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They are being broken profoundly and openly right now. But they still offer a reminder that, despite being capable of horrific violence, human beings are not helpless in its path.
Unless Israel ends the occupation and the apartheid state, this will never be over.
We've landed on another way to give cops an insane amount of money to 'fix' an overhyped problem.
For legal reasons we must only speculate and I should clarify that this is purely satire.
Pro tip: if someone is blatantly racist all the time, maybe give their material a wide berth.
We're at the end of an era of social media, and I don't know what happens next.
12 months of fury, turmoil—and grief.
My kingdom for a coherent movie plot.
Target is bowing to far-right ideologues because it's the easiest thing to do.
COVID-19 care is about to get a lot worse for marginalized and uninsured people. Masking is one way you can help.
He deserved to live in dignity, and he did not deserve to die.
Fox News has finally popped its biggest fascist pimple.
The paper's response to a letter decrying its anti-trans coverage was disgraceful.
While other celebrities write checks, attend galas, then contort and contradict themselves, Apple is out here doing the actual work.
Kara and I experience politics online in very different ways, and I love that for us.
In the wake of the Colorado Springs massacre, let's give a giant fuck you to everyone who has fueled this climate of hatred.
There are many methods to giving someone the finger — but only some are correct.
How is it possible that this two-minute children’s song is the most profound piece of music ever recorded?
This sucks, man.
Seeking: a decent place to live.
His mistakes and his floundering make him the only relatable member of the Biden family.
We know the right to abortion can be won because it has been won before. Now it’s up to us to win it again.
A profound moment in history, remembered.
It's hard to shake the feeling that there are now more ways to die than to live in America.
Transphobes are being crystal clear: they want trans people eliminated.
This is what happens when everyday incompetence and structural failures mix.
Behind the top hat and twirling mustache of Rich Uncle Pennybags is a tale of thievery, corporate greed, and the erasure of an anti-monopoly activist.
'I'm going home, and they're going away from home.'
Here is a running tally of every bird we’ve featured in Bird of the Week, as well as some of our favorite standalone birds.
Or, as we call them, Discourses.
People following the mainstream coverage of Ukraine are getting an excellent lesson in media double standards.
'It’s almost as if they’re incentivizing people to come to work sick.'
Democrats turned the January 6 anniversary into the dumbest, most cringe-worthy event possible.
What starts with COVID and ends with butt jokes? This interview!
Something is happening in the world of social media managers and editors—and it looks a bit like the beginning of a labor movement.
Trying to help my husband get paid medical leave from work was a lesson in the nightmares this country puts people through.
Paul Schrader's latest film asks if we'll ever be forgiven for the War on Terror.
Even though the pandemic itself is still very much with us.
The people want to know!
Audio obtained by Discourse Blog shows the paper's CEO trying to blame the union for a recent breakdown in talks. Sources say the truth is just the opposite.
What stage of capitalism is this?
Over a century ago, ‘Americanitis’ plagued a subset of the country. We're still afflicted today.
The teachers at Bricolage Academy could get a union today—despite the best efforts of their bosses.
Weiss wrote that Israel's killing of children is an 'unavoidable burden.' Words fail.
When will Joe Biden release his plan for the conservation of big-ass ducks?
Colectivo Coffee could become the largest unionized coffee shop in the country. Its owners are trying to stop that from happening.
Condé Nast’s catastrophic mishandling of Alexi McCammond's hiring as the editor of ‘Teen Vogue’ is what happens when management doesn't respect its employees.
How a single batting cage led me down a very weird rabbit hole.
What it's like to live through the hellish cold-weather crisis.
These Senate Democrats aren't 'dealmakers.' They're cynical, useless scammers.
So many people were unprepared for this moment because they still believed in the American myth.
The awful people might get mad, but it doesn't matter. They're awful people!
For there to be real progress in this country, the court as it currently exists must end.
How an old MTV reality show opened my eyes about the military's iron grip on our culture.
Trump has COVID. I guess we’re doing this!
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death also felt like the end of a series of myths about American politics.
Or, how some people tried to un-fuck my fairly fucked-up organ.
We'll all know what it feels like eventually.
At the start of the 20th century, a small group of Californians built a new kind of community.
Acknowledging that most of us are workers and workers can withhold their labor is a stark challenge to the status quo. It also doesn't happen all that often.
The message is clear: The adults have returned. They'll take it from here. So shut the hell up.
The biggest lie we ever told ourselves about the Japanese reality show was that it wasn't like all the other ones.
How Graham, North Carolina (pop. 15,000) is reckoning with its Confederate monument.
The media industry's racism will only be fixed when the entire system is torn apart.
It's the people versus the cops. You have to choose.
The app culture gives everyone a chance to trace, track, and tyrannize workers — even in a pandemic.
You'd think after doing something a couple thousand times the bosses would have the process down.
It never existed, and it's sure as hell not coming back.
There were a thousand ways to tell this story, and NPR chose the worst one.
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