NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says the President of the United States demonstrated a “lack of respect” and “failure to understand” when Donald Trump attacked players who protest racial injustice and called for those “sons of bitches” to lose their jobs.
In America, business is doing well. Investors are doing well. And workers, for decades, have gained almost nothing. There is a very simple solution: share the profits.
Beto O’Rourke hasn’t had his coffee yet. It’s 7:30 in the morning in Austin, and the El Paso congressman and Democratic contender for Ted Cruz’s Senate seat looks tired. He should. Just 10 hours ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall over the Texas coast, where it would hammer cities like Corpus Christi, Houston, and…
On the left, people are fighting for single payer health care. On the right, people are fighting to audaciously rob the poor to pay the rich. If you’re not doing something big right now, what the fuck are you doing?
ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a bigot and white supremacist on Twitter Monday night, and the backlash to these pretty standard and well-founded opinions compelled the network to give Hill a talking-to and to release a statement.
Derek Jeter is denying that a statement in which he seemingly endorsed Ronnie Cho’s bid for a Manhattan city council seat was in fact an endorsement.
Let’s set aside for a moment whether or not you “agree” with disheveled rich Archie Bunker figure Steve Bannon. Let’s focus for a moment on the fact that: Steve Bannon, you are not living in reality, my friend!
Yesterday, Amazon announced that it is searching for a new city to build a second, massive, $5 billion headquarters. Exciting? No. Disgusting. This is what the extortion of public resources looks like.
The Trump administration is moving ahead with its retraction of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy, which allowed people who’d immigrated to the United States as children the opportunity to receive work permits and two-year deportation deferrals. This is horrible, breathtakingly…
More than 30% of the freshman class at Harvard University had one or more relatives attend before them. That should be illegal.
The most powerful labor leader in America is facing declining membership and the most hostile presidential administration in memory. He says that he’s an “optimist.” But should he be?
There are a lot of infuriating motherfuckers in the Trump administration, but after every bubbling controversy, my strongest ire consistently circles back to Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. These two are the worst because they’re the ones who pretend not to be the worst, who fancy themselves ambassadors of poise and…
A fun game to play with this bar fight of a First Take segment is to pause it at any point during its seven-minute runtime and giggle to yourself at the marvelous facial expressions of hosts Stephen A. Smith, Will Cain, and Max Kellerman. The three dudes are never not incredulous, aghast, or enraged, spewing fire and…
Due to recent events, all of America is suddenly talking about the possibility of removing the Confederate monuments that infest our countryside. Great. Here is a guide to how to talk about this issue like an absolute simpering little coward, courtesy of the Washington Post.
I don’t think Donald Trump really is a Nazi, in the same way and for the same basic reasons I don’t think he’s really a Confederate apologist, or a Republican, or a Russian operative, or anything. Honestly, even his white supremacism is a second-order thing, an artifact of the coincidence that he, himself, is white,…
This week, several more CEOs of major corporations resigned from the White House’s Manufacturing Council, citing concerns with President Trump’s conduct and policies. For those looking to all the other CEOs to rise up as moral beacons: Look elsewhere.
Every time there is a high profile racist incident in America, we all must huddle together to assure ourselves that at least we are not racists. The operating definition of racism needs an overhaul.
Here was an unexpected feature of Friday’s torch-lit Neo-Nazi white nationalist march in Charlottesville: a bunch of racist bozos marching around with placards featuring the Detroit Red Wings logo:
Thank god the Reasonable Ones are finally moving ahead on this.
Caroline Heldman is associate professor of politics at Occidental College. In a Facebook post, she says Fox News host Eric Bolling sexually harassed her when she was a guest on the channel. She also says he referred to her as “Dr. McHottie” on air several times. (Bolling is currently suspended from Fox News; he’s also …