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6h ago

John Boehner is the worst person in your friend group

The wine-soaked, tea-spilling former speaker can't divorce himself from the current GOP.
Photo collage of a younger John Boehner, him with Paul Rand and John Boehner on stage.
Photo collage of a younger John Boehner, him with Paul Rand and John Boehner on stage.
1d ago

Chauvin prosecutors have a surprising problem: their own chief medical expert

There is still a significant cause-of-death battle to be fought in the coming trial days.
Courtoom sketch of Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker testifies during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on April 9, 2021.
Courtoom sketch of Hennepin County Medical Examiner Dr. Andrew Baker testifies during the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on April 9, 2021.
1d ago

Police keep creating Black corpses. We are being crushed under the weight.

Years of police shootings have left us carrying around dozens of names as benchmarks for our grief.
Illustration of scenes from protests in Minneapolis after a Black man was killed by police on April 11, 2021.
Illustration of scenes from protests in Minneapolis after a Black man was killed by police on April 11, 2021.
2d ago

A radical, silent ruling from the Supreme Court shows Trump's lasting impact

A California Supreme Court ruling on religion rights in the pandemic previews Trump's lifetime influence on the court and freedoms across the country.
Image: Worshippers at an Easter Sunday service at St. James Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky., on April 4, 2021.
Image: Worshippers at an Easter Sunday service at St. James Catholic Church in Louisville, Ky., on April 4, 2021.
2d ago

Big business has spent too long paying low taxes as America crumbles

55 major companies paid $0 in taxes last year. That can't continue.
Photo illustration of graphs with corporate logos sitting over heaps of money. Logos of Salesforce, FedEx, HP, Nike and Amazon.
Photo illustration of graphs with corporate logos sitting over heaps of money. Logos of Salesforce, FedEx, HP, Nike and Amazon.
3d ago

The depressing reason white women are now rallying around Matt Gaetz

White women in the United States have often wielded their collective power to support and amplify white male oppressors. Gaetz is just the latest politician to receive their cover.
Image: Illustration of Matt Gaetz inside a block of red surrounded by pink.
Image: Illustration of Matt Gaetz inside a block of red surrounded by pink.
4d ago

Toxic masculinity is literally infecting people with Covid

A study says vaccine hesitancy among some men is a potentially fatal consequence of toxic masculinity.
Image: A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Federal Way, Wash., on Feb. 4, 2021.
Image: A patient receives a Covid-19 vaccine in Federal Way, Wash., on Feb. 4, 2021.
5d ago

Khloe Kardashian is all for body positivity — but only if hers looks 'perfect'

Khloe Kardashian can champion body positivity or accept her family’s legacy of profiting off of depressingly unrealistic beauty standards. But not both.
Photo collage of three silhouettes of Khloe Kardashian's arm on her waist. the centre silhouette has a marble texture.
Photo collage of three silhouettes of Khloe Kardashian's arm on her waist. the centre silhouette has a marble texture.
5d ago

Why hasn't Biden's push for vaccine equity extended to incarcerated Americans?

Some Americans still struggles with Covid vaccine skepticism. But inside some prisons and detention centers, getting a vaccine isn’t even an option.
Photo illustration of yellow colored chalk strikes on a black background and a vaccine that cuts across them.
Photo illustration of yellow colored chalk strikes on a black background and a vaccine that cuts across them.
5d ago

How the U.S. can finally share its vaccine stockpile with the world

Vaccinating the world is more important than defending corporate profits.
Photo illustration of a blue cover with stars being lifted off a red surface with three white colored vaccines.
Photo illustration of a blue cover with stars being lifted off a red surface with three white colored vaccines.
5d ago

Trump's most successful business may have been his presidency

Trump's campaign donation scam wasn't his first con. It definitely won't be his last.
Image: Young Donald Trump speaking at a podium. Text behind him partially reads, \"The Trump\"
Image: Young Donald Trump speaking at a podium. Text behind him partially reads, \"The Trump\"