‘George H.W. Bush’s “Willie Horton” ad will always be the reference point for dog-whistle racism’ for Vox

Bush’s legacy, like that of William Horton, will always be tarred by the Willie Horton attack ad that elected him. … More ‘George H.W. Bush’s “Willie Horton” ad will always be the reference point for dog-whistle racism’ for Vox

‘The Thousand Oaks shooter killed 12. An Australian knife-wielding terrorist killed one.’ for Vox

Imagine what the death tally could have been if he had been able to get his hands on a gun, Australians asked in response. Fortunately, he wasn’t. Unfortunately, in America, there’s no need to imagine. … More ‘The Thousand Oaks shooter killed 12. An Australian knife-wielding terrorist killed one.’ for Vox

‘The Gloriously Incompetent Politicians of Children’s Television’ for Slate

The monocled little man who falls apart when his assistant goes on vacation, hiding in his underwear in his ruined mayoral office, clutching his jar of pickles. The self-centered, cigar-smoking womanizer flanked by models, who makes only the barest attempt to hide his corruption, holding his constituents in open contempt. The insecure man-children wearing sashes … More ‘The Gloriously Incompetent Politicians of Children’s Television’ for Slate

‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ for Slate

Here’s something that might make Americans feel slightly better (or not) about their country’s ludicrous leadership: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been forced stepped down from his post—again—following a litany of scandals surrounding his affair with his former media adviser and soon-to-be baby mama, Vikki Campion. That’s right, Mike Pence’s Australian counterpart not … More ‘Australian Deputy Prime Minister Resigns Following Sex Scandal, Because Australian Politics Is a Mess Too’ for Slate