Tag: Politics

Chelsea Manning Files to Run for U.S. Senate in Maryland

Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army analyst and whistleblower who spent seven years in prison after leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, filed paperwork to run for U.S. Senate in her “home state” of Maryland, according…

Why Are So Many Republicans Running for the Exits?

Congress just gaveled in for the second half of the 115th Congress and already a record number of senior Republican lawmakers, along with some vulnerable incumbents, are running for the exits. But in this hyper-partisan Washington,…

Trump Had a Very Bad Week on Immigration

Once again President Trump seems to have sucked all the air out of Washington when he reportedly called many nations comprised largely of black and brown people “shithole countries.” But even before this latest racist…

Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Moment Is His Ugliest Yet

Denouncing Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shitholes” – while pleading for more immigrants from Scandinavia – Donald Trump did more than reveal personal racism. He made plain that U.S. immigration policy is now…

The TL:DR Guide to Michael Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’

A quick note about Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, which upon a second pass still has, to put it mildly, some serious issues: As any art historian can pick out a forgery, veteran journalists reading this…

Trump Still Has No Clue About Libel Laws

It’s a day of the week that ends in y, so that means that President Trump must be upset about the media again. This week he’s sounding a familiar theme: That he’s going to do…

The Rights of Nature Movement Goes On Trial

Last Friday, a federal judge in western Pennsylvania issued sanctions on two lawyers from the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a law firm that for 15 years has been helping municipalities fight industrial projects by…