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A sculpture called “Anything to Say,” which features life-sized bronze figures of whistleblowers (left-right) Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, and Chelsea Manning, is unveiled at Parliament Square, London, during a protest for Assange’s release from prison.

Julian Assange and Arnon Milchan: The Lopsided Scales of American Justice Julian Assange and Arnon Milchan: The Lopsided Scales of American Justice

One has boasted of espionage. The other revealed massive government wrongdoing. So why is the whistleblower in jail?

Jun 27, 2023 / James Bamford

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 23: Associate Justice Samuel Alito sits during a group photo of the Justices at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC on April 23, 2021. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)

Matchmaker Leonard Leo Helps Unite Billionaires With Supreme Court Justices Matchmaker Leonard Leo Helps Unite Billionaires With Supreme Court Justices

High-court corruption is built on a network of plutocratic coziness.

Jun 23, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright arrives for a hearing at US District Court, October 17, 2016 in Washington, DC. Cartwright was charged with making false statements during a federal investigation.

If Donald Trump Went to Jail for Violating the Espionage Act, He’d Be an Exception If Donald Trump Went to Jail for Violating the Espionage Act, He’d Be an Exception

It’s only whistleblowers who do hard time. Generals and high officials typically get just a slap on the wrist.

Jun 20, 2023 / James Bamford

Pat Robertson

Pat Robertson’s Genocidal God Has Called Him Home Pat Robertson’s Genocidal God Has Called Him Home

The political preacher who made the religion look bad.

Jun 9, 2023 / Obituary / Jeet Heer

The Enduring Grift of the Washington Operator

The Enduring Grift of the Washington Operator The Enduring Grift of the Washington Operator

A new book argues that D.C. became a swamp in the Trump years, but like any company town it has always been a hive of influence peddling, self-dealing, and graft.

Jun 12, 2023 / Books & the Arts / Chris Lehmann

Chris Licht, Chairman and CEO, CNN Worldwide, speaks onstage

How CNN Went From Bad to Worse How CNN Went From Bad to Worse

Chris Licht’s disastrous reign is governed by reactionary centrism.

Jun 5, 2023 / Jeet Heer

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 07: United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito poses for an official portrait at the East Conference Room of the Supreme Court building on October 7, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court has begun a new term after Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was officially added to the bench in September.

Don’t Reform the Courts. Disempower Them. Don’t Reform the Courts. Disempower Them.

The Supreme Court’s extreme anti-worker decision calls for a radical response.

Jun 2, 2023 / Jeet Heer

United States Supreme Court justices

How Should Workers Respond to the Supreme Court’s Ruling in “Glacier Northwest”? How Should Workers Respond to the Supreme Court’s Ruling in “Glacier Northwest”?

The court’s ruling could have been much worse—and soon will be. Workers and unions need to be prepared.

Jun 1, 2023 / Editorial / Jane McAlevey

Biden and McCarthy

More “Dangerous Nonsense” From “The New York Times” on the Debt Ceiling More “Dangerous Nonsense” From “The New York Times” on the Debt Ceiling

There are multiple legal pathways to resolve the current debt “crisis.” Having the president and House speaker agree on spending cuts to programs already approved by Congress is no...

May 18, 2023 / James K. Galbraith

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris return to the Oval Office at the conclusion of an event marking National Small Business Week in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 1, 2023.

Joe Biden, Culture Warrior Joe Biden, Culture Warrior

The president’s freedom agenda can win—if he doesn’t embrace austerity.

May 15, 2023 / Jeet Heer

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