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September 1, 2016
Your Tax Money Is Subsidizing Wall Street Bonuses
Congress says it can’t fund a Zika response, but has found millions of dollars to reward CEO compensation.
August 2, 2016
Chronicles of a Democratic Convention
Everything from Bernie or Bust-ers to Russian e-mail hackers is coming to a theater near you.
July 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton Lets the Men Make Her Case on Night 3 of the DNC
One powerful man after another wielded his powers
on behalf of the first woman to be nominated by a major party for president of the United States.
July 12, 2016
Should the Democratic Party Be Added to the Endangered-Species List?
The Bernie-Hillary face-off has exposed how far the party has drifted from its working-class base—and how angry that base still is at the betrayal.
June 14, 2016
To Which Golden Era Will President Trump Return Us?
Donald Trump will make America great again—like never before!
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June 10, 2016
Muhammad Ali’s Funeral Was His Last Act of Resistance
The powerful gather in Louisville to pay their respects to someone they tried to destroy, but couldn’t.
June 1, 2016
Ken Starr’s Misogyny Comes Home To Roost
The Baylor president—and onetime Clinton inquisitor—has been removed from his office after a scandalous report about ignoring rape allegations against the school’s football team.
April 14, 2016
Note to Bill Clinton: There Is No Inherent Criminality
At the heart of Bill Clinton’s comments about the 1994 crime bill is the belief in a natural and permanent class of criminals.
Mychal Denzel Smith
April 11, 2016
Nothing About the 1994 Crime Bill Was Unintentional
In the ’90s, Bill Clinton exploited fears about crime in the same way that Donald Trump uses immigration today.
April 11, 2016
Ken Burns on Jackie Robinson and the Republican Party’s ‘Pact With the Devil’
As PBS prepares to air his two-part documentary on Jackie Robinson, we speak to Ken Burns about what the baseball and civil-rights legend tells us about politics in 2016.