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WHEN JOHN PAUL STEVENS EVISCERATED ANTONIN SCALIA

John Paul Stevens, who died on Tuesday, served on the Supreme Court for 35 years. His tenure, the second-longest in the court's history,...

MAKE THE GUARANTEE CLAUSE GREAT AGAIN

The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Rucho v. Common Cause last month dealt a harsh blow to American democracy. For the last decade, federal...

 
 
 

THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

For most of this year, Joe Biden has strutted across stages in New Hampshire and Iowa, and at swanky fundraisers in New York and California,...

Lila Savage's Say Say Say Is a Breakthrough in Women's Fiction

LILA SAVAGE'S SAY SAY SAY IS A BREAKTHROUGH IN WOMEN'S FICTION

Kirkus Reviews recently called Lila Savage's debut novel Say Say Say, about a care worker who tends to a middle-aged woman with a serious...

 
 
 
Playing Soldiers

PLAYING SOLDIERS

The World's Only Corn Palace was crowded on this post-Independence Day weekend when I visited to see it thank me for my service. An...

EDITOR'S NOTE

Dale Peck's post “My Mayor Pete Problem” has been removed from the site, in response to criticism of the piece's inappropriate and...

 
 
 
Most Veterans Say America's Wars Are a Waste. No One's Listening to Them

MOST VETERANS SAY AMERICA'S WARS ARE A WASTE. NO ONE'S LISTENING TO THEM

In spite of his confused account of U.S. history, his partisan snipes, and his dictatorial posturing, Donald Trump's parading and speechifying...

TRUMP'S DAY OF TERROR

Trump, ever the reality-TV showman, governs through spectacle. What could be more spectacular than a massive nationwide raid against...

 
 
 

TRUMP ASSEMBLES HIS GANG OF SOCIAL-MEDIA DEPLORABLES

Donald Trump's war against the media reached perhaps its weirdest point on Thursday afternoon when the president hosted a “social media...

The Secrets in Greenland's Ice

THE SECRETS IN GREENLAND'S ICE

There are two major kinds of Arctic narratives. There are those of heroic and doomed adventurers, and there are the environmental stories....

 
 
 

HOW TO SAVE JOURNALISM

When we look back on the horrible summer of 2019, we might find that what seemed to be a minor event at the time turned out to be a...

Pining for the Moon

PINING FOR THE MOON

The moon belongs as much to art as to science. In the eighth century, the Venerable Bede described an eclipse correctly in flourishing...

 
 
 

ALEXANDER ACOSTA'S TRUMPIAN NON-APOLOGY

It was already clear before this week that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, as a federal prosecutor a decade ago, had mishandled...

TOM STEYER'S $100 MILLION VANITY PROJECT

What would you do if you suddenly received a check for $100 million? Many Americans would probably embrace a more lavish personal lifestyle:...

 
 
 

LINDSEY GRAHAM'S “ACHILLES HEEL”

Aside from Maine's Susan Collins-who is a “moderate” until the moment Mitch McConnell needs her vote to Kavanaugh-ize the Supreme Court-Lindsey Graham...

WHAT DOES BIG TECH WANT FROM BUTTIGIEG?

Pete Buttigieg made more than a few jaws drop last week when he released quarterly donation tallies that outperformed his place in...

 
 
 

XXXVI

A thousand ripe plums gape down at me

 where squatting in the dirt I pinch

 each beetle pill lady uncap a jam jar 

drop them inside
 I...

THE MILLENNIALS ARRIVE AT AMERICA'S MOST FAMOUS HIPPIE COMMUNITY

In 2014, Laura Look and her boyfriend, Trevor Eustis, decided to sell their possessions and move into a van they had nicknamed Carlos...

 
 
 

FOR THE LIVING IN THE NEW WORLD

There are so many ways to walk through a forest- through clover clusters, along a boardwalk lined with skunk cabbages-to a field where...

FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS WITH UKRAINE'S FAR RIGHT

With burgers-and-beer menu in front of me, it doesn't seem that different at first from a typical American sports bar. The tattooed...

 
 
 



Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block construction of telescope

Police arrest Hawaiian protesters trying to block construction of telescope

Police have arrested several protesters blocking access to Hawaii's highest peak where a telescope will be constructed on land some Native Hawaiians consider sacred. Read more ...

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 people on board, state media says

Iran seizes foreign oil tanker with 12 people on board, state media says

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard forces have seized a foreign oil tanker accused of smuggling oil with a crew of 12, Iran's state TV reported Thursday. Read more ...

Hundreds of pages of emails about Tupac show Iowa official's fixation of...

Hundreds of pages of emails about Tupac show Iowa official's fixation of rapper before his ouster

He hosted weekly "Tupac Fridays" to play his music in the office, and he marked his own 65th birthday with Tupac-themed cookies, including ones decorated with the words "Thug... Read more ...

Former Louisiana State University student convicted in fraternity hazing death

Former Louisiana State University student convicted in fraternity hazing death

The teen's parents said Wednesday that they were grateful for the verdict, even though it would not bring back their son. Read more ...

'Send Her Back!' Trump Rally Erupts With New Racist Chant About Rep. Ilhan Omar

'Send Her Back!' Trump Rally Erupts With New Racist Chant About Rep. Ilhan Omar

Trump supporters at a rally in North Carolina turned the president's attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen into a chilling chant. Read more ...

An 11-year-old's clever 'ice cold beer' sign sure got the attention of police

An 11-year-old's clever 'ice cold beer' sign sure got the attention of police

Everyone loves a lemonade on a hot summer day, but 11-year old Seth had an even better idea. Read more ...

House blocks maverick Dem's Trump impeachment effort

House blocks maverick Dem's Trump impeachment effort

The U.S. House detailed a maverick Democrat's drive to impeach President Donald Trump for his recent racial insults against lawmakers of color. Read more ...

British Open 2019: Rory McIlroy starts with disastrous quadruple-bogey eight

British Open 2019: Rory McIlroy starts with disastrous quadruple-bogey eight

He was met with a raucous reception on the first tee, but Rory McIlroy endured an opening-hole meltdown at Royal Portrush. Read more ...

Sexual assault charges dropped against Kevin Spacey in Massachusetts...

Sexual assault charges dropped against Kevin Spacey in Massachusetts criminal case

During a July 8 court hearing, the accuser decided to invoke the Fifth Amendment. Read more ...

British Open tee times, pairings: Full first-round schedule

British Open tee times, pairings: Full first-round schedule

The 2019 British Open kicks off Thursday, and for those stateside hoping to get a peek at golfers working their way through historic Royal Portrush, it'll be a very early... Read more ...