The Outline


Power Aug 02

We finally have data about the number of LGBT people in the military

Over 6 percent self-identify as LGBT.

Power Aug 02

The booming business of luxury chicken diapers

It’s Instagram’s fault.

Power Aug 01

Plenty of people are pro-abortion

It is a necessary health care procedure that saves lives.

Power Jul 31

Banning smoking in public housing is cruel and unnecessary

Eviction rates are already at epidemic levels.

Power Jul 30

So you bought a ghost town

Who is paying $12 million for an abandoned town? We found out.

Power Jul 30

RBG says she’ll remain on the court for at least five years, but why not forever?

We aren't playing around.

Power Jul 29

For better and for worse, the ‘Playboy Magazine’ of the ’70s helped shape the America of today

How coming into possession of a stack of vintage ‘Playboy’ issues caused one writer to consider the magazine’s impact on the modern world.

Power Jul 27

The Outline “slams” media for overusing the word

An evocative term is being used to exhaustion.

Power Jul 27

The Gray Lady loves these racist, white teens

Diaper-wearing conservative youth group Turning Point USA keeps tricking credulous reporters into taking them seriously.

Power Jul 26

Liberal, Kansas is diversifying so fast, it has a new accent

Welcome to the oddball liberal outpost deep in Trump voting territory.

Power Jul 26

OZY Fest: The ideas festival for people who hate ideas


Power Jul 25

More inmates are reporting sexual assaults

But officials accused of sexual assault continue to avoid blame.

Power Jul 25

No, you probably don’t have a book in you

A literary agent on why your good story isn’t likely to be a bestseller.

Power Jul 25

Bring back irony

It’s the only antidote to our all-too-earnest age.

Power Jul 24

Tracking devices are required in this French high school

Everything is great.

Power Jul 23

LGBTQ students suffer when schools leave gender out of sex education

Sex ed is bad across America, but LGBTQ youth are made more vulnerable by schools that ignore gender identity.

Power Jul 23

How prisons are poisoning their inmates

Hundreds of U.S. prisons and ICE detention centers are built on toxic sites, and people inside are getting sick.

Power Jul 22

The FTC has taken Uber‘s money and is giving it to Uber drivers

As it struggles to turn a profit, the ride-sharing service’s legal and public-relations woes are still compounding.

Power Jul 21

Electric cars were cooler in the ’70s

Eat your heart out, Elon Musk.

Power Jul 19

Uber drivers are officially employees in New York state

Hopefully benefits are coming next.