Harry Cheadle

Associate Editor

twitter: @hcheadle

Harry Cheadle is an Associate Editor at VICE. He writes about politics and poop and prisons and other stuff.

Articles by Harry Cheadle

  • The Government Took This Man's Raccoon Away Because of a Viral Video

    Mark "Coonrippy" Brown filmed himself dancing with his pet raccoon Gunshow last year and got a million YouTube hits and a reality TV show out of it—but the authorities took note and recently took his new raccoon Rebekah away from him. Now he's fighting to get her back.

  • Are We There Yet? - Apocalyptic Christians Are Boring

    For a magazine that is devoted to the biblical end of the world—rivers of blood, false prophets, world governments, and all—Endtime magazine, published and edited by jowly prophet of doom Irvin Baxter, is remarkably dull, unless you're a big fan of repetitive Bible quotes…

  • Here Are All the Laws Passed by the Worst Congress of All Time

    The 113th Congress is, by almost any objective standard, the worst Congress of all time. In seven months, it's passed only 22 laws—four of those were devoted to renaming stuff or awarding medals, one was about commemorating coins in honor of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and the res…

  • The 2016 Presidential Campaign Has Begun, God Help Us All

    Super PACs are already forming, and there's even a Republican-produced anti–Hillary Clinton campaign ad going around. I can’t wait for the microscopic arguments that will spill over from blogs to Facebook and Twitter and probably result in some hi-larious memes like 2012's “bind…

  • Can an Atheist Church Make Nonbelievers Nicer?

    People who go to church are happier, healthier, and more optimistic than people who don't. Atheists, of course, miss out on all these benefits—or they have until recently. "Atheist churches" have been popping up in the US and the UK and they might just encourage nonbelievers to b…

  • Dread Judges

    The Supreme Court is increasingly politicized and prone to making far-reaching rulings that negate laws passed by Congress. You can call the US a democracy if you like, but most of the important policy choices are made by an unelected council.

  • If Republicans Want Young Voters, Maybe They Should Just Stop Being Bigots

    The difficulty the Republicans have, see, in attracting young people is that the GOP tends to hate gays and young people see that for the vile bigotry it is. It's not the GOP's phrasing, it's what it's saying that makes young voters so turned off.

  • Why Are the British Obsessed with Sheds?

    To me—and probably to most Americans—sheds are little crappy booths some people store firewood or tools in. But in the UK, they have a Shed Week and a Shed of the Year contest and fans of sheds, who go around calling themselves "sheddies." I wanted to know more, so I investigated…

  • Hiding Your Calls and Texts from Big Brother

    Silent Circle is a company that offers a way for individuals and companies to protect their communications from everyone from the NSA to run-of-the-mill identity thieves. They say they don't store your data and that their system is so secure that even the FBI is a customer.

  • America’s Not-So-Secret Paranoid Underbelly

    Free-floating fear and half-baked ideas about what’s REALLY going on have been a more significant part of American history than is generally accepted, according to Jesse Walker’s thorough, meticulously researched book The United States of Paranoia. I recently chatted with…