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: 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.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2017, Source: Salon

There's no connection between illegal immigration and the crime rate, and Trump's new agency will only sow bigotry.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2017, Source: Salon

The premise has a few flaws: The two arenas have little in common. And Trump has always been terrible at business.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2017, Source: Salon

Is liberal outrage driving away the "deplorables"? Too bad. To win, we need righteous anger, not compromise.

Posted on: Feb 23, 2017, Source: Salon

Our president wants to "knock the hell out of ISIS" and "take the oil"; his key adviser longs for World War III.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2017, Source: Salon

The president depicts a failing America that's more like 2009 than 2017—so he can take credit for doing nothing.

Posted on: Feb 15, 2017, Source: Salon

As Trump's White House implodes, congressional Republicans must confront a dilemma: their country or their agenda.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: Salon

Sure, the new administration is engulfed in scandals and infighting. But the Trump business is poised to cash in.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2017, Source: Salon

Ask the FBI—the biggest danger comes from white supremacists, "sovereign citizens" and other homegrown nuts.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source: Salon

He wasn't kidding about being the "law and order" president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: Salon

John Yoo unleashed the "unitary executive" theory that enabled Bush's torture program. Now he wants to take it back.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2017, Source: Salon

A former George W. Bush speechwriter joins the White House as a national security adviser.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2017, Source: Salon

Evangelical voters were getting restless with Trump's un-Christian policies. Gorsuch is meant to bring them home.