Government

Justices of the US Supreme Court pose for their official photo at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, D.C., on October 7, 2022.

The Supreme Court Must Be Stopped The Supreme Court Must Be Stopped

The court is fundamentally antidemocratic—and the only way to limit the damage it can do is to reduce its power, budget, and lack of accountability. 

Mar 1, 2024 / Elie Mystal

New York Times headquarters in New York City on Sunday, February 4, 2024.

The Nixonian “New York Times” Stonewalls on a Discredited Article About Hamas and Rape The Nixonian “New York Times” Stonewalls on a Discredited Article About Hamas and Rape

The newspaper of record botches an important story about sexual violence on October 7.

Mar 1, 2024 / Jeet Heer

The Charismatics

The Charismatics The Charismatics

Immolations.

Mar 1, 2024 / The Greater Quiet / Steve Brodner

President Joe Biden walking on the South Lawn of the White House.

Yes, Biden Can Still Win! Yes, Biden Can Still Win!

Let’s cut out the doom and gloom and look at the facts.

Mar 1, 2024 / Steve Phillips

A Democratic voter uncommitted to President Joe Biden rallies outside of a polling station in Dearborn, Mich., on February 27, 2024.

Michigan’s Democratic Voters Sent President Biden a Clear Message on Gaza Michigan’s Democratic Voters Sent President Biden a Clear Message on Gaza

But will the president listen and change course? Or continue to risk his presidency—and our democracy—over blind loyalty to Bibi Netanyahu?

Feb 29, 2024 / Waleed Shahid

Lockheed F-35 Jet Australia

Military Spending Isn’t the Economic Galvanizer You Think it Is Military Spending Isn’t the Economic Galvanizer You Think it Is

The opportunity costs of throwing endless trillions of dollars at the military means far less is invested in other crucial American needs

Feb 29, 2024 / William D. Hartung

Brown sign reading

The IRS Finally Takes the Gloves Off The IRS Finally Takes the Gloves Off

Under the Biden administration, wealthy tax cheats can no longer count on getting the “audit lite” treatment.

Mar 1, 2024 / David Cay Johnston

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) walks to his office after a vote in the Senate chamber on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Good Riddance to Mitch McConnell, an Enemy of Democracy Good Riddance to Mitch McConnell, an Enemy of Democracy

He stole Supreme Court seats, thwarted accountability for Donald Trump, and left a trail of partisan destruction in his wake.

Feb 29, 2024 / John Nichols

House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican from Louisiana, speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on February 14, 2024.

On the Brink of a Government Shutdown—Again On the Brink of a Government Shutdown—Again

For the fourth time since January, Congress is facing a deadline to fund essential spending priorities. The House GOP has neither shame nor sense of responsibility.

Feb 28, 2024 / Chris Lehmann

Aaron Bushnell

Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed) Taking Aaron Bushnell at His Word (and Deed)

The airman who set himself alight on Sunday signed up to sacrifice himself for the greater good—only to discover that he had become an accomplice to evil.

Feb 28, 2024 / Lyle Jeremy Rubin

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