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Trumpists live in an alternate reality — but they believe in it, and that’s...

I had not seen my mother for two years, for reasons we all understand too well. Several weeks ago, I was finally able to journey home. It was wonderful to see my mother again....

This GOP congressman just set the gold standard for hypocrisy on Afghanistan

Rep. Andy Biggs was among the first to demand President Joe Biden's resignation over his handling of American troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. That was two days before suicide bombings took the lives of 13...

This week showed Trump has good reason to be terrified of the Jan. 6...

There is so much going on at the moment between the massive spike in COVID due to millions of intransigent holdouts who refuse to get vaccinated and the excruciating events unfolding in Afghanistan that...

Afghanistan is not going to sink Biden’s presidency — but the pandemic could

Let's be clear about one thing up front: The resurgence of COVID-19 — there are now over 100,000 hospitalizations for the first time since January — is not President Joe Biden's fault. He is...

How to get the authoritarian far-right to cave in a hurry

Still, the moniker has helped rally supporters around the law in Texas and nationwide where other states are considering similar legislation."The heartbeat is the universal sign of life," said state Sen. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola,...

Mike Lindell’s embarrassing and dangerous fellow travelers among GOP elected officials

Jennifer Carnahan's spectacular implosion as chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota is not even the most concerning recent event for Republicans or — more importantly — the rest of us. Yes, her close...

The secret corporate memo behind today’s guerilla war on campus progressives

As college students return to classes this fall, the latest culture war campaigns will join the pandemic in upsetting campus life. If recent experience is any guide, their proximate cause will be well-funded right-wing...

The real reason unvaccinated Americans are dying in hospital beds and claiming they love...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new report showing the dominant delta variant of the coronavirus is now making vaccines against catching it less effective. Before delta, they were 91 percent...

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justices just revealed their true faces

Donald Trump appointed three Supreme Court justices, and progressive America's reaction to the last two — Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett — can fairly be described as "Defcon 1." Liberals were terrified that...

For white evangelical Protestants, the degradation of democracy is not regrettable — it’s desirable

Members of the pundit corps seem to believe white evangelical Protestants (WEPs) have politicized their faith. They seem to believe the disgraced former president is the reason why. To be sure, there is something...