Category: Politics

Oprah for President?

At the Golden Globes Sunday night, Oprah Winfrey delivered an electrifying speech on behalf of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment that touched on the empowerment of women at all levels of society. For many,…

Why Michael Wolff’s Book Is Good News

Most of the world seems to have concluded that the lunatic chaos described in Fire and Fury, the “bombshell” new book about the Trump White House by Michael Wolff, foretells the end of civilization. The…

The Ghost of the Deepwater Horizon Returns

Like a hurricane or a trip to the frontlines of a war, seeing an oil spill up close is something you never forget. In 2010, a few days after the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the…

Why Sessions’ Anti-Marijuana Agenda Is Racist

One of the central planks of President Trump’s plan to Make America Great Again has always been his not-at-all-disguised plan to lock up more black and brown people. From the moment he announced his campaign…

Donald Trump Threatens to Sue ‘Fire and Fury’ Book Publisher

A lawyer for Donald Trump informed the publisher of an upcoming book about the president Thursday that they would sue if the book were released. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House presents Trump as unstable…

The Case for Trump Campaign Collusion

Illustration by Victor Juhasz When Luke Harding sat down with Christopher Steele in a London pub in December 2016, he hoped Steele might help him develop an admittedly thin lead that Russia covertly financed Donald…

Protests Erupt Across Iran: What You Need to Know

It isn’t yet clear if the wave of protests that has swept across Iran since last Thursday is the start of a sustained popular drive for political change in that clergy-ruled theocracy, or if it’s…