Tag: Politics

Trump’s New FBI Pick Shouldn’t Get a Hearing

I don’t care about Christopher Wray’s qualifications. People who know him consider him a “serious, respectable” pick or a “smart, serious, and professional” one. It doesn’t matter. Donald Trump told James Comey to back off…

It’s Time to Demand Donald Trump’s Resignation

How many times in the 19-and-a-half weeks since January 20th have you needed to remind yourself to breathe, to remain calm, not to panic? Do you regularly tell yourself it can’t possibly be as bad…

Inside the Fight for Legal Pot in Vermont

Vermont’s lawmakers have been dealing with pot for years now – every legislative session in recent memory has had some marijuana bill on the docket. And while expansions to the state’s medical marijuana program have…

Contractor Reality Winner Arrested for Leaks: What We Know So Far

A government contractor named Reality Leigh Winner is believed to be behind the recent leak of a top-secret NSA intelligence detailing Russia’s alleged interference in last year’s presidential election. The bombshell documents were published by…

Are Trump’s Tweets Dooming His Travel Ban?

There’s been a lot of noise over the past few weeks about President Trump’s travel ban targeting individuals from several Muslim-majority countries. There have been court decisions, Supreme Court filings and a new round of…

Trump vs. Planet Earth

“Did everyone yell ‘Fuck Trump!’ today?” a friend emailed shortly after hearing that the president intends to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement. The answer to my friend’s question is: Yes, pretty much….