The American Staff
Walter Benn Michaels
Trump's ugly, undisciplined rhetoric could now have actual legal consequences.
Adele M. Stan
The South Carolina congressman’s absurd interrogation of CIA alum Brennan isn’t a show meant for you—it’s all for Trump’s base.
The embattled president drew rebukes for his self-absorbed commencement remarks. Compared with his predecessors’ graduation speeches, his address fares even worse on the issues of the day.
Pence would be no picnic for the GOP.
Like Nixon, Trump bumps up against an obstinate state.
America’s mega-state is now clearly its leftmost, too—and on social insurance, climate change, and immigrant rights, it has more capacity and desire to defeat Republican reaction than any other institution.
How pharmacy benefit managers morphed from processors to predators
The profusion of citizen organizing as defense—and offense
Trump goes after the news media not because he thinks they’re strong, but because he thinks they’re weak and he can diminish them further.
Confronted by the crisis that is the Trump presidency, American progressives have overcome identity politics’ barriers and joined up in mutual defense.