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From Trump 2020 to 'Don't Say Gay,' GOP leadership wastes millions of taxpayer dollars

Tax money goes down the drain when Republicans wage unwinnable wars on the Constitution, the rule of the law and their fellow human beings.From president on down, conservative...

Conflating war crimes with genocide is counterproductive — for Ukraine and beyond

Conflating genocide with any war crime or atrocity undermines the specific salience of the term in conflicts where it is actually taking place. However well intentioned, over-use...

I don't watch videos of police brutality anymore. This story is too real and change too far off.

There's not much to be gained from watching police brutality and violence against Black people. I'm waiting for some achievable legislative goals.I still regret scrolling...

Fox News Surprised to Learn It’s on Trump’s Truth Social

Some major brands with an official-looking Truth Social presence never set up accounts on Trump’s ironically named Twitter rival.Truth Social is billed as a bastion of free speech

Tyrants get bad information — so do non-tyrants

Beyond overt tyranny, the failure to speak truth to power has more to do with the social psychology of ambitious humans in massive organizations.Unfortunately, there is an...

If Trump Was Still President, Ukraine Would Be So Screwed Right Now

Trump gives the game away on Hannity.Ukraine’s successful defense has required several factors, including the bravery and skill of its armed forces and continued Russian bungling.

More firepower to the front, US to rush armor, heavy artillery to counter Russian advantage in coming eastern showdown

$800M MORE BUCKS FOR MORE BANG: With the start of a major Russian offensive to capture all of the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine perhaps just days away, the U.S. is racing to...

Why Republicans Are Turning an Easy Election Into a Culture War

Republicans are complicating an election they’re already likely to win because the base wants a fight and Trumpism tells them to never retreat.Translated into the context of the...

The Amazon Union Exposes the Emptiness of 'Woke Capital'

It’s ordinary laborers who have the best opportunity to improve society.The battle isn’t over—the union will still have to go through the difficult process of negotiating a...

We'll never know why the FedEx shooter killed 8 in Indianapolis. But we're not helpless to take action.

Since we first learned of the attack on April 15, 2021, many Sikhs have wondered: Did the shooter attack us because of who we are? It is a question that is all too familiar for...

Seize Russian yachts, jets and Picassos. Then use the money to help Ukraine.

We've introduced legislation that would give President Joe Biden the authority to seize Russian assets and give increased support to Ukraine.Outside Ukraine, mega-yachts ferry

Imagining a “Second Civil War” Is a Lost Cause

Why so many people are doing it anyway.Rousing in a sweat, it didn’t take me long to untangle the meaning behind this dream. A few weeks earlier, I had finished editing my book, a

How an Olive Oil Brand Became the Most Luxurious Part of My Skincare Routine

If you haven’t experienced the benefits of using olive oil for skin, you’re missing out.I've never been one for extensive skincare routines, and with a new baby at home, some days

School Closures Were a Catastrophe. Progressives Still Haven’t Reckoned With It.

If you don’t diagnose your error, you might repeat it.But these complications do not fully explain the sheer rage generated by Silver. The furnace-hot backlash seemed to be...

Trump dialing down the rhetoric? LOL! The mountebank of Mar-a-Lago is worse than ever.

Donald Trump demands absolute devotion to the lie that the 2020 election was stolen, but Mitch McConnell somehow doesn't see this as a GOP problem.At least that’s what Senate...