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In a Bid to Do Every Awful Thing Imaginable, the Trump Administration Is Now Coming for the Elephants [UPDATE]

We kind of knew this was coming, didn’t we, what with Don Jr.’s taste for shooting beautiful animals and Ryan Zinke’s “Big Buck Hunter” moment—still, somehow, the news that the Trump administration has lifted the Obama administration’s ban on exporting trophies from elephant hunts in Zimbabwe and Zambia is a bit of a…

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Meet Jennifer Carroll Foy, the Public Defender and New Mom Who Just Joined the Virginia House of Delegates

Jennifer Carroll Foy, a 36-year-old public defender from Woodbridge, Virginia, beat Republican Mike Makee for the 2nd District seat by a 26 percent margin last week. Hers was one of a small avalanche of Democratic wins—and in particular, women and minority wins—that marked the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s…

Trump's Wildly Unqualified Judicial Nominee Is Also a Ghost-Hunting Horror Author and Really Bad Blogger

In a fitting symbol of the times in which we live, Brett Talley, a 36-year-old lawyer, has been nominated by the Trump administration to a lifetime position as a federal judge, despite having never tried a case and being unanimously deemed “not qualified” by the American Bar Association. This week, many of us learned…