Reading Time: 5 minutes Taking meaningful steps to minimize the devastating impact of climate change is difficult, which is why so many people, companies, and governments are doing nothing. But there is one way to force them into action.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Americans love a good war, which is why presidents have used armed conflicts to boost their political fortunes. That may not work for President Donald Trump this time around. Here is why.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The impeachment of President Donald Trump is about much more than the fate of a corrupt leader. It’s about whether the American experiment can still succeed.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Americans learned this week that the Afghanistan adventure they have been paying for is a gigantic mess. We take a look into the future to see what will happen when the US finally withdraws.
Reading Time: 3 minutes By refusing to retire from the Supreme Court in spite of various health scares, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a symbol of the anti-Trump resistance.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Political cowardice and the pettiness of people in Iowa and New Hampshire keep in place a primary system that is bad for democracy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes To Fox News commentators, impeachments are attempted coups and Trump invented weekends.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Long after having left the battlefield, many veterans are still fighting. They wrestle with what they have seen, done, and become. For too many of them, this proves to be a battle they cannot win.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If they want to win the presidency after Donald Trump leaves office, Republicans need to find candidates untainted by his incompetence and corruption.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Things are getting so insane in Washington that it’s tough to keep up. The bad news is that it will only get worse.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If Democrats want to do impeachment right, they have to do it by the book. And Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is off to a bad start.
Reading Time: 3 minutes As the Ukraine crisis heats up, President Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani are often accused of Mafia tactics. But if real mobsters were as comically inept, they’d all be in prison.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Not all heroes wear capes. Some are young girls.
Reading Time: 3 minutes For nearly a century, conservatives have labeled ideas they don’t like as “socialism” to get Americans to vote against their own interests. While that con worked when the Soviet Union was around, young voters today are embracing socialist ideas and turning their backs on the GOP.
Reading Time: 4 minutes The political class has already identified Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) Achilles heel: an error in judgment she made when filling out a form three decades ago. How should she respond when President Donald Trump tries to make it a campaign issue?
Reading Time: 3 minutes In 2018 Stacey Abrams was robbed of becoming the country’s first female African American governor. Next year, she hopes to get the last laugh by helping Democrats across the country avoid her fate.
Reading Time: 4 minutes How many fatalities on the world’s roads does ‘Super Mario Kart’ cause each year? What role did the game ‘Call of Duty’ play in the invasion of Iraq? And when will the video game industry be held to account for the carnage it causes?
Reading Time: 5 minutes For two decades, Fox News has made piles of money from creating a fictional America in which conservatives are under assault and can play the victim. More covertly, it has been driving the Republican agenda.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While many Americans are dreading the prospect of a second term for President Donald Trump, maybe they should be even more worried about a narrow Trump loss. All signs indicate that, in order to stay in office — and out of jail — he will take US democracy down with him.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Let’s stop pretending the US is still a country of laws, because some people are allowed to get away with even the most blatant violations of society’s rules.