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.

Tipped Workers Claim Victory Against “Tip-Stealing” Rule

Outraged workers protested the Department of Labor’s proposed rule—and lawmakers responded in the omnibus spending bill.

Women and American Politics: Another Great Awakening?

Despite the failure of Hillary Clinton to break through the ultimate glass ceiling, women's energy could be a key to progressive gains in 2018 and 2010.

Hush Money May Prove Trump's Biggest Campaign-Finance Problem

Donald Trump faces serious campaign-finance allegations involving Russian contributions and soft money, but the women he sought to silence may place him in his greatest legal jeopardy.

The Democratic Emergency

This is American democracy's stress test. We have only limited time to pass it.

Is It Race or Class? To the Trump Administration, It Doesn’t Matter

A new study on upward mobility points to racial disparities across generations—but efforts that could work to reduce these disparities are not a priority of the GOP administration.

Pete Peterson Meets St. Peter

The late private equity billionaire has some trouble at the Pearly Gates. 

Trump Is Not the Problem: He's the Figurehead

The right-wing billionaires who trust him to plunder the nation on their behalf will still be around after he’s gone.

The Buyback Boondoggle Is Beggaring America

We need to make stock buybacks illegal, as they were before 1982.

Betsy DeVos Is More Out of Touch on Student Debt Than You Even Thought

The Department of Education moves to limit state consumer protections against student loan servicers and for-profit colleges

Private Equity: Looting “R” Us

But the new tax law, unintentionally, could put a dent in private-equity scamming.

Puerto Rican Refugees and the Elusive Blue Wave

Emigres from the island could be recruited to the Democratic camp, but will progressive organizing defeat right-wing money that ties relief to recruiting?