Republican Tax Bills Would Be Paradise for Plutocrats

Republican Tax Bills Would Be Paradise for Plutocrats

The Paradise Papers—the trove of 13.4 million documents leaked largely from the files of Appleby, a Bermuda-based law firm—detail the many...

December 10th, 2017 |  


The Rot Inside the Republican Party

The Rot Inside the Republican Party

One of the precious few salutary aspects of the Trump presidency is that it has forced some members of the mainstream media—and even a few conse...

December 9th, 2017 |  


Trump hitches Mideast policy to a reckless prince

Trump hitches Mideast policy to a reckless prince

Have President Trump and his son-in-law bet their entire Mideast policy on a reckless 32-year-old Saudi crown prince who is getting in over his head?T...

December 8th, 2017 |  


Trump’s trade swagger fails to impress markets

Trump’s trade swagger fails to impress markets

There was much goodwill during President Donald Trump’s Asian tour. He was greeted warmly by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and became the f...

December 7th, 2017 |  


It Started as a Tax Cut. Now It Could Change American Life.

The tax plan has been marketed by President Trump and Republican leaders as a straightforward if enormous rebate for the masses, a $1.5 trillion packa...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Republicans Are Looting the Treasury While They Still Can

The tax bill Senate Republicans rushed to pass in the dark of night, unread by most senators, was a Hail Mary pass by a party that expects to lose sea...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Sexual Harassment Does Not Occur in a Vacuum

When Matt Lauer was fired from his perch of more than two decades at the Today show after allegations of sexual harassment and rape, among those who c...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Flynn Pleads Guilty: Is He Singing on Trump-Russia?

UPDATE: On a day of fast-breaking news, there’s a lot to keep up with. There’s breaking news from Bloomberg that it was Jared Kushner, Tru...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Myanmar’s Suu Kyi now benefits from Southeast Asia’s silence

YANGON, Myanmar — When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristl...

December 6th, 2017 |  


Gratitude and Civility

Gratitude and Civility

I have spent a lot of time in the last year thinking about civility. And as we approach Thanksgiving, I’ve been pondering how gratitude plays in...

December 4th, 2017 updated: December 4th, 2017. |