Among the many bitter lessons driven home by Donald Trump’s rise to power is this: the political media, for all of its hand-wringing about impartiality, is extremely susceptible to creating reality, rather than portraying it.
WASHINGTON, DC—There was just one moment when I thought I might see a white supremacist get killed. There were two of them, a man and a woman, the only two real live enemies I saw the entire day. Both were sagging in late middle age, both plump, both with long, gray hair, the man with a beard. Both, for reasons I do…
Bill Nelson is Florida’s Democratic Senator, a man who has few distinguishing characteristics except this: He is always ostentatiously demonstrating his physical fitness. Fine then. Let’s do this.
Before too long, a reporter will become a direct casualty of the Trump era.
If you want to see clearly the actual aims of business, look at what their lobbying arms do. It is nothing but bribe-based rent-seeking covered by a thin, grimy layer of propaganda.
Raúl Castro, who stepped down as head of Cuba’s government last April, has proposed a series of constitutional reforms that include term limits for the office of president and the recognition of same-sex marriages, among other proposals.
Nancy Pelosi. Chuck Schumer. The Clintons. The Kennedys. The faithful leaders we have known so long. We thank you for your service. Now get out.
Surely... surely... this will be the time when the Republicans draw the line.
Frank Bruni, a flailing man who casts about aimlessly for newspaper column ideas in the manner of a blind koala bear slowly waving its paws in hopes of grasping a eucalyptus leaf, is the answer to the question: Can someone without any actual thoughts or ideas still become a prominent New York Times political…
The Republican Party, acting on behalf of business interests, wants to smash the institution of organized labor in America, because doing so will allow rich people to make more money. We are living in dark, dark times for unions. A brief survey of the threats:
Do not despair, Americans—the Republicans systematically tearing down our civil rights and social safety net will surely be vulnerable once they have achieved every last one of their stated goals.
Our nation’s teachers unions have had a whiplash of a year, from the statewide teachers’ strikes that have swept the country to last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case that could severely hurt their membership. America’s most powerful teachers’ union leader says there is much, much more to come.
This week I wrote something that got widely circulated among angry right-wing people on the internet, which caused my personal contact information to be published online, which allowed me to hear voicemails from many new friends. Let’s listen to a few.
Wow—yesterday was bad, politically speaking. In fact, the past year and a half has been bad, politically speaking. But as we all despair, it is very important to take a step back and remember: this could all get much, much worse.
On the internet, hope—and murderous, incoherent rage—spring eternal. I would like to address this post to my hopeful, raging right wing friends.
For proof positive that the American political system is fucked beyond repair, look no further a new report suggesting that former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is revving up for a presidential run against Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Oh god. Oh please god no.
Do you think that being asked to leave a restaurant, or having your meal interrupted, or being called by the public is bad? My fascism-enabling friends, this is only the beginning.
It’s unclear why Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro even bothers having Democrats on her show. Unless, that is, if her only intention is to berate them for the pleasure of an audience of one.
It’s really hard to tell which side Rudy Giuliani is on. Technically, the former New York City mayor was hired as counsel to President Donald Trump in the Russia probe, but since hitting the TV news talk shows a few weeks ago, he seems to have done more damage to the president than good, legally speaking anyway.
Ahead of Friday’s vote on whether to repeal the country’s eighth constitutional amendment banning abortion in most cases, many in Ireland were optimistic the “Yes” vote would prevail. But few had predicted such an overwhelming margin of victory, a development that will now change the country’s decades-long restrictive…