The Republicans and Democrats are two faces of the same failure. And there will be no real hope of rescue by third parties until the American system of electoral politics is rebuilt from the ground up.
With the November midterms on pace to shatter records for political spending, it's not just key battlegrounds seeing a surge. Restless donors are funding little-known campaigns in places they never have before to help underdog Democrats.
Sharice Davids, an attorney and activist, shatters the mold for a congressional primary winner from the ruby red state. She will face four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in November.
The combination of Russophobia and the Democratic Party's compulsion to criticize Trump's every action, even when he accidentally does something sensible, prevents the two largest nuclear powers from working together to create a safer world.
Two recently released studies paint a new, somewhat hopeful picture of Americans' thoughts on climate change, and the change of heart is long overdue.
Rosenstein and Mueller know that even if the Russians surrendered themselves to the U.S., the hacking case would never go to trial. The indictment is based on guesses and designed to manipulate public opinion against Trump.