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  • by Judd Legum
    This story was originally published on Judd Legum’s Substack, Popular Information, to which you can subscribe here. As president, Donald Trump’s tax policy heavily favored corporations and the wealthy. Trump’s signature tax legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, overwhelmingly benefited those groups.  But as a presidential candidate, Trump campaigns as a populist. In his 2024 campaign, he’s […]
  • by Kat Abughazaleh
    “Cackling,” “ho,” “ditzy,” “bimbo,” “DEI Vice President.” These are the classy terms right-wing media has used to caricature Kamala Harris over the last four years. Following President Joe Biden’s disastrous debate performance, the possibility of a Kamala takeover has jumped from a fever-dream conspiracy theory on right-wing airwaves to a real possibility, leaving right-wing media […]
  • by Arianna Coghill
    One bright spot for President Joe Biden as he defended his decision to remain in the presidential race at his first news conference following the debate was foreign policy, an area Biden proved skillful and clear-eyed. But while Biden spoke at the NATO summit on Thursday, Donald Trump was reportedly in Mar-a-Lago rubbing elbows with […]
  • by Sophie Hurwitz
    On July 5,  the Lancet, one of the most famous medical journals in the world, published a letter from researchers with estimates of the death toll in Gaza from Israel’s nine-month invasion. Factoring in a possible ratio of four indirect deaths to each direct death, researchers Dr. Rasha Khatib, Dr. Martin McKee, and Dr. Salim […]
  • by Julia Métraux
    Project 2025, the Heritage Foundation’s guidebook for Republican control of the presidency and Congress, is, unsurprisingly, coming for abortion rights. But in a new twist, they want to use a key disability rights law to do it. In Project 2025’s plan for the Department of Health and Human Services, Roger Severino, a former Trump administration […]
  • by Julianne McShane
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wants justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas removed from the Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the congresswoman filed articles of impeachment against the two justices, alleging in a speech on the House floor that they have a “yearslong pattern of misconduct and failure to recuse in cases bearing their clear personal and […]
  • by Serena Lin
    Teamsters union general president Sean O’Brien is set to speak at the Republican National Convention next week—the culmination of several months of courting former president Donald Trump despite his anti-labor record.  With 1.3 million members, the Teamsters are one of largest and most powerful unions in the United States—and its leaders have not yet issued […]
  • by Inae Oh
    Amid a pivotal week for Joe Biden to demonstrate why he deserves to remain the Democratic nominee, the president is reportedly seething. And why wouldn’t he be? Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) seemed to publicly urge Biden to reconsider his defiance. George Clooney, a lifelong Democrat, joined mounting calls for him to step down […]
  • by Dan Friedman
    Lawyers for Guo Wengui—the exiled Chinese mogul on trial in New York for allegedly stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from investors in business ventures he launched—rested their case this week with a seeming non-sequitur. The defense’s last witness was George Higginbotham, a former Justice Department lawyer who pleaded guilty in 2018 to conspiracy to […]
  • by Evan Mandery
    In a Princeton University lecture hall one morning last December, Peter Singer, one of the world’s most influential—and controversial—living philosophers, offered his Philosophy 385 (“Practical Ethics”) students a brief overview of their upcoming final. The registrar, he noted, had scheduled the exam for the following Sunday evening. This, he proclaimed, “seems unethical.” The line got […]