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10h ago

Tuesday's surprise Jan. 6 hearing comes with a bold claim

The surprise hearing Tuesday could boost interest in the new testimony — or underwhelm viewers.
The House Jan. 6 select committee holds a public hearing on Capitol Hill on June 23 in Washington, DC.
The House Jan. 6 select committee holds a public hearing on Capitol Hill on June 23 in Washington, DC.
21h ago

Kevin McCarthy thought he was outmaneuvering Democrats. Instead he played himself.

McCarthy would have been criticized if he had put Trump allies on the committee, but his not doing so has turned out worse.
Image: Kevin McCarthy
Image: Kevin McCarthy
22h ago

Elon Musk is drifting toward the hard-core authoritarian right

Musk's interest in a QAnon-affiliated Republican and Gov. Ron DeSantis suggests that he's lurching to the right.
Image: Elon Musk speaking to the press.
Image: Elon Musk speaking to the press.
1d ago

There's nothing free about SCOTUS's view of 'religious freedom'

The court has chosen a side in an ongoing battle within the First Amendment.
Image: Joe Kennedy kneeling before the Supreme Court.
Image: Joe Kennedy kneeling before the Supreme Court.
1d ago

Clarence Thomas is the worst kind of selfish hypocrite

The other justices, both conservative and liberal, contended with what Friday’s decision could mean for cases that include Loving.
Image: Clarence Thomas
Image: Clarence Thomas
2d ago

Data from health-tracking apps can now be used to prosecute people who get abortions

Now that Roe v. Wade has fallen, states that choose to criminalize abortion can start buying and subpoenaing consumer data.
Photo illustration: An open lock on a salmon colored computer folder against a background of grid showing parts of a sonogram.
Photo illustration: An open lock on a salmon colored computer folder against a background of grid showing parts of a sonogram.
2d ago

Why Ron DeSantis is starting to look like a threat to Trump in 2024

Right-wing activism is pushing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to surpass Trump as a 2024 contender.
Photo diptych: Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis
Photo diptych: Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis
2d ago

Why this Black woman vice president's story is even more remarkable than Kamala Harris's

Colombia's conservatives are vowing not to cooperate with the new leftist government.
Diptych showing images of Kamala Harris and Francia Marquez.
Diptych showing images of Kamala Harris and Francia Marquez.
3d ago

The incredible hypocrisy of Christian 'religious freedom' rhetoric after Roe

Why is right-wing Christianity the only religion afforded legal and political accommodation in America? My Jewish grandmother would like a word.
Image: A hand holding a cross outside the Supreme Court
Image: A hand holding a cross outside the Supreme Court
3d ago

What Beyoncé's 'Break My Soul' means for Black America

Most of us can’t afford to follow Beyoncé’s blueprint. But we can claim rest and self-care as a form of resistance.
Image: Beyonc?
Image: Beyonc?
4d ago

'Distraught,' 'hurt,' 'fed up': America keeps failing Brittney Griner

People are shouting out Brittney Griner's name in the hopes that their cries will land upon Biden’s ears.
Image: Brittney Griner and Cherelle Watson
Image: Brittney Griner and Cherelle Watson