Author: Nathalie Baptiste

Lauren Boebert Is Only Going to Get Worse

A video of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) effectively describing her colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as a terrorist went viral over Thanksgiving weekend. In the obviously false tale, she tells a story of being in an elevator with Omar when a Capitol police officer hurried to get in with them. “I look to my left, […]

White Fear Is Always the Best Defense

On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed Black man, was out for a jog in Satilla Shores, Georgia, when he was chased by three armed white men in vehicles. They confronted him, and then he was shot and killed by Travis McMichael.  McMichael’s father Gregory and their neighbor William Bryan were also involved […]

Glenn Youngkin’s Campaign Is About One Racist Thing

At the end of October, I was lucky enough to be off from work and watched more television than usual. Living in Washington, DC, means that we may not have representation in Congress or a governor, but we are still bombarded by political ads intended for our neighbors in Maryland and Virginia. So, I’ve been […]

Cory Booker Reveals Where Things Went Wrong With Tim Scott on Police Reform

In an exclusive interview with Mother Jones, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) confirmed what many people, myself included, believe to be true: The bipartisan police reform bill fell apart because Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was resistant to sweeping changes to policing. Q: What went wrong with the police reform bill?@CoryBooker: “We made tremendous progress…But it turned […]

Conservative Baptist Pastor Sees “No Credible Religious Argument” Against Vaccines

The Biden administration recently announced a widespread vaccine mandate. While the guidelines will encourage more federal workers and health care staff to seek the shots, they’ve also pushed some of the last vaccine holdouts to seek religious exemptions, whether or not they actually needed them. But these objectors might run into some unexpected trouble—some big-name […]

Biden Decides Haitian Migrants at US-Mexico Border Will Promptly Be Sent Home

The Biden administration announced Saturday that it would begin the mass expulsion of thousands of Haitians who have gathered in Texas border cities. The desperate migrants began amassing at the US-Mexico border in recent weeks after fleeing volatile conditions in Haiti. Haitian migrants have been traveling through Central and South America to try and reach […]