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9h ago

Why the Facebook Oversight Board's Trump decision is much bigger than Trump

Perhaps nothing is more American than turning to a private corporation to regulate itself, with no consequences elsewhere.
Image: President Donald Trump leaves the briefing room at the White House on April 17, 2020.
Image: President Donald Trump leaves the briefing room at the White House on April 17, 2020.
13h ago

We have to stop letting terrible men write about terrible men

A best-selling biography of a misogynist, written by an alleged abuser, is almost too apt a metaphor.
Photo illustration: Infinite loop of a hand drawing a square that holds another hand drawing another square.
Photo illustration: Infinite loop of a hand drawing a square that holds another hand drawing another square.
23h ago

The people meant to protect us are leaving us exposed to Covid-19

It's simple: If you carry a gun, you should get the shot.
Photo illustration: A vial with an image of a military officer's arm getting vaccinated.
Photo illustration: A vial with an image of a military officer's arm getting vaccinated.
23h ago

Stephen Miller's new legal project aims to preserve Trump's racist legacy

Miller is suing the Biden administration for giving aid to Black farmers. Really.
Image: White House policy adviser Stephen Miller is seen at the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus on Aug. 24, 2018.
Image: White House policy adviser Stephen Miller is seen at the Ohio Republican Party State Dinner in Columbus on Aug. 24, 2018.
2d ago

Trump distracted America from the GOP's war on abortion. Now it may be too late.

When Trump added three anti-abortion conservatives to the Supreme Court, he pretty much guaranteed a roll-back of women’s rights.
Anti-abortion demonstrators protest in front of the Supreme Court on June 29, 2020.
Anti-abortion demonstrators protest in front of the Supreme Court on June 29, 2020.
2d ago

Republicans' anti-democracy crusade is working — and Democrats need to step up ASAP

There are a few months, tops, for the Senate to actually pass a voting rights bill.
Photo illustration: A clock on the U.S. Capitol dome, surrounded by pieces that show John Lewis, voters in a line, text that reads,\"HR1 for the people act\", and a hand holding a ballot.
Photo illustration: A clock on the U.S. Capitol dome, surrounded by pieces that show John Lewis, voters in a line, text that reads,\"HR1 for the people act\", and a hand holding a ballot.
2d ago

We can't keep scaring conspiracy theorists into darker corners of the internet

People will gravitate towards likeminded people, even if the ideas they share are racist conspiracies.
Image: Qanon supporters at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC
Image: Qanon supporters at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC
3d ago

Rudy Giuliani is taking a victory lap right now. He should be ducking for cover.

The FBI reportedly thought briefing Giuliani might impede a criminal investigation.
Trump Campaign Holds Press Conference With Rudy Giuliani And Jenna Ellis
Trump Campaign Holds Press Conference With Rudy Giuliani And Jenna Ellis
3d ago

How defamation suits became the best weapon against disinformation

One way to stop the Big Lie is to impose big legal costs on the conspiracy theorists.
Image: Eric Coomer from Dominion Voting Systems.
Image: Eric Coomer from Dominion Voting Systems.
3d ago

Modi put winning an election over fighting Covid. Sound familiar?

Nationalists from India to Brazil are facing political pressure over their lax Covid-19 policies.
Image: Prime Minister Naredra Modi
Image: Prime Minister Naredra Modi
4d ago

Why the Tea Party's silence on Biden's progressive agenda is so telling

While Republicans predictably denounce the spending and toss out vague references to “socialism,” there is no grassroots push back.
Image: Protesters at a demonstration against Obamacare near the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 10, 2013.
Image: Protesters at a demonstration against Obamacare near the Capitol in Washington on Sept. 10, 2013.