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: Jul 21, 2016, Source: Salon

Ted Cruz took a huge risk in front of millions of people at the RNC—but will it make him or destroy him?

Posted on: Jul 19, 2016, Source: Salon

Melania Trump's much-anticipated speech was drowned out by hours of unhinged Hillary bashing at the RNC.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2016, Source: Salon

By bringing the whole world together in solidarity, radical extremists are sowing the seeds of their own demise.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2016, Source: Salon

Time and again, Trump proves he does not recognize constitutional limitations or civil liberties.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2016, Source: Salon

Many thought that having two women running together would be too much for the U.S., but it's exactly what we need.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2016, Source: Salon

It's politics, not religion: Dobson and other religious leaders have successfully cleansed Trump of his sins.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2016, Source: Salon

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, Trump has behaved like a cretinous thug showing no empathy, no grace, no intelligence and no restraint in his comments.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2016, Source: Salon

Roy Cohn’s philosophy has shaped Trump's worldview and his belligerent diatribes against the president.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2016, Source: Salon

Do it now: Congress must ban military-style weapons and make it harder for terrorists to act on their hate.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2016, Source: Salon

Hugh Hewitt wants to derail Trump by changing convention rules—but few are brave enough to join his fight.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2016, Source: Salon

The press is only helping Donald Trump by creating a false equivalency between the billionaire and Hillary.

Posted on: Jun 5, 2016, Source: Salon

Trump backers want to recapture an America that no longer exists, that puts whites at the top.

Posted on: Jun 1, 2016, Source: Salon

David Frum unravels how rot within the GOP allowed Donald to break norms of behavior democracy needs to function.

Posted on: May 31, 2016, Source: Salon

The U.S. under Trump would be a rogue nation that is feared and dangerous—even to Americans.

Posted on: May 27, 2016, Source: Salon

He has no idea what he's doing—his campaign is all over the place, with infighting, tension and recklessness.

Posted on: May 25, 2016, Source: Salon

The more heinous the better as Trump tries to cloak his flaws and attempts to take down Hillary.

Posted on: May 24, 2016, Source: Salon

Just Like Dick Cheney: Newt would abuse his power when dealing with national security and military affairs.

Posted on: May 20, 2016, Source: Salon

Could Trump be a godsend for the Democrats?

Posted on: May 16, 2016, Source: Salon

Nixon used to say he wanted his enemies to think him a "madman." For Trump, the problem is everyone thinks he's mad.

Posted on: May 10, 2016, Source: Salon

It sounds crazy that a man as lacking in piety as Donald Trump could win over religious voters. But he has.