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In Derek Chauvin’s Trial, Will We Finally Get Justice?
Despite the extraordinarily clear evidence of police misconduct, a conviction in this case is far from assured.
March 5, 2021
We Must Protect the Squad!
As soon as they arrived, the Black and brown leftists of Congress became targets of right-wing terror groups.
January 22, 2021
The Capitol Rioters Must Face Consequences
The long-standing normalization of right-wing violence demands that accountability for their crimes be a national priority.
December 28, 2020
House Democrats’ Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Is Huge—and Not Enough
This is exactly the right time to start pulling back from the war on drugs.
November 25, 2020
Trump’s Election Lies Failed, but the Damage Is Done
Trump’s supporters, already steeped in white grievance, are predictably receptive to the idea that “illegal voters” have succeeded in stealing their democracy.
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November 2, 2020
The Trauma of Trump’s Presidency Will Haunt Us
Leveraging psychological pain and mental terror has been central to his strategy.
October 2, 2020
American History Is Getting Whitewashed, Again
As demands for racial justice grow, Trump is pushing historical mythmaking into high gear.