While You Were Offline: So Long, Alex Acosta

It's been such a busy seven days that there's been no time to talk about the fact that a federal grand jury is reportedly investigating a major Trump fund-raiser or that an appeals court has thrown out a lawsuit about whether President Trump is personally profiting from government visitors staying at his hotels. (Admit it; you never even knew that last one happened.) Last week also featured former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan admitting he was appalled by Trump, …

While You Were Offline: The Great Debate(s) That Rocked the Internet

Welp, June is over and it ended with a lot of fanfare. Over the past week, President Trump joked about election interference when meeting with Vladimir Putin and also got into a fight with the US women's soccer team. It was a week where the Supreme Court failed to prevent gerrymandering; it was also, however, a week where the Supreme Court blocked census citizenship questioning—for now, at least—and rejected an attempt to revive Alabama's abortion ban. It was also a …

While You Were Offline: Trump’s Freudian Slip on Twitter

Happy Sunday and welcome to another installment of While You Were Offline. What did you miss on the internet last week? Well, for one, it was a week in which European election results failed to evidence the rumored far-right wave. Meanwhile, in the US, evidence surfaced of partisan shenanigans in planning for the 2020 census, and abortion rights took another hit in Missouri. Think all of that sounds interesting? Oh, just wait, dear readers. Wait and see what else people …