Author: Abigail Weinberg

Florida’s Anti-Woke Crusade Has a New Target: Math Textbooks

Florida has a new addition to the long, absurd list of topics it considers too “woke” to tolerate: math textbooks. When vetting math books for K–12 classes, the state education commissioner rejected 41 percent of submissions because of “references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning […]

Ted Cruz’s Efforts to Keep Trump in Office Went Far Deeper Than We Knew

Ted Cruz knows a thing or two about the Constitution—or at least he should. After attending Harvard Law School, the Texas senator once clerked for US Appeals Court Judge J. Michael Luttig, advised George W. Bush’s presidential campaign, and served as Texas’ solicitor general. But none of that extensive legal experience stopped him from apparently attempting […]

Biden’s Fresh Pitch for Prosperity: Fund My Agenda, Dammit

As I described earlier this evening, the first section of President Joe Biden’s speech tonight, in which he forcefully rebuked Vladimir Putin, generated some bipartisan support from a bitterly divided Congress. But as Biden moved to his domestic agenda, the chamber’s unusual unity began to splinter, sparking the kinds of raucous murmurings that are now […]

Biden Rallies Congress With a Furious Rebuke of Putin in His First State of the Union

President Biden forcefully denounced Vladimir Putin during his first State of the Union address, outlining further steps to damage the Russian economy and declaring that, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the European Union this week, “Light will win over darkness.” “Six days ago, Russia’s Vladimir Putin sought to shake the very foundations of the […]

Biden Announces Sanctions on Russia

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized two regions of eastern Ukraine as sovereign territories, increasing the likelihood of a war and prompting swift action from the United States. In a brief speech at the White House this afternoon, President Biden responded by announcing harsh economic sanctions against Russia, targeting banks and elite individuals. “Who in […]

The Big Lie Is Tearing Wisconsin’s GOP Apart

Even if most Republicans still think Donald Trump was the real winner of the 2020 presidential race, they seem, by and large, to accept that President Biden is now in office—or at least that their opportunity to decertify the election is long past. Not so in Wisconsin, where some Republicans’ obsession with overturning the 2020 […]

Here Are the Things Ron DeSantis Thinks Are “Woke”

Big Tech? Woke. Infrastructure spending? Woke. Academia? Definitely woke. The word that was once a rallying cry for Black Americans to stay alert to racial injustices has been coopted by the conservative right to denounce any educational, cultural, or policy position that attempts to reckon with our nation’s racist history. People appropriate the language of […]

Rock Stars Continue to Unplug From Spotify Over Covid Misinformation

The Neil Young-inspired exodus from Spotify continues apace. Last week, the Canadian rock star pulled his music from the streaming service, citing Spotify’s willingness to let mega-popular podcast host Joe Rogan push misinformation on his show about Covid vaccines. Since Wednesday, Young has been joined by two other musical luminaries: fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, and […]