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The U.S. can't forgive the crimes of the man set to be the next president of Iran, writes Borghan Nezami Narajabad. His political rise has been long and brutal, including serving on a "death commission":

@meaglin14  explains what it feels like to see your name on a list of slaves sold by Georgetown University. She discovered my family may be related to a young enslaved girl sold by Georgetown University in 1838:

Biden claims America doesn't meddle in foreign elections, writes Lev Golinkin. Don't make me laugh:

Many fathers are still following a dusty handbook for their sons that both limit and hurt them in profound ways, writes Andrew Reiner. For #FathersDay2021 , let's redefine masculinity so dads can give boys what they need:

It may have surprised you to read about how the large Brood X cicadas, emerging after 17 years underground, make for a delicious meal, writes @CortniBorgerson . But in fact, insects are a staple of diets around the world, and we’re just catching up:

Juneteenth is a special and meaningful holiday for me and for many Black communities, writes @divafeminist . Yet it's hard not to feel the weightlessness of the symbolic gesture of rendering it a day for everyone to “celebrate" in our current moment:

Texas Republican want students to taste the sweet fruit of Juneteenth without considering the rotten roots of slavery and racism, writes @brfranklin4 . Spirit of Sam Houston, we have a problem:

#FathersDay weekend isn't automatically a time to celebrate, writes @CBWymanWriter . Dads must earn their holiday:

The story piqued my interest, given that my family seemed to share many qualities of the #GU272  descendants, writes @meaglin14 . I looked up my last name on a document and was shocked to find a little girl named Harriet Eaglin listed on the transaction:

It won’t be long before you’re munching on a bowl of bugs at your local bar, writes @CortniBorgerson . Or, if you’re like me, packing a bag of cicadas in your kids’ lunchboxes:


Trump’s big lie about his debt means he may be one of American history’s most vulnerable presidents ever, writes @FrankFigliuzzi1 . These revelations jeopardize not only his image and wealth — they imperil our security:

If Democrats want to stand a chance against Trump, they should take @Andrew YangVFA seriously. And perhaps literally, wri @feministabulouses  . Yang is resonating in particular with men who feel forgotten by society. The author joi @SRuhleed  to explain why:

Bernie Twitter operates under the self-righteous guise of being the true progressives of the internet, writes @kurtbardella . But there are times where you really can’t distinguish between the tone of Trump’s #MAGA  nation and Sanders’ “Bros:"

Barr’s gross distortion of the Mueller report led to calls for him to step down, write @Mimirocah1  and @glennkirschner2 . He did not, and now we are facing the same situation all over again with Roger Stone:

QAnon isn't just a fringe conspiracy anymore., says @FrankFigliuzzi1 . And that should terrify all of us:

Republicans smear me on Fox News then want to grab dinner. But Congress isn't the WWE, writes @RepSwalwell . You can’t smash a chair over someone’s head in the ring, then hang out backstage like it was all an act.

Puerto Rico must determine its own future, not Congress. Our bill enables that, write @NydiaVelazquez  and @RepAOC . Many of our Democratic friends want to make the territory a state, but many Puerto Ricans see that push as the culmination of colonization.