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.

Trump Sets His Sights on Phoenix

Nothing good can come from a presidential visit by a man determined to lead the country to the dark side after Charlottesville.

Paying for Trump’s Tax Cuts Would Devastate the Poor

When you consider how the GOP will finance their steep tax cuts, things look even grimmer for low- and middle-income Americans. 

Toppled! Ridding Durham of Its Racist Monument

The liberal city wanted it down; the GOP state legislature forbade that; activists found a way to end that impasse.

A Post-Charlottesville To-Do List for Anti-Trumpers

Some ways to counter the neo-fascists and their president

Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ on Trade Is Better Than What We Have Now

But it has a way to go before it truly makes our trade policy fair and open.

The Trump-Sessions Leak Crackdown

The DOJ’s investigation represents a threat to leakers, whistleblowers, and robust journalism.

Steve Bannon, Unrepentant

Trump’s embattled strategist phones me, unbidden, to opine on China, Korea, and his enemies in the administration.

White Supremacists Stand by Trump, and He Returns the Favor

At a press conference, the president blamed the melee in Charlottesville on the left as much as the right, echoing far-right talking points.

The Guns of August 'Locked and Loaded'

Donald Trump takes America to the brink.

Trump, Walker, and the Foxconn Con

Republicans amp up their race-to-the-bottom approach to economic development. 

The Long Arc of Protest

While digital media make it easier to spread activist messages, today’s movements face many of the same problems their forerunners did.  

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