Post Archive

June 2017

Can the women’s march become a women’s movement?

Clare Bresnahan runs a non-profit called She Should Run that helps women prepare for the unique challenges of being a woman candidate.

Contemplative man

The toughest obstacle in scaling the mountain toward a valid life, I have come to believe, is that it has become so much of a solo climb in today’s America.

Trump signs executive orders

‘Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard,’ H. L. Mencken

Former FBI Director James Comey is sworn-in before testifing before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Comey said that President Donald Trump pressured him to drop the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and demanded Comey's loyalty during the one-on-one meetings he had with president. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Victoria Bassetti of the Brennan Center guides us through the tangled web of investigations into Russian meddling into the 2016 election and its aftermath.

Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
Van runs over pedestrians

‘Public labeling of mass shooters as terrorists since 9/11 has been anything but consistent.’

Gun regulation protester

We have actively chosen to accept and thus condone the levels of gun violence, gun injuries and gun deaths that have existed here for decades.

Trump Twitter Account

Why are investigators pouring over the President’s tweets?

Trump speaks at Faith and Freedom conference

In the short run, better government is doomed by the people who staff it and run it. Fixing that is primarily a human resources problem.

Ex-FBI Director James Comey testifies
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) talks with one of his staff members during a markup session for the immigration reform legislation now before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

How Republicans aim to change the courts under President Trump

Trump and May at beginning of NATO meeting

In Washington, the scandal isn’t what’s illegal; the scandal is what’s legal.