The Lessons of Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments

“Margaret Atwood’s new novel is being greeted as the long-awaited feminist dystopia, and I am afraid that for some time it will be viewed as a test of the imaginative power of feminist paranoia,” the writer and critic Barbara Ehrenreich wrote in 1986, soon after the publication of Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale. To […]

AOC, Pressley, Omar, Tlaib Hit Out At Trump In Press Conference

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley directly addressed President Donald Trump’s most recent racist tirade against them, urging Americans not to “take the bait” and instead come together to do the important business of the nation. “Our squad is big,” Pressley said, using the […]

GOP Officials, Politicians Respond to Trumps Racist Tweets

It’s been only a couple of days since President Trump tweeted a racist screed telling four congresswomen of color, three of whom were born in the U.S., to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Since then, Trump has doubled down on his attacks, and many […]

Jack Dorsey’s TED Interview and the End of an Era | The New Yorker

It all seemed so inevitable: that Jack Dorsey, the C.E.O. and co-founder of Twitter, would appear onstage at last week’s TED ideas conference, in Vancouver; that the conference theme would be “Bigger Than Us,” an ambiguous invocation of either inspiration or fear; that Dorsey, during a session called “Power,” would calmly acknowledge the proliferation of […]

“Oh My God”: The Inside Story Behind Cohen’s Final Deposition | Vanity Fair

Cathartic musings on a legal pad, a trip to the basement, and a eureka moment all led Cohen, Trump’s disgraced former lawyer, to a moment of public triumph.     February 28, 2019 1:33 pm Michael Cohen is sworn in to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Capitol Hill. From J Scott […]

Rashida Tlaib, Mark Meadows Spar Over Racism at Cohen Hearing

Photo: C-SPAN (Twitter) Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib may have been the last lawmaker to question Michael Cohen during today’s mind-numbingly long hearing before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, but it ended up being absolutely worth the wait. After initially offering a basic overview of Cohen’s testimony, and the allegations of crimes committed by President […]

AOC Gets Cohen to Admit Trump May Have Committed More Crimes

Photo: Alex Brandon (AP) During today’s House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing, Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made Michael Cohen a stepping stone, focusing her questioning instead on what the committee needed to know. In doing so, she effectively made a list of the Democratic majority’s next targets. Ocasio-Cortez’s Republican colleagues attempted to make the […]