You may have heard that Pennsylvania has been going through some shit over the past few weeks. On January 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out the state’s congressional maps, siding with the League of Women Voters and saying the maps represented an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.
David Hogg, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has been outspoken about the proliferation of guns in the United States—and politicians’ inaction on gun control—after seeing 17 of his classmates killed by a school shooter. For speaking up, he’s been targeted by right-wing commentators and…
Last November, Philadelphians elected civil rights lawyer Larry Krasner as their new district attorney. Krasner is a shining example of why local elections matter more than ever, and of the good that local officials can do in spite of an oppressively conservative federal agenda.
On Thursday night, Fox News host and snake woman Laura Ingraham went off on LeBron James after the NBA star dared to criticize Donald Trump on an ESPN podcast.
On Tuesday, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she would no longer accept campaign donations from corporate political action committees, citing the “corrosive effect” of dark money in politics.
It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the nation’s foremost newspaper editorial sections are at it again.
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a gathering of the nation’s sheriffs, where he once again committed to his job of making subtext text.
Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of the many grifters who have come and gone from the Trump White House, has taken her talents back to reality television.
On Tuesday, Missouri held a special election to fill four state House seats. The seats were controlled by Republicans, who currently hold a supermajority in the chamber.
The 2020 Democratic presidential primary is shaping up to be as crowded as a Philadelphia light pole.
The Trump administration, with the help of Republicans in Congress, have for weeks been hyping up an internal House memo as the new Pentagon Papers. That memo was finally made public on Friday.
In September, the Minneapolis bar Club Jäger was forced to shut down after it was revealed that the bar’s owner, Julius De Roma, had donated to a political campaign for infamous white supremacist and vocal Donald Trump supporter David Duke. This week, De Roma decided to reopen the bar—just in time for the Super Bowl,…
Here’s a bit of good news as we recover from our State of the Union-induced hangovers: San Francisco will retroactively expunge thousands of residents’ marijuana convictions from their records, the city’s District Attorney announced Wednesday.
Over the course of the past six years, pharmaceutical companies flooded West Virginia with more than 780 million painkillers, according to an investigation from the Charleston Gazette-Mail. Over that same time period, 1,728 West Virginians died of overdoses from hydrocodone and oxycodone, two common painkillers.
If you don’t know who Scott Adams is, congratulations to you for (probably) living a fulfilling life, rather than obsessively tracking the activities of the worst people on the internet. Adams is the creator of Dilbert, a comic strip about the deeply ingrained authoritarian tendencies of engineers disguised as a light…
On Friday, the Wall Street Journal published a startling report that Steve Wynn—Las Vegas casino mogul, GOP finance chairman and sufferer of Melting Face Disorder—allegedly forced female employees into sex acts as part of a decades-long campaign of sexual harassment and intimidation.
Since the passage of the GOP’s wildly unpopular and regressive tax bill, American companies have been coming out of the woodwork to announce they are using their tax windfalls to invest in their employees. Even nominally “liberal” companies like Apple and Starbucks have credited Congressional Republicans and the Trump…
On Tuesday, Oregon residents voted to fund the state Medicaid program by levying fees, known as assessments, on hospitals and insurance providers in the state. The ballot referendum, named Measure 101, had the support of virtually every healthcare advocacy organization in the state, including the organizations that…
On Monday, CQ Roll Call’s Amelia Frappoli caught Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker saying something interesting on a hot mic.