Politics

Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

On Saturday’s Marches

Some far-flung reports and a cautionary note

The Media Will Be Trump's Enemy as Long as He's President

This is a war he'll never give up.

Obama Protected Mosques. Will Trump Target Them?

Mosques in America, which the Obama administration fought to defend, now embody the threat to religious liberties posed by President Trump.

Anti-Elitism, the Trump Version

It’s all been Washington’s fault. Wall Street? What’s that?

Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp

Trump's precendent-breaking decision to retain a private security force raises troubling questions about transparency and accountability. 

It's the Misogyny, Stupid

Trump's election threw the long-standing sexism of white America into stark relief. 

Trump Just Became President, and There’s Already a Plan to Impeach Him

It didn’t take long for critics, citing his ethical quagmires, to call for a congressional investigation. 

Navient Lawsuit Shatters GOP Privatization Myth

Allegations that Navient fleeced students while administering federal college loans put the lie to Republicans’ claim that private sector contractors invariably outperform government agencies.

Why Republicans Can’t Come Up with an Obamacare Replacement

As Orrin Hatch has admitted, what’s blocking universal coverage is conservative ideology.

Who’s Behind the Women’s March?

The four women who organized what’s shaping up to be a massive rally

Mnuchin’s Promise to Not Cut Taxes for the Rich Is a Giant Farce

Democrats should grill the treasury secretary-designate about the Republicans’ planned windfall of tax cuts for the wealthy. 

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