Tag: Politics

Is Michael Flynn the First Domino to Fall in Kremlingate?

Donald Trump’s national security advisor, Michael Flynn, has resigned in disgrace after barely three weeks on the job. The departure comes in the wake of deeply sourced Washington Post reporting, revealing that – prior to…

Trump Advisor Stephen Miller Defends Travel Ban

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court decision halting the Trump administration’s three-week-old executive order barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. (The president…

How Democratic Socialists Are Building on Bernie’s Momentum

“Has anybody been angry before about capitalism?” Hannah Allison, a 29-year-old organizer with the Democratic Socialists of America, asks from the stage of a recent meeting in Los Angeles. The nearly 100 DSA members who’ve…

The End of Facts in the Trump Era

The order floated down from the lunatic’s castle late on a Friday. No more visas of any kind from seven countries, Donald Trump decreed, and mayhem replaced a weekend. Thunderstruck customs officials scrambled to make…

Betsy DeVos Just Bought Herself a Trump Cabinet Position

Betsy DeVos just bought herself a nice little cabinet position. On Tuesday afternoon, most Senate Republicans – all but Maine’s Susan Collins and Alaska’s Lisa Murkowski – voted to confirm the billionaire Amway heiress as…

How Democrats Can Show Spine at This Critical Moment

Elected Democrats could catch up to their base by coalescing around a single, overarching message: Trump’s election, and everything he’s done since his inauguration, is not normal. Senate Democrats should call a joint press conference,…