Politics

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.  

The 53rd Republican Senator?

New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert Menendez’s legal troubles could give Chris Christie the chance to appoint a Republican to the Senate—quite possibly himself.

U.S. vs. North Korea: The Winner? China

China has no reason to restrain Kim too soon, or for too modest a price.

Conditions Worsen for ICE Detainees Following Hunger Strike

Guards at the Adelanto Detention Center responded to asylum seekers’ hunger strike with violence and pepper spray.

The 'Many Sides' of Trump's Moral Rot

He can't even bring himself to pretend to oppose white supremacists and neo-Nazis—and every Republican who supported him is culpable.

Trump’s Racist Silence

By his refusal to condemn white nationalism after the Charlottesville murder, Trump acknowledges that virulent racism is the linchpin of his presidency.

Want to Bring Down Drug Prices? Go After the Middleman

“Pharmacy benefit managers”—companies that claim to lower prices—actually jack them up.

Under Trump, Liberals Rediscover School Segregation

The president’s racism has opened the door for a franker discussion of school choice.

West Virginia’s One Progressive Party

By the standards of other states’ Green Parties, West Virginia’s Mountain Party has had surprising success in establishing a foothold—chiefly because the Democrats there are the nation’s most conservative. 

No, a Fair Wage Is Not a ‘Free Lunch’

A liberal Washington Post columnist drinks the trickle-down Kool-Aid about raising the minimum wage. 

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