• Rebecca Traister on the revolutionary power of female rage

    Rebecca Traister on the revolutionary power of female rage

    This article was originally published at Vox.com. One of the most striking things about Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing last Thursday was how quickly the male Republican senators dismissed everything they heard from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Ford sat before the entire country and calmly laid out the details of […]

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  • How fascism works

    How fascism works

    This article was originally published at Vox.com “Fascism” is a word that gets tossed around pretty loosely these days, usually as an epithet to discredit someone else’s politics. One consequence is that no one really knows what the term means anymore. Liberals see fascism as the culmination of conservative thinking: an authoritarian, nationalist, and racist […]

  • Why the right to vote isn’t enshrined in the Constitution

    Why the right to vote isn’t enshrined in the Constitution

    This article was originally published at Vox.com The Founding Fathers made a lot of mistakes when they drafted the United States Constitution. Some of these were the result of extremely difficult compromises, and some of them were just, well, mistakes. The biggest and most consequential mistake, one could argue, was the decision not to guarantee […]

  • Manafort has flipped. 8 legal experts on what it means for Trump.

    Manafort has flipped. 8 legal experts on what it means for Trump.

    This article was originally published at Vox.com Paul Manafort has finally flipped. The president’s former campaign manager pleaded guilty in court on Friday to two felonies: conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice. Part of Manafort’s plea deal includes an agreement to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe — including […]

  • Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

    Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades

    Aritcle originally published at Vox.com On November 9, 2016, just a few minutes after Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, a man named Vyacheslav Nikonov approached a microphone in the Russian State Duma (their equivalent of the US House of Representatives) and made a very unusual statement. “Dear friends, respected colleagues!” Nikonov […]