Fleeting mistakes live forever online

“I am forever grateful that I got to be young and stupid before virality was invented.” So said Lydia Polgreen, editor in chief of HuffPost, in a tweet on Aug. 2. By the next day, it had been retweeted hundreds of times and “liked” by thousands of readers.

The increasing toll on California firefighters on the front lines

Across California, 14,000 firefighters are battling 16 major wildfires, including the Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest one in the state’s recorded history. It takes courage and herculean efforts to prevail over Mother Nature, and sometimes they lose their lives protecting us.

Trump’s racism can’t be the norm

President Donald Trump always has a nasty nickname or insult ready when he perceives an enemy. For detractors who are black, Trump usually goes after their intelligence, tapping into a traditional racism that, unfortunately, resonates with some supporters.

Trump admits his campaign colluded. Is this acceptable?

President Donald Trump took to Twitter Sunday to finally acknowledge the obvious about his son’s 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian in Trump Tower: that the intention was to gather dirt on his campaign opponent from America’s most powerful geopolitical foe. He added, ludicrously, that it is “totally legal and done all the time in politics.” It is emphatically neither.