Tag: Politics

Trump’s Cruel Silence on Turkey

On April 16th, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan assumed near-dictatorial control in a narrowly won national referendum. Just over a week later, Erdogan ordered a wave of airstrikes on American-backed Kurdish militia in Iraq and…

Why the Climate March Matters in the Era of Trump

Until now, many leaders of the climate movement have seen themselves as heroic knights in a fairy tale war against the Forces of Darkness. Armed with moral clarity and scientific data, they believed that if…

100 WTF Moments From Trump’s First 100 Days

Saturday marks Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, a milestone the president considers “ridiculous.” While he doesn’t have many achievements to tout – fewer even than William Henry Harrison, who died one month into his…

Trumpcare Has a Pulse But Remains on Life Support

Just weeks ago, the White House and Republican leaders in Congress suffered the embarrassment of having to pull Trumpcare from the House floor after both the far-right wing of the party and moderates bolted. But…

What’s Missing From the Debate About Pro-Life Democrats

Since we’re apparently doomed to repeat 2016 until the heat death of the universe, Democrats are fighting again about Bernie Sanders and women’s rights. Sanders, along with Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez, took some…

Watch Obama’s First Post-Presidency Speech

Barack Obama will deliver the first speech of his post-presidency Monday, starting at 11 a.m. Central. He plans to use his address at the University of Chicago  – which will eventually house his presidential library…

Trump’s Terrifying North Korea Standoff

Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy United Nations ambassador, told a news conference in New York last week that the standoff between his country and the United States is “a dangerous situation in which a…