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Why Elon Musk’s Idea of “Free Speech” Will Help Ruin America
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Why Elon Musk’s Idea of “Free Speech” Will Help Ruin America

Without moderation, racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and the entire witch’s brew of right-wing hate will quickly take over Twitter and turn it into a Superfund site just like its competitors. Nothing decent can long endure in such an environment, and most people who don’t support these things will leave, hollowing out the site and...

FACT CHECK: No, This Image Does Not Show A ‘Commitment to America’ Graphic Published By U.S. House Republicans
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FACT CHECK: No, This Image Does Not Show A ‘Commitment to America’ Graphic Published By U.S. House Republicans

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a graphic published by U.S. House Republicans outlining a “Commitment To America” plan ahead of the 2022 midterms.  Verdict: False There is no evidence for this claim. A spokesperson for House Republican Steve Scalise confirmed that the graphic is fabricated. Fact Check: House Republicans unveiled a plan called...

The Difference Between Thai Food in America and Thailand
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The Difference Between Thai Food in America and Thailand

Photo: Anansing (Shutterstock) My ideal night in: a glass of wine, extra spicy Pad Thai with mock duck, an order of spring rolls, and a romantic comedy. I’ve been hooked on Thai cuisine since I was young, having grown up in Queens. Given that New York City houses Thai restaurants on nearly every street—thanks in...

Is Arizona’s Kari Lake the most ‘dangerous’ politician in America?
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Is Arizona’s Kari Lake the most ‘dangerous’ politician in America?

Kari Lake, the Arizona Republican candidate for governor and former Fox 10 Phoenix news anchor, seems to be everywhere lately. Earlier this month, the Atlantic declared her “Trumpism’s leading lady,” then spent more than 3,500 words explaining why. The Washington Post elaborated a few days later. “[Lake] has emerged as a Republican phenom by amplifying...

Is Arizona’s Kari Lake the most ‘dangerous’ politician in America?
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Is Arizona’s Kari Lake the most ‘dangerous’ politician in America?

Kari Lake, the Arizona Republican candidate for governor and former Fox 10 Phoenix news anchor, seems to be everywhere lately. Earlier this month, the Atlantic declared her “Trumpism’s leading lady,” then spent more than 3,500 words explaining why. The Washington Post elaborated a few days later. “[Lake] has emerged as a Republican phenom by amplifying...

‘I’m a Former SNL Writer, If Trump Is Re-Elected the Joke Is on America’
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‘I’m a Former SNL Writer, If Trump Is Re-Elected the Joke Is on America’

When it comes to earth-shattering historical events that have occurred during my lifetime, the questions most often asked are, “Where were you when JFK was assassinated?” and “Where were you when the planes hit the World Trade Center?” And now we must add another question: “Where were you when Saturday Night Live became a bad...