Apart from the task of deciding how things should be done morally, there is the more mundane but equally important task of accurately describing how things are done. In American politics, our failure at morality is complete. Our failure to describe this failure makes everything worse.
Outside a squat, one-story building on Chicago Avenue on the south side of Minneapolis, Alexis Collins, a 20-year-old Taco Bell employee, stands holding her baby, both of them bundled up against the piercing Minnesota wind. On the wall behind her, stretching all the way up to the roof, is a multicolor mural of a woman…
You are labor. I am labor. Everyone who works for a living is labor. So why are we getting our asses kicked?
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.
Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement has finally caused major American corporate CEOs to publicly rebuke him. This says more about corporate CEOs than they might think.
There is no creature in American politics more puzzled over by Democrats than the angry, forgotten Trump voter. How can we reach them? How should we speak to them? Here’s a wild idea: fix their problems.
The Guardian spoke with CONCACAF president Victor Montagliani, who confirmed what has long been speculated: the U.S., Mexico, and Canada plan on submitting a joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
The members of Puerto Rico’s baseball team dyed their hair blond for the World Baseball Classic, and as they’ve advanced through the tournament, the people of Puerto Rico have been catching on to the trend. In fact, “Team Rubio” has inspired so many Puerto Ricans to go platinum, the island is running out of hair dye,…
Tonight’s low-scoring World Baseball Classic semifinal between Japan and Team USA had none of the playful braggadocio seen in other World Baseball Classic games this year, but the Americans eked out a 2-1 win to advance to the WBC final for the first time.
Big smile. One hand out front for a nice handshake with Mister Trump. His other hand is behind your back, stabbing you. Thanks for the photo, though.
The United States is the richest and mightiest nation on earth. Where do we rank in global happiness? Fourteenth. Why? Thanks to our “rising inequality, corruption, isolation, and distrust.”
The U.S. women’s hockey team is threatening to boycott the IIHF World Championships, starting March 31, unless USA Hockey increases wages, benefits, and support for the women’s game.
Ever since the election of Donald Trump, we have been treated to periodic semi-serious think pieces by liberals saying that blue states should form their own country. Hey—shut the fuck up!!
The “big problems” that America faces do not involve imaginary threats from immigrants, street crime, or voter fraud. Rather, they involve the fact that grotesque inequality is baked into our nation, and nobody in power cares enough to do much about it.
Of all of the bad things that Donald Trump might do to the world, perhaps the worst would be to drag us into a war. God help us if one of his top advisors turned out to be some sort of warmonger.
We all know that pacifists, socialists, and flag-burners would advise you never to join the U.S. military, ever. Forget that for a moment. Even if you consider yourself a good patriot, do not join the U.S. military now.
Every year, the government releases updated numbers on union membership in America. And every year, the number falls. Where is the rage, rage against the dying of the unions?
On inauguration day in DC, the souvenir business was slow. I asked a vendor wearing a huge Bob Marley hoodie while hawking Trump hats and scarves and keychains whether he might not have had better luck selling Obama gear, and he shrugged. “It’s too late.”