In response to what it called recent “hostile actions taken by Washington,” Russia has banned almost a thousand Americans, some of whom are actually still alive.
David Rieff, Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Barbara F. Walter and Michael Tomasky sounded off.
You can call complaining about the Electoral College partisan sour grapes. What I don’t think you can do is make a fair, rational or intellectually honest case that it is a net-positive feature of our system.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is distinguished, in at least two fairly disgraceful cases, not only by a willingness to lie, but by a willingness to compound his lies.
A recent New Republic piece suggests an obscure section of the 14th Amendment offers the possibility for punishing states that try to make it harder for some citizens to vote.
New Republic Editor Michael Tomasky argues that reporters should be what he calls “partisans for democracy.”
According to a recent Washington Post overview, 30 House Democrats have announced that they will retire at the end of the current session of Congress, compared with just 17 House Republicans.
Frontline’s “The Power of Big Oil,” covers the oil industry’s increasingly desperate, more-than-four-decade-long-and-still-going struggle to deny, delay, dispute and minimize climate change.
Eliot A. Cohen, of The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, offers a smart overview of the state of the war.
A federal judge just struck down a law passed by Republicans in Florida that would have made it harder for many citizens to vote.
Ever since the slogan “defund the police” was coined, it has been making the discussion about what to do with the issues of crime and policing less coherent or meaningful, and has made it much easier for those who favor the unsatisfactory status quo.
To be clear, Biden didn’t make any news in the interview, nor did Richardson ask him the kind of questions he is usually asked.
I think President Joe Biden has played the U.S. cards reasonably well so far, but Packer offers a more comprehensive analysis.
On Sunday, Romney was interviewed on CNN’s State of the Union, and he demonstrated once again his ability to rise above partisanship and give his honest view of important matters.