On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch
Feb01

On the Twelfth Day of Trump We Got Gorsuch

Last night, Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch, his nominee for the Supreme Court in prime time, with all the flair of a reality show impresario. And this time, as Dahlia Lithwick notes – it wasn’t a mere distraction: The atrocity you witnessed Tuesday night—the president of the United States setting it up to appear as though he was summoning in two esteemed jurists for a Bachelor-style rose ceremony in prime time—isn’t...

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Trump’s Travel Ban Is Wreaking Havoc on Families, Especially Those With Valid Visas
Jan31
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President Trump’s Disastrous First Week
Jan31

President Trump’s Disastrous First Week

In the course of one week, Donald Trump gave new meaning to “bully pulpit.” He and his merry band of liars also got creative with the definition of the word, “facts.” And as I tried to write this “quick” summary, the Trump immigration ban catastrophe continued to spin out of control.

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Pro-Trump Group Blew by Basic Campaign Finance Laws
Dec09

Pro-Trump Group Blew by Basic Campaign Finance Laws

by Robert Faturechi and Derek Willis ProPublica, Dec. 9, 2016, 3:20 p.m. A group that gave more money to one of Trump’s fundraising efforts than any other political action committee failed to disclose its donors before Election Day and exceeded caps on contribution amounts. America Comes First PAC was created in early August. But for the next three months, it disclosed nothing about how much it raised, who its donors were or how...

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The Election Becomes a Referendum on Gun Violence
Aug12
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“Get on the Boat, People”: The Left Is Winning. We Can’t Stop Now.
Aug08

“Get on the Boat, People”: The Left Is Winning. We Can’t Stop Now.

Over a week since the Democratic National Convention ended, I am still hearing ambivalence about it from friends who identify as progressive and left. Writer Maisha Z. Johnson posted on Facebook about her emotional whiplash during the DNC, which resonated so well that it went viral. To a certain extent, I can relate. Like Elizabeth Warren, I have lingering concerns about transparency and accountability within the DNC process, and I...

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