It should not fall to the only black Republican senator to block a man who spent his career seeking to disenfranchise minority voters from being appointed to the federal bench.
Ryan Coogler and Sylvester Stallone profoundly altered the racial subtext of America’s most iconic sports-film franchise.
Attempts to prevent the governed from exercising their right to the franchise deserve to bear the stigma of illegitimacy.
The dismissal of Jeff Sessions makes this much clear: The Republicans’ midterm defeat has made the president more desperate to undermine the rule of law.
Only one of America’s major political parties relies on stoking hatred and fear against those outside its coalition.
The Republican Party’s future dominance of the Lone Star State, and the nation itself, relies on rigging democracy to its advantage. It won’t work forever.
The president and his supporters insisted that several thousand Honduran migrants were a looming menace—and the Pittsburgh gunman took that seriously.
The president has given the nation no reason to think his recent disavowals are sincere.
The president’s closing argument in the midterm elections lays bare the logic of his appeal.
The president’s praise for a congressman who assaulted a reporter is an act of desperation by a man contemplating the potential consequences of defeat at the polls.
A white policeman was convicted of murder in the killing of a black teen—an outcome that goes against the many forces aligned to prevent the officer from facing consequences.
The conflict over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee exposed the fast-eroding institutional barriers to the president’s authoritarian instincts.
President Trump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.
The FBI report did Hill no favors. Will Christine Blasey Ford receive better treatment?
The accusations against Brett Kavanaugh—and his conspiratorial, partisan response—have made him a fitting champion for the party of Trump.
The conspicuous absence of the only other witness to an alleged assault committed by Brett Kavanaugh reveals a Senate hearing held in bad faith.
A National Rifle Association spokesperson says Botham Jean would still be alive if he’d had a firearm. But when African Americans legally bearing arms are shot by police, the organization’s media outlet doesn’t defend them.
The anonymous op-ed is dire. But does it describe a coup?
American democracy is imperiled by Republicans enabling the president’s authoritarian impulses, not by self-aggrandizing op-eds from anonymous bureaucrats.
The justices again appear poised to pursue a purely theoretical liberty at the expense of the lives of people of color.