Stories by Matthew Sheffield

Matthew Sheffield writes about politics, media, and technology for Salon. You can email him via or follow him on Twitter. subscribe to Matthew Sheffield's feed

Posted on: Jul 9, 2017, Source: Salon

With the political world focused on the health care battle, Republicans in at least four states seek to cut wages.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2017, Source: Salon

Using both old and new activist techniques, progressive organizations knocked off a right-wing media titan.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2017, Source: Salon

Former Fox News CEO paid for many deceptive sites, including leering blogs promoting female Fox personalities.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2017, Source: Salon

Sergei Millian, the man behind the most explosive rumor in the Russian dossier, may or may not be trustworthy.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2017, Source: Salon

To the "antifa" movement, cowardly liberals are a big problem in fighting Donald Trump and the white nationalist right.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source: Salon

Chicago's mayor and former Obama chief of staff has advice for his party—with strange echoes of Bernie

Posted on: Jan 18, 2017, Source: Salon

Founder of popular alt-right blog The Right Stuff resigns after foes expose him.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2016, Source: Salon

It wasn't just Trump: Vladimir Putin's government has also supported Brexit, Texas secession and #Calexit.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2016, Source: Salon

The GOP's endless battles over who is or isn't a "true conservative" created a movement it couldn't control.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2016, Source: Salon

Many of the president-elect's most fervent supporters once identified as libertarians.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2016, Source: Salon

The movement actually began as a conservative resistance -- to George W. Bush.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2016, Source: Salon

Americans are abandoning TV news en masse, but our next president is about to make it more relevant than ever.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2016, Source: Salon

The insurgent who challenged Hillary Clinton said that the party needs to go "beyond identity politics."

Posted on: Oct 27, 2016, Source: Salon

Forget the polls, boho-proletarian filmmaker tells movie audience: Trump's "legal terrorism" will win.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2016, Source: Salon

A widening "Godless gap" presents Christian conservatives with a choice: Get with the times or shrink to obscurity.