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  • Ammon Bundy Faulted Trump. Now He’s Touting an Endorsement From One of Trump’s Most Loyal Advisers.
    on October 18, 2021

    Anti-government extremist Ammon Bundy, who is running for governor in Idaho, is celebrating an endorsement from longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone—a step that unites what might seem like disparate strands of the American right. “He is a renowned infighter, a seasoned practitioner of hard-edge […]

  • Yes, Colin Powell Was Fully Vaccinated. He Was Also Seriously Immunocompromised.
    on October 18, 2021

    Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state, has died from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. The news of Powell’s death only broke a few hours ago, but anti-vaccine groups are already having a field day. Instead of mourning the passing of an accomplished soldier and leader, they’re […]

  • Colin Powell Dies of COVID
    on October 18, 2021

    Colin Powell, the highly decorated Army general who was the former chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, national security adviser, and secretary of state, died Monday at Walter Reed Medical Center from complications of COVID-19. His family reported that he was fully vaccinated but he suffered from […]

  • Mexico’s Underground Abortion Networks Prepare for Pregnant People Fleeing From Texas
    on October 18, 2021

    Twenty years ago, when MC was a teenager growing up in Tamaulipas, Mexico, she helped her friend get an illegal abortion. The two girls had heard about a local man who sold medications to end pregnancies, so they went together to meet him. He gave MC’s friend pills and a mysterious injection. It […]

  • A Jim Crow–Era Murder. A Family Secret. Decades Later, What Does Justice Look Like?
    on October 18, 2021

    Joyce Faye Nelson-Crockett was 13 years old in 1955, dancing to a jukebox in the Hughes Cafe on a Saturday night in East Texas with her sister and her 16-year-old cousin, John Earl Reese. The boy had come home to the nearby town of Mayflower earlier that day after a summer away picking cotton, and

  • Why Are Successful Black Men Assumed to Be Athletes or Entertainers?
    on October 18, 2021

    During a trip to Las Vegas, I arranged to interview a wealthy source in his fancy hotel suite. At the resort in question (and probably at all of them), there was a separate entrance to the area where the suites are located, with its own elevators that are off-limits to other guests. We shared the

  • Hollywood Producers and Union Leaders Reach Deal They Hope Will Avert a Strike on Monday
    on October 17, 2021

    Union leaders and Hollywood producers have reached an agreement that they hope will avert a strike that was set to begin Monday. The tentative agreement provides a number of improvements in wages and benefits for the costume designers, editors, set builders, and other craftspeople who work behind […]

  • Utah Protesters Claim Hospitals Are Killing People Who Have COVID
    on October 17, 2021

    Greg Johnson is standing on the corner of State Street in suburban Salt Lake City, Utah, holding a neatly stenciled sign that says, “COVID-19 Protocols Killed My Uncle.” Behind him looms the Intermountain Medical Center, the largest hospital in the region. Johnson is one of about 30 people […]

  • Why Are We Vaccinating Skunks Before Humans?
    on October 17, 2021

    Florida skunks at a Tampa Bay zoo are getting COVID-19 vaccines before most humans on the planet have received their first shot. The location of this vaccination campaign is particularly striking given the antipathy to vaccine mandates often articulated by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has […]

  • Watch Pete Buttigieg Eviscerate Tucker Carlson for Attacking Him About Parental Leave
    on October 17, 2021

    Thursday night on his Fox News broadcast, Tucker Carlson attacked Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking parental leave to care for his and his husband Chasten’s infant twins. “Pete Buttigieg has been on leave from his job since August after adopting a child,” Carlson ranted. […]