Tag Archives: politics

What Happens When a Bike-Friendly L.A. City Council Candidate Turns Out to Be an Internet Troll?

One day after Republican New Hampshire State Representative Robert Fisher was revealed to be the creator of radically misogynist Reddit forum “The Red Pill,” a progressive bike activist running for a Los Angeles city council seat across the country faced a surprisingly similar uproar.

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Trump Reportedly Shared Highly Classified Info With Russian Officials at the White House

This won’t come as a surprise, but Trump fucked up again. Last week, the day after the president fired James Comey, the tangerine nightmare that is now the leader of the free world met with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. Then he reportedly revealed some highly classified information, putting not only our…

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Your Cancer Risk Depends, in Part, on Where You Live

Of every 100,000 Americans, 451 of us will get cancer in a given year. But that varies depending on where you live: some counties have higher cancer rates than others. And those rates match up pretty well with this map of environmental quality, which you should check out now—because it may be the last of its kind.

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How the Horrific New Republican Health Care Bill Punishes Women

After a wave of public outcry, yesterday, the GOP’s controversial American Health Care Act narrowly passed in the House of Representatives. While a horde of Republicans were toasting in the Rose Garden afterward, millions of Americans struggled to make sense of the calamity they had just witnessed. For many women and…

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How West Virginia Lost the Workers’ Revolution

I had only been in West Virginia for a day when Josh Sword, the head of the state AFL-CIO, told me casually that a revolution is coming. He is not a particularly radical guy. He was just giving an honest, matter-of-fact reading of the political situation. “I don’t know how bad things have to get. In West Virginia, it…

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