COMMENTARY - Let us name Julian Assange’s executioners.
POLITICAL HERITAGE UNDER FIRE - If ignorance is bliss, the Western world should be ecstatic.
SENATE UN-CIVILITIES - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is resorting to obscenities to attack her Congressional colleagues, referring to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as a “bitch.”
COURT EXPANSION - as Chief Justice in 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a spate of transformational ultra-right decisions on a dizzying array of subjects, including voting rights, gerrymandering, union organizing, the death penalty, qualified immunity for police, gun control, campaign finance, and most recently, abortion.
NATION WATCH - Where are you going to get the money? That question haunts congressional proposals to help the poor, the unhoused, and those struggling to pay the mortgage or rent or medical bills, among so many other critical domestic matters.
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE - For much of my life I have been in conversation with a man who died 86 years ago.
MARKET EXPLAINED--Between opening an account, studying an investment, and putting a transaction together, purchasing those first shares may feel tricky.
IMMIGRATION WATCH - Like a gravitational field, there’s a narrative that exerts a powerful pull on U.S. immigration policy.
COMMENTARY - The Kyle Rittenhouse trial is over. After days of deliberation, a Kenosha County jury found the 18-year-old teenager who brought an AR-15 to Kenosha, Wisconsin, and killed two protesters while wounding another not guilty on all counts, finding that the teenager acted in self-defense.
MARC’S ANGLE - With nonstop news stories about divisions around class, income, race and anything big government and the media can think of to cause conflict, the reality of our unity in California is missed and hardly talked about these days.
DEMOCRACY - I wrote my new book in lockdown from a socially distanced corner of my home. That might seem an odd perch from which to write about citizenship, but it taught me something important.
COMMENTARY - I, like many of you, have become aware of the indictment of Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas. I am not surprised by any of the events, and despite what he may say, neither is he.
BUDGET WATCH - The drama over the Build Back Better Act has revealed the power of narrative in our political landscape.
COMMENTARY - A long time ago, Gordon Adams introduced the term “iron triangle” to characterize the interlocked relationship of the Pentagon’s military services, the corporations that contract with it to build weapons and provide services, and the Congressional committees that vote on military appropriations