A journalist who has witnessed a lot — the 1968 police riots during the Chicago convention, Los Angeles following the Charles Manson murders, the implosion of the US Army at the end of the Vietnam War — has never seen anything as depressing as the election of Donald J. Trump.
A bipartisan health law that was recently passed ostensibly makes it easier for patients to get access to potentially helpful new drugs. But experts warn there could be serious side effects.
In calling the media an “enemy of the American people,” Donald Trump takes an ugly page from an 80-year-old playbook on how to dismantle a democracy.
The voting rights of minorities are under attack in Georgia — as they are in many GOP-controlled states. This month, however, voters with “foreign” names booked an important win in the Peach State.
Fifteen years after its creation, the TSA is a toxic snake pit of corruption and retaliation — which is very dangerous for the public.
Acclaimed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht spoke recently about the Kennedy assassination. He laid out his case for doubting the official explanation — and asserted that this horrific event was nothing less than the overthrow of the government.
The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education reminds us of our earlier story about a law that allows public schools to teach alternatives to established scientific facts.
If Trump were hypothetically nominated to any number of cabinet positions, such as Treasury Secretary or Secretary of State, his foreign holdings and conflicts of interest would disqualify him. But in reality he is the president, so no problem. Does anyone see a problem?
There are stark similarities between South Korean President Geun-Hye Park, who was impeached by the country’s National Assembly following scandals and mass protests, and Donald Trump. Will Trump follow in the same path?
The GOP has spent decades protecting its deep-pocketed supporters by withholding facts from the public. Now that they control Congress and the White House, expect this “War on Information” to go into overdrive.
We need to understand the authoritarian impulse, but we also need to put it in the context of modern democratic politics.
Barack Obama’s words, so full of hope and naivete, now seem poignant as we realize how little he was allowed to do by the powers that be.
From Watergate to Iran-Contra to the present, official lies have justified public crimes. When exposed, crimes unpunished to protect deeper secrets create an alternate reality in which the propaganda of power secures impunity for the powerful.
The world’s richest are now more likely to be Internet billionaires than traditional “captains of industry.” However, these young mavericks are still trying to shape the world in a way that suits them. With regard to the deep state, the players may have changed, but the game remains the same.
On the campaign trail, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street, but now he plans to roll back the recent reforms of the financial sector. This action confirms the importance of his connections to big money, both new (often self-made) and old (mostly institutional).