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NASCAR, the Noose, and the Politics of Race

The Story:  On June 23, the Federal Bureau of Investigation concluded that Bubba Watson was not the target of a hate crime. This was just...

Two Big Losses for Trump Administration

The Story: The US Supreme Court is wrapping up its term. And although there are five Justices now on the bench who are the appointees...
Civil rights vet: 'Anarchists' toppled Confederate statue

Statues and Fort Names: The Confederacy Revisited

The Story: The civil war (1861 - 1865) has long been one of the defining tragedies of US collective memory. In this election year, statues...

Two Knees: 2020 and 2016

The Story: In 2016, after high-profile shootings of two black men by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Charlotte, North Carolina, a quarterback for the San...

Oil and Presidential Politics

The Story: Joseph Biden made a statement to the website Politico Monday with regard to the Keystone XL pipeline, a statement that shows that oil...

The President’s Tax Returns and the Supreme Court

The Story: On Tuesday, May 12, the US Supreme Court held arguments on two controversies over the release of President Donald Trump's tax returns. One...
Trey Gowdy: Sessions was a 'dead man walking' for months

Former A-G Sessions: “I Stood Up for the Truth”

The Story: Jefferson Sessions, who was President Donald Trump's first Attorney General (and who was fired in the wake of the November 2018 elections) is...
Bill Gates on role US should play in global poverty fight

Bill Gates, Politics, and a Conspiracy Theory

The Story: Bill Gates, the co-founder of tech giant Microsoft, ended his active role in that corporation in 2006 and has since devoted himself to...

The Politics of a Pandemic

The Story: Last week, the World Health Organization officially declared that the outbreak of the Coronavirus is a "pandemic," that is, an epidemic likely to...
Former New York Times editor says paper is 'anti-Trump'

Race, Slavery, 1619, and 1776

The Story: Last year The New York Times Magazine initiated a re-examination of the history and legacy of African slavery in the United States. This...