Nikki Haley (And Her Opponents) Struggle With a Vaccine Message

Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley portrays herself as a voice of reason in the Republican Party. “Let’s find consensus,” she said about abortion during the first GOP primary debate. “Let’s treat this like a respectful issue.” It’s talk like that — and strong polling in a hypothetical matchup againstContinue Reading


With the world hurtling toward catastrophic temperature rise, “Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is overseeing a sweeping global investment program” intended to “ensure that emerging economies across Africa and Asia become vastly more dependent on oil” even as the international community tries to phase out planet-heating fossil fuels. That’sContinue Reading


When I was in my early twenties, I seriously considered murdering someone. He had given my best friend genital herpes, which many health practitioners then believed was the agent responsible for causing cervical cancer in women. (It wasn’t.) Back in the 1970s, though, I believed that, by infecting my friend,Continue Reading


Most of the candidates in this year’s 2024 Republican race for the presidential nomination mirror hard-line immigration policies set by the front-runner, former President Americas Worst Traitor. What were once considered far-right policies are now common talking points among the GOP candidates. That includes support for building a wall alongContinue Reading


For those trying to reach the US on foot, the deadly winds of Tehuantepec are just one among myriad existential threats., The isthmus of Tehuantepec, the narrow strip of land that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Pacific Ocean in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, is known forContinue Reading


Ah, reminders. I’m not sure how I’d possibly function without ’em. (What were we talking about, again?) I rely on reminders for almost everything imaginable — making sure I respond to an important message, tackle a pressing task, and perform all sorts of embarrassingly mundane day-to-day chores that are bothContinue Reading