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

  • How Are We Supposed to Know What the Government Does?

    The most important reason that the media exists is to tell the public what’s happening and what the people in power are doing about it. That’s increasingly difficult when the decisions that matter are shrouded in multiple levels of secrecy.

  • Old People Hate Hipsters, Justin Bieber, and Kurt Cobain, Poll Shows

    A Public Policy Polling survey of voters showed that Americans hate Bieber, haven't really heard of Skrillex, and have never downloaded any music illegally. In other news, the average American voter polled in these things is OLD.

  • Are We There Yet? - The May/June Issue of 'Endtime Magazine'

    You’d think it would be pretty fun to write for a magazine where you constantly get to talk about the end of the world. It’d be especially thrilling for you every time a new pope gets announced because, obviously, you get to ask, IS THIS POPE THE LAST, EVIL POPE WHO WILL USHER IN…

  • We Need to Stop Arresting So Many Children

    The law-enforcement system isn’t designed for children—just about the only thing it can do is send people to jail, which in nearly every case is a horrific overreaction when it comes to kids being dumb. The police can be one of the most destructive forces in the lives of young pe…

  • Gay-Proofing the Bible

    An anonymous group of Christians is claiming that, actually, the parts of the Bible that are interpreted as references to homosexuality don’t say anything at all about diddling someone who has the same type of junk as yours—and they’ve gone a step further by retranslating the res…

  • I Guess We Need to Say It Again: George W. Bush Was the Worst

    The important things he did and didn’t do when he was the most powerful elected official in the world were all pretty much uniformly awful. He had a chance to change the world in a real way and he made in demonstrably worse. Fuck him and his library.

  • Forget Gun Control, Let’s Ban the Senate

    The failure of the gun control bill isn’t an example of cowardice on the part of senators who didn’t vote for it, or some fatal flaw on behalf of its sponsors. It’s just another case of the Senate being cripplingly, pathetically gridlocked and unable to do anything for anyone…

  • Eighty-One Years for Weed?

    Here’s how absurd the war on drugs has gotten: an activist from Keene, New Hampshire, is facing 81 years in prison for dealing marijuana, and while he's admitted to the crime, he’s still fighting the case in court today in hopes the jury will acquit him.

  • Does Don Draper Want to Legalize Heroin?

    The idea that mass incarceration and the war on drugs are racist as well as massive failures has gained a lot of traction over the years. But it wasn’t until the past few days that the movement to end the drug war achieved the mark of every mainstream political cause in America—a…

  • New Atheism's Nasty Streak of Islamophobia

    If your project is to convince people that religion is evil and should be wiped from the face of the earth, and that rational, enlightened atheism is the beacon of truth towards which we must steer the storm-battered ship of the human race, is directly assaulting religion, or one…