The Evolution of the American Political Revolution

The mall isn’t dead — it’s just changing

The mall isn’t dead — it’s just changing

Today thousands of empty suburban malls dot the American landscape. Describing decaying buildings and cracked asphalt parking lots, eulogy after eulogy arrives at the same conclusion: The mall is “dead.” (There’s even a website — DeadMalls.com — documenting the decline.) But 8,000 miles away, another vision of the mall has taken hold — one that could well […]

Don’t count on the precedent of Watergate to help depose Trump. We got lucky

Don’t count on the precedent of Watergate to help depose Trump. We got lucky

(Credit: Wikimedia/Jack Kightlinger) This piece originally appeared on BillMoyers.com. “Our Constitution works.” So declared newly installed President Gerald Ford in 1974 after Richard Nixon’s resignation. “Our great republic is a government of laws and not of men.” Oh glory be! All’s well that ends well. That has been the conventional wisdom ever since. Nixon was […]

A Union of Pimps and Johns

A Union of Pimps and Johns

By Julie Bindel Though those behind the unions of “sex workers” in places like Cambodia claim that their organizations promote workers’ rights, the women interviewed for this story seemed anything but empowered. (Pictured are prostitutes in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.) Related Entries May 18, 2017 Lithuania Opens Door to Gay Chechens Fleeing Persecution, While U.S. Slams […]

Young people are leaving the Republican Party in droves, new study finds

Young people are leaving the Republican Party in droves, new study finds

FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence wave as they visit to Carrier factory, in Indianapolis, Ind. Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to […]

Military Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Celebrates First Days Free

Military Whistleblower Chelsea Manning Celebrates First Days Free

  Chelsea Manning shared this photo of herself on Instagram on Thursday. (Instagram / CC 2.0) Thursday, May 19, 2017: Chelsea Manning celebrated her first day of freedom in seven years with a slice of pizza and a glass of champagne. The Army private, who was released Wednesday after serving seven years of a 35-year […]

A Patriotic and Paranoid Memoir Stared Nixon's America in the Eye – New York Times

New York Times A Patriotic and Paranoid Memoir Stared Nixon's America in the EyeNew York Times(When some of us feel shattered, we turn toward the stove.) One of the finest and least-known books about Richard M. Nixon's presidency and the shrinking American soul is, of all things, a nonpolitician's memoir: Charles L. Mee Jr.'s “A […]

US-led airstrikes on Syrian forces hit tank & construction equipment, casualties likely

US-led airstrikes on Syrian forces hit tank & construction equipment, casualties likely

US-led coalition airstrikes on Syrian pro-government forces near the city of An Tanf hit a tank, a bulldozer and construction equipment. US Central Command did not rule out casualties, but told RT it would not report a body count. Read Full Article at RT.com Source: New feed

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin: Trump's "Cautious" Answer On Russia Collusion Throws Campaign Associates Under The Bus

JEFFREY TOOBIN: Can I just raise one point about what I thought the president said that I thought was interesting and perhaps a clue to how things may unfold in the future? He was asked about was there any collusion between him, his campaign and Russia. And he said very categorically, “I did not.” But […]

How Do We Stop Trump? The Founding Fathers Gave Us a Tool for That

Almost 10 years ago Bill Moyers Journal hosted a freewheeling discussion about impeachment with conservative scholar (and Clinton impeachment article author) Bruce Fein and John Nichols of The Nation. The impetus was a newly released poll that showed some 45 percent of Americans favored starting the impeachment process for President Bush and Vice President Cheney. […]

Right Wing Round-Up – 5/18/17

Warren Throckmorton: Does Article II of the Constitution Come from Deuteronomy 17:15? Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: Trump World knew Flynn was under investigation when he was hired. Matt Shuham @ TPM: Back On Twitter, Trump Throws Tantrum Over DOJ Appointing Special Counsel. Ned Parker, Jonathan Landay & Warren Strobel @ Reuters: Trump campaign […]