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9h ago

The depressing reality at the center of the ongoing Ahmaud Arbery tragedy

This news cycle is over and Arbery will slip out of our collective consciousness — if we let him.
Image: Three year-old Curtis Hayes III and four year-old T'Kyrra Terrell use megaphones outside the Glynn County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery.
Image: Three year-old Curtis Hayes III and four year-old T'Kyrra Terrell use megaphones outside the Glynn County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in the trial of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery.
10h ago

What's missing from the United States' conversation about the omicron variant

Biden hasn't said when the travel ban on African nations will lift.
Image: A passenger walks towards the plane while boarding a flight.
Image: A passenger walks towards the plane while boarding a flight.
1d ago

Why we keep having the wrong conversations about school shootings

The debate surrounding the recent Michigan school shooting reveals the urgent need for a change in gun culture.
People visit a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich on Dec. 1, 2021 .
People visit a makeshift memorial outside of Oxford High School in Oxford, Mich on Dec. 1, 2021 .
1d ago

SCOTUS just handed the religious right the victory it's been waiting for

How the alliance between evangelicals, Catholics and the far right against abortion created a potent political juggernaut.
Image: A woman holding up a sign that reads,\"Judgement\".
Image: A woman holding up a sign that reads,\"Judgement\".
2d ago

Can you 'out-organize' voter suppression? Stacey Abrams is about to find out.

Can you "out-organize" voter suppression? The White House thinks so — and we're about to find out.
Image: Stacey Abrams
Image: Stacey Abrams
2d ago

This Amy Coney Barrett question probably doomed abortion in America

Abortion rights rest in the hands of people like Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. How did we get here?
Image: Abortion rights advocates hold cutouts of the Supreme Court Justices as the court hears arguments in a Mississippi case where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy on Dec. 1, 2021.
Image: Abortion rights advocates hold cutouts of the Supreme Court Justices as the court hears arguments in a Mississippi case where a 2018 law would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy on Dec. 1, 2021.
2d ago

Dr. Oz may not be the worst doctor to potentially sit in the Senate

There's a long tradition of doctors turned senators who don't display the best medical practices.
Image:  Dr. Oz
Image:  Dr. Oz
3d ago

The Lauren Boebert 'jihad squad' controversy is only getting worse

Boebert and her colleagues see this as fertile territory for culture wars over what the GOP should stand for.
Image: Lauren Boebert speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Image: Lauren Boebert speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
3d ago

Ominous Mississippi abortion case may turn SCOTUS 'precedent' into a punchline

We will likely know which route the court takes by the end of June 2022.
Image: Abortion rights protesters outside of the Mississippi State Capitol in 2019.
Image: Abortion rights protesters outside of the Mississippi State Capitol in 2019.
3d ago

We don't need a 'smoking gun' linking Trump to Jan. 6

Trump wanted what the rioters wanted — to stop Joe Biden from becoming president. That should be enough.
Photo illustration: Multiple browser windows open that show an image of Donald Trump speaking on stage and pointing to the right.
Photo illustration: Multiple browser windows open that show an image of Donald Trump speaking on stage and pointing to the right.
3d ago

Why Pete Buttigieg has an advantage over Kamala Harris as a 2024 hopeful

Harris has the flashier gig — but might pay a price for it.
Illustration of Pete Buttigieg and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Illustration of Pete Buttigieg and Vice President Kamala Harris.