Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Update 12:22pm EDT: An Indigenous activist in North Dakota on Wednesday halted pipeline construction after locking himself to heavy machinery. According to reporting on the scene, police have ordered protesters to stay 100 yards away while they worked to free the man. Non-Violent Direct Action stops pipeline construction #NoDAPL
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Resistance against a new Bakken crude pipeline stepped up this week with the...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
As the U.S. Supreme Court readies this week to hear its first major abortion...


The drama in Iowa gave us so much: The spectacle of a surge for the messiah-minded, what-separation-of-church-and-state Cruz and his religious right "skin-crawlingly creepy" supporters; the archetypal "wake-up call" for a smug Democratic party that proved woefully out of touch with the change so many voters want; and this fabulous photo of gleeful hard-won triumph. Wheel's still in spin.