Jake Whitney is a freelance journalist and contributing writer for Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics.

Alt Reality

To Donald Trump and the right, any news or facts they don’t like or disagree with are labeled fake news, leaving us in a world where the truth becomes just a matter of opinion.

SECRETIVE

Law professor Zephyr Teachout is part of a watchdog group charging that Donald Trump’s many conflicts of interest violate constitutional strictures. Let her walk you through it.

Beyond Truthiness

Trump’s lies are just the beginning. Over two decades, right-wing media has degraded the credibility of the entire media and also degraded the idea that objective facts even exist.

Gloomy Prognosis

As an African-American doctor in the overwhelmingly white world of American medicine, Damon Tweedy has seen how racial attitudes of both blacks and whites warp treatment and care.

A Nation’s Shame

A new book traces how America discarded civil rights in the name of security during the forced internment of Japanese-American citizens—and how the policy ruined families and lives.

Better Off?

Michael Shermer argues that science has not only improved our lives materially but morally and ethically as well. It’s an argument both stimulting and flawed.