I’ve watched the trailer for “My Brilliant Friend,” the first installment of HBO’s adaptation of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, about 30 times. I’m not joking. I’ve been watching it three to five times in a sitting, ever since it came out. Every time I tear up. But the reason I...
Dana Rohrabacher, the 15-term Republican incumbent washed away by Democratic challenger Harley Rouda when the blue wave came ashore in Southern California’s 48th Congressional District last week, isn’t your average homophobic extremist. He is, in fact, an architect of the decades-long battle against LGBTQ rights and a politician, among...
If I asked you to describe the quintessential college head football coach, you’d tell me about a man, most likely one who is middle-age and white, wearing a headset and a hoodie or a polo shirt (depending on the team you root for) while pacing a sideline. Behind...
Despite inheriting a roaring economy from President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump has been underwater in national job approval polls since he took office on Jan. 20, 2017. Since 1938, Gallop has asked the nation, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way the president is handling his job?” Across 80...
Most progressives are thrilled that Democrats achieved their goal of taking back the majority in the House of Representatives. But taking and holding the House isn’t an end in itself. Taking back control of the House can be viewed the same way Americans saw the D-Day invasion of Normandy...
I became acquainted with Ntozake Shange’s work nearly 20 years ago, thanks to my mentor DeNeen Brown. She organized a group of black women staff writers at The Washington Post to do a live reading of Shange’s canonic play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the...
Saturday morning, as entire California towns were engulfed in flames, the president retreated to Twitter. He did not offer help, condolences or even prayers for those killed ― the toll is now at least 63 ― in the deadliest fire in the state’s history. Instead, he offered an explanation...
“If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” That’s what Cindy Hyde-Smith, the GOP senator from Mississippi, said of one of her supporters during a campaign event. Hyde-Smith, who is white, faces a runoff later this month against Democrat Mike Espy, who...
It has been over five years since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the murder of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and black lives still do not seem to matter to America. Last week, in a continuation of predictable, unnecessary and fatal use of force against black people, 26-year old security...
President Donald Trump is feeling the heat. That’s true legally, with regard to what we keep learning about special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and the fact that Democrats in the House ― with outgoing Republican Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes no longer able to protect Trump ― will...