Poll Position: 9 Statewide Ballot Measures You Should Know About This November

A look at statewide measures across the country can be an illuminating glimpse into the future. Read more »

Fighting for the Future: The Indigenous Water Protectors Leading Standing Rock's Movement Aren't Backing Down

Hundreds of indigenous activists camped out at Sacred Stone are ready to give everything to protect the land and water. Read more »

Donald Trump and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Debate Moderators

We already know that Trump loathes debates and will do anything to weasel out of them. Read more »

Making Good on What Ailes You: Fox News's Surprising Apology to Gretchen Carlson

When a media outlet is actually shaping the very face of a political party, what happens there matters acutely.  Read more »

Ding Dong: Anthony's Weiner Is His Own Damn Problem

People are eager to view Abedin's husband's infidelity as a strike against the Clinton campaign. Read more »

In Response to Brock Turner Case, California Passes New Mandatory Minimum Law

Letting rapists off easy isn't good—but mandatory minimum sentences aren't the answer, either.  Read more »

Donald Trump: Harasser in Chief

This feels less like an election and more like an ongoing harassment campaign.  Read more »

English-Only Ballots Disenfranchise Millions of Voters. Now, There's a New Tool for Translation.

VoterVox links up non-English-speaking voters with volunteer translators.  Read more »

Diseased Bag of Crumbling Bones or Presidential Candidate? The Concern Trolling of Hillary Clinton

Clinton is caught in the unwinnable trap of needing to avoid the appearance of being overemotional while also not looking cold, and it’s landed her square in the crosshairs of the conspiracy theory factory. Read more »

Popaganda: Designing for Democracy

Political observers often blame people for not voting. But we don't often stop to examine what barriers keep people from voting—or make them feel like it's not worthwhile. On this episode, we examine our democracy as a design problem—and explore what structural issues are built into our... Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man... Read more »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the best... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative hidden-camera... Read more »