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THE ENDLESS WORK OF TRYING TO WIN YOURSELF A NEW LIFE

Dave Taube has won a computer, a whitewater rafting trip, and several grills. There's also the kayak, the powder-blue Coors Light onesie,...

MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE IS REALLY GREAT AT HER JOB: PROFESSIONAL TROLL

After she was stripped from her committee assignments for making a range of racist , anti-Semitic , and generally batshit crazy public...

 
 
 

ARE LIBERAL CITIES TURNING AGAINST THEIR PROGRESSIVE PROSECUTORS?

In 2016, the killing of Laquan McDonald brought reform prosecutor Kim Foxx into office in Chicago. Larry Krasner, a criminal defense...

THE INCREDIBLY STUPID, ENTIRELY AVOIDABLE GAS PANIC OF 2021

As you may well have heard by now, the Colonial Pipeline-a 5,500-mile system that provides the East Coast with nearly half of its gas...

 
 
 

CAN ELON MUSK'S BITCOIN BETRAYAL EXPOSE THE GRIFT OF CRYPTOCURRENCY?

It's a dark day on meme street. Elon Musk, one of Bitcoin's high priests, seems to have turned against the cryptocurrency, sending...

HOW ADRIENNE RICH CHANGED HER MIND

In 1975, Adrienne Rich wrote a letter to the editor in The New York Review of Books, scolding Susan Sontag for suggesting that contemporary...

 
 
 

GIVING UP ON ECONOMIC GROWTH COULD MAKE US COOLER AND HAPPIER

Depending on which climate advocate you talk to, economic growth can either be the force that will deliver us from planetary destruction...

DECOLONIZE THE LITHIUM BOOM

Last week, the New York Times reported on the upcoming opening of what will be America's second functional lithium mine-a signal of...

 
 
 

THE PANDEMIC PLANNERS WERE READY. NO ONE LISTENED

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare many fault lines in American society, from the savage inequalities of our health care system to...

LISTEN CLOSELY TO THE CICADAS. THEY'RE TELLING US SOMETHING

They went to ground as John Kerry was “reporting for duty” at the Democratic National Convention, deftly avoiding the release of Princess...

 
 
 

I QUIT THE GOP AND MOVED LEFT. WILL LIZ CHENEY DO THE SAME?

I've been thinking a lot about Liz Cheney. Her courage in standing up to Donald Trump and the increasingly authoritarian Republican...

NOTHING EXPOSES THE GOP'S CRUELTY MORE THAN ITS WAR ON MEDICAID EXPANSION

Last August, Missouri voters made themselves perfectly clear when they voted to expand the state's Medicaid program, passing a ballot...

 
 
 

THE WORLD IS WAKING UP TO THE TRUTH THAT NATURAL GAS IS DIRTY

In the last several years, the fossil fuel industry has tried to paint itself as being on a smooth path toward a clean energy future....

ANDY COHEN'S REALITY TELEVISION FANTASY

No one ever believed that reality television was totally real. Thirty-one days before The Real World premiered on MTV in 1992-a one-off...

 
 
 

IT TOOK THE DEMOCRATS HALF A CENTURY TO REDISCOVER TRICKLE-UP ECONOMICS

When Republicans began reformulating their tax philosophy in the late 1970s, they looked to their party's policies in the 1920s for...

HOW AMERICA BECAME THE MONEY LAUNDERING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

In March, federal agents raided the Beverly Hills premises of a company called U.S. Private Vaults. According to a subsequent grand...

 
 
 

BP'S SUSPICIOUS SUPPORT FOR A CARBON MARKET IN WASHINGTON STATE

In early April, the state of Washington managed to do what once seemed impossible: successfully pass a bill establishing carbon pricing....

BIG PHARMA: THERE'S NO EASY WAY OUT OF THE VACCINE CRISIS WE CREATED

On Wednesday, after months of growing pressure from progressive activists and governments around the world, the Biden administration...

 
 
 

THE WASHINGTON MEDIA IS OVERBLOWING THE LIZ CHENEY STORY

In the last 24 hours, about the only publication that has not offered a breathless account of Liz Cheney's plight is Epicurious. And...

THERE'S SOMETHING MISSING FROM BIDEN'S MOVE TO FREE THE COVID VACCINES

In a breakthrough for global health, the Biden administration on Wednesday announced it would support an international waiver of intellectual...

 
 
 



New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

New York's Elise Stefanik Installed As New GOP Conference Chair

The vote came two days after House Republicans ousted Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney from the leadership role after her continued criticism of former President Donald Trump. (Image... Read more ...

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Elon Musk's net worth plummets by $25 billion after a tumultuous week

Summary List Placement Elon Musk's net worth dropped by $25 billion within the week Tesla stopped accepting Bitcoin payments and the billionaire hosted Saturday Night Live. The... Read more ...

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

CDC director: Mask-wearing will ‘be hard to let go' despite new guidance

Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Friday that mask-wearing will “be hard to let go” of for some and argued Americans should... Read more ...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and...

Unemployment benefits are competitive with most states' average wages - and it could explain why Americans aren't rushing back to work

Summary List Placement The federal government significantly expanded unemployment benefits for much of the pandemic as millions of Americans lost their jobs amid lockdowns... Read more ...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've...

You still need to wear a mask on planes, trains, and buses - even if you've been fully vaccinated

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday that fully-vaccinated Americans don't have to wear masks indoors , provided individual... Read more ...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of...

Minnesota House Approves Recreational Marijuana Bill, The First-Ever Vote Of Its Kind In The State

ST. PAUL, MINN. - The Minnesota House on Thursday night approved a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state, a historic vote for an effort some have been... Read more ...

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

Irish health system says it's targeted in ransomware attack

LONDON - Ireland's health service shut down its IT systems on Friday after being targeted in what it called a “significant ransomware attack." The Health Service Executive said... Read more ...

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Hoping for unity, GOP set to put Rep. Elise Stefanik in top House post

Republicans are ready to vault New York Rep. Elise Stefanik into the ranks of the party's House leadership. Read more ...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC...

Walmart, Target, and Starbucks are keeping mask mandates despite the CDC relaxing guidance for vaccinated people. Here's how stores are responding to the new guidelines

Summary List Placement The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday relaxed guidance for mask-wearing in indoor and outdoor spaces for fully vaccinated people... Read more ...

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing mom goes viral on TikTok

A Harvard-bound student's college essay about losing her mother has gone viral on TikTok. Read more ...