Reading Time: 1 minute Voter ID laws work as intended — they are suppressing the vote and blocking democracy. Just as shameful is that nobody is talking about it.
Reading Time: 1 minute Ethics experts believe the danger is great that Donald Trump and his various global business dealings will run afoul of conflict of interest laws.
Reading Time: 29 minutes More than 50 years after the assassination of JFK, questions of who, what, and why remain unresolved. Despite valiant efforts by a dedicated research community, the obstacles remain formidable. At a recent JFK research conference in Dallas, Russ Baker addressed some of these challenges and how to move forward.
Reading Time: 1 minute Tis the season to be jolly! Follow me in merry measure! Yeah, whatever…let’s watch Prescott Bush.
Reading Time: 1 minute With its decision in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court opened the door for state lawmakers who wanted to turn back the clock and return to a time when race played a role in who could vote.
Reading Time: 1 minute Yes there is a problem with totally fake news. But the mainstream media, in creating a panic about that problem, ignores a fundamental issue: much of its own content, while superficially “accurate,” is often spin and manipulation itself.
Reading Time: 1 minute While shocking to some, the treatment of Native Americans in North Dakota is entirely consistent with US government policy to disregard the concerns of “Indians” whenever necessary — in particular if they stand in the way of businessmen making a buck.
Reading Time: 1 minute With talk of a Muslim registry heating up, it is worth revisiting how Japanese-Americans were taken from their homes and put in camps during World War II.
Reading Time: 1 minute In-person voter fraud is extraordinarily rare. And why would somebody try to steal one vote at a time when they can just fix the result at the source?
Reading Time: 1 minute Voter suppression is no laughing matter but sometimes humor can help people understand an issue better. Watch John Oliver demolish those who only want the right people to vote.
Reading Time: 1 minute Police killings are a serious problem in the US. But any honest debate around this issue must include the fact that cops have a tough job: Every day they potentially face citizens who carry more firepower than they do.
Reading Time: 1 minute The disenfranchisement of felons has played a key role in the outcome of elections throughout the country. In 2000, it even decided the presidential race. What impact will this undemocratic practice have this year?
Reading Time: 1 minute About half the fruits and vegetables grown in America are not pretty enough to fetch a good price, so they end up in landfills where they rot — releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases. In the meantime, millions starve. This video examines the causes, and offers solutions.
Reading Time: 1 minute As candidate, Barack Obama said NAFTA benefited Wall Street and not Main Street. As president, he is pushing trade deals that critics say will only help corporations and not ordinary Americans.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know that there is a simple way you can get out of answering questions at a traffic stop? Be white.
Reading Time: 1 minute Political parties are expected to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on campaign ads in the next 100 days. Here is the only one you should watch.
Reading Time: 1 minute Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda decision. But many Americans still don’t know their rights. Here is a primer.
Reading Time: 1 minute Alejandro Aravena, winner of the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize, explains his exciting solution to the housing problem: “participatory design.”
Reading Time: 1 minute At a secret meeting at Harvard last month, 150 scientists discussed what it would take to create a synthetic human genome — a key step in a controversial initiative.
Reading Time: 1 minute The story of how “Black Wall Street” was destroyed 95 years ago is one of the most shameful in US history — and hardly anybody has ever heard about it.