Politics

Why Trump Keeps Telling the World 'I’m Smart'

The president has tons of bravado, which masks a myriad of other problems.

Bannon and Trump: Still the Odd Couple

Where does the latest rupture leave Steve Bannon and Bannonism?

The Brief Life and Predictable Death of the Kobach Commission

From the start, the group overreached, alienating voting rights groups and secretaries of state with its demands.

Germany: Can the Center Hold?

Coalition talks between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Martin Schulz’s Social Democrats have begun. Will the German center hold, or will the talks end in collapse and an end of the Merkel era?

A Third-Class Intellect, But a Fourth-Class Temperament

He's the stablest, most geniusy stable genius, believe me.

Boston’s Rendezvous with Climate Destiny

A coastal winter storm shows one of America’s oldest cities what sea-level rise really means.

The Other Imperiled Immigrants

For no good reason, other than spite and symbolism, Trump goes after Central American immigrants with Temporary Protected Status.

L.A. Times: Will Union Vote Conk Tronc?

In response to management turmoil, editorial staffers at the Los Angeles Times are voting on unionization for the first time in the newspaper's history.

The Supreme Court Case That Could ‘Overturn the Heart of the New Deal’

And though the Court will rule before July, hardly anyone has noticed it.

A Hostile Foreign Power and the End of the Republic

It’s getting late to stop the march of authoritarianism.

The End of the Line in Jerusalem

A series of Israeli declarations undermine chances for peace—and are a direct response to Trump's decision to end America's moderating role

Could the U.S. Pass the EU’s Democracy Test?

The EU’s basic treaty requires its members first and foremost to be democracies.

Rubbing SALT in the Wounds of Republicans

Democratic states can nullify the GOP’s war on them by altering their employer-side payroll taxes.

2017: A Year of Reaction and Resistance

Can progressives build on that in 2018?

President Trump Is Wrong: The Postal Service Is an American Treasure

The president's attacks ignore the incredible scope of the agency's work—and the hundreds of thousands of good jobs it provides. 

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