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Chauncey DeVega is a politics staff writer for Salon. His essays can also be found at He also hosts a weekly podcast, The Chauncey DeVega Show. Chauncey can be followed on Twitter and Facebook. subscribe to Chauncey DeVega's feed

Posted on: May 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Yes, Islamist extremism is a worldwide threat. But we're less eager to talk about domestic hate crimes as terror.

Posted on: May 26, 2017, Source: Salon

"Malignant reality is taking hold" in American politics, says psychiatrist Bandy Lee, who held a conference on Trump's mental health.

Posted on: May 20, 2017, Source: Salon

A former counterespionage agent says Trump is not a Manchurian candidate—but he could be a stooge.

Posted on: May 16, 2017, Source: Salon

This week's Russian revelations are part of a larger pattern: Toxic white male identity politics brought us here.

Posted on: May 11, 2017, Source: Salon

Yale historian says Trump has now admitted guilt; former intelligence officer says Flynn was a Russian agent.

Posted on: May 8, 2017, Source: Salon

Drawing inspiration from real and fictional American heroes, Republicans went out and fought a war—against us.

Posted on: May 6, 2017, Source: Salon

Republicans have long since left normal politics behind and veered into irresponsible, sadistic misbehavior.

Posted on: May 4, 2017, Source: Salon

New data and the health care debate reveal how Republicans feel about poor people who get sick: They think they deserve it.

Posted on: May 3, 2017, Source: Salon

Beneath Trump's idiotic Andrew Jackson rant lies a real history of neo-Confederate sentiment and overt racism.

Posted on: May 1, 2017, Source: Salon

"On Tyranny" author Timothy Snyder says we have less than a year to save our democracy.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2017, Source: Salon

ABC News poll suggests that if we ran the election all over again, Trump would still win—by more. What gives?

Posted on: Apr 23, 2017, Source: Salon

Author of a new book on Trump's rise says we face "something so dark, so real, so evil" with no clear precedent.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2017, Source: Salon

Remember when Trump promised to "take care" of African-Americans? Sessions is now in charge of carrying that out.

Posted on: Apr 20, 2017, Source: Salon

A new essay in New York Magazine exposes conservatism's deep-seated bigoted assumptions.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2017, Source: Salon

How the stonewalling Trumpites force Americans and the media to interpret obscure acts to figure out what is going on.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2017, Source: Salon

Experiment author Stanford Psychologist Philip Zimbardo has a lot to say.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2017, Source: Salon

White progressives have a tough time confronting racism—as Bernie Sanders, a hero in many ways, has made clear.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2017, Source: Salon

"Deaths of despair" soar among whites, and it's a national crisis. Why didn't we care about black and brown death?

Posted on: Mar 23, 2017, Source: Salon

Paul Ryan has dreamed of slashing Medicaid since his keg-party days—and that blithe hostility is widespread.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2017, Source: Salon

There's a big spike in hate crimes warns the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Trump is the cause.