Cafe : Opinion

When Hotter And Drier Means More—But Eventually Less—Wildfire
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES - 2021/01/06: Security forces respond with tear gas after the US President Donald Trump's supporters breached the US Capitol security. Pro-Trump rioters stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers were set to sign off Wednesday on President-elect Joe Biden's electoral victory in what was supposed to be a routine process headed to Inauguration Day. (Photo by Probal Rashid/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Congress Has The Power To Prevent A Repeat Of January 6 
Modernizing the Electoral Count Act (“ECA”) is the fix most likely to stop an effort to overturn the results of a future election that can receive bipartisan support.
Complicity And Silence Around Sexual Harassment Are Common. Cuomo And His Protectors Were A Textbook Example
Recent Jobs Reports Were Better Than Expected. But In US, Having Work Doesn’t Mean You Can Afford Food And Rent
Writer James Truslow Adams coined the phrase “The American Dream” in 1931 to describe a society in which he hoped anyone could attain the “fullest stature of which they are innately capable.” That depended on having a good job that paid a living wage.
YORK, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 27: Members of Cleveland Mountain Rescue and soldiers from 2 Battalion The Duke of Lancasters Regiment assist members of the public as they are evacuated from the Queens Hotel in York city centre as the River Ouse floods on December 27, 2015 in York, England. Heavy rain over the Christmas period has caused severe flooding in parts of northern England, with homes and businesses in Yorkshire and Lancashire evacuated as water levels continue to rise in many parts. (Photo by Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Milton Campbell (second from the left) is shown at the finish of the Decathlon 100-meter hurdles event at the 1952 Olympics. Campbell won the Gold in the event. Helsinki, Finland, 1954. PhotoQuest/ Getty Images.
Milt Campbell: The World’s Greatest Athlete You Never Heard Of
Soon after his Olympic success, Campbell almost disappeared from public attention.
Tucker Carlson Is Actually A Late-Comer To The American Right’s Love Affair With Viktor Orbán
The far-right’s ties to Orbán date back at least a decade, and were cultivated by top strategists and lobbyists in the Republican Party, as well as leading figures on the religious right.
Institutionalism Can’t Save Us Now
Garland should learn from the Obama administration and ensure that government officials can’t act outside the law to benefit themselves and their party.
For Some Candidates, A Trump Endorsement Could Actually Be The Kiss Of Death
on February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.
Bipartisanship Needs to Die So Our Country Can Thrive
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with governors and mayors in the Oval Office in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, to discuss the vital need to pass the American Rescue Plan, which will get more support to their communities and those on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19. Attending where:Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) Governor Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM)Governor Larry Hogan (R-MD)Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D-Atlanta GA)Mayor Latoya Cantrell (D-New Orleans, LA)Mayor Mike Duggan (D-Detroit, MI)Mayor Francis Suarez (R-Miami, FL)Mayor Jeff Williams (R-Arlington, TX)(photo by Pete Marovich for The New York Times)
Why Democrats Should Not Settle For A Slimmed Down For The People Act
The beauty of the For The People Act is that it’s defense of democracy goes further than voting rights.
We Are All Propagandists Now
Hurricane Rita September 24, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
As Coastal Flooding Worsens, Some Cities Are Retreating From The Water
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 7: Revelers celebrate Joe Biden becoming the 46th president of the United States on Black Lives Matter Plaza on 16th Street, NW, after news outlets declared victory for Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Saturday, November 7, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Progressive Patriotism For July 4
Throughout our history, many American radicals and progressive reformers have proudly asserted their patriotism.
Biden’s New OPM Director May Be Among His Most Critical Appointees. Here’s Why.
OPM’s new director will be a critical player in delivering on Biden’s agenda and she should bring at least as much energy and creativity to the task of rebuilding the federal workforce as her predecessors did to their mission of destroying it.
What A Profane Cheerleader’s Case Could Mean For Jan. 6 Insurrectionists
If insurrectionists were trying to weasel out of jail time using the First Amendment, this new ruling suggests they should tap the brakes.
On Voting Rights Republicans Have Told Us Who They Are. We Should Believe Them
The choice for senators and all Americans is simple: we protect our democracy for everyone, or let Republicans dismantle it for everyone but their own voters.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Judge Neil Gorsuch as President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day Gorsuch, 49, was sworn in as the 113th Associate Justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court.
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Senior Editor for Content Strategy and Audience Development:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: