Penn professor Kathleen Hall Jamieson, the serious academic who's led the prestigious Annenberg School on the Ivy League campus for the last generation, is probably the last person you'd label a conspiracy theorist.
Can America still be called a democracy when a morally compromised judge opposed by a plurality of citizens can get nominated by a president who got fewer votes and confirmed by senators representing a minority of Americans?
On Tuesday afternoon, outlined against a brilliant blue, gray October sky, the horseman of our American apocalypse will arrive here in Philadelphia, and spin the sunny side of his administration to a big room packed with electrical contractors.
The ability of regular folks like Maria Gallagher and Ana Maria Archila to at least temporarily derail a runaway train of power and privilege by truth-telling and speaking out should be a lesson to anyone who wonders if her voice matters in the Trump era.
Writing live off what happens in today's Super Bowl of politics and gender, the Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Blasey Ford showdown. Whatever happens, the GOP has made it abundantly clear: They are the party of privilege, and they will go to the mat to preserve it.
There's a danger in putting SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh on a kind of a criminal trial over sexual assault charges. The real question is a political one: Does he have the temperament to be one of America's nine top judges? He's already flunked.
Trump may have failed in many ways but he's succeeded in making America a more fearful nation than it's ever been, especially in the communities where millions of immigrants live and work. The latest casualties are 12,800 kids living in grim detention camps.
North Carolina Republicans passed a bill in 2012 to overrule the dire climate-change predictions of a state scientific panel. Will a Category 4 storm and weakened coastline make a tragic mockery of America's climate denial?
Two days of stunning revelations - from Bob Woodward and the anonymous senior official writing in the NYT - depict a president who is wildly irrational, uninformed…and armed with enough nuclear weapons to destroy the world many times over. There must be swift action on a bill to limit his authority to launch a first strike.