The UK Insists: If You Give Birth You're a Mother, Even If You're a Man

After Freddy McConnell, a trans man, gave birth, the U.K. government insisted that even though he is legally a man, he must be listed as the child's mother. Do we need to explain why that's dumb?


Stop Asking People of Color to Get Arrested to Protest Climate Change

Extinction Rebellion is overwhelmingly shaped by the concerns, priorities, and ideas of middle-class white people. If it doesn't tackle white supremacy, it doesn't serve us.


Biden Had Said He Worked the Coal Mines, Was Shot at in Iraq, and Marched in the Civil Rights Movement. He Has Not Done Those Things

He was recently caught embellishing a story about a visit to Afghanistan, but it was far from the first time he had stretched the truth.


The NFL Thinks We’re All Stupid

The league's partnership with Jay-Z to promote criminal justice reform reeks of cynicism.


Kirsten Gillibrand Shouldn’t Have Been the One to Drop Out

Her campaign never got off the ground, but she was a more interesting candidate than people gave her credit for.


Democrats Say They Want a Climate Debate. So Which Ones Killed It?

The leading 2020 candidates supposedly wanted a debate devoted to climate—but the Democratic National Committee shot down that idea. We should know who is responsible.


NotPetya Ushered In a New Era of Malware

EternalBlue and NotPetya through the eyes of influence.


Silicon Valley's Apology Tour Serves the Rich and Powerful

Big tech executives get another moment in the spotlight when they join the Oopsie Circuit.


How Yelp-Type Ratings Could Be Used for Self Governance

We created an online virtual world to test how ratings could reform our government.


This Kind of Presidential Debate Is Literally How We Got Trump

Yes, 2020 will be even worse than 2016.


Opinion: Pride Has Betrayed Us

Trans women of color were being murdered before the gay rights movement, and are still being murdered today. Pride has never paid attention.


Opinion: The Planet Was the Big Loser at the Democratic Debates

Somehow, after two nights and 20 candidates, climate change barely came up.