Reading Time: 6 minutes The news media giant will devote two hours of Sunday prime time extolling the legacy of one of America’s most powerful families. Then there’s the other stuff it won’t talk about. WhoWhatWhy notes that the latter is also important context.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Getting answers to these questions will reveal much more about our president and about money and power in America.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A great deal remains to be discovered about the disgraced lawyer’s Russia ties and the nature of his nearly two-decade dalliance with Trump. Will Congress ask?
Reading Time: 8 minutes Eliminating tax subsidies that primarily benefit the plutocrats is urgently needed if we are to preserve the middle class and our economy.
Reading Time: 12 minutes TCJA gave massive tax cuts to the very rich, massively increased budget deficits, increased incentives to move jobs and profits offshore — and minimally increased investment in productivity.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Young Saudi men facing serious charges in the US manage to escape their day in court and receive a quick flight home. Such meddling in foreign justice is a curious development, considering the hostility the Kingdom shows toward outside influence on its own internal 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 It is extraordinarily rare for major news outlets to delve into an issue they are usually quick to dismiss as a “conspiracy theory.” But the ‘Washington Post’ went there.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Philadelphia is poised to choose a vulnerable barcode voting system after a “Blue Ribbon Commission” hid its criticism of such systems in the endnotes of its election-security report. Meanwhile, the Pennsylvania auditor general has opened a probe into Philadelphia’s selection process, which appears designed to favor one vendor.
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: 30 minutes The first of two excerpts from former Army intelligence officer John Newman’s latest book, ‘Into the Storm: The Assassination of President Kennedy Volume III.’
Reading Time: 3 minutes Stacey Abrams knows all about the impact that voter suppression and other anti-democracy measures can have on an election. We hope she uses the response to the State of the Union address to urge Americans to fight for democracy — while they still can.
Reading Time: 5 minutes How scared should the uber-rich be of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Elizabeth Warren? We are about to find out. OPINION
Reading Time: 12 minutes A penetrating look into the transformative influence of black feminist political strategy and principles in mainstream US politics, especially since the 2016 election.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Journalist David Talbot talks about a new effort, joined by the Kennedy and King families as well as many others, to have Congress reopen assassination probes.
Reading Time: 23 minutes On the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of more than 60 prominent American citizens is calling upon Congress to reopen the investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s disdain for rules and his anticipated emergency power grab is leaving some Democrats giddy with visions of what a future president could do for their cherished causes. That’s a mistake, both legally and morally. OPINION
Reading Time: 12 minutes A look at the existing border walls and borderlands between the US and Mexico, and the unique landscape they have created.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Opinion: Many GOP lawmakers recognize President Donald Trump is bad for the country, as exemplified by Sen. Mitt Romney’s (UT) recent Washington Post op-ed. But the chances of him or any of them diverging from the Trump agenda are slim to none.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The notorious Steele Dossier claimed Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and soon to be convict, was in Prague in summer 2016 meeting Russians — allegations he denies. But new reports concerning his cell phone geolocation metadata may substantiate the dossier.