Reading Time: 3 minutes Republicans, who cry voter fraud to disenfranchise minorities, want to eliminate the Election Assistance Commission, which helps ensure that secure elections are held.
Reading Time: 6 minutes From Watergate to Iraq War propaganda, conflicts between the Deep State and the Executive branch have proven helpful to the public. They provided a glimpse into the White House and the nation’s intelligence apparatus, leading to important reforms. So perhaps an open conflict between the Trump administration and the Deep State isn’t such a bad thing.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Donald Trump was hailed for a presidential address to Congress. But was it? Here is what he should have said during the speech’s most memorable moment.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Last Friday, while the mainstream media were focused on Trump’s press secretary excluding reporters from a briefing, Trump was making real news: signing an executive order smoothing the way for cutting most federal regulations, jeopardizing public health and safety.
Reading Time: 15 minutes Twenty years ago, while teaching at West Point, H.R. McMaster believed in character, truth, and an aggressive free press. If he still does, then the incoming national security advisor and President Donald Trump are on a collision course.
Reading Time: 22 minutes A journalist who has witnessed a lot — the 1968 police riots during the Chicago convention, Los Angeles following the Charles Manson murders, the implosion of the US Army at the end of the Vietnam War — has never seen anything as depressing as the election of Donald J. Trump.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In calling the media an “enemy of the American people,” Donald Trump takes an ugly page from an 80-year-old playbook on how to dismantle a democracy.
Reading Time: 4 minutes If Trump were hypothetically nominated to any number of cabinet positions, such as Treasury Secretary or Secretary of State, his foreign holdings and conflicts of interest would disqualify him. But in reality he is the president, so no problem. Does anyone see a problem?
Reading Time: 6 minutes There are stark similarities between South Korean President Geun-Hye Park, who was impeached by the country’s National Assembly following scandals and mass protests, and Donald Trump. Will Trump follow in the same path?
Reading Time: 2 minutes With all of the craziness the Trump administration is throwing at us, there is always a chance that a major story is going to slip through the cracks. Like this one: Remember when Donald Trump stood next to piles of (likely empty) folders and pretended that he would take any number of steps to separate Read More
Reading Time: 13 minutes We need to understand the authoritarian impulse, but we also need to put it in the context of modern democratic politics.
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.