Scenes From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's District on Election Night 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old Latina who ran an unabashedly progressive campaign and unseated a powerful incumbent, officially became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. That’s the national context. But closer to home, Ocasio-Cortez represents the district where I grew up, and her victory is the…

Trump, a Sore Winner, Baselessly Attributes Popular Vote Loss to Voter Fraud

President-elect Donald Trump, a radioactive double chin with a Twitter account, has demonstrated time and again that his skin—though infused with neon bacteria—is perilously thin. And now, as Hillary Clinton’s popular vote steadily eclipses his own, and as Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein begins submitting …

Computer Science Professor Says Ballots In Key States Have to Be Examined to Rule Out Cyberattack

In a development that would feel insane any other year but seems about on par for 2016, New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reported yesterday that a group of election lawyers and computer scientists are urging the Clinton campaign to ask for recounts in three key states won by Donald Trump. Wednesday morning, one of…

Kanye West Has Made an Attention-Grabbing Political Statement, If You Can Even Believe It

Is it fair to say Kanye West differentiates not between positive and negative attention, so long as attention is paid? Something to think about in light of this morning’s news, which is that West told a crowd of booing concertgoers that although he didn’t vote this election, he would have voted for Trump if he had.

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