Category: Politics

Scott Pruitt Knows Exactly What He’s Doing

Leave it to Chris Christie, the disgraced former New Jersey governor and ex-Donald Trump lapdog, to lower the boom on EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. Last weekend, after news broke that Pruitt had scored a sweetheart…

Before King Was a Myth, Martin Was a Man

Why do we look back on the day the bullet entered the body of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., shattering his jaw and severing his spinal cord? What are we supposed to feel when…

What Manafort (and Trump) Realize About the Rosenstein Memo

A newly revealed memo from Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raises several questions about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, but leaves us with few concrete answers. In its simplest form, the memo tells us that…

Is the Two-Party System Doomed?

Thomas Piketty, the French economist whose 2013 bestseller Capital in the 21st Century awoke upscale Americans to the shocking news that their economic system was not working for everyone, has written a new paper exposing…

The Lame Blowback to March For Our Lives

It’s sure to go down as one of the iconic images in our history: first-generation Cuban-American Emma González, brown-skinned and bald-pated and queer, standing silent and tearful, mournful and proud, bringing the March for Our…