Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump should be judged by what he does in office and not what he did with a consenting adult years ago.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Fourteen teenage students will never get to go to prom or attend college, but somehow this tragedy feels like just another chapter rather than a plot twist in America’s tortured narrative about guns.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyers, claims that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels — who reportedly had an affair with Trump in 2006 — $130,000 out of his own pocket shortly before the 2016 presidential election. But who is Michael Cohen? WhoWhatWhy found out some fascinating things about this Trump confidant. As with almost everything in this saga, there’s a Russian angle.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The memo controversy is a symptom of major problems plaguing US democracy. And neither side looks good.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes If Trump is such a danger to democracy at home and abroad, then why do Democratic leaders keep empowering him?
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 15 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 7 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes The administration’s 30 percent tariff on solar panels deals a double blow to the environment and the economy.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 2 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Federal funding for contraception is in the crosshairs of Republicans as they push their anti-abortion agenda.
Reading Time: 9 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes 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.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Russia has been highly effective in meddling in elections abroad but Vladimir Putin’s regime is immune to payback.
Reading Time: 7 minutes 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.