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Progressive activists think they have a shot at stopping Brett Kavanaugh

Why the activism opposing Kavanaugh is more intense than past Supreme Court nominees.

Trump’s new trade deal with South Korea won’t boost US car sales

Experts say it won’t change the fact that South Koreans just don’t want to buy American cars.

Bill Cosby spent decades as “America’s Dad.” He’s about to be sentenced for a 2004 assault.

The first day of Cosby’s sentencing hearing revolved around whether he is a "sexually violent predator."

The joy and horror of targeted Facebook ads

Examining the highly 2010s phenomenon of getting owned by the algorithm.

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Kavanaugh’s Fox News interview, explained in 5 phrases

"I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise," the Supreme Court nominee told Fox’s Martha MacCallum.

First Man’s screenwriter thinks Neil Armstrong would be disappointed by the flag controversy

"That’s very un-Neil": Josh Singer talks about facts, fiction, and the man behind the Armstrong myth.

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In 1991, Virginia Thomas defended her husband. Now Brett Kavanaugh’s wife is doing the same.

Vox Sentences: Christine Blasey Ford is not alone

One GOP senator’s revealing explanation of the party stance on Kavanaugh

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There is no fall TV season anymore

Carol Anderson recommends 4 books on America’s broken political system

Kellyanne Conway: at least Kavanaugh’s better than Harvey Weinstein

Peter Brimelow and VDare, the white nationalist website with close ties to the right, explained

Half of 2018’s Democratic campaign ads are about health care

Meet Noel Francisco, the man who could oversee the Mueller probe after Rosenstein

Puerto Rico’s push for statehood, explained

Many banned books were made into movies. Where the Wild Things Are may be the greatest.

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As “dieting” becomes more taboo, Weight Watchers is changing its name

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How to watch Trump’s speech at the UN General Assembly

What does Michael Avenatti have on Brett Kavanaugh? What we know so far.

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Trump’s latest rant about Puerto Rico’s death toll makes no sense

Watch: John Oliver explains how Facebook is wreaking havoc overseas

The very simple reason Republicans are fighting so hard for Brett Kavanaugh

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s future in question

Brett Kavanaugh faces possible new misconduct allegations in Montgomery County, Maryland

There’s a nearly 40 percent chance you’ll get away with murder in America

The Dallas police officer who shot Botham Jean has been fired

It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Affordable housing is just the beginning of YIMBY

Nike’s Colin Kaepernick ad sparked a boycott — and earned $6 billion for Nike

A scholar of forgiveness explains what makes a good public apology for sexual misconduct

Republicans just don’t take sexual assault seriously

At least 600 Yale alumnae stand with new Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez in open letter

Mark Judge, the man whose name keeps popping up in the Brett Kavanaugh allegations, explained

Why colleges tolerate fraternities

The first source of the New Yorker bombshell wasn’t Deborah Ramirez. It was Yale alumni.

After 2 years of increases, the US murder rate officially fell in 2017

How the Kavanaugh allegations became a test for #MeToo

Brett Kavanaugh’s habit of dissembling makes it hard to take his word over Ford’s