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.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The media totally flubbed the 2016 primary and general election. And that’s being kind. So far, it looks as though corporate news outlets will make the same mistakes again by putting profit over useful information on the candidates.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is doing everything in his power to make sure that US elections remain vulnerable. He is just the latest Republican to play into Russia’s hands — and he likely won’t be the last.
Reading Time: 4 minutes President Donald Trump’s complete lack of shame and total disregard for the truth help him when he goes up against anybody with honor and a sense of duty.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In an effort to force President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, several states are considering moves that would keep him off the ballot next November if he does not comply. That’s foolish in every way.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s one thing for backward-thinking politicians to impose their ideology on a populace that views them as extreme. But they should at least be consistent. A clear-minded look at the abortion debate.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Many western countries are experiencing a healthcare personnel shortage. Immigrants have stepped in to fill the void but populists and racists have used the situation to tap into the xenophobia of their supporters.
Reading Time: 3 minutes While President Donald Trump claims many abilities, one area in which he truly excels is besmirching the reputations of previously well-respected individuals.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Team Trump wants Americans to believe that Russia’s interference on the president’s behalf made no difference in the 2016 election. It’s an invitation for Vladimir Putin to do it again.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Mueller report is a damning indictment of this president and his administration. Yet Republicans will continue to stay idly by as Donald Trump drags the US down with him.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s foes have high hopes for what his tax returns might show. They should scale back their expectations because nothing we know about Trump would indicate that the information the documents contain will be comprehensive or accurate.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Over one-third of GoFundMe’s crowdfunding campaigns are to cover medical expenses. And the 1 percent don’t give a damn. The only hope is for voters to alter this sad state of affairs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Texas led the way, but expect more false claims of voter fraud from the White House and Republican-controlled states ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If anyone can make a bad situation worse, it’s Elliott Abrams. He’s now the US special envoy for Venezuela. What could possibly go wrong?