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Alexandra Ellerbeck, Avi Asher-Schapiro: Why Julian Assange’s arrest is troubling

After a seven-year standoff at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, British police on Thursday arrested WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange–a development press freedom advocates had long feared. For years, journalists and … Continue reading

April 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Feffer: After Trump

Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he’s done to remake America and its place in the world. Donald Trump has shaken up … Continue reading

March 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: How Russia Hacked America — And Why It Will Happen Again

. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russian hackers attacked the U.S. on two fronts: the psychological and the technical. Hackers used classic propaganda techniques to influence American voters, bought thousands … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Senator Bob Casey, Jr: A Brief Summary of the Trump-Russia Investigation

Russia’s efforts to intervene in and influence the November 2016 election are deeply troubling. Even more troubling are allegations of contact between senior officials on President Trump’s campaign and the … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Daniel R. Cobb: Vice President Michael Pence, Mr. Clean

Michael Pence reminds me of the character Andy Dufresne in Shawshank Redemption, who swims through a river of shit and comes out the end of the pipe, squeaky clean.  Except … Continue reading

December 7, 2017 · 2 Comments

Bill Moyers, Steven Harper: The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here’s How to Make Sense of It

Editor’s Note: The news is coming so fast and furious, from so many sources and in so many fragments, that it takes more than a scorecard to keep up with … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 · 2 Comments

Seth Abramson: The most important aspect of the Trump/Russia investigation

Below is an aggregation of a Twitter thread posted by Seth Abramson. 1/ Investigators are now trying to determine *exactly* when every member of the Trump campaign found out Russia was … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Kaili Joy Gray: Russia is poised to steal 2018 election — and Trump is rewarding their attack

Donald Trump asked Russians to hack our election, and they did — in 39 states. When Donald Trump asked Russia to hack our presidential election, Russia was listening. A new and devastating … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: Enjoy the Comey Show, But Don’t Be Distracted From The Real Battle.

James Comey’s testimony is small potatoes. Progressives need to organize at the state and local levels. With the mainstream media focused on James Comey’s testimony in front of Congress, and the Trump … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 · 2 Comments

Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: We Must Have a Special Prosecutor

The firing of FBI Director James Comey makes an independent investigation of Trump and Russia more important than ever. So Donald Trump fired James Comey because the FBI director mistreated … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Marc Jampole: The Treason of the Republican Presidents

The GOP has a history of striking deals with foreign governments to help it win presidential elections while out of power. Nixon and Reagan did it… and possibly Trump. If … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

Michael Winship: For America’s Sake, We Need Answers about Russia. Now.

These first weeks of the Trump White House have felt like one of those tennis ball machines run amok, volley after volley shooting at us in such rapid fire that … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

George Monbiot: Make America Wait Again

Dirty industries spend more on politics, keeping us in the fossil age. Make America Wait Again. That’s what Donald Trump’s energy policy amounts to. Stop all the clocks, put the … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

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