Opinion

opinion

House GOP poised to launder Rudy’s Russian disinformation again

We’ve been warned. When the Republicans take control of the House, it’s going to be all Hunter’s laptop, all the time.Despite haughty GOP denials, the laptop story is probably a cover for another Russian...

Hunter Biden’s laptop: The right’s pseudo-scandal industry hopes for another big win

Donald Trump and his fellow traveler Elon Musk had a good weekend — if you judge such things on their terms. They both managed to accomplish something you would not have thought was possible:...

We should drop the idea of the United States of America being one country

Among the Editorial Board’s myriad mandates, as I see them, is bursting dogma, flaying stigma, and otherwise defenestrating ideas that make cohering American politics harder than necessary.For instance: The United States is one country.Nope.READ...

Gavin Newsom is perfecting the art of inflating his presidential prospects by denying them

In the spring of 2019, when Joe Biden was just a battle-scarred former vice president, Barack Obama greeted his newly announced presidential campaign by praising his own selection of Biden as “one of the...

The FTX saga is hard to understand, but the greed behind it isn’t

Back in 2001, precious few Americans could have explained what Houston-based Enron did as a company and how it got so spectacularly wealthy. But when it filed for a record-breaking bankruptcy, Americans got schooled...

Making the case for a stronger US commitment to human rights

On Dec. 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in what is considered a groundbreaking moment for rights around the world. It recognized that everyone has the same basic...

Many GOP voters would prefer a friendlier face for fascism — but they’re still...

How many terrifying chapters remain in the Book of Donald Trump? The American people are in the process of finding out as they try to escape a seemingly endless story....

The GOP is getting away with ‘polite denial’ while their base is overtly racist...

Republicans are finally getting around to condemning Trump for having a Thanksgiving week dinner with Nick Fuentes. In front of a crowded dining room that rose to their feet and applauded when Trump, West,...

Harvey Weinstein lets out a belly laugh at LA rape trial as his attorney...

Those of you who have been writing to me to say how sorry you feel for poor Harvey Weinstein — as it turns out, not all of the former producer’s defenders are on his...

Anti-union Josh Hawley exposes MAGA hypocrisy in ‘standing up’ for rail workers

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley was one of 15 senators to vote this week against the settlement brokered by President Joe Biden to avert a national rail strike. But he stood apart from the pack...