Laurie Penny is a contributing editor to the New Statesman. She is the author of five books, most recently Unspeakable Things.
"Whose tweets? Our tweets!" Sometimes, only puns will do.
Laurie Penny meets the Staten Island Tea Party.
They want to punish us for wanting what they say we can't have.
The abuse of children within the home is something that society has yet to tackle adequately.
"To my astonishment, the audience applauds. Gingrich is in a spot."
The yearly sales are a short-term sugar rush, in a world where true security is impossible.
Dissatisfaction with mainstream journalism is leading to a profound change in the way that protest is reported.
To gain political capital, elected representatives are exploiting the national hysteria over abortion.
The dismantling of Occupy Wall Street's library is a metaphor for how our culture is policed.
The guilt of complicity is a red herring.