The memo controversy is a symptom of major problems plaguing US democracy. And neither side looks good.
Mick Mulvaney, the new head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is on record saying he wants to get rid of the agency he runs. So he is not a fox guarding the hen house, but rather a fox who wants to burn the hen house to the ground.
After its surprising success in Virginia in 2017, a group seeking to help millennial Democrats get elected to state offices hopes to make a huge splash in the midterm elections.
If Trump is such a danger to democracy at home and abroad, then why do Democratic leaders keep empowering him?
In Britain, a thoroughly decent public figure makes an honest mistake, then bends over backwards to make amends. Imagine an American politician behaving this way.
Not only is President Donald Trump personally tied up with Deutsche Bank to the tune of $300 million, but his son-in-law Jared Kushner has his own history with the global banking colossus. Part 3 looks closely at these relationships, and asks just how far President Trump’s Justice Department will be willing to go in probing potential illegality on the part of Deutsche.
In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump urged Congress to pass a controversial bill promising greater access to untested drugs for terminally ill patients. But critics charge the bill would only deliver false hope and result in even less patient protection by removing FDA oversight.
The Trump administration and allied news outlets are rallying disenchanted whites around the idea that Hispanics are to blame for their position in society. Their rhetoric and actions send a clear message: Brown people are not welcome here.
The administration’s 30 percent tariff on solar panels deals a double blow to the environment and the economy.
It’s day three of the first government shutdown of the Trump administration. The big issues on the table: DACA, chain migration, and the border wall.
The “pro-life” movement insists that it is concerned about unborn babies. But why is it doing nothing to help reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies? Because the movement’s real motivation is to force its religious beliefs onto the country at the expense of millions of Americans.
The US government shut down at midnight, but lawmakers from both parties will continue to earn their government paychecks by pointing fingers at each other.
Federal funding for contraception is in the crosshairs of Republicans as they push their anti-abortion agenda.
As Congress struggles to agree on a long-overdue budget and spending bills, the devil is in the details as Republicans try to sneak through provisions that would harm the environment, public health, and democracy.
President Donald Trump and the GOP are about to pull off the biggest heist in world history — they just have to fool their supporters one last time.
Russia has been highly effective in meddling in elections abroad but Vladimir Putin’s regime is immune to payback.
Puerto Rico disappeared from the headlines soon after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. But no news isn’t good news in this case. We looked at what experts had to say about the effect of the storm and the ongoing recovery.
After a federal official told staff not to use certain words in budget documents, the pushback was huge. But there might have been a method to this madness.
The final version of the GOP tax bill is about to be voted on by Congress. But what’s in store for the American people? And does even Congress know? Here are some short takes from around the web that we found insightful.
The recent roll-back of net neutrality rules by the FCC, the daily Trump tweet scandals, and the looming GOP tax bill have some Democrats feeling fatigued. But with the 2018 elections on the horizon, they need to stay focused if they want to succeed.