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.

Decoding the Doublespeak of FCC Chairman Pai

Donald Trump’s new Federal Communications Commission chairman is taking direct aim at fair and affordable internet access.

Kevin Brady: Trickle Downer of the Week

The House Ways and Means chair wants American consumers to pay for massive corporate tax cuts. 

Milo and the Moral Corruption of the Conservative Movement

He may not be an ideological conservative, but the movement created him. Now it must own him and the hatred he spews.

D.C. Charter Teachers Seek to Unionize

If the Paul Public Charter School teachers succeed, they’d be the first unionized charter employees in the nation’s capital.

If Only They'd Leaked the Briefing Paper to Fox

Trump blithely dumped support for a two-state accord. Palestinians and Israelis will pay the price. It's a case study in his foreign non-policy. 

Republicans Moving Fast to Block Retirement Security

Congressional Republicans have set out to undo an Obama administration rule that makes it easier for states and cities to expand retirement options for private-sector workers.

The Impeachment of Hillary Clinton

Republicans would never have reversed their views on Russia for Hillary Clinton.

Why Democrats Need to Forget About "Reaching Out"

The time for that will come—but it's not now.

Cities Fill Global Void Left by Trump

American cities strive to maintain longstanding international ties in a bid to stave off the effects of the White House’s scorched-earth policies.

Puzder’s Out, But Acosta Raises Questions

Trump’s new, more-traditional labor secretary nominee is still a hardline conservative—and labor advocates have questions. 

Huge Demonstrations, Huge (Low-Dollar) Donations

The massive outpouring of anti-Trump protests has been matched by record contributions to progressive and Democratic groups.

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