'Our Vote Matters Very Little': Kim TallBear on Elizabeth Warren's Attempt to Claim Native American Heritage

On Monday, 22 days ahead of the midterm elections, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren released a heartfelt, five-minute video about her family heritage. In it, she visited her hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, where she and her brothers condemned Donald Trump’s racist nickname for her, Pocahontas. Then Warren leaned into…

Elizabeth Warren Will Not Take the 'Spit Test' to Prove Her Heritage 

On Tuesday, the editorial board of the Massachusetts paper the Berkshire Eagle declared that Elizabeth Warren should “spit into a tube” to once and for all shut down Trump’s “Pocahontas” jabs and the years-long Republican accusations that she used her Native American heritage in order to further her career. On Sunday…

Jeff Sessions Parallels Anti-LGBTQ Campaigns to the Work of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This week, Jeff Sessions gave a closed-door speech to the Alliance Defending Freedom, a pro-life anti-LGBTQ Christian legal advocacy group. Today, you may know the ADF for the current Supreme Court case in which it is defending a baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. But it’s also the nation’s…

Elizabeth Warren on the Inhumanely Low Minimum Wage, Russia, and Talking to Our 'Crazy Brother-in-Law'

If you’re like us, the past week of political news has felt like approximately six months. Russia! Comey! Flynn! Impeachment! Pee tape! But even throughout the insane news cycle, Sen. Elizabeth Warren has managed to stay focused on attempting to improve economic opportunities for people who have been left…

Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown Attempt to Explain Why They Backed Ben Carson for HUD

Ben Carson—a man who, like most of Trump’s cabinet nominees, appears to know nothing about the department he has been nominated to run—is one step closer to becoming America’s next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Perhaps more appalling than Carson’s complete lack of experience, however, is that the Senate…

Watch Elizabeth Warren Beautifully Grill Ben Carson on Trump's Ethics Conflicts

In the never-ending wave of a great time that are Trump’s cabinet confirmation hearings (which we’re liveblogging right here), Ben Carson is currently giving testimony about why he should lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, despite (somehow) being a neurosurgeon who seems to think poor people should…

Elizabeth Warren Is Not Here for Donald Trump's Tic Tac Bullshit

Elizabeth Warren’s tireless trolling of Donald Trump has been one of our few means of solace over the course of an election cycle bleaker than any Lars von Trier film. And today, she had yet another message for him regarding sexual assault and, of course, “nasty women” — a buzzword born from Trump’s puerile …