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.

The Professor Watchlist Gets an F for Accuracy

It’s easy to laugh at the error-riddled attacks on professors now being circulated on a new right-wing website, but such propaganda campaigns foreshadow more serious assaults on the First Amendment under a President Trump.

Trump’s Other Ethics Quagmire: His Foundation

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has drawn less notice than his vast business empire, but it could also present conflicts of interest if he doesn’t sever ties with the organization.

Trump Taps Anti-Worker Fast-Food CEO for Labor Secretary

Andy Puzder, the CEO of a major fast-food company and sworn foe of raising the minimum wage, embodies the right’s anti-worker, trickle-down agenda. 

Watch Out for Even More Tax Breaks -- for the Rich

How we squander resources through the tax code, and how that could get a lot worse in the age of Trump

Beyond Carrier: Can Congress End the Green Light for Outsourcing?

Donald Trump’s unusual deal with Carrier Corp. to keep 800 jobs in the U.S. alarmed many economists, but it points to the need for a corporate norm that doesn’t tilt toward outsourcing.

The Michaels Flynn and the Politics of Thuggery

Conspiracy theories designed to smear the opposition are an invitation to violence, and both the nominee for national security adviser and his son know it—and sow it.

Steve Mnuchin: Trickle Downer of the Week

Trump’s treasury secretary pick says they won’t cut taxes for the rich. But he’s hawking Trumped-up Reaganomics.

Can Trump’s Wild One-Off at Carrier Combat Corporate Welfare?

Donald Trump’s controversial deal with Carrier Corp. has ushered in a long-overdue debate over corporate giveaways that come at taxpayers’ expense.

Why Trump Picked Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

Donald Trump’s “edifice complex” explains his ill-advised choice of the completely inexperienced Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Vouchers, Home Schooling, Virtual Education -- Conservatives’ Wish List

At a recent national conference, right-leaning education advocates spelled out a sweeping agenda that could shift the nation’s focus sharply away from public schools. 

Cecile Richards or Tom Perez for DNC Chair

Two outside-the-box suggestions to take the party in a more progressive direction.

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