With Al Franken’s Resignation, Democrats Strive Toward a New Standard of Conduct
In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, the Minnesota lawmaker announced that he would leave his seat, becoming the second high-profile Democrat to resign in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations
Dan Rather Keeps It 100
The journalist and former CBS news anchor sits down with Larry for a live event to discuss the current state of our country, patriotism, and more
John Conyers Is the First Major Lawmaker Unseated in the Post-Weinstein Reckoning
The 88-year-old Michigan congressman, who is "retiring" amid multiple sexual harassment claims, insists that his son should run for his seat in the forthcoming special election
When a Celebrity Is Ejected From American Life, He Turns to the Podcast
Bill O’Reilly. Lance Armstrong. Now former New York sports radio host Craig Carton. What do they all have in common? They’re pariahs with their own podcasts.
Why Project Veritas Has All of D.C. Looking Over Its Shoulder
Happy hour and networking in the nation’s capital might never be the same
The NFL Can’t Buy Its Way Out of Protests
After the league announced its plans to donate $89 million to social justice organizations in collaboration with the Players Coalition, dissenting players like Eric Reid began to question the alliance’s motives
Errol Morris on Donald Trump’s Takeaway From ‘Citizen Kane’
The documentarian discussed the president’s irony deficit on ‘The Big Picture’
Donald Trump’s Xenophobia Knows No Borders
Wednesday morning, the president retweeted three inaccurately titled videos from a British white nationalist known for anti-Muslim bias. For the president, facts matter less than opportunities to stoke fear.
Partisan Loyalty Won’t End Sexual Misconduct in Politics
Responses to recent allegations concerning Al Franken, John Conyers, and Roy Moore—as well as previously reported accusations against Bill Clinton and Donald Trump—reveal stark divides in political priorities
Not Even Donald Trump Could Mess Up the Turkey Pardon
Despite plenty of consternation and speculation over how the president might find a way to muck things up, on Tuesday he sent Drumstick and Wishbone to Gobbler’s Rest
How Spike Lee and Denzel Washington Turned ‘Malcolm X’ Into a Hollywood Epic
In the aftermath of the L.A. riots, a determined filmmaker and a brilliant actor overcame budget concerns and voices of dissent to transform the life story of a radical black thinker into a cinematic masterpiece
The Deregulation of the Internet Is Coming
The FCC is likely to implement its rollback of net neutrality rules in December
Inside Bill and Hillary Clinton’s Living Wake at the End of the Road
Not long after the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election, they held a three-day party with former staffers in Arkansas, where the Clinton era will never die
Everyone Loses When Donald Trump Feuds With LaVar Ball
The president tweeted about the Ball family Sunday, continuing a saga that no one asked for
‘The Press Box’ — Lies, Damned Lies, and Locker Room Quotes
As more stories emerge, the Republican Senate candidate continues to deny
Ta-Nehisi Coates on Storytelling, Challenging Obama, and the Kaepernick Situation
The author joined Bill to discuss topics including LeBron’s celebrity status, the president, politics in sports, and the best season of the ‘The Wire’
Does Twitter Verification Mean Anything Anymore?
After Twitter verified a white supremacist last week, we’re wondering if the blue check marks still have a purpose
How Will the GOP Leadership Reckon With Allegations of Roy Moore’s Sexual Misconduct?
Since Thursday, five women have accused the Alabama Senate candidate of sexual misconduct, but many prominent Republicans continue to support the conservative ideologue
The Entertainment World Is Changing, and Papa John Can’t Keep Up
With the landscape of television shifting, advertisers will need to learn how to better spend their money. Instead, Papa John is pointing fingers at all of the wrong people.
How Pop Culture Journalism Became ‘Entertainment: SVU’
The accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., and others have redefined what it means to be an entertainment journalist. And the industry may never be the same again.
Old Showbiz Stories With Carl Reiner
The comedian, producer, and director joined Larry to discuss his early days in showbiz, his new book, and the president
How Donald Trump’s Republicans Could Become the Party That Loses Elections
In Tuesday’s elections, the GOP lost meaningful ground in the Virginia gubernatorial race and several other high-profile contests around the country. Is the party in electoral decline?
Hearing Both Sides of Taylor Swift
Since the 2016 election, she has been criticized for refusing to engage with national politics, or speaking out against the hate groups that celebrate her. Can a pop star afford to stay apolitical in our current climate?
The Ringer Seeks Winter-Spring Editorial Interns
At our Los Angeles headquarters and in our New York bureau
Lexicon: Why the Far Right Wing Fears Soy
To insult a man on the far-right-wing internet, you can call him a "soy boy." Will it make sense? No.
Facebook Is Too Big to Fail
This week’s congressional testimony over manipulative Russian ads shows that the platform will continue to wreak havoc on public discourse without reinvention or regulation
Donald Trump’s Cynical Response to Terror
For the president, the recent attack in New York has served as a convenient moment to drum up anti-immigrant and Islamophobic fearmongering
What Congress Wants From Google, Twitter, and Facebook
Testifying before the Senate, the tech giants finally admitted some culpability in the manipulation of the 2016 presidential election. Now what?