Stories by Heather Digby Parton

Heather Digby Parton, also known as "Digby," is a contributing writer to Salon. She was the winner of the 2014 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism. subscribe to Heather Digby Parton's feed

Posted on: Aug 4, 2015, Source: Salon

Remember when Paul was considered a serious threat to the GOP nomination?

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015, Source: Salon

The conservative billionaires are throwing a lavish party this weekend to decide which candidate they want to buy.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015, Source: Salon

No matter how bad he gets, he retains his support.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2015, Source: Salon

Much of the GOP base loves medicare. Bush should tread lightly.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: Salon

The alliance between evangelical and Catholic conservatives is under more strain than ever.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2015, Source: Salon

By ranting and raving about "politicizing a tragedy," GOP contenders served their own craven political purposes.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2015, Source: Salon

The Bush clan masters the expectations game once again.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2015, Source: Salon

Romney invited all of the "mainstream" Republican candidates to gladhand wealthy donors this weekend.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2015, Source: Salon

How the religious right’s extremism is sabotaging his chances.

Posted on: May 7, 2015, Source: Salon

It’s foolish to think that conservatives are going to stop being conservative or liberals are going to stop being liberals.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015, Source: Salon

We wish we were making this up.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2015, Source: Salon

The Bush administration is not behind us.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2015, Source: Salon

The entire 2016 field is already cozying up to billionaires.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: Salon

First he had the Koch endorsement. Then he didn't. Why? A Glenn Beck interview where Walker proved wackier than Cruz.

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015, Source: Salon

The killing of an unarmed man has rightly captured our attention. But another aspect of the story remains unnoticed.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2015, Source: Salon

Arizona just passed a law requiring doctors to lie to patients. What gives?

Posted on: Mar 24, 2015, Source: Salon

He’s remarkably tolerant when it comes to irrational, racist demagoguery.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2015, Source: Salon

President Obama? Care to explain this chilling new low in America's disturbing surveillance apparatus?

Posted on: Mar 4, 2015, Source: Salon

Compared to the George W. Bush era, today's Republican Party is so aggressively hostile to minorities they're sabotaging themselves.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2015, Source: Salon

L. Brent Bozell's angle is transparent -- but perhaps effective.

Posted on: Feb 18, 2015, Source: Salon

Why 2016 hopefuls must appease their wing-nut base.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2015, Source: Salon

All the geniuses calling Jeb Bush the "moderate" candidate in the GOP primary are missing one thing: his history.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: Salon

The right claims the federal disability program is rife with fraud.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2015, Source: Salon

But, really nice try guys!

Posted on: Jan 29, 2015, Source: Salon

Police and civilian safety would improve if police would take a step back from confrontations and call for back-up.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2015, Source: Salon

Here's why it was, alas, predictable that the satire magazine slaughter got blamed on the "decadent left."

Posted on: Jan 8, 2015, Source: Salon

My advice: Get the popcorn ready!

Posted on: Dec 15, 2014, Source: Salon

He was an unpopular VP, whom history won't remember kindly. But this is Dick Cheney's real contribution to America.

Posted on: Dec 11, 2014, Source: Salon

Buried in the "Panetta Review" is proof that the CIA repeatedly lied to the top levels of government.

Posted on: Oct 28, 2014, Source: Salon

David Bossie isn't famous, but his shady work in the trenches is altering democracy -- and there's more to come.

Posted on: Oct 9, 2014, Source: Salon

Longstanding tension between the GOP and its religious base may finally come to a head.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2014, Source: Salon

Once upon a time, Americans assumed they'd do better than their parents had. Here's why that's all gone away.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2014, Source: Salon

Rand Paul grabs headlines for being an uneven, inconsistent war skeptic -- when there are actual real ones in Congress and they are democrats .

Posted on: Sep 13, 2014, Source: Salon

The latest chilling example in Georgia is part of a long, shameful history of how Republicans win elections.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2014, Source: Salon

He doesn't think executing an innocent man matters. How can such a depraved human be on our Supreme Court?

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: Salon

Although the left and the right are in agreement when it comes to civil liberties, their agendas are different.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2014, Source: Salon

The sad club of dupes known as the Tea Party is not the real problem. This scary ideological undercurrent might be.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2014, Source: Salon

The Koch brothers and their conservative allies are using the L word to disguise their latest schemes.

Posted on: Jul 31, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Hint: nothing good.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2014, Source: Salon

The "open carry" crew is now spouting right-wing conspiracy theories and waving guns in the worst place imaginable.