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.

Dispatches From the Conservative Bubble: GOP Health-Care Edition

How come some Republicans don’t believe that the Ryan and McConnell bills would lead to more deaths? An epistemic blockade, that’s how come.

Very Dangerous Times: Press Attacked by Authoritarian White House

There’s a reason the Founders enshrined the press as the one profession specifically protected in the Bill of Rights.

‘Parents Involved,’ A Decade Later

Contrary to reports, the fight for school integration was not derailed.

A Modest Proposal for Mitch McConnell

Moral Republicans can’t believe their bill will really endanger millions of Americans. If it becomes law, they should demonstrate good faith and live with emergency care only— just as many of their constituents will be forced to do.

The Powerlessness of Power: Politics in Britain Today

In the aftermath of an inconclusive election, the United Kingdom faces a prolonged political stalemate and lost confidence in government.

Cheer Up, Democrats

Progressives should be encouraged by recent special election results, not looking for a scapegoat.

The Fight to Organize Port Drivers -- Modern-Day Indentured Servants

Drivers in ports around the country are literally paying to work in an exploitative industry. We spoke to the union trying to organize them.

Republicans Resort to the Same Strategy They Always Use on Health Care: Lying

Did you think the party that invented "death panels" would do anything different?

Wage Theft and Shoplifting: Same Cost, Different Deterrents

A massive force is deployed against one, but not the other. (Guess which.)

The Mysterious Case of the Ex-Prime Minister's Memoir

A police raid on a publisher may be another sign of shrinking freedom of expression in Israel.

The False Promise of Trump’s Rural Infrastructure Investment

The president’s loyal fans cheer him on, but that’s because they haven’t been reading the scorecard.

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