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Puerto Rico’s Poorest Communities Are Doing the Rebuilding the Trump Administration Won’t

As we wind our way down Avenida Rexach, one of the main pathways through the warren of streets in San Juan’s Barrio Obrero Marina, Lymaris De Jesús tries to paint a picture of what it was like after Hurricane Maria passed through. Today, the streets are packed with kids riding bikes, trucks collecting trash, people […]

Will Trump Pardon Cliven Bundy?

In 2014, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy became a right-wing folk hero after he led an armed standoff with federal law enforcement over the Bureau of Land Management’s attempt to seize his cattle. He’d been illegally grazing the cows on federal land for decades and, despite court orders, refusing to pay more than $1 million in […]

Texas Officials Slam Red Cross for Unorganized, Inefficient Harvey Response

This story originally appeared on ProPublica and was co-published with the Texas Tribune. The Red Cross’ anemic response to Hurricane Harvey left officials in several Texas counties seething, emails obtained by ProPublica show. In some cases, the Red Cross simply failed to show up as it promised it would. Show More Summary

Report: North Korean Workers May Have Prepared Your Salmon Fillet

North Korean workers working in slave-like conditions are preparing seafood found in American restaurants and grocery stores, according to a new investigation from the Associated Press.  In an attempt to combat sanctions, North Korea has exported thousands of its workers abroad, and some of them have ended up in seafood processing companies that ship to […]

GOP Head of Senate Russia Probe Still Won’t Say Moscow Was Trying to Help Trump

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is walking a thin line when it comes to discussing his panel’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. At a news conference Wednesday, Burr described the committee’s probe as thorough and nonpartisan, referred to Moscow’s assault on the election as serious, and […]

“I Wish I Could Erase It from My Head”: Las Vegas Survivors Try to Move Forward

Christie White, 46, smiles thinking of her last peaceful memory. It was a girls’ weekend. It was Sunday night. Christie and Dani and Beth were hanging out in the perfect late-summer weather under glimmering Las Vegas lights with some cocktails, and their favorite country bands.  “So Jason Aldean came on and he’s singing all his […]

Here’s What Trump Did Wrong in Puerto Rico

This story was originally published by New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  As stories of hunger, desperation, and death emerged from Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria last week, the salsa superstar Marc Anthony asked a favor of an old friend. Dr. Irwin Redlener, who is perhaps best known for founding […]

Elizabeth Warren Grills Equifax CEO

Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testified before the Senate Banking Committee Wednesday morning about this summer’s hack of the credit reporting agency he ran until his resignation last week. The hack, which exposed the private information—including...Show More Summary

Ta-Nehisi Coates Thinks We Could Have Another Black President—Very Soon

We Were Eight Years In Power, the new book by Atlantic magazine writer and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner Ta-Nehisi Coates, makes a masterful new work out of old ideas. Coates’ latest draws its name from an 1895 quote by former black South Carolina congressman Thomas Miller, mourning the end of Reconstruction. It consists of eight […]

Tillerson Won’t Deny Calling Trump a “Moron”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson refused to confirm or deny reports on Wednesday that he called President Donald Trump a “moron” but insisted that he was not on the verge of quitting his post amid tensions with Trump this summer. In an unscheduled press conference on Wednesday, Tillerson said he had “never considered leaving this post.” […]

Americans Have Soured on Junk Food. Don’t Worry, Food Companies Have a Plan.

Selling fast food in the Fast Food Nation ain’t what it used to be. Between 2002 and 2016, KFC’s US footprint shrank from 5,472 locations to 4,270. It’s a common pitch from Western fast-food companies in the Global South: home-cooked traditional fare represents old ways, while branded fast food means modernity and affluence. But in […]

There’s a Pretty Good Chance Your American Flag Was Made by a Prisoner

Every generation or so, the American flag becomes a flashpoint in civic discourse. In recent memory, it’s been held aloft by civil rights marchers and burned by critics of the Vietnam War. It became a show of unity after 9/11 and, some would argue, a symbol of militarism as US intervention ramped up in the years after […]

The Las Vegas Shooter Didn’t Just “Snap.” They Never Do.

In the opening monologue to his late-night TV show on Monday, an emotional Jimmy Kimmel channeled what millions of Americans were thinking about the gun massacre on the Las Vegas Strip that killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 others. Kimmel described it as an inexplicable attack by “a very sick person” […]

Happy Anniversary, Obamas

Barack and Michelle Obama got married 25 years ago today!  Happy 25th anniversary @barackobama. A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I ???? you. pic.twitter.com/y0nevQmatB — Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) October 3, 2017 So look: This is a total stan post, but like I am […]

What Do You Want to Know About the Crisis in Puerto Rico?

What does a one-day food ration look like in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria? It’s a small fruit cup, a 7.5-ounce can of corned beef hash, four cookies, and a pack of peanut butter and cheddar crackers. That’s what some residents are expected to survive on each day as the island struggles to recover from […]

Trump’s Day in Puerto Rico Did Not Go Over Well With the Locals

During President Donald Trump’s visit to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, he met with Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, tossed donated items to people at a church in Guaynabo, and boasted about his administration’s efforts that he said had “saved a lot of lives.” It didn’t go over well with locals. “There is no respect,” said Zorahya Díaz, […]

Trump Still Hasn’t Gotten Around to Appointing Someone to Protect Our Elections From Cyberattacks

On January 6, after intelligence agencies briefed Donald Trump on cyberattacks against the United States during the election, he pledged to “appoint a team to give [him] a plan within 90 days of taking office.” Ten months later, Trump not only lacks that cybersecurity plan, he doesn’t even have the team. The president has still not nominated anyone […]

ACLU Takes Federal Government to Court Over Abortion Pill Restrictions

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Food and Drug Administration over the agency’s restrictions on medication abortion. The lawsuit, filed in a U.S. District Court on behalf of a Hawaii doctor and several health care...Show More Summary

Republican Congressman Asks His Mistress to Get an Abortion—Then Passes Anti-Abortion Bill

Text messages obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette suggest that Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.)—a favorite of the pro-life movement and the cosponsor of a new bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks—asked his girlfriend to have an abortion earlier this year.  The Post-Gazette reported Tuesday that Shannon Edwards, a 32-year-old forensic psychologist in Pittsburgh with whom […]

House Republicans Just Voted (Again) to Outlaw Abortions After 20 Weeks

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act—a bill that outlaws most abortions after 20 weeks of gestation and stipulates that anyone who performs one could face up to five years in prison—in a 237 to 189 vote.  The House passed similar proposals in 2013 and 2015, introduced by Rep. […]

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