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2h ago

Haiti’s latest crisis reveals a sordid tale of American exceptionalism

An original sin from the era of revolution continues to color U.S. policy toward Haiti.
Image: A man gestures and shouts by a burning tires barricade during a police demonstration after a gang attack on a police station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Image: A man gestures and shouts by a burning tires barricade during a police demonstration after a gang attack on a police station in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
4h ago

Trump shows us how the MAGA right wants to weaponize schools

The former president's policy rollout shows how he wants schools to be MAGA madrasas.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Minnesota on Sept. 18, 2020.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Minnesota on Sept. 18, 2020.
18h ago

The U.S. is much closer to Peru's state of crisis than we may think

Given what’s been happening here in the United States, we should be especially concerned with the government's crackdown on protesters in Peru.
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20h ago

Your local library could track classified documents better than Washington is

We track local library books better than we manage classified White House documents. It’s time to do something about that.
Photo illustration: Scattered paper folders with the stamp that reads,"Classified".
Photo illustration: Scattered paper folders with the stamp that reads,"Classified".
21h ago

Why the DOJ's early response to Tyre Nichols' brutal killing matters

Memphis U.S. attorney Kevin Ritz did something very simple that doesn’t happen nearly often enough.
Tyre Nichols
Tyre Nichols
1d ago

The cash grab at the center of Trump's looming return to Facebook

Meta allowing Donald Trump to regain his accounts offers him a renewed platform for fundraising ahead of 2024.
Image: Donald Trump
Image: Donald Trump
2d ago

It's a shame that those who most need to see 'The 1619 Project' won't watch it

By including the story of her own origins, Nikole Hannah- Jones makes ‘The 1619 Project’ on Hulu not just an epic story, but also one that's deeply personal.
Image: Back of an Black boy wearing an American flag.
Image: Back of an Black boy wearing an American flag.
2d ago

This is how Biden made his classified documents problem a scandal

It took the Biden administration 68 days to acknowledge that improperly stored classified documents had been found at a former office Biden had used.
Image: President Joe Biden climbing down the stairs from a plane against a dark cloudy sky.
Image: President Joe Biden climbing down the stairs from a plane against a dark cloudy sky.
2d ago

The Marjorie Taylor Greene VP rumors are a true frog-in-boiling-water moment

The narrative surrounding Greene shows how the party has gone off the rails.
Image: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene at an America First Rally in Dalton, Georgia.
Image: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene at an America First Rally in Dalton, Georgia.
2d ago

House Republicans create two new ways to waste everyone’s time

The panels are tasked with probing whether the Justice Department is mean to conservatives and finding the origins of Covid. Good luck with that.
Image: Kevin McCarthy speaks with Jim Jordan.
Image: Kevin McCarthy speaks with Jim Jordan.
3d ago

What the alarming arrest of a former FBI spy catcher means — and doesn’t mean

This case presents a daunting damage and risk assessment for the U.S. intelligence community.
Charles McGonigal,  the former head of counterintelligence for the FBI’s New York office.
Charles McGonigal,  the former head of counterintelligence for the FBI’s New York office.