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December 28, 2022
The “Faces” of Black Conservatism Tell Us Everything—About the GOP
Republicans’ embrace of Kanye West and Herschel Walker says more about how the GOP thinks about Black people than it does about Black conservatism in America.
December 9, 2022
If Merrick Garland Had the Courage of His Convictions…
Donald Trump would already be on his way to prison.
December 9, 2022
Before Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam Knew Ticketmaster’s Monopoly Power All Too Well
In 1994, Pearl Jam tried to end Ticketmaster’s dominance. Can Taylor Swift fans do what the grunge band couldn’t?
November 1, 2022
How to Crush a Movement for Racial Justice
Heavy-handed policing by Arkansas authorities—with an assist from the Trump
Biden Justice Departments—put Dawn Jeffrey in jail and left her fellow protesters demoralized and demobilized.
Aaron Miguel Cantú
October 31, 2022
How to Talk About Public Safety
It’s not an either/or proposition.
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August 19, 2022
The Mar-a-Lago Raid Highlights the DOJ’s Hypocrisy on the Espionage Act
The Espionage Act has long been used to punish whistleblowers. But despite acting against Trump, the Justice Department usually gives a pass to high-ranking officials who disregard the national security system they’re sworn to uphold.
August 17, 2022
Trump Is a Criminal—Will Any of These 4 Investigations Snare Him?
Here’s where things stand with the investigations into the former president—from his potential violation of the Espionage Act to his role in the January 6 insurrection.
July 20, 2022
Merrick Garland Isn’t Being “Impartial”—He’s Helping Trump
A leaked memo appears to throw cold water on the idea that Garland’s DOJ will hold Trump or his closest cronies accountable for January 6.
July 19, 2022
We Can’t Have Democracy Without Accountability
Can we rebuild trust in government institutions, or are we headed for a far grimmer America in the near future?
Karen J. Greenberg
June 16, 2022
Trump’s “Big Lie” Was Also a Big Grift
The January 6 committee’s revelations that the Trump campaign raised money for a bogus “Official Election Defense Fund” point to criminal fraud.