Kamala Harris Pays Homage to Shirley Chisholm in Her Presidential Campaign Announcement

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) officially announced her bid for president Monday morning, simultaneously releasing a campaign video on her Twitter account while detailing her 2020 plans on Good Morning America. The clip emphasized Harris’s campaign slogan—Kamala Harris for the People—and the “values we as Americans…

Michael Cohen Reportedly Paid Someone to Create a Fake Twitter Account Calling Him Hot and Smart 

It is possible that you have grown numb to the many ways that the Trump presidential campaign was a money spigot for the very worst kind of people with the very worst kind of political instincts, but please do not look away. Instead, look toward the Wall Street Journal, which on Thursday reported that Michael Cohen,…

'The Scary Thing Is Telling People We Can't Help Them': Domestic Violence Shelters Brace Through the Shutdown 

As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, domestic violence shelters around the country, many of which depend on federal funds, may soon be scrambling to make ends meet. “Most of what we’re hearing is fear and uncertainty,” Cindy Southworth, executive vice president at the National Network to End…

'Nostalgia Doesn't Speak to Me, History Does': Astra Taylor on Her New Film and 'Reaching Toward' Democracy

Earlier this month, I met up with the filmmaker Astra Taylor at her coffee shop of choice—an intimate spot in Brooklyn with a no laptop policy so encouraging of public discourse that shortly before Taylor arrived I overheard two women spoil multiple plot points of The Sopranos. The tables were set close enough…

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