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12h ago

Steve Bannon's legal defense doesn't have to make sense

Even when Trump and his allies have a losing legal argument, their strategy is to win by running out the clock on congressional Democrats.
Image: Steve Bannon
Image: Steve Bannon
13h ago

The worst part of Mississippi's anti-critical race theory push: It's deeply, deeply lazy

No, critical race theory isn't a "form of Marxism," as the Mississippi Center for Public Policy claims.
Illustration of a stack of textbooks with scribbles, Martin Luther King Jr., an elephant and an anti-CRT protest sign.
Illustration of a stack of textbooks with scribbles, Martin Luther King Jr., an elephant and an anti-CRT protest sign.
23h ago

What a Trump zealot in DOJ can teach us about Jan. 6

Clark's transformation from bureaucrat to zealot needs to be a warning.
Image: Jeffrey Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources division, at the Justice Department in Washington in 2020.
Image: Jeffrey Clark, Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources division, at the Justice Department in Washington in 2020.
1d ago

Trump telling Republicans not to vote is the GOP's worst nightmare

Trump is throwing a tantrum disguised as a political strategy. And it will backfire.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Arizona on Oct. 28, 2020.
Image: Then-President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Arizona on Oct. 28, 2020.
2d ago

Harry and Meghan want you to think they're progressive — but they're just trying to get rich

Their bid to promote ethical investing as good for the masses is a shameless diversion.
The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Australia - Day 2
The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Australia - Day 2
2d ago

A couple was arrested for using sandwiches to share U.S. secrets. We have questions.

What motivates people to become spies? Certainly not money, the FBI discovers.
Image: Virginia-class attack submarine sea trial
Image: Virginia-class attack submarine sea trial
2d ago

The unnecessary tragedy of Biden's Boston bomber Supreme Court argument

If Biden opposes the death penalty, then he must stop putting people on death row.
Image: Police officers draw their guns as a second explosion occurs during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
Image: Police officers draw their guns as a second explosion occurs during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.
2d ago

Netflix's most popular series is much more than just a gory dystopian thriller

Netflix's megapopular series is more than just a gory dystopian thriller.
Image: A scene from Netflix's \"Squid Game.\"
Image: A scene from Netflix's \"Squid Game.\"
3d ago

How an obscure law is threatening America's Filet-O-Fish stockpile

A ludicrous plot involving a tiny train in Canada has fish stick lovers on edge.
Photo illustration: A fish burger with two small paper flags, one is an American flag and the other is a white flag that reads,\"S.O.S.\"
Photo illustration: A fish burger with two small paper flags, one is an American flag and the other is a white flag that reads,\"S.O.S.\"
3d ago

Henrietta Lacks' family sues after 70 years of exploitation. Science owes them a debt.

HeLa cells were used develop the polio vaccine and have been used by scientists to study AIDS and cancer.
Photo illustration: Image of test tubes, microscope image of HeLa cells; portrait of Henrietta Lacks with the microscopic image of cells forming the shape of her dress and the image of people walking forward.
Photo illustration: Image of test tubes, microscope image of HeLa cells; portrait of Henrietta Lacks with the microscopic image of cells forming the shape of her dress and the image of people walking forward.
3d ago

Rep. Steve Scalise's recent cowardice is part of a long and very ugly history

Before Jan. 6 pretending Trump won was spineless. Doing so after is abominable.
Image: Steve Scalise
Image: Steve Scalise