 2021.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Mark Milley, holds a press briefing about the US military drawdown in Afghanistan, at the Pentagon in Washington on Sept. 01, 2021.
3d ago

Ron DeSantis has somehow found a way to make Florida's Covid crisis worse

New appointee Joseph Ladapo has called vaccination efforts a misguided "religion."
Image: Ron DeSantis
Image: Ron DeSantis
3d ago

The Texas lawyer trying to destroy Roe v. Wade has already found a new target

In a brief filed last week, the creator of the Texas abortion law signaled that he has a new target: LGBTQ rights.
Image: The Texas State Capitol
Image: The Texas State Capitol
4d ago

Democrats have unveiled a sweeping reform package that condemns Trump

A set of bills sharply limiting presidential power could benefit both parties — but won't necessarily win bipartisan support.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump is reflected on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office at the White House in 2019.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump is reflected on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office at the White House in 2019.
4d ago

Biden's message to the world: You've got a friend in me

Biden's first United Nations speech didn't mention Trump. But it was all about rebuking him.
Image: President Joe Biden addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 21, 2021.
Image: President Joe Biden addresses the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 21, 2021.
4d ago

How LulaRoe perfectly bastardized #girlboss feminism and manipulated millions

Even as girl bosses have gone out of vogue in elite feminist circles, LulaRoe has hung on tightly to its #bossbabes.
Image: Deanne Stidham
Image: Deanne Stidham
4d ago

Why the South hates vaccines and loves monoclonal antibodies

Vaccines code as "liberal" to many on the far right while monoclonal antibodies treatment does not.
Photo illustration: Signs lined up that read,\"Monoclonal Antibody Site\", surrounded by floating Covid-19 spores.
Photo illustration: Signs lined up that read,\"Monoclonal Antibody Site\", surrounded by floating Covid-19 spores.