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The Puerto Rican Independence Movement Saw This Fiasco Coming

“The hurricane as a natural phenomenon has unmasked the very unnatural causes of the situation in Puerto Rico,” Jose E. López tells me. He’s calling...

These Defenses of Columbus Day Are Just as Idiotic and Disgusting...

While an increasing number of communities across the United States have begun rejecting Columbus Day for the more appropriate “Indigenous Peoples Day,” there are...

Spot the Difference Between A New York Town’s Old and Updated...

https://twitter.com/PokJournal/status/913063716752474112?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsplinternews.com%2Fajax%2Finset%2Fiframe%3Fid%3Dtwitter-913063716752474112%26autosize%3D1 It’s weird that a village in central New York state called Whitesboro would use a seal that depicts a white man strangling a Native...

I Hung Out With Juggalos and Trump Voters and Saw Our...

The Mall in Washington, D.C., is an awkward place for a rally, especially one that’s drawn a smaller crowd than usual. The lawn between...

Ava DuVernay Doesn’t Want to Hear Your Lip Service About ‘Diversity...

As you’re probably well aware, if there is one thing Hollywood loves to do, it’s congratulate itself for taking measures that appear to be...

The Trump Administration Wants to Mine the Grand Canyon Because Why...

Last month, the U.S. Forest Service recommended to President Donald Trump that he re-open lands outside the Grand Canyon to uranium mining, just five...

Trump Reportedly Encouraged Indigenous Leaders to Break the Law and Drill...

“Just do it,” President Trump reportedly told a room full of Native American tribal leaders, whom he hosted at the White House in June....

White Cop Convicted of Killing His Daughter’s Unarmed Black Boyfriend After...

Shannon Kepler, a former Tulsa, OK, police officer, was convicted late Wednesday in the shooting death of his daughter’s boyfriend Jeremey Lake. The conviction comes...

The Forgotten Women Scientists Who Fled the Holocaust for the United...

Nedda Friberti was an Italian mathematician and physicist reduced to refugee status in World War II. Fanny Shapiro came from Latvia, where she studied...

A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials

The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil’s magic—and 20...

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