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: Apr 21, 2017, Source: Salon

"We have done so much," boasts the president. But other than scary Jeff Sessions, it's been unmitigated failure.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2017, Source: Salon

Founder of a disgraced mercenary outfit that committed war crimes in Iraq, Erik Prince is way too close to Trump.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2017, Source: Salon

New data suggests Trump voters have highly negative views of African Americans. But that's not the whole story.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2017, Source: Salon

He's not locking up Hillary, he can't deliver cheap health care and now he's a warmonger. This could get ugly, fast.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2017, Source: Salon

Jeff Sessions looks a lot like the Trump administration's Dick Cheney—the evil genius who gets things done.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2017, Source: Salon

In the war between Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner, the president identifies with each.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2017, Source: Salon

Angela Merkel isn't worth his time, but the leader of a murderous coup gets a warm White House reception.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2017, Source: Salon

As Nunes becomes White House errand boy, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz sings a different tune.

Posted on: Mar 28, 2017, Source: Salon

Does he wash the cars, too? Kushner apparently does everything in the Trump administration—when he's not skiing.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Republicans have lost any ability to govern or pass legislation, and their president is an unrepentant scam artist.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2017, Source: Salon

From the Comey testimony to Devin Nunes' weird tricks and the near-death of the AHCA, it's been a wild ride.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2017, Source: Salon

Nothing the FBI director said was all that explosive—but he left the White House and Republicans reeling.

Posted on: Mar 16, 2017, Source: Salon

Eight weeks in, Trump displays all the petty paranoia that sank Nixon—but without his shrewd executive competence.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2017, Source: Salon

With the GOP's health care bill on the critical list, Trump's cynical fallback plan looks like his only option.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2017, Source: Salon

Was last week's mass firing of U.S. attorneys just Trump paranoia—or an attempt to shut down an investigation?

Posted on: Mar 10, 2017, Source: Salon

We've seen this combination of shameless greed and incompetence before.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2017, Source: Salon

Inventing controversy out of thin air is a venerable GOP tradition. Now it's Trump's ploy to save his presidency.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2017, Source: Salon

Right-wingers have hated the State Department since the days of Joe McCarthy, but never has it been so abandoned.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2017, Source: Salon

Can Trump muddy the waters and lure the media into covering the "real scandal"? Don't assume it won't work.