Terry H. Schwadron

This is what tyranny looks like

At the heart of upheaval over George Floyd’s killing is police accountability.

Keep reading... Show less

The big lesson of Super Tuesday's votes ... and what comes next

Maybe we should skip all the primaries, caucuses, polls and campaign fund-raising.

Keep reading... Show less

These 3 new court rulings are setting up a legal battle that could decide future of Trump's presidency — and US democracy

We’ve had three or four seemingly contradictory court rulings this week that make it impossible to understand where the powers of the presidency and Congress legally are set – and an outright plea from the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals majority to settle it themselves and to please leave judges out of the question.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump, Barr and the radical Republicans are out for revenge

The disturbing, divisive undercurrents of the impeachment continue to ripple through our political, investigative and legal systems.

Keep reading... Show less

GOP opening all channels for revenge as America sinks into Trump-induced confusion

The disturbing, divisive undercurrents of the impeachment continue to ripple through our political, investigative and legal systems.

Keep reading... Show less

Get ready for Trump's next act: 'Vindication and attack'

Even as the Republican Senate majority was acquitting Donald Trump of impeachment charges, one could sense the country bracing for the impending retaliating boomerang.

Keep reading... Show less

Donald Trump's defense team thinks you're an idiot

Barring a lightning strike or some other miraculous event, the impeachment process is all done but for the final, predictable votes.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump starts New Year with dangerous anti-immigrant push to block immigrants from public services, food stamps, and medical care

The new year for White House anti-immigration efforts has run into an early obstacle. A federal appeals court temporarily blocked a Trump administration policy that would deny legal status to immigrants who use any public benefits.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump's handling of the Iranian crisis has left us with more questions than answers

Days after the assassination of Qassim Suleimani and a would-be Iranian retribution, Donald Trump took to the White House lectern and ducked saying whether we were going to war or standing down.

Keep reading... Show less

The year Trump botched US foreign policy

End of year proves a good platform for looking back to sum up administration achievements or missteps over the year, as well as how certain we are about the directions in which our nation is moving.

Keep reading... Show less

Impeachment process grinds on to its foregone conclusion

It seems that all of Washington is already treating the impeachment process as a done deal, but the House isn’t voting until today on formal adoption.

Keep reading... Show less

Senate prepares a mock trial with a stacked deck of jurors

Donald Trump now says he wants a public trial, an impeachment trial—so long as he has loaded dice among majority Republican senators.

Keep reading... Show less

Republicans caught flat-footed as Trump’s hand-picked man in Kyiv delivers an unexpected knockout punch

The impeachment case outlining Donald Trump’s bad behavior in launching a campaign for personal political gain just took a huge, if not a devastating, slam-dunk leap forward.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump tries bribing the jury ... and no Republican seems bothered by it

As the House moved closer last week to impeaching Donald Trump, the almost more disturbing note was that Trump is working to buy Senate support with campaign cash.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump weighs selling his DC hotel

According to news reports, the Trump Organization is considering selling its prime location Washington hotel. The statement from son Eric Trump was that the company was getting lots of inquiries offering a great deal for the hotel, so why not take a look.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump: A graceless boor — even in victory

The announcement that U.S. commandos targeted and killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, founder and leader of ISIS, was welcome news, of course. Removal of the terrorist leader, plus retrieval of documents and plans, calls for congratulations.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump's new trade deal with China looks awfully familiar

The United States has reached a “very substantial phase one deal” with China in the high-stakes trade negotiations between the two economic superpowers, Donald Trump says.

Keep reading... Show less

Here are 6 questions this week's Democratic debate monitors should ask the candidates ⁠— but won't

Here’s the thing about these election debates that continue on Tuesday: They are not working. That is, however effective at eliminating the worst fund-raisers, they do not serve as a good screen for the range of skills that we think make for a good president or good governing.

Keep reading... Show less

How the tyrant in the White House just took our government to a new depth of depravity

To me, it feels ice-tinglingly creepy that the U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu in Washington wants to bring criminal charges against former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

Keep reading... Show less

Democrats amass $300 million war chest to fight themselves

The fund-raising appeals are coming fast and furious, now, particularly toward the end of each month as Democratic Party candidates and organizers use a mix of guilt, pride and begging to press for just another $5 or $50 or $500.

Keep reading... Show less

This latest move by the Labor Department is a direct affront to the US Constitution

Just in case you wanted to believe that the Trump administration isn’t on a campaign to trample rights for Americans, here comes the Labor Department to shove a grapefruit in your face.

Keep reading... Show less

Why there's no shame in supporting healthcare for immigrants

Both political parties have been making much ado in the weeks since the Democratic debates about candidates holding up their hands affirmatively to say that migrants entering the country even illegally should be able to get health treatment.

Keep reading... Show less

From Osaka to Seoul to Washington, Trump puts his inanity on full display

Donald Trump is returning from Asia, where he insulted allies and befriended the nation’s biggest strongman foes from Russia, China and North Korea in time to turn our Fourth of July celebrations on Thursday into a self-aggrandizing party about, well, Donald Trump.

Keep reading... Show less

Here are 5 things Trump screwed up in this month

As Donald Trump continues to find only wonderful things to say about himself, his words­—and actions—continue to belie an administration of lies and ineffectiveness, and bravado over solution. But all you need do is listen to the daily voices from the White House to feel as if you’ve entered a Twilight Zone episode.

Keep reading... Show less

New York landlords get a lesson in Democracy

The knockout punch that the New York State Legislature just landed fighting landlords over spiraling rents ought to be attracting wider attention.

Keep reading... Show less

How Ben Carson plans to put thousands of children on the streets

Ratcheting up anti-immigrant fervor, our federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a new rule seeking to stop undocumented immigrants from receiving federal housing assistance.

Keep reading... Show less

Trump looks for a showdown with Iran...or not

Apparently, the White House has photographs of fully assembled Iranian missiles on boats, along with overheard generic conversations threatening possible attacks on Navy ships and commercial shipping or American troops in Iraq by Arab militias with Iran ties, according to The New York Times.

Keep reading... Show less

Congratulations, Alabama: You won

Congratulations, Alabama. You win.

Keep reading... Show less

California moves forward with its ban of a dangerous pesticide over objections from Trump's EPA

Back in the Obama days, the Environmental Protection Agency moved to ban a particularly toxic agricultural pesticide chlorpyrifos that has been shown to cause brain damage in children.

Keep reading... Show less
BRAND NEW STORIES