Politics

The US Government In Exile Has A New President

20 Sep , 2017 Politics

Clinton and Bloomberg share a stage in 2009. Chris Hondros / Getty Images The annual Manhattan conference hosted for a decade by the Clinton Global Initiative became a kind of shorthand for what some hated about the Clintons: a mix of worthy and venal motives, a slosh of money and shady rich people around their […]

Why the GOP just can’t quit its ObamaCare suicide mission

19 Sep , 2017 Politics

In the beloved 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, Bill Murray’s weatherman is stuck in an endless time loop where he lives the same banal day over and over again. Eventually he decides to see if killing himself will allow him to escape from his temporal hell. He gets into a bathtub with a toaster. He steps […]

America’s coming campus conflagration

19 Sep , 2017 Politics

In the late 1960s and early ’70s, America’s college campuses exploded with widespread protests and sometimes-violent unrest. It’s about to happen again. And this time, it might be worse. The first time around, there were a variety of causes: the civil rights movement and the injustices that inspired it; the perceived immorality of the Vietnam […]

Republicans’ last tilt at ObamaCare

19 Sep , 2017 Politics

There are any number of things Republicans in Congress could be doing with the last golden days of summer. They could be eating what remains of the Iowa sweet corn and grilling brats. They could be taking in ballgames or enjoying drinks outdoors before the fell winds of autumn descend. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham […]

Every critique of Hillary Clinton is not sexist

19 Sep , 2017 Politics

Hillary Clinton is angry. She’s angry at the media. She’s angry at Donald Trump. She’s angry at Bernie Sanders. New York magazine’s Rebecca Traister is angry, too — but mostly at us, for not letting Hillary Clinton rage. Last week, Traister wrote a piece highlighting the role Clinton’s anger, or rather her inability to show […]

How today’s female politicians became modern heroines

19 Sep , 2017 Politics

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Donald Trump And His Allies Take A Surprisingly Larger Role In The Alabama Senate Race

18 Sep , 2017 Politics

Alabama Sen. Luther Strange shakes hands with his predecessor, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, on June 13, 2017, in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images A political nonprofit loyal to President Donald Trump will spend nearly $500,000 to boost interim Alabama Sen. Luther Strange in a high-stakes Republican runoff election next week. America First […]

More Than Seven Lawyers Working On Michael Flynn’s Defense Team

18 Sep , 2017 Politics

Carlos Barria / Reuters Michael Flynn’s family has set up a legal defense fund and is now soliciting donations as multiple investigations scrutinize the actions of the former Trump national security adviser. The family is setting up the fund because “[t]he enormous expense of attorneys’ fees and other related expenses far exceed their ability to […]

Steven Mnuchin is a window into the most corrupt White House in history

18 Sep , 2017 Politics

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is in trouble yet again for trying to get a free ride. It recently came out that back in June, he had requested a government plane to take his wife on their honeymoon in Europe, with the lame justification that he needed secure communications. This was counter to standard government practice […]

The lost Democrats

18 Sep , 2017 Politics

What does it mean to be a member of the Democratic Party? What do Democrats believe in 2017? I have no idea. Do you? Republicans, for good or ill, know what they stand for: on economic issues, an interminable litany of libertarian lite clichés; in foreign affairs, recklessness and posturing adventurism; on the so-called social […]