Category: Politics

The Great College Loan Swindle

Illustration by Heads of State On a wind-swept, frigid night in February 2009, a 37-year-old schoolteacher named Scott Nailor parked his rusted ’92 Toyota Tercel in the parking lot of a Fireside Inn in Auburn,…

What Will Congress Do If Trump Tries to Fire Mueller?

Capitol Hill is still reeling from this week’s bombshell announcement that two senior Trump campaign officials have been indicted and another one has pleaded guilty in the independent investigation into whether there was collusion with…

Krist Novoselic on How to Stop Fake News Without Congress

On Wednesday, top officials from Google, Facebook and Twitter will testify before Congress about the scourge of fake news and foreign interference in the 2016 election process. The highly anticipated hearings have been previewed as…

Trump’s Trans Military Ban Was Just Dealt a Huge Blow

It’s been a bad day in Trumpland. It started first thing in the morning, with former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and his associate Rick Gates being indicted for money laundering, among other things. Shortly…

Mueller Starts Coming for Team Trump

Update: Minutes after announcing the indictments against Manafort and Gates, Mueller announced a plea agreement with George Papadopoulos, a former Ben Carson aide who served as one of Trump’s foreign policy advisers starting in March 2016,…