Category: Politics

Trump’s Dangerous Syria Attack

The 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles that rained down on a remote Syrian air force base Thursday night could be a one-off strike designed as a chest-thumping show of force by President Trump in response to…

Inside the Bill O’Reilly Advertiser Boycott

It’s been five days since The New York Times revived the conversation about what is, by all appearances, a systemic sexual harassment problem at Fox News. This time, instead of its chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes,…

What It Means Now That the Senate Has ‘Gone Nuclear’

On Thursday, Senate Republicans blew up the chamber’s time-honored filibuster to get Neil Gorsuch onto the Supreme Court, leaving members of both parties embittered. “Each side escalates. The base on each side of the aisle…

Trump and the Pathology of Narcissism

Illustration by Matt Mahurin At 6:35 a.m. on the morning of March 4th, President Donald Trump did what no U.S. president has ever done: He accused his predecessor of spying on him. He did so…

Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives

So Michael Flynn, who was Donald Trump’s national security adviser before he got busted talking out of school to Russia’s ambassador, has reportedly offered to testify in exchange for immunity. Taibbi on Trump the Destroyer Trump…