Clemson’s win over Alabama in college football’s national championship game didn’t impress sports writer Dave Zirin. But his scathing critique in The Nation missed the point.
The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty.
As political commentators point out similarities in rhetoric between the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace in 1968, Wallace’s daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, who has compared the two campaigns, says her father actually may have been less extreme.
If you think it's impossible for a demagogue to seize control and destroy American democracy, think again. Trump's hate-filled call for banning Muslims from entering the U.S. appeals to many angry and scared Americans.
Although he may have shown a softer side to those who knew him, the Northern Irish politician did more to fan the flames of sectarianism than any other figure.
It is refreshing for me to find myself in agreement with "mainstream" Republicans, beginning with House Speaker John Boehner and Rep. Paul Ryan. I think.
In its latest attack on the billionaire Koch brothers, Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films shows how the fearsome libertarian duo used their wealth and power to elect four segregationists to North Carolina's Wake County school board in 2009. (more)
Fifty years ago, John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th president of the United States. He gave a stirring inaugural address and then took over a job for which he was unprepared. No one is ever prepared.
"Nixonland" -- that's Rick Perlstein's term for the political world where candidates win power by mobilizing people's resentments, anxieties and anger, where politics destroys its victims. Do we still live in Nixonland, and if so, when will we leave?