Trump made scores of promises he could not possibly fulfill. The biggest was the same one fascist strongmen always offer: transcendent national renewal, built upon the cleansing of dangerous untermenschen from the body politic.
If our calamitous past has taught us anything it should be that mere survival is not enough. And assurances that “we will survive” refer to a privileged and limited “we.”
The plan was revealed when an AP photographer captured an image of Kris Kobach entering a private meeting with Trump on Sunday, carrying a binder and papers.
Not only did John Bolton support the scheme to attack Iraq, but he actively promoted the official lies and propaganda that led up to the US invasion.
What is necessary moving forward, what is essential if the future can yet be won, is a politics that can win the world as it is. There are no politics that can combat ethno-nationalism but the politics of class solidarity
The mysterious Internet document dump immediately stoked fresh consternation about FBI director James Comey’s clumsy intervention in the presidential race.
Hillary Clinton told her supporters to ignore the polls and show up to vote. Trump claims Clinton’s policies on Syria will lead to World War Three.
This Nov. 8, even if you manage to be registered in time and have the right identification, there is something else that could stop you from exercising your right to vote. The ballot. Specifically, the ballot’s design.
Since the debut of the town-hall style presidential debate in 1992, there have been winners and losers — and some memorably weird moments.
During the debate, Mike Pence repeatedly made statements that were easily checked and found to be false — including his banal slurs against the Clinton Foundation.
President Barack Obama on Saturday expressed hope that a new national museum showcasing the African American experience will bring Americans together at a time of racial upheaval.
Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, says if Republican nominee Donald Trump becomes president, the only way to avoid serious conflicts of interest would be for Trump and his family to sell all of their holdings in the Trump Organization.
Clinton’s email habits look positively transparent when compared with the subpoena-dodging, email-hiding, private-server-using George W. Bush administration. Between 2003 and 2009, the Bush White House “lost” 22 million emails.
Every year, we tell ourselves how much we learned from the experience of 9/11 about courage, compassion, and community. This year, we can look back upon that time and discover everything we should know about the choice that is coming on November 8.
Simply pointing out the obvious alternatives to demonstrably failed policy does not sound policy make. Whether a President Trump supports Russia in Syria or not, Russia will remain there until its policy objectives—not America’s—are met.
The neocon foreign policy elite vigorously embraced and enforced President George W. Bush starting three wars going into the 21st century: Afghanistan, Iraq and the global “war on terror.” Now these wise men are warning us against Donald Trump, 13 years after they swung the wrecking ball, many as W’s aides and appointees. Nice. Thanks, guys.
Bush did not name Trump at the fundraiser for Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), but his comments against policies of “isolationism, nativism and protectionism” were a clear jab at the GOP’s nominee platform.
The funeral of five Dallas police officers slain by a black former Army reservist was a solemn panoply of presidential unity. To comfort a country rocked by two years of police violence against black men, George W. Bush and Barack Obama led the grieving in the summer’s darkest hour.
The 43rd president recently headlined fundraisers for Senators John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, and will soon repeat the act for Senators Roy Blunt of Missouri, Rob Portman of Ohio, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
You don’t need to be steeped in the minutiae of United States politics to work out why Donald Trump won the South Carolina primary – all you have to do is clear out all Trump’s talk about walls and borders and focus on the US’ intervention in Iraq. That’s right: Iraq.
Nothing shows Trump’s departure from the rest of his adopted party like the near total silence from former Republican presidential nominees.
As the destructive power of global warming became increasingly clear, so too did the international consensus that something must be done about it.
“Iraq is one large hazardous waste site,” Ritter says. “If it was the U.S., the Environmental Protection Agency would declare it a Superfund site and order it be cleaned.”