Brendan O'Connor

identity-race

Stephen Miller's Racist Emails Are an Outrage Even by 2019 Standards

The influential White House aide's white supremacist leanings are now on full display. Why are so many people dismissing this scandal?
Brendan O'Connor
11.13.19
identity-race

Schumer's Praise of Islamophobe Peter King Is What's Wrong With the Democrats

The Democratic leader said he valued the "friendship" of a retiring GOP congressman with a long history of prejudice.
Brendan O'Connor
11.11.19
labor

The Southern Poverty Law Center Is Unionizing After a Year of Scandals

Workers at the famous anti-hate group say they hope to "rekindle the flame of labor organizing across the Deep South."
Brendan O'Connor
11.8.19
money-inequality

We Don't Need Longer School Days, We Need a Shorter Work Week

Kamala Harris's proposal to provide after-school care to kids so parents can be more productive workers is neoliberalism distilled.
Brendan O'Connor
11.6.19
healthcare

ICE Is Deporting My Mother. She's Recovering from Stage 4 Cancer

"In the detention center the conditions are just horrible in general, but specifically for her."
Cristian Padilla Romero
10.31.19
Gender

Katie Hill’s Downfall Is Revenge Porn Experts’ Fears Come to Life

The California congresswoman won't be the last woman to be brought down by a scandal centered on nonconsensual nudes.
Brendan O'Connor
10.29.19
money-scams

What It’s Like to Be Stuck Inside the Wreckage of WeWork

"Nobody is running the day-to-day business. It's such a shit show," said one current employee.
Brendan O'Connor
10.24.19
climate change

Fossil Fuel Execs Lied to the Public About Climate Science for Years

A new report on what Rex Tillerson and others were up to has come out just in time for the ExxonMobil trial.
Brendan O'Connor
10.21.19
Corruption

Taking Advantage of Family Connections Is a Bipartisan American Tradition

Political scions in both parties have long abused their power.
Brendan O'Connor
10.17.19
money-scams

Private Equity Vultures Killed Splinter. Your Company Could Be Next

The progressive website was a victim of the same forces that have bankrupted companies like Sears and Toys R Us.
Brendan O'Connor
10.10.19
Money

Elizabeth Warren’s New Labor Plan Is Good. Bernie Sanders’ Is Better.

The Sanders campaign tackles one critical labor issue that Warren leaves untouched: at-will employment.
Brendan O'Connor
10.4.19
LAPD

The LAPD’s Job Ad Ending Up on Breitbart Is Hardly a Mystery

There is probably not any great conspiracy at work here to discredit the LAPD.
Brendan O'Connor
9.30.19
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