Reading Time: < 1 minute President Trump and his attorney general love to raise the specter of antifa as a bogeyman. But the FBI has yet to find its involvement in recent protests, and there’s no indication it’s an actual organization.
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Reading Time: 9 minutes— OPINION —According to a current New York Times poll of registered voters conducted by Nate Cohn, former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Donald J.
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Reading Time: 7 minutes— OPINION —This is a tale of two boys who grew up with promise. Both had outsized personalities; both were physically strong and towered over their classmates. Both demonstrated athletic ability, albeit at different levels — the black boy from Houston, TX, in football and basketball, and the white boy from Queens, NY, in baseball. Both had big dreams.
Reading Time: 8 minutesAfter hundreds of incidents in which African Americans were killed by police, mostly over trivial infractions, or shot by overzealous neighbors, it should be obvious to just about everyone that something is fundamentally wrong in America.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Despite occasional abuses and scandals, Americans traditionally respected and supported local police. But now, approval is waning, and it's hard to imagine it ever coming back.
Reading Time: 5 minutes— OPINION — Back in 2015, when President Donald Trump announced his candidacy at Trump Tower in front of dozens of cheering paid Hollywood extras, few people grasped that social media would become his secret sauce.
Reading Time: 5 minutesLiving in Trump-world, one often feels like Alice in Wonderland: up is down and down is up.No issue illustrates that state of affairs more vividly than the current push by corporate special interests for immunity from consumer and worker lawsuits related to coronavirus.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who usually has all the emotio
Reading Time: 6 minutesOPINIONWell before the coronavirus pandemic, the US system of higher education was broken. Not for the wealthiest students, who prep until their SAT scores reach 1500, volunteer at elephant refuges, or gain national status through private soccer league competitions, then soar through the next four years without loans or even work-study jobs. But
Reading Time: < 1 minute Healthcare workers, delivery drivers, and retail employees are members of the pantheon of heroes Americans love to lionize in the era of COVID-19. But they’re poorly paid, poorly protected, and quickly forgotten.
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Reading Time: 11 minutes— OPINION —In the rash of hot takes that followed Bob Dylan’s release of a previously unknown track, most commentators tiptoed around the true news value: a major cultural icon has boldly given voice to a widely held, but professionally radioactive
Reading Time: 5 minutesOPINION It is hard to say which Trump-era federal agency has been the most morally bankrupt during this time of crisis.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Fox News has made a fortune delivering misinformation to an audience that gobbles it up. During a pandemic, however, this is a recipe for disaster — and some viewers will pay the ultimate price.
Reading Time: 4 minutesOpinionThere’s a growing sense that the US after COVID-19 will be a far different place than it was before — just as it changed irreversibly after 9/11, the world wars, and other transformative calamities.
Reading Time: < 1 minute President Donald Trump has benefited financially from foreign governments, political campaigns, and even the Secret Service using his hotels. Now he wants to get his hands on taxpayer money directly.
Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is said that history often puts the right person in the right job during a moment of crisis. That clearly hasn’t happened during the current pandemic-driven economic meltdown.There’s the obvious example, of course, as can now be seen almost every day during “briefings” on the pandemic.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Although some banks say they won't do it, the law that authorized the issuance of the $1,200-per- person economic stimulus checks allows banks to keep part of the money to cover their (often ridiculous) overdraft and late fees.
Reading Time: 5 minutesPresident Donald Trump lacks the social graces and the administrative competence of the French monarch, Louis XIV. But he does share one sentiment with him.
Reading Time: < 1 minute You may be complacent about the pandemic, thinking that the coronavirus only infects older people, or sick people, or nonwhite folks. Don’t be. Nobody is immune -- and we are all in this together.
Reading Time: 5 minutesIt is silent, deadly, and all around us. No, it’s not the coronavirus. It’s the dirty air millions of Americans are forced to breathe.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Why isn’t Bernie Sanders dropping out? The real reason is very simple: Because he can still win. But that’s not good enough for the corporate media, which wants the Democratic primary to be over.
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Remember when Republicans made up Obamacare “death panels?” Now some of them, including President Donald Trump, seem to want to sacrifice the lives of Americans to keep Wall Street happy.
Reading Time: 5 minutesTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has asked for a return of the powers utilized by his predecessor Hank Paulson, and Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, during the crash of 2008.It is clear that this is a crisis moment for the economy.
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Reading Time: 4 minutesOPINIONOne of life’s more sublime pleasures is the sight of a zealous ideologue being hoist with the petard of his own convictions, something Rep. Ted Yoho experienced last week.
Reading Time: 4 minutesMany Americans following the story of primary voters who stood in line for hours in Texas on Super Tuesday probably wondered what had gone wrong or who had screwed up. The answer to these questions will come as a surprise to many: Absolutely nothing went wrong and nobody screwed up. At least as far as Texas election officials are concerned.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The long lines minority and young voters faced on Super Tuesday were not an accident. They are the result of policies put in place to systematically disenfranchise certain groups of Americans.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThere have been some lawless times in US history. The Wild West comes to mind, the Prohibition era, and, most recently, the first three years of the Trump presidency.
Reading Time: < 1 minute If you listen to Joe Biden, he is responsible for all that is good in the US -- with an assist from a guy named “Barack.” The only thing he hasn’t accomplished yet is win a primary in three presidential runs.
Reading Time: 9 minutesWhile Iowa Democrats, with an assist from the national party, have rightfully been criticized for botching an election about as badly as possible — short of lighting ballot boxes on fire — they may have done the country a favor.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The media has a poor track record of predicting who will win presidential primaries. No wonder many Americans feel that journalists are out of touch with what is really happening in the country.
Reading Time: 4 minutesWhen Sen.