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Posted on: Jun 19, 2017, Source: Salon

Author of "Dear White America" says Donald Trump is a painkiller for white people's anguish—but it won't work.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2017, Source: Salon

Our president's cultlike craving for constant worship and validation has become the new normal. How do we escape?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2017, Source: Salon

Even after Trump's rise and an epidemic of right-wing violence, the GOP twists a tragedy to its own purposes.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2017, Source: Salon

Comey couldn't bring us back to health in one day—but it helped.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2017, Source: Salon

Corporate news media blames the working class. We shouldn't be surprised.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump’s detractors are keen to jump on his gaffes to enjoy a moment of liberal schadenfreude, as they signal their superiority. It is not helping.

Posted on: May 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Yes, Islamist extremism is a worldwide threat. But we're less eager to talk about domestic hate crimes as terror.

Posted on: May 26, 2017, Source: Salon

"Malignant reality is taking hold" in American politics, says psychiatrist Bandy Lee, who held a conference on Trump's mental health.

Posted on: May 20, 2017, Source: Salon

A former counterespionage agent says Trump is not a Manchurian candidate—but he could be a stooge.

Posted on: May 16, 2017, Source: Salon

This week's Russian revelations are part of a larger pattern: Toxic white male identity politics brought us here.

Posted on: May 11, 2017, Source: Salon

Yale historian says Trump has now admitted guilt; former intelligence officer says Flynn was a Russian agent.

Posted on: May 8, 2017, Source: Salon

Drawing inspiration from real and fictional American heroes, Republicans went out and fought a war—against us.

Posted on: May 6, 2017, Source: Salon

Republicans have long since left normal politics behind and veered into irresponsible, sadistic misbehavior.

Posted on: May 4, 2017, Source: Salon

New data and the health care debate reveal how Republicans feel about poor people who get sick: They think they deserve it.

Posted on: May 3, 2017, Source: Salon

Beneath Trump's idiotic Andrew Jackson rant lies a real history of neo-Confederate sentiment and overt racism.

Posted on: May 1, 2017, Source: Salon

"On Tyranny" author Timothy Snyder says we have less than a year to save our democracy.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2017, Source: Salon

ABC News poll suggests that if we ran the election all over again, Trump would still win—by more. What gives?

Posted on: Apr 23, 2017, Source: Salon

Author of a new book on Trump's rise says we face "something so dark, so real, so evil" with no clear precedent.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2017, Source: Salon

Remember when Trump promised to "take care" of African-Americans? Sessions is now in charge of carrying that out.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2017, Source: Salon

A new essay in New York Magazine exposes conservatism's deep-seated bigoted assumptions.