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The “total chaos” of the Trump administration’s handling of immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border is deja vu all over again for Arizonans. The same goes for this week’s Supreme Court ruling to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban, a proclamation “motivated by anti-Muslim animus,” as Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted in her dissenting opinion. Years ago, many […]

For Sara Valente, the transition from high school to her freshman year at Harvard was rocky. She was homesick, anxious about making new friends and, as she puts it, “obsessively comparing myself to my classmates.” “The stress of Harvard quickly overwhelmed me,” the computer science major explains. “I felt I had nowhere to turn.” After […]

The dust had not yet settled on New York Rep. Joe Crowley’s stunning primary loss this Tuesday before California Rep. Barbara Lee, a staunch progressive, had announced her interest in his role as chair of the House Democratic Caucus. “I could bring a vision to this job based on my work with different caucuses — […]

A shaken journalist who survived Thursday’s deadly attack at The Capital Gazette newspaper says she “couldn’t give a fuck” about thoughts and prayers if “there’s nothing else.” Shortly after a gunman shot and killed five staffers at the Maryland newspaper, President Donald Trump tweeted: Prior to departing Wisconsin, I was briefed on the shooting at Capital Gazette […]

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has canceled weekend events in Alabama and Texas due to a “very serious death threat,” according to a statement reported by CNN Thursday. The threat follows Waters’ controversial call to protesters to confront members of the Trump administration in public over their support for the president’s zero tolerance policy against immigrants. Waters’ […]

The NAACP and a handful of voters filed a lawsuit on Thursday to strike down the map for the Connecticut legislature before the 2020 election. The plaintiffs say that lawmakers are unconstitutionally drawing district lines when they count prisoners as part of the population of the place where they’re incarcerated. Connecticut redraws its electoral districts every […]

Name a more iconic unlikely duo than Kanye West and Paul McCartney. No, seriously, we’ll wait.  The two musical legends in their own right collaborated on a trio of songs a few years ago ― “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds” and “All Day.” The process wasn’t exactly harmonious, according to Blur and Gorillaz musician Damon Albarn. During a June interview with the […]

Lots of songs are about sex and orgasms, but “Electric Boogie (The Electric Slide)” is not one of them. No, despite rumors that made their way this week across social media and into some news outlets ― including HuffPost ― that song you danced to at your niece’s bat mitzvah and your cousin Sara’s wedding is not […]

For the first time, a U.S. Supreme Court decision has denounced the infamous 1944 ruling that supported the constitutionality of Japanese-American incarceration during World War II, calling that ruling “morally repugnant” and “gravely wrong.” The court’s declaration came Tuesday in a decision upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from several Muslim-majority countries. The president had once […]

One face of Donald Trump’s cruelty toward refugees is a tear-stained child wrenched from parents. Another is the vulpine countenance of the president’s twerpish mini–me, the anti-immigration zealot Stephen Miller. To a frightening degree, Miller personifies the inhumanity, mendacity and nascent authoritarianism of Trump’s exploitation of xenophobia and racism in the soulless pursuit of power. […]


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