Reading Time: 14 minutes The world’s richest are now more likely to be Internet billionaires than traditional “captains of industry.” However, these young mavericks are still trying to shape the world in a way that suits them. With regard to the deep state, the players may have changed, but the game remains the same.
Reading Time: 22 minutes On the campaign trail, Donald Trump attacked Wall Street, but now he plans to roll back the recent reforms of the financial sector. This action confirms the importance of his connections to big money, both new (often self-made) and old (mostly institutional).
Reading Time: 2 minutes State Department employees appear to be losing a valuable free speech right in existence since the days of the Vietnam War under the new Trump regime. Since 1971, the agency has permitted State Department staff to express dissenting views on policies without fear of retaliation. These “dissent memos” often are taken seriously by State Department Read More
Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s been a pretty good week for Middle Eastern terrorists. First, an Executive Order from Donald Trump kept some legal residents from entering the country (along with kids, old people and an Iraqi who had risked his life translating for US troops). Then, there was an attack on a mosque in Canada that left six Read More
Reading Time: 5 minutes One of the main complaints of Trump supporters is that they are being ignored, so we decided to ride a bus with a group of them to the inauguration and listen to what they had to say.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Donald Trump’s inaugural address was hardly one of reconciliation and hope. Knowing how he got into office didn’t make it any easier to swallow.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Donald Trump’s treatment of the press gives journalists a chance to redeem themselves for years of shoddy work.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Ethics experts believe the danger is great that Donald Trump and his various global business dealings will run afoul of conflict of interest laws.
Reading Time: < 1 minute President Donald Trump has made Twitter his favorite means of communication. The medium allows him to bypass the press and get out his message unfiltered. Here are some examples of how he used 140 characters at a time to shape policy since the election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes With many global hot spots requiring Donald Trump’s immediate attention, the incoming president will have to hit the ground running. And the many ongoing or looming crises he faces won’t be solved with Tweets.
Reading Time: 14 minutes Appalachia and the industrial Midwest, like many places in the US, have their history of racism and sexism. But Donald Trump’s victory is not due solely to race and misogyny and, if the Democrats want to rebound, they must be careful not to draw the wrong conclusions.
Reading Time: 24 minutes With Donald Trump taking office in two weeks and Congress controlled by a GOP majority with a record of dismissing science, this alarming essay from Peter Dale Scott on the War on Science is more important now than ever before.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If Donald Trump runs his administration the way he ran his campaign, expect a lot of subterfuge and large sums of money finding its way into his own pocket.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Advocates who want Congress to do more to protect public health and safety, the environment, and our financial system, are gearing up for a tough four years. But new polling offers them some hope for the battles ahead.
Reading Time: 12 minutes A major film critic questions the power of movies — or any art form — to move the needle of public opinion, for better or worse.
Reading Time: 4 minutes As Donald Trump and his team contemplate what to do about the Iran nuclear agreement and whether Iran can be trusted — they should be reminded of the US track record on the subject.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Trump famously claimed that he would “drain the swamp.” Yet some long standing swamp residents, such as the Bush Clan, don’t plan on being removed from their natural habitat.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Will any of the people advising Trump dare to speak truth to power? And if so, will the new president ever listen? If the answer to both questions is “no,” then Trump will rule more like a monarch than a president.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that today marks the 75th anniversary of America going to war with Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy? And where is America itself now?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The media’s portrayal of a successful economic recovery provided a false sense of security to the Democratic establishment. Reality caught up to them on Election Day.