President Donald Trump demonized dissenting footballers as traitors, revealing a widely held American conviction: patriotism precludes protest, and its symbols are more sacred than its ideals — equal protection under the law, regardless of race, gender and status.
Russ Baker recently spoke to RT news about the Trump administration’s efforts to renew a controversial section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), a law that has resulted in excessive privacy violations against American citizens.
The Equifax breach that compromised the personal information of more than 143 million Americans drove home the growing threat of cyberattacks. But attacks on this scale may soon become common if federal regulations and security practice reforms are not speedily put in place.
Sixteen Democrats co-sponsored Bernie Sanders’s ambitious Medicare-for-all bill on Wednesday, signaling a potential shift in the party’s willingness to try and enact a fully federally funded health care system to replace Obamacare. But can they devise a viable way to finance it?
WhoWhatWhy once again opens the treasury to bring out the golden nuggets of presidential twittery.
Hurricane Harvey was supposed to be a 500-year event. Instead, it became the third and most destructive in three years. Whether Americans can outlast more catastrophic disasters will depend on the GOP’s willingness to acknowledge and combat the threat of climate change.
“Right to Try” legislation would allow pharmaceutical companies to give experimental drugs to desperate patients — with no chance of being liable if things go wrong. Supporters of the measure cheer this approach but critics see dangers.
Paintings, drawings, and prints from a dynamic time when President Roosevelt saved America by putting people — including artists — back to work.
The Pullman Strike of 1894 not only gave the US a national holiday, it also legitimized unionism, and defined the modern labor movement — one centered around mass activism and progressive ideals.
Monday’s Great American Eclipse captivated the nation. But it left no time to celebrate the anniversary of one of the US’s most important space missions. Four decades ago, a pair of space probes, dubbed Voyager 1 and 2, set out on an epic expedition into the cosmos and gave humanity the first up-close images of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.