Reading Time: 3 minutes The US has dropped out of the list of the world’s 20 least corrupt countries.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Stacey Abrams knows all about the impact that voter suppression and other anti-democracy measures can have on an election. We hope she uses the response to the State of the Union address to urge Americans to fight for democracy — while they still can.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity activists are suing Texas state officials over a controversial and misleading advisory that asserts that thousands of “noncitizens” illegally voted.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Scientists have linked being rocked all night to better sleep, even for grown-ups.
Reading Time: 14 minutes A new organization seeks to take on ‘climate breakdown’ and global capitalism through direct, nonviolent action.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Stoking fears of voter fraud, the Texas secretary of state issued an advisory that asks local election officials to investigate noncitizen voters. Except it turns out that the claims are vastly overblown.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The “Remain in Mexico” policy pushes Central Americans back across a dangerous border, limiting access to legal help and a chance at a new life in the United States.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Was the Green Party icon unwittingly useful to President Vladimir Putin of Russia — or wittingly? OPINION
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Colorado Supreme Court’s decision in an environmental case was based on a dissent by a racist judge who revealed confidential information to a third party.
Reading Time: 3 minutes This thing you may not have heard about could just be what saves humanity from extinction.
Reading Time: 5 minutes How scared should the uber-rich be of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren? We are about to find out. OPINION
Reading Time: 2 minutes Researchers have identified the body’s white-blood-cell freeway system — which could be harnessed to help cure disease.
Reading Time: 12 minutes A penetrating look into the transformative influence of black feminist political strategy and principles in mainstream US politics, especially since the 2016 election.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The consequences of man-made climate change are real and devastating. The grassroots are coming to terms with the reality that progress will not come from the top — they must lead. OPINION
Reading Time: 3 minutes A review article in the ‘New England Journal of Medicine’ calls for drastic action to stop climate change-related deaths and an increase in global inequality.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Our Russ Baker had a special “relationship” with the other Russell Baker. But we’ll all miss him. OPINION
Reading Time: 3 minutes Facebook users 65 and older shared the majority of fake news during the 2016 election, a new study found. The results were consistent for all baby boomers regardless of political ideology.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Journalist David Talbot talks about a new effort, joined by the Kennedy and King families as well as many others, to have Congress reopen assassination probes.
Reading Time: 23 minutes On the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of more than 60 prominent American citizens is calling upon Congress to reopen the investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Is a cat or dog too much responsibility for you? Don’t worry — AI robots are replacing them.