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.

Can Cities Take the Lead on Climate Change?

As national efforts heading into the Paris summit fall short of averting catastrophic warming, how far cities can go to close the gap is hard to know. 

Fear Wins, Obama Loses

Manipulating the public's emotions has never been Obama's strong suit. 

How to Defeat ISIS

The Turks won’t like it, but the U.S. has to back the Kurds.

Can Teachers Unions Help Online Charter Schools?

After a lengthy battle, California teachers have won the right to form a union in their online charter school network.

The Spy Who Couldn't Keep His Mouth Shut

With Jonathan Pollard out on parole after serving 30 years for spying for Israel, the public deserves a reprieve from the bilateral hypocrisy his case inspired.

Donald Trump: Evidence of Our Degeneracy

With his lies about black people and the people of Jersey City, the question is why so many Americans want to believe him.

How Walmart Could Afford to Pay $15 an Hour

Walmart workers have been fasting in the weeks leading up to Black Friday, demanding a living wage.

Quiet Desperation and American Fascism

We are in a race between credible leaders on the one hand, and demagogues and mass alienation on the other.

The Labor Prospect: Right-to-Work Whack-a-Mole

RTW gains momentum, SEIU endorses Hillary, and Seattle moves toward stronger enforcement of $15. 

It's Beginning to Feel Like 2002 All Over Again

With hate and fear on the rise, the ugly atmosphere feels a bit familiar.

Employer Political Coercion: A Growing Threat

Since Citizens United, companies can legally require workers to participate in politics—and fire them if they refuse.