Category: Politics

‘Dreamers’ Debunk Some of the Most Common Myths About Them

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration was rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, launched during the Obama era for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children….

Will Trump’s Abrupt Dance With the Democrats Last?

Something odd happened in Washington this week, as President Trump and Democratic leaders basked in praise from cable news talking heads, while Republican leaders – who theoretically wield the most power on Capitol Hill –…

Inside America’s Secret War with ISIS

An hour before dawn on a rooftop in Raqqa, you can see the Milky Way. The Islamic State’s embattled capital in Syria, once home to hundreds of thousands of people, has been bombed back into…

How Kirsten Gillibrand Is Outsmarting Donald Trump

Anthony Geathers/Redux Even as Kirsten Gillibrand has charted a meteoric political rise, she has maintained the ability to fly ever so slightly under the radar, exploiting opponents’ consistent failure to recognize her as a lethal…

Trump’s Stunning Hypocrisy on DACA

Donald Trump sent his attorney general out Tuesday to announce that the president will rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in a transparent attempt to evade responsibility for his decision to…

3 Ways the Fight Over Hurricane Harvey Aid Could Get Ugly

The floodwaters hadn’t even crested in Houston when experts started calling Hurricane Harvey the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. One estimate put the damage at $190 billion, or more than the costs of Hurricane Katrina…