Jamil Smith

Jamil Smith

Senior Writer, @RollingStone.

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Shepard Smith was willing to take a Fox News salary all those years. But credit where it is due: he and Wallace have been consistent interruptions to the full-blown state television for the GOP and Trump. For that reason, it’s a shame that he is leaving.

The Ukrainian prosecutor at the center of Trump’s conspiracy theory about the Bidens gave the American Right enough bullshit to run with before retreating from his own claims. @Patrick_C_Reis  and @AndyKroll , with a compelling and important bit of analysis.

Laquan McDonald’s murder by a @Chicago_Police  officer was covered up for more than a year, thanks in part to former mayor Rahm Emanuel. But an inspector general’s report finds that at least 16 of convicted murderer Jason Van Dyke’s fellow cops also helped.

I cannot say enough about the job that @AmericaFerrera  is doing as a moderator for this SHE SAID talk with authors @mega2e  and @jodikantor . Such sharp and layered questions. She is raising the bar for those of us who do this.

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California, as of Friday, now has a law phasing out private prisons and immigration detention centers within the next eight years. I wish that it could be even faster, but this legislation should be an example to less populous states. Which is all of them.

“We have spent far less time considering those who told the stories that purportedly ruined the lives of these men,” @rtraister  writes of the #MeToo  toll. “How did the storytellers themselves fare? What we found out, I should warn you, is not uplifting.”

“What has been lost in the relatively recent reckoning about sexual assault has been the steep cost — both literal and emotional — for those very people on whose testimony the movement has been built.” Read@irin  and @ameliaschonbek  . #MeToo 


All these folks worried about erasing history when the Confederate statues come down will be thrilled to learn about the existence of books.

An entire island full of Americans in Puerto Rico are without power right now, and @POTUS  is cursing out NFL players at his campaign rally.

He never called the white supremacists who terrorized Charlottesville “sons of bitches,” did he? Some of them got to be “very fine people.”

Racism doesn’t just look like a white man in blackface or a Klan hood. Sometimes, it looks like a calling increased ballot access a “power grab.” My latest for , on Mitch McConnell, persisting nevertheless with voter suppression.

If we destroy the Amazon, @yayitsrob  notes, humanity can’t get it back. Even if we could replant all the trees, the diversity of creatures there couldn’t be replenished for roughly 10 million years. And that is 33 times longer than our species has existed.

This story from a survivor encapsulates how Republicans have used the 9/11 tragedy. went hysterical to get people mad at . But there is no debating this: she supports renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund; he has yet to do so.

Kamala Harris was born in Oakland. Her mother was Tamil Indian; her father was born in Jamaica. Birtherism is racism, full stop. You don’t need to support Harris for the Presidency. But if you are black and buying into this, you are aiding and abetting.

I am tired of waking up to Donald Trump’s bigotry. I am tired of black and brown people having to laugh to keep from crying. I am tired of Democrats scared to do their duty. My latest, on the presidency and why it’s too powerful to have a racist in charge.

Audio leaked to reveals telling attendees at a closed-door campaign event that ’s voter turnout operation “continues to concern us, especially if everybody uses and exercises their right to vote.” Read my report.

This is not merely the latest Viral Clip, nor would I think she'd want it to be. It is a clarion call. The Midwest is flooding right now, as is Mozambique. Climate change is ending American lives right now, and many more all around the world. Wake up.