1. ‘Black Panther’ makes history in the toughest-to-predict Oscars race in years
    The Oscars are more fun this way, aren’t they? When there’s no obvious frontrunner for best picture, when a comic book blockbuster and a fourth-over remake of a musical — this time performed unironically, with no artifice — and a foreign-language Netflix film share a shot at the biggest prize of the night? The nominees for the 91st […]
  2. Trump’s lawyer accidentally admitted there are tapes of Trump and Cohen talking
    President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani accidentally told a reporter there are “tapes” — apparently of the president talking to his longtime fixer and former attorney Michael Cohen about the president’s pursuit (during the 2016 campaign) of a real estate deal in Moscow. In an effort to squash explosive allegations from BuzzFeed that the […]
  3. Colorado Republican uses MLK Day speech to falsely claim whites were lynched as often as blacks
    A Colorado lawmaker with a history of racially offensive behavior commemorated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by claiming that white and black people were lynched “in nearly equal numbers” in the United States. State Rep. Lori Saine (R) delivered a speech on the Colorado House floor on Monday complaining that she was “barred from introducing a […]
  4. BREAKING: Supreme Court reinstates Trump’s ban on trans servicemembers in the military
    The Supreme Court handed down a pair of orders on Tuesday that effectively reinstate the Trump administration’s ban on trans military service. The cases are Trump v. Karnoski and Trump v. Stockman. In both cases, a lower court halted the ban. Tuesday’s orders temporarily stay those lower court decisions while the cases make their way through the federal […]
  5. BREAKING: Supreme Court will hear the first big Second Amendment case of the Kavanaugh era
    In an ominous sign for potential victims of gun violence, the Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it will hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, a challenge to New York City’s gun licensing regime. It’s the first Second Amendment case the Supreme Court will hear since 2010, and […]