Category: Politics

Supreme Court Sends Back Landmark Case on Transgender Rights

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not hear a major transgender rights case after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era order protecting transgender students’ rights to use bathrooms matching their gender identities. The…

A Who’s Who of the Trump Campaign’s Russia Connections

On October 7th, 2016, the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security released a statement on behalf of the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies, declaring their confidence that the Russian government directed the…

Why Jeff Sessions Must Resign as Attorney General

Jeff Sessions should resign – whether or not he committed the crime of perjury. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made inaccurate statements under oath about his contacts with Russian officials in his…

How to Watch President Trump’s Speech to Congress

Donald Trump is set to deliver his first address to Congress at 9 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday night. You can live stream it via PBS NewsHour. In his speech, which is expected to last over…

How the Conservative Movement Went All in for Trumpism

After last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference – dubbed TPAC, rather than CPAC, by presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway – Donald Trump’s takeover of a once reluctant conservative movement is at last complete. The leader is…

CPAC’s Flirtation With the Alt-Right Is Turning Awkward

Late the night before the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Richard Spencer, the de facto leader of the white nationalist movement calling itself the Alt-Right, texts me to say he’ll be there – not to…