Category: Politics

Mike Pence’s Refugee Problem

Rini is a Syrian mother of four, wearing jeans and a turtleneck sweater, with her black hair pulled back. She no longer has panic attacks. She no longer refuses her kids’ requests to go outside…

Inside Trump County, USA

One afternoon last August, Hillary Clinton made her first and only campaign stop in Macomb County, Michigan, a cluster of largely working-class suburbs just north of Detroit. For a candidate struggling with her past associations,…

Watch Kellyanne Conway’s Awkward 1998 Stand-Up Routine

Long before she was one of Donald Trump‘s top spin masters, Kellyanne Conway was a burgeoning pollster and pundit – and, as a recently unearthed video shows, a one-time fumbling stand-up comedian. In a video…

Trump Reverses Obama Orders on Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines

President Donald Trump signed executive actions to advance approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines on Tuesday, reversing two Obama-era efforts to curb the controversial projects, This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com:…

The New Battle Plan for the Planet’s Climate Crisis

Calling the Trump energy and environment squad “climate deniers” is like pointing out that your local crew of meth heads has bad teeth. It’s true, and it also confuses symptom with disease. Let’s be clear….

How to Take Action – and Stay Sane – in the Trump Era

For more than 35 years, L.A. Kauffman has been deeply involved in political organizing, from anti-apartheid actions in the Eighties to Iraq War protests in 2003. Over the years, Kauffman began to notice that successful…

Inside the Historic Women’s March on Washington

Donald Trump hammered home in his inaugural address outside the Capitol building Friday the promise he had sewn onto so many red ballcaps: that he would Make America Great Again. In the same spot the…

What D.C. Was Like on Day One of Trump’s Presidency

Maybe it’s the rain, or the dark overtones of Donald Trump’s inaugural address sobering everyone up – “rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones,” cities afflicted with “crime and gangs and drugs,” an “infrastructure [that] has fallen…