Friday, July 19, 2019

James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their Descendants Still Live Next Door.

So many Monroes in rural Albemarle County remember the moment they asked a parent or grandparent if they were somehow connected to the nation’s fifth president, James Monroe. The telltale entrance sign...

Former fighter pilot launches Senate challenge against McConnell

Amy McGrath, a Kentucky Democrat and former fighter pilot who lost a House race last year, said Tuesday she's running for Senate against Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in what could be one of...

Great Barrier Grief

Nadine Marshall is trained as an ecologist, and she’s an expert on the Great Barrier Reef. But recently, her work has picked up an unexpected new element: crisis counseling. “People tell me...

McConnell likens himself to Obama: ‘We both are the descendants of slave owners’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday confirmed that he is a descendant of slave owners and reiterated that he still opposes government reparations for descendants of American slaves.   At a...

The Indian Ocean’s Great Disappearing Garbage Patch

Garbage patches in the ocean are sobering reminders of humanity’s collective plastic pollution problem. Measuring up to thousands of kilometers across, the patches have been confirmed to exist in the Pacific...

How Brooklyn’s Neighborhoods Got Their Names

Brooklyn’s modern history began as six small Dutch towns on the southern tip of Long Island. From these inauspicious beginnings sprouted New York’s most populous borough, full of unique and distinct...

Close the Camps: Plattsburgh protest calls for end of migrant detention facilities

Michelle Tolosky held an American flag in one hand and a red and white megaphone in the other. She stood in front the government center in downtown Plattsburgh. “We are here today...

How Enough Floating Plastic Could Change the Sea

Some damage caused by plastic waste is dramatic and well known: every year, plastic is an accomplice in the deaths of millions of marine birds, mammals, turtles, and fish. But as new...

The Hidden Light Show Below

As I descend into dark waters, my blue flashlights reveal a spectacular display of fluorescent colors shining out from some of the corals and marine creatures below. Normally hard to detect...

Border Agents Caught Posting Racist, Sexist Messages About Migrants & AOC in Secret Facebook...

Customs and Border Protection has opened an investigation into the posting of racist and xenophobic messages by current and former Border Patrol agents on a private Facebook group. More than 9,500...

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Ta-Nehisi Coates: “Joe Biden Shouldn’t Be President”

Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden is under fire for fondly reminiscing about his “civil” relationship with segregationist senators in the 1970s and 1980s. Speaking...

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