At a time when uncertainty may be the election’s only immediate result, Americans have an opportunity to rethink the way stories are told.
The president’s favorite debate tactic was a foundational form of disrespect—levied against his opponent as well as the nation.
How Donald Trump’s favorite news source became a language
The saga of 19-year-old Aaron Coleman’s political candidacy has turned into a too-simple parable about forgiving youthful indiscretion.
Her candidacy meets a culture that, too often, still doesn’t know what to make of women who seek to lead.
Roy Den Hollander, now suspected of murder, was once a mini-celebrity—a figure whose misogyny was dismissed as entertainment.
The president’s dark emotional inheritance has become the nation’s.
Many prominent writers and thinkers seem invested in the notion that simply facing strong public criticism is a threat to free speech.
The disappearance of local news is a slow-moving disaster.
As the pandemic has raged on, popular culture has found new ways to ask an old question: What could have been instead?
A national discussion has erupted, again, over racism in food media. But that discussion is one part of the problem.
News reports often use euphemistic phrases that fail to engage the complex realities of the recent protests.
By invoking the word yesterday, Trump erased the purpose of demonstrators across the country. The media should not follow suit.
One America News is the straight truth for Trump fans, and completely surreal for everyone else.
The treatment of her sexual-assault claim about Joe Biden has revealed a cultural impulse to take refuge in easy absolutes.
Nationwide forced isolation, along with media coverage of the pandemic’s toll in U.S. jails and prisons, could shift public perceptions of carceral punishment.
The disregard for the elderly that’s woven into American culture is hurting everyone.
The former presidential candidate is in the news again. Why do some find that so troubling?
The country still doesn’t know what to make of a woman—in politics, and beyond—who refuses to qualify her success.
The constitutional term may be rooted in reason. In practice, it can look a lot uglier.