How black people really feel about the police, explained 

How black people really feel about the police, explained 

In the debate over the “defund the police” movement, both Democrats and Republicans have pointed to attitudes in black communities about policing to support their opposition to the idea. However, when it comes to policing and crime, black attitudes elude simple explanations. In polling, black…

“It’s been a weird campaign”: The confusing Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts, explained 

“It’s been a weird campaign”: The confusing Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts, explained 

Voters have their last chance to weigh in on one of the country’s most head-scratching primary races this Tuesday, September 1. Last year, Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA), a four-term congressman and scion of one of the US’s most famous political families, announced that he would…

Pumpkin spice lattes — and the backlash, and the backlash to the backlash — explained

Pumpkin spice lattes — and the backlash, and the backlash to the backlash — explained

August 25 is not a day that is particularly known for feeling especially crisp or autumnal in most parts of North America. And yet it’s the day in 2020 — the earliest release date so far — that Starbucks chose to ready its blazing orange…

The unwarranted controversy over AOC’s nomination of Bernie Sanders, explained 

The unwarranted controversy over AOC’s nomination of Bernie Sanders, explained 

As part of standard Democratic National Convention protocol on Tuesday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez nominated Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic ticket, a routine move that happens for any candidate who reaches a specific threshold of delegates. Because Sanders had won more than 300 delegates, he…