Reading Time: 12 minutes Roger Ailes built Fox News into a profitable media empire — at the expense of journalism.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Opinion: More than a few of us ask each day lately, “How did we get here?” Well, it all began 26 years ago, in Houston, Texas, and I was there.
Reading Time: 16 minutes National news media are showering George H.W. Bush with accolades for a lifetime of “public service.” Yet much of his service was not in public; and the beneficiaries of his actions often remained unknown outside his inner circle. Many of his lifelong relationships — and the values they reflected — can be traced back to his membership in an elite Yale secret society whose consistent political influence has long been understated.
Reading Time: 12 minutes As a young naval intelligence officer, George H.W. Bush got a verbal thrashing for failing to be discreet. He sure learned that lesson, and became a man who did one thing in public and another in private. Thanks to that — and to an incurious and superficial media — there’s a whole lot of shocking stuff out there you probably never knew.
Reading Time: 20 minutes Shane O’Sullivan draws on newly released records to talk about the many gaps in the story of Watergate.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen has been in and out of the news, most lately pleading guilty to lying to Congress. Check out his mysterious backstory with the former USSR — which may explain why Trump originally hired him.
Reading Time: 5 minutes President Donald Trump loves the world’s strongmen for their power, preeminence, and the deference that surrounds them. They love him for his spin.
Reading Time: 43 minutes It’s been 55 years since JFK was gunned down in Dallas. Russ Baker and two other well-respected researchers discuss what they’ve learned since then — and what remains in the shadows.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Election integrity issues in Florida have much less to do with fraud than with mismanagement and explicit attempts to skirt the law.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Investigative journalist Stephen Singular uncovered shocking secrets under the hood of the 2000 presidential election. Here’s what happened when he brought them to 60 Minutes.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Last week’s election saw a handful of indicted candidates win office — as well as a dead pimp — thanks in part to the hyper-partisan atmosphere.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Civic and citizens groups around the country are ramping up efforts to ensure an independent judiciary and strong system of checks and balances.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are locked in a Senate race where every vote counts. Yet some Arizonans won’t get to cast a ballot because of obstacles placed in their way.
Reading Time: 14 minutes You may have heard of the Koch brothers, the Mercers, and Sheldon Adelson. Now meet the billionaire GOP donor you don’t know — but should.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Did Democrats in North Dakota try to scare hunters away from voting? If so, who is responsible for the ad that ended up doing no good and much harm and why was it put up in the first place?
Reading Time: 4 minutes When President Donald Trump tweets endorsements, he sends a subtle message to Americans that they are in danger and that only Republicans will keep them safe.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Two election-year hurricanes, two contrasting responses from Florida Gov. Rick Scott. Did he have a change of heart, or are this year’s victims simply more likely to vote for him?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Recent research reveals that the political divide in America is no longer just about two competing ideologies; it’s evolved into social and economic class conflict; and more recently, geographic self-segregation — a balkanization that is intensifying alienation, distrust, anger, and resentment among us.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Italy’s ultra-right government hates Riace, a model town for migrants and asylum seekers. And the country’s strong-man interior minister is doing something about it.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Throughout history, high political figures have signaled mobs and individuals in ways that at least implicitly encouraged violence. With the arrest of a pipe bomb suspect — an alleged fan of America’s most prolific aggressive signaler — now is a good time to examine the phenomenon.