Pitt's newest movie goes a long, long way around the universe to find a predictably boring, cold-hearted action hero. “Ad Astra” is an action movie about the value of human connection. As such, it unwittingly
Now that Brown has gotten involved in a situation that is truly disturbing, everyone is putting their hands in the air. But just a few days ago, we couldn’t get enough of his antics. UPDATE (Sept. 20,
People can do racist things but believe they’re not racist in part from conditioning that says burning crosses and lynchings are racist but little else is. Last month, policy analyst Samuel Sinyangwe that
Politicians are prioritizing progressive doctrine that claims renewable power alone can solve the problem, when we need nuclear power and fracking as well. The fight over the existence of climate change
For nearly 200 years, historically black colleges and universities have educated tens of thousands of students. But what was once 120 schools is now 101, as HBCUs struggle with financial woes, accreditation
My presidential campaign may be over, but I am going to keep fighting for working people — and ensuring that New York City remains the vanguard of progressivism. There is a framed picture hanging in the
Ultimately, just because something is Iegal doesn’t mean we should use it whenever, however and with whomever we want. It's a lesson we've learned the hard way in the past. At the end of August, the U.S.
Despite the travails of Iraq and Afghanistan, hostility to regime change is historically odd since it negates the greatest recent U.S. foreign policy feat. In the lead-up to the opening of the U.N. General
David A. Andelman Who is Robert O'Brien, Trump's new national security adviser? And what has he walked into?
It is now up to O’Brien to demonstrate to critical players around the world that he can move the president toward shaping a newly coherent vision. The temperament and myopia of Donald Trump that led to
Asian American racism holds up the current power structure by providing an opportunity for white comics to use us as punching bags, and punch lines. A few years back, I was excited to finally score tickets
Smith is hardly the first celebrity to come out as gender nonbinary. But Smith is still read and understood by society to be a “man,” based mainly on tone of voice and appearance. Sam Smith is a gender
The consequences of abortion restrictions for women are clear. But regressing on abortion is a mistake the country collectively can’t afford. South Carolina is currently weighing a ban that would not provide
I routinely tell my students that anger and fear are the strongest motivators at the polls. Accordingly, Republicans, particularly President Donald Trump, often speak in terms of loss. If the other side
Israel's longest-serving prime minister could find himself at the end of his political career because voters see him as too divisive and corrupt. Update (Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m. ET): This piece has been updated
Abby K. Wood Elizabeth Warren's selfie with my daughter went viral because pinkie promises mean something
Warren is talking to little girls, but she’s also talking to all of us. And she has a plan (or three or four) to change society — now. As a general rule, I try to keep my Twitter feed quite boring. I stick
Only one Supreme Court justice has ever been impeached, and the newest justice is unlikely to be the second. But there's more here than meets the eye. In response to a new book by two New York Times reporters
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” needs enough punch to deserve its trailblazer status without losing the warm, silly comedy that earned the host her slot. Late Monday night — or very early Tuesday morning,
The dangerous downward spiral in the Middle East stems from the U.S. scrapping the Iran nuclear deal without a strategy in place. Congratulations, Mr. President. It took an extraordinary effort, but you
The FBI’s apparent failure to fully investigate Kavanagh’s background and interview all witnesses in all incidents raises critical questions. In the run-up to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation
Al Roker Climate change is not ignorable. It's time to stop debating what is staring us all in our faces.
Don't ask how long we have to save the planet. Ask what changes you and I can make now to start trying. Climate change affects everybody. It doesn't care if you're black or white, rich or poor, male or
Voters don't choose the candidate that best represents their ideas about government but adapt their ideas to the candidate they prefer. The Democratic presidential candidates verbally jousting on the stage
Sarah Longwell Donald Trump claimed the primaries were rigged in 2016. Now he's the one rigging them.
By canceling primaries, the Republican Party leadership is essentially sticking its fingers in its ears and shouting “la la la” to avoid reality. In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump complained that the
Greg Hunter Walmart banned open carry and I know why. I paid attention when I carried my gun around.
Carrying a weapon every day, I learned something that I wish more gun owners knew: Having one on you at all times isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Walmart announced last week that they no longer welcome
"Hustlers" is not the beginning of a “Showgirls” redux. Rather, it is a thesis statement about America’s conspicuous consumption at the height of the Wall Street bubble. The opening scenes in “Hustlers”
The Kurbo Health app suggests to teens that there's a right and wrong way to look and that restricting food is the primary response to body dissatisfaction. Weight Watchers, now rebranded as simply WW,
Dr. Laura Marshak Sarah Palin's divorce doesn't make the myths about parents of children with disabilities true
The premise that marriage and having children with disabilities are incompatible has its roots in ableism, but can become a self-fulfilling prophesy. The highly visible marriage of Sarah and Todd Palin,
“The Testaments” is a gripping read that goes down so easily, people may not realize what a progressive piece they’re devouring. The dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” was a critical success when it