In part because of our 24-hour media culture, every political act is defined in terms of winners and losers, with each loss seemingly devastating. There is good reason for that–many of the losse
While the right goes full fascism, writer after writer in mainstream publications, spills much more ink about the horrors of someone confronting Scott Pruitt or Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a restaurant.
As I type, the March for Our Lives is happening around the nation. People, led by the youth, are marching against American gun culture and our politicians responding to mass murders by facilitating mo
Tiya Miles is one of our top historians of slavery in its various 19th century forms (this is a really great book on slavery and the Cherokees) and I really appreciated this essay about how faculty li
In yet another clear signal about the consequences of embracing strongmen: violence erupted at the Turkish embassy in DC yesterday, just after Turkish President Erdogan enjoyed his cozy White House vi
I know I am shocked that the white response to black athletes protesting is framed by white racism. But all those white people love the conservative values espoused by Martin Luther King and Muhammad
There’s a lot of talk going on around the left right now about a “general strike” to be held on Friday, or whenever another faction says it should be. This is pretty absurd. For ther
I confess a bit of amusement at Yglesias embracing protest politics, but that’s petty on my part. He’s absolutely right that protesting Trump has worked in some really concrete ways. It is