Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the past three years, the president’s rhetoric has created a toxic climate that encourages hate speech, and even worse, acts of hate.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Robert Mueller may not have lived up to the media hype, but his testimony before Congress offered the public a day-long tutorial on his investigation.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Former special counsel Robert Mueller said his report on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election — and the possible involvement of people in Donald Trump’s orbit — would “speak for itself.” Here is why his testimony today is still vitally important.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Dominion Energy faced strong opposition when it proposed building a 600-mile gas pipeline across three states. It has had setbacks in the federal courts, but things may be changing.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump wants to cut the number of federal advisory panels by one-third. Critics say this will make it much harder for agencies to rely on objective facts to do their job protecting the environment as well as public health and safety.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Protests in more than 100 countries are coinciding with the first major election in which climate change may actually matter.
Reading Time: 7 minutes As Attorney General William Barr ratchets up his critique of the FBI’s role in the Russia probe, the former FBI general counsel speaks publicly for the first time about the bureau’s investigations of President Donald Trump and the Trump campaign.
Reading Time: 7 minutes It appears that neither average Americans nor Washington insiders are actually reading the Mueller report. Not poring over this legal document might harm democracy.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The report profiles Trump campaign staffers and their relationships with a huge cast of shadowy Russian operatives.
Reading Time: 2 minutes On Thursday, Attorney General William Barr Released the Redacted Version of the Mueller report. Think of it as political Netflix, and start binge reading.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The annual Ridenhour Prizes are the one day whistleblowers get their due .
Reading Time: 6 minutes Corporate debt is piling up and may lead to the next recession, at a time when many US families haven’t fully recovered from the last one.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Friday’s appellate court ruling may restrict just how much of the Mueller report ever sees the light of day.
Reading Time: 7 minutes New Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh may be the new ‘swing vote’ as the court considers the constitutionality of gerrymandering.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Over the past 11 years, Emilio Gutierrez has been on a roller coaster — detained two times and threatened with deportation, then given reprieves.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Threats to accessing government information, intrusive surveillance of citizens, and a weakened news industry create a somber event.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Abrams came very close in her Georgia race to be the country’s first female African American governor. Still a major political mover and shaker, she’s using what happened to her in 2018 to spur reform of voting laws throughout the country.
Reading Time: 8 minutes When crucial government agencies start functioning again after a shutdown, the gears don’t spring into action overnight. And what was left undone over 35 days may still harm public health and consumer protections.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Federal agencies had already been reeling from the Trump administration’s disdain for regulation. The shutdown adds insult to injury — and puts Americans at risk.
Reading Time: 1 minute During his entire life, Donald Trump has stiffed government whenever he could. So why should a government shutdown bother him now?