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The Donzi Scheme

In 2000 Donald Trump told Fortune Magazine, “It’s very possible I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money off of it.” That’s the goal. He’s got 4½ months to make as much money as possible.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE


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Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren Campaign Together for First Time (Video)

Warren and Clinton have had their differences in the past, but the two Democrats now share a common cause: Never Trump.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

2008 All Over Again

Great Britain’s decision to leave the European Union presages perhaps another global financial meltdown. Banks will again demand massive bailouts. We will be forced to again swallow austerity measures, and there will be a continued decline in living standards.

Posted on Jun 24, 2016 READ MORE

New Clinton Endorsements Prompt Questions About Where She Stands

Many Wall Street leaders have expressed their distaste for a potential Elizabeth Warren vice presidency, but some think otherwise. And Wednesday’s thumbs-up by a top George H.W. Bush adviser is also raising eyebrows.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE

After a Very Bad Month, Donald Trump Fires Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski

Lewandowski, said to have had poor relationships with other staff, is dismissed as the Republican presidential hopeful sinks in the polls.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE

Trump’s Relentless Assault on the Truth

Perhaps the presumptive Republican presidential nominee hopes the media and the nation will become numb to his constant lying. We must not.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump and the GOP’s Jurassic Park

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee thinks Americans want to embrace a strongman who shoves aside the niceties of constitutional government. But mass disapproval of Trump’s response to the Orlando, Fla., shooting rampage shows he’s wrong.

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 READ MORE

Republican Unity Emerges

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 ENLARGE

Republican Sympathies

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 ENLARGE

The Party of Lincoln

Posted on Jun 13, 2016 ENLARGE

Eight Reasons Republicans Must Dump Trump (Video)

By Robert Reich

The Republican Party still has time to change its mind.

Posted on Jun 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Ryan’s Endorsement

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 ENLARGE

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has a Change of Heart, But Too Little, Too Late

The Democratic National Committee chairwoman and other corporate Democrats continue to betray the legacy of their party.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE

Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Refuses to Back Donald Trump

The incumbent senator, who faces a tough re-election race this fall, called the rhetoric of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate “dead wrong” and “un-American.”

Posted on Jun 7, 2016 READ MORE

Some Notes on ‘Coastal Liberalism’ in This Presidential Election Year

The all-too-common liberal reflex is out of touch and threatens to exacerbate the very intolerance and bigotry its practitioners oppose.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE

Is the GOP Losing Its Religion?

Donald Trump has been opportunistic in his approach to religion. By some measures, he’s running the most secular Republican campaign since the 1970s.

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 READ MORE


Posted on Jun 1, 2016 ENLARGE

Real Republicans Meet

Posted on May 31, 2016 ENLARGE

Hang in There

Posted on May 31, 2016 ENLARGE    

All the Presumptive Nominee’s Men

For a guy who yells about Washington and Wall Street money in politics, Donald Trump sure has a lot on insiders on his team.

Posted on May 27, 2016 READ MORE

President Obama Must Act on Marijuana Reform

Expanding legal access to cannabis would help veterans with PTSD and many other vulnerable populations. Because the next president may not do it, it’s a change that should be made now.

Posted on May 24, 2016 READ MORE

New Members

Posted on May 19, 2016 ENLARGE

The Dangerous Insecurity of Donald Trump

The presumptive Republican nominee has built a career on bluster, branding and relentless self-promotion. These are useful traits for a vainglorious mogul. For a president of the United States, they could be catastrophic.

Posted on May 16, 2016 READ MORE

Truthdigger of the Week: Stephanie Grimes, Former Editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

She strove to reveal changing editorial practices in the months after the publication was purchased by Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire benefactor to the Republican Party.

Posted on May 14, 2016 READ MORE

The GOP’s Veil of Unity

Having presumably sewn up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has entered the “three-card Monte” phase of his campaign, in which he shuffles his positions so quickly that the gullible patsy loses track.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE

ExTrumpAganza! (Video)

Posted on May 12, 2016 ENLARGE

Reagan Revolution

Posted on May 9, 2016 ENLARGE


Posted on May 9, 2016 ENLARGE

The Wall

Posted on May 8, 2016 ENLARGE

Hope and Change

Posted on May 8, 2016 ENLARGE

Party of Trump

Posted on May 8, 2016 ENLARGE

Climate Confusion Creeps Into the Trump Camp

Despite the Republican presidential candidate’s claim that climate change is a hoax, a new survey has found that more than half of his supporters believe global warming is happening.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE

I Don’t Know What Lies Behind the Door of a Trump Presidency. Do You?

On the other hand, I have two-and-a-half decades worth of reasons to fear a new Clinton administration.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE

Some Republicans Are—Gasp!—Planning to Vote for Hillary Clinton

They argue that the Democratic front-runner is a better choice for president than Donald Trump.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE

Trump Fills a Vacuum Left by the GOP

The Donald Trump rampage—still hard to believe, after nearly a year—is a symptom of something deeper and more profound: the Republican Party’s slide into complete incoherence.

Posted on May 3, 2016 READ MORE

Half of Americans Think the Presidential Nominating System Is ‘Rigged’

And more than two-thirds of U.S. voters want to change the process by which the political parties choose their presidential nominees, a poll by Reuters/Ipsos finds.

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 READ MORE

The Best Reporting on John Kasich Through the Years

A look at the Republican presidential hopeful’s career through accountability journalism and other in-depth reports.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 READ MORE

New York Primary

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 ENLARGE

The Great White Hunter

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 ENLARGE

The Republican Party May Not Be Headed Toward the Demise Many Surmise

History shows that the GOP will probably survive Donald Trump; Ted Cruz once supported a ban on dildos; meanwhile, a New York Daily News writer argues vehemently against his paper’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE

Finish Line

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 ENLARGE

Cruz Cruise

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 ENLARGE

Contested Convention

Posted on Apr 11, 2016 ENLARGE

The GOP Is Dead

Posted on Apr 8, 2016 ENLARGE    


Posted on Apr 8, 2016 ENLARGE

The End of Trump

The killer news for the man who values winning above everything else is that he has dropped well behind Ted Cruz in the polls in Wisconsin, which holds its primary on Tuesday.

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 READ MORE

Bernie Sanders Flipping Presidential Script, Turning Democratic Race Into Epic Contest

Hillary Clinton has not managed to put away a 74-year-old who wasn’t even a Democrat until he began his campaign. Can the Vermont senator catch her?

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 READ MORE

GOP Brawl

Posted on Mar 27, 2016 ENLARGE


Posted on Mar 27, 2016 ENLARGE

Donald Trump Takes Center Stage in New Islamic State Propaganda Video

The terrorist group is using images of the GOP front-runner apparently because of his rhetoric of violence and his inflammatory statements about Muslims.

Posted on Mar 26, 2016 READ MORE

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