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The AOC Dress Freakout Isn’t Really About AOC
It's about the enraging limitations of our current political moment.
An In-Depth Interview With My Son About Today’s World
I thought I'd use this week's What Now to see what insights he might have on the many pressing topics of the day.
Bird of the Week: Steller’s Sea Eagle
Journey with us to the far shores of Japan and Russia, where this incredible bird rules over all that it surveys.
The 13 Most Embarrassing Songs About Hating Donald Trump
Trump has left office (for now) but these ultra-cringey pop culture artifacts are still haunting us.
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The Guardian’s Censoring of Judith Butler Part of a Pattern, Current and Former Staffers Say
'The British editorial staff seem to be allowing transphobia to crop up even where it's not even relevant.'
Meet the World’s Newest Socialist Heroes
In a gated community in Buenos Aires, the world's largest rodent is causing a ruckus and seizing the means of production.
Qatari Government Gets Nice Press Hit in the New York Times
Silly me for expecting the Times to weed this kind of blatant puff piece out before it hits print.
The Discourse Blog Reader Survey: Are We Having Fun Yet?
In our second reader survey, we asked about expensive mistakes, military propaganda, litter boxes, and which Matt readers would rather marry.
Do Something About It
Joe Biden said all the right things after touring Ida disaster zones, but what's he going to do?
America’s Top Nazi Is a Broke Little Booger Who Can’t Get a Table
Punching Nazis works!
Bad and Dumb Country
7.5 million people have been kicked off their unemployment benefits, even though the program has worked on every conceivable level. America!
Misunderstanding the Taliban
Whether the Western press, or the foreign policy establishment, want to admit it or not, the Taliban are not one-dimensional and they are not alien to Afghanistan.
For the Last Time: We Didn’t Lose SCOTUS Because of the Left
This nonsense needs to stop.
Is Labor Finally Going to Stop Giving Democrats a Free Ride?
Liz Shuler just threw down a challenge to the Senate's worst Democrat.
A Reminder to Democrats: You Are In Power Right Now
In case they forgot: Democrats can act, right now, to prevent the destruction of abortion rights in America.
The Union Wave Hitting America’s Biggest Newspaper Chain
'It’s not that we’re breaking new ground here, we’re just catching up with the rest of the industry.'
This Is What Propaganda Looks Like
Why is the New York Times rushing to explain away a drone strike which killed ten innocent people?
Having Our Dead Bodies Sold Back to Us
Laying out a vision of a death untouched by profit motive.