Politics

‘This Is a Thunderbolt of Resistance’

Progressives are flipping Republican statehouse seats to the Democrats—and sending a message to the rest of the country.

John Nichols

Our Embarrassment in Chief’s International Trip Is No Laughing Matter

Let’s not grade a guy holding the nuclear codes on a curve.

Joshua Holland

California Takes Center Stage in the Resistance to Trump

The state Democratic Party has been moving rapidly to the left—and because it has a supermajority, that portends big social reforms.

Sasha Abramsky
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The Comey Firing

4 Reasons Why Robert Mueller Is an Ideal Special Counsel

By temperament and experience, Mueller represents an antidote to the Trump administration’s defiant stance against the laws of the land.

Karen J. Greenberg

How Long Can Republicans Ignore Evidence That Trump Obstructed Justice?

We may have to wait until 2018 for Congress to do its job.

Joan Walsh

The Donald Trump Impeachment Clock Is Ticking

Congressman Mark Pocan says it has “moved us an hour closer to midnight.”

John Nichols
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Feature

Trump Is Helping Big Media Companies Get Bigger

And it’s looking like a mutually beneficial relationship. 
David Dayen

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion purchase of Tribune Media, announced Monday, would have been impossible a few short months ago. The Federal Communications Commission’s clear intent to relax media ownership rules have facilitated a bonanza of rumored consolidations and mergers, empowering a small cabal of media tycoons to control the… Continue Reading >

Beyond Resistance

Can Senator Jeff Merkley Help Democrats Reclaim the Health-Care Narrative?

The soft-spoken Oregonian is a relentless legislator and a staunch progressive—and his rise comes at a crucial time.

Zoë Carpenter

Tom Perriello Makes a Populist Stand

The former congressman is running for governor of Virginia—and taking on the Democratic establishment.

George Zornick

Pramila Jayapal Wants Democrats to Know That Resistance Is Not Enough

The freshman congresswoman from Washington thinks that this is the time when progressive ideas can go mainstream.

Joan Walsh

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