Category: Politics

Inside the Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know

Playing chicken with children’s healthcare, but unwilling to deliver an agreement on the fate of undocumented Dreamers, Republicans shut down the government on Friday night. Here’s what you need to know about how we got…

Taibbi: Forget the Memo – Can We Worry About the Banks?

The Internet is exploding today with cries of #ReleaseTheMemo, with the GOP throwing a big fat j’accuse at the Democrats. Republicans are pounding the table over what by now is about the millionth news story…

Government Shutdown Looms Amid Confusion in Congress

There are a few high stakes games of chicken being played simultaneously on Capitol Hill, and, as of now, neither side is signaling a willingness to back down. On Wednesday, Democratic leaders said the vast…

DACA Vs. The Wall: What’s the Deal?

For a brief moment last week, Donald Trump sparked hope. The president who touts himself as a master dealmaker quietly encouraged Republican Senator Lindsey Graham to do more than pursue a bipartisan fix for the…

Why Trump’s Effort to Censor ‘Fire and Fury’ Will Fail

Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury dropped like an atom bomb this month, effectively ending Steve Bannon’s career and contributing “Gorilla Channel” to the collective lexicon. One of the main drivers of the book’s massive launch…