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House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) looks on during a press conference on House Republicans' impeachment inquiry into President Biden at the US Capitol on November 29, 2023.

The GOP’s Ruling Mantra: When You Can’t Govern, Attack The GOP’s Ruling Mantra: When You Can’t Govern, Attack

Republicans are launching an impeachment inquiry against President Biden to distract voters from their abysmal congressional record.

Dec 13, 2023 / Chris Lehmann

Civilians in Gaza rescue people trapped under rubble

Israel’s War in Gaza, Subsidized by the USA Israel’s War in Gaza, Subsidized by the USA

Reliance on US aid gives the Biden administration leverage to push for a cease-fire, hostage exchange, and an end to the slaughter of civilians—if it can find the political will.

Nov 10, 2023 / William D. Hartung

Navy Drone

The Race to Amass the Most Drones Will Only Bring Us Closer to Nuclear War The Race to Amass the Most Drones Will Only Bring Us Closer to Nuclear War

With swarms of such devices battling other swarms, the risk of catastrophic defeat will loom ever larger, making the temptation to employ nuclear weapons that much harder to resis...

Oct 18, 2023 / Michael T. Klare

Kevin McCarthy speaking to two reporters in the Capitol.

The Perils of My Kevin The Perils of My Kevin

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy averted a government shutdown with massive help from Democrats. Will he save his job the same way?

Oct 2, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Florida Representative Matt Gaetz exits a GOP caucus meeting about the federal budget.

What’s at Stake in the MAGA Shutdown Threats What’s at Stake in the MAGA Shutdown Threats

The immediate specter of a shutdown has abated, but the GOP’s appetite for destruction remains intact.

Oct 2, 2023 / Max B. Sawicky

We Are Witness to Our Self-Destruction

We Are Witness to Our Self-Destruction We Are Witness to Our Self-Destruction

Fossil fuels, profits of doom.

Oct 6, 2023 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

The US Capitol against a blue sky with yellow Caution tape in the foreground.

You Made Your Bed, My Kevin. Now Toss and Turn in It. You Made Your Bed, My Kevin. Now Toss and Turn in It.

McCarthy’s desperation to keep the House speakership is driving the country toward shutdown. And he isn’t doing too well himself.

Sep 29, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Joe Biden, Kevin McCarthy

Americans Have Already Lived Through a Shutdown Americans Have Already Lived Through a Shutdown

While Republicans threaten to bring the government to a halt, Democrats are caving in to the austerity measures they demand.

Sep 29, 2023 / Editorial / Chris Lehmann

A close-up shot of Kevin McCarthy in a hallway speaking to reporters.

Kevin McCarthy Isn’t Up to This Battle. But Neither Is Anyone Else. Kevin McCarthy Isn’t Up to This Battle. But Neither Is Anyone Else.

All that protects McCarthy right now is the tiny but effective coat of armor he wore in January: No one else can get a majority vote.

Sep 14, 2023 / Joan Walsh

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) leaves the Senate Chamber with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) following a vote in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021

It’s Now Clearer Than Ever: The US Is Choosing to Impoverish Children It’s Now Clearer Than Ever: The US Is Choosing to Impoverish Children

Robert Reich has been telling us for years that policymakers have the power to end—or increase—poverty. New Census data proves him right.

Sep 13, 2023 / John Nichols

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