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: May 25, 2017, Source: Salon

Now we learn Trump dished about possible nuclear war with the unstable Philippine president. What will be next?

Posted on: May 24, 2017, Source: Salon

The former campaign manager may be back to manage the president's crisis team. He won't help.

Posted on: May 23, 2017, Source: Salon

Past financial crimes, rather than collusion, may be the president’s biggest problem right now.

Posted on: May 22, 2017, Source: Salon

While the president embarrasses himself abroad, his staff reveals the most cruel and senseless proposed budget in memory.

Posted on: May 19, 2017, Source: Salon

As he told Comey, the president would love to emulate his pals Erdogan, Duterte and Putin.

Posted on: May 18, 2017, Source: Salon

What did the GOP know about the president's ties to Russia and when did they know it?

Posted on: May 17, 2017, Source: Salon

Scandal whirlwind: If Trump tried to shut down the FBI's Michael Flynn investigation, did Jeff Sessions play along?

Posted on: May 16, 2017, Source: Salon

It’s best to keep your seatbelt fastened at all times. The turbulence gets worse every day.

Posted on: May 15, 2017, Source: Salon

Mike Rogers and Trey Gowdy are partisan hacks, but John Cornyn stands out for sheer shamelessness.

Posted on: May 12, 2017, Source: Salon

The vice president knew all about Michael Flynn's questionable activities. This scandal could bring him down too.

Posted on: May 8, 2017, Source: Salon

Republican strategy on the dreadful new health care bill: Keep telling outrageous lies and hope nobody notices.

Posted on: May 2, 2017, Source: Salon

Our president, who is "like a smart person," knows it all.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2017, Source: Salon

The president has proven time and again that he's highly susceptible to suggestion.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Legislative accomplishments? Zilch. But in terms of building the family fortune for the future, it's all going well.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2017, Source: Salon

Iraq War architect Paul Wolfowitz now has Donald Trump's ear. This can only end badly.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2017, Source: Salon

Despite the "fake news" claims, Trump knows the media helped elect him—and sees ratings as his salvation.

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.