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“There has to be retribution”: Trump’s chilling comments about extrajudicial killings, briefly explained

“There has to be retribution”: Trump’s chilling comments about extrajudicial killings, briefly explained

President Donald Trump is campaigning on “law and order,” but a string of comments he made over the weekend showed how he’s steering the country toward violent lawlessness. During an interview with Jeanine Pirro that aired on Fox News Saturday evening and then during political rallies he held in Nevada on Saturday and Sunday, Trump…
There Are At Least 12 People Currently Missing In The California Wildfires

There Are At Least 12 People Currently Missing In The California Wildfires

The worsening fires have been attributed to a variety of factors, all of which can be traced back to climate change: skyrocketing temperatures at more frequent and sustained rates is the main cause, according to experts, and it’s only going to continue to escalate. The U.S. Forest Service announced on Wednesday that it was closing…
There’s Work To Be Done This Labor Day

There’s Work To Be Done This Labor Day

Henry reminds us that labor laws in this country were originally written to exclude many essential workers, especially those who are women and those who aren't white. Take the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (NLRA). It's considered one of the landmark labor laws in U.S. history, protecting the right to form unions and collectively…
There Are New Details In The Mysterious Disappearance Of Carole Baskin’s Husband

There Are New Details In The Mysterious Disappearance Of Carole Baskin’s Husband

Two days before Lewis went missing, Farr-Payne recounts that her husband warned her, “Don's gone, and I don't want you talking about him.” Farr-Payne says someone left a large, padlocked freezer on her front porch that vanished “about a week after Don disappeared.” She says she waited to come forward to the police about what…
Are You There, Aliens? It’s Me, America. Send Help.

Are You There, Aliens? It’s Me, America. Send Help.

It wasn’t enough to have a pandemic, a revolution, an economic recession, bugs in our strawberries, and murder hornets all in the same year. Or not according to the powers at be, that is, because 2020 also called for aliens and so it’s aliens we shall get. On Friday, the New York Times reported that…
There’s Still Time To Fight Voter Suppression — Here’s How

There’s Still Time To Fight Voter Suppression — Here’s How

U.S. elections are full of roadblocks that harm people of color, the disabled, and low-income communities. Common provisions include voter ID laws, voter purges, and poll closures. On average, Black voters wait 45% longer to vote than white voters, and Latinx voters wait 46% longer. In 2017, for example, North Carolina tried to pass a…
There Are Now Accessories To Make Your Mask More Stylish

There Are Now Accessories To Make Your Mask More Stylish

Ever since a majority of the world’s population moved indoors amidst the pandemic, a number of interesting fashion trends have come to light. There was the #QuarantinePillowChallenge, which involved influencers swapping out mini dresses for pillows and accessorizing with Gucci and Chanel belts and bags. Then there was #JacquemusAtHome, a strangely satisfying viral trend, coined…
There’s A Good Reason Fireworks Conspiracy Theories Are So Popular Right Now

There’s A Good Reason Fireworks Conspiracy Theories Are So Popular Right Now

An annual summer staple in the United States — on par with popsicles and unfortunate sunburns — are fireworks. In the days leading up to the Fourth of July, fireworks can often be heard echoing throughout urban neighborhoods around the country. However, in the last few weeks, those echoes have become roars, with fireworks having…
There’s Only One Reason To Be Scared Of ANTIFA (Because You Like Fascism)

There’s Only One Reason To Be Scared Of ANTIFA (Because You Like Fascism)

After protests in Minneapolis over the death of George Floyd — a 46-year-old black man who was killed by a police officer who knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes — ignited a series of pro-black, anti-police demonstration across the U.S., Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr have claimed that the protests were…
There’s a lot riding on this week’s SpaceX launch

There’s a lot riding on this week’s SpaceX launch

Elon Musk is about to send humans into space. The billionaire’s rocket ship company SpaceX is scheduled to launch its first crewed spaceflight this week. If all goes as planned, Crew Dragon Demo-2 will be the first time humans have taken off for space from American soil since the NASA Space Shuttle program’s final mission…

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