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OK, Abolish ICE. What Then?

OK, ABOLISH ICE. WHAT THEN?

A two-word rallying cry on the left against President Donald Trump's immigration policies has grown into 2,700 words of federal legislation,...

THE WHITE HOUSE P.R. “NIGHTMARE” THAT NEVER CAME

On June 20, the Trump administration released a report some officials hoped would never see the light of day. The draft study from...

 
 
 

THE TROUBLING FAILURE OF AMERICA'S DISASTER RESPONSE

The Federal Emergency Management Agency was already supporting 692 federally declared disasters when hurricane season started last...

HOW RUSSIANS SAW THE HELSINKI SUMMIT

At times, it looked like Russian President Vladimir Putin could hardly contain his excitement. With the flash of a smile or a curt...

 
 
 

TRUMP IS NOT PUTIN'S PUPPET

President Donald Trump's seven-day swing through Europe last week, which concluded on Monday with his meeting with Russian President...

The American Academic Mistaken for a Spy

THE AMERICAN ACADEMIC MISTAKEN FOR A SPY

On the cover of anthropologist Katherine Verdery's My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File , there is a grainy, black-and-white...

 
 
 

THE RISING POLITICS OF RENT

Eight years ago, a New York resident and long-shot gubernatorial candidate named Jimmy McMillan became briefly, rightfully famous on...

IS TWITTER GOOD NOW?

At the beginning of March, twelve years after Twitter was founded and seventeen months after it helped swing a presidential election,...

 
 
 

CRITICS OF STARBUCKS' STRAW BAN ARE MISSING THE POINT

Starbucks' recent decision to phase out plastic straws by the year 2020 has come under fire from the disability community. Eliminating...

IS IT FAIR FOR TRUMP TO BASH NATO OVER MILITARY SPENDING?

Taking the “come out swinging” approach to family reunions, President Donald Trump kicked off the NATO summit this week by accusing...

 
 
 

WET, HOT, ARISTOCRATIC SUMMER

Royalist mania transcends traditional political divisions in the United States. Liberals, who decry entrenched privilege at home, seem...

FACEBOOK IS STILL ABUSING YOUR PRIVACY

Three months ago, Mark Zuckerberg was sitting before Congress , promising to change Facebook's ways. “I started Facebook, I run it,...

 
 
 

HOW THE SUPREME COURT KILLS ROE V. WADE

In 1992, the Supreme Court surprised the nation yet again with a ruling on abortion. Many observers expected that the justices would...

IS AT&T GOING TO RUIN HBO?

It's only been a month since AT&T's merger with Time Warner was allowed by a federal judge, in a decision that will have deep and lasting...

 
 
 

A WATERSHED MOMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY

President Donald Trump's announcement on Monday night that he would appoint Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court marked the culmination...

SCOTT PRUITT IS GONE. HIS ASSAULT ON THE ENVIRONMENT CONTINUES

We may never know what finally pushed Scott Pruitt to resign on Thursday as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Perhaps it...

 
 
 

OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE COULD REMAKE AMERICAN POLITICS

In his satirical 2004 American history textbook, comedian Jon Stewart joked that the Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling had...

Sobriety Art

SOBRIETY ART

By all rights, Leslie Jamison's new memoir, The Recovering: Intoxication and its Aftermath shouldn't work. For one thing, it rehashes...

 
 
 

THE WORLD IN A WORLD CUP

I would never have watched the World Cup if it weren't for my partner, a British national who grew up on Gary Lineker, the striker...

TRUMP'S BIG TRADE WAR BLUFF

President Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum this spring was alarming for a number of reasons. The economic impact...

 
 
 



Soccer team rescued after 18 days in cave expected to leave hospital

Soccer team rescued after 18 days in cave expected to leave hospital

Some of the boys were treated for minor infections during their hospital stay. Read more ...

Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case

European Union regulators today slapped Google with a massive $5 billion penalty for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system. Antitrust regulators... Read more ...

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

San Francisco bans tour buses from 'Full House' residence

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is banning tour buses near a house made famous by the popular 1990s sitcom "Full House." Read more ...

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

The American League has won 18 of the last 21 All-Star Games played to a decision, taking a 44-43 lead in the series, with two ties. Read more ...

NBA trade rumors: Spurs, Raptors finalizing deal involving Kawhi Leonard...

NBA trade rumors: Spurs, Raptors finalizing deal involving Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan

The Spurs and Raptors could reach an agreement on a trade centered around Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan very quickly. Read more ...

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor's sexual misconduct

Wrestlers sue Ohio State over doctor's sexual misconduct

The lawsuit filed on Monday by four former college wrestlers allege "rampant sexual misconduct." Read more ...

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game 8-6 in 10 innings

The American League has won 18 of the last 21 All-Star Games played to a decision, taking a 44-43 lead in the series, with two ties. Read more ...

New Hampshire woman seriously hurt during encounter with bear in her kitchen

New Hampshire woman seriously hurt during encounter with bear in her kitchen

"The woman was in the wrong place at the wrong time." Read more ...

U.S. Government Paid Trump-Owned Scottish Golf Resort $77,000 Before His Visit

U.S. Government Paid Trump-Owned Scottish Golf Resort $77,000 Before His Visit

The news has prompted renewed questions about whether Trump is unethically profiting from the presidency. Read more ...

Arizona Cardinals suspend GM 5 weeks after extreme DUI plea

Arizona Cardinals suspend GM 5 weeks after extreme DUI plea

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Cardinals suspended general manager Steve Keim for five weeks and fined him $200,000 after he pleaded guilty to extreme DUI following a Fourth of... Read more ...