Politics

Steve Bannon’s Fantasy, Donald Trump’s Reality

17 Aug , 2017 Politics

Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images Perhaps the only surprising thing about Steve Bannon’s self-immolation is who he handed the match to: a bearded liberal editor he’d never met named Robert Kuttner. But Kuttner isn’t just a generic liberal Washington editor — liberals come in various stripes — he’s a leading figure of the […]

Trump’s loathsome embrace of the Confederacy

17 Aug , 2017 Politics

President Trump has made no bones about the fact that when he is criticized he lashes back. This is not so much a political strategy as a core part of his personality. “If you do not get even, you are just a schmuck!” he wrote in a 2007 book. But when Trump receives a flood […]

A van has reportedly crashed into a crowd in Barcelona

17 Aug , 2017 Politics

A van has reportedly crashed into a crowd of pedestrians on Las Ramblas, a tourist-heavy street in Barcelona, Spain, multiple outlets are reporting. Police said a white van mounted a sidewalk and struck several people resulting in several casualties, multiple outlets are reporting. Catalan emergency services have asked to close public transportation in the area […]

Could the 25th Amendment really remove Trump from office?

17 Aug , 2017 Politics

Since the election of Donald Trump and the subsequent descent of our country into increasingly unmanageable political and constitutional chaos, Americans have become acquainted with a previously obscure article in the 25th Amendment to the Constitution that allows a president’s own Cabinet to begin the process of removing him from office. Such a backdoor to […]

The troubling origins of Trump’s ‘alt-left’ smear

17 Aug , 2017 Politics

President Trump is, at the very least, in sympathy with white supremacy. That much was clear during his latest press conference, when he walked back his previous condemnation of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally in which a known neo-Nazi, James Alex Fields, Jr., allegedly murdered Heather Heyer by running her down with his car. “There […]

How can Trump be so stupid?

17 Aug , 2017 Politics

It was the hardest thing to mess up. President Trump, responding to an act of white supremacist domestic terrorism, in which one American was killed and at least 19 others were injured, should have condemned the violence and those responsible for it in the strongest possible terms. He should have praised the civil rights investigation […]