The Post is the story of Katharine Graham, the first-ever woman publisher of a national American newspaper*, whose tenure happened to land during the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971—when journalists were able to expose the lies the US government was feeding the public about the Vietnam War. Further, it’s a…
A woman claiming she was impregnated by Roy Moore when she was 15 has been outed by the Washington Post as a fraud, with the paper determining over the course of two weeks that she’s likely an employee of professional sting outfit Project Veritas.
Two more allegations of sexual misconduct have emerged against US Senate candidate Roy Moore, in a Washington Post investigation published Wednesday night. Both incidents allegedly stemmed from Moore’s frequenting of a Gadsden, Alabama mall.
Thomas Jefferson was looking for someone to write a hit piece. It was July 1793, just months after the U.S. declared neutrality in a war between Britain and France. The then-Secretary of State wanted a writer—or better yet, an entire publication—to criticize the government’s decision and respond to the colleague who…
Scout Schultz used they/them pronouns. They were bisexual, non-binary, and intersex. These are straightforward facts, easily verified on the website for Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, the student group Schultz led, after they were fatally shot by campus police. Even so, journalists—even ones that strive to be sensitive…
I think we’re all used to TV pundits falling over themselves with praise for Donald Trump every time he manages to repeat the words on a teleprompter without slipping in an aside that will get us all nuked. Now alas, Trump’s nominal ability to read has seduced yet another impressionable victim: This time, it’s the …
The Washington Post is reporting that Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov in a meeting at the White House. According to current and former US officials, “Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on…
A new month is upon is, I can almost smell the warm summer air and yet for some reason, retailers are trying to sell me velvet sundresses. Now that we’re on the subject of ridiculous things, let’s go to court.
Does anyone else need a drink? Goddamn. Let’s do this.
The planned Women’s March may be gearing up to be one of the biggest inauguration weekend protests ever, but there’s clearly still some education that needs to happen before January 21.
To celebrate the culmination of the race between a woman and a man who once said being famous allowed him to grab women “by the pussy,” the Washington Post hired a woman to wear a dress made out of napkins for guests to grab by the handful.
In its Date Lab series, the Washington Post matches two D.C.-area singles, sends them out on a blind date, and interviews them afterwards. Obviously, this doesn’t always work out.
The Washington Post reports that a woman named Kristin Anderson is accusing Donald Trump of reaching under her skirt and groping her at a nightclub in the early ‘90s. Anderson didn’t approach the newspaper; reporter Karen Tumulty writes that she heard the story from an acquaintance and contacted Anderson.
In an editorial for the Washington Post, Republican Senator Susan Collins has detailed why she refuses to vote for nominee and self-tanner soaked whoopee cushion Donald Trump.
We have seen our fair share of bad takes this election cycle—we’ve seen the personal essay (ie. “Why the Feminist Vote Is a Vote for Jeb”), the unexpected turn (ie. “You Might Think Hillary Is a Woman—Here’s Why She Isn’t”), the outrage-bait garbage (ie. “A Liberal Case for Donald Trump”) (that one’s real).
On Wednesday, a Palo Alto jury found ex-Stanford student Brock Turner guilty of sexual assault against a fellow student. Turner, now 20, was a member of the university swim team. And we know what that means: it’s time for someone to write a story about his “once-promising future.”
Legacy institutions like The Washington Post have massive archives full of truly amazing stuff. And increasingly, their current employees are going digging for cool finds to revisit—for instance, a new project to highlight coverage of women written by women.
The Washington Post published a breezy little profile Thursday of David Daleiden, the man behind the Center for Medical Progress, the group who made the sting videos attacking Planned Parenthood as vicious sellers of baby parts. It’s warm, respectful, congratulatory, and strangely light on some key details.