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Democracy & Politics:

  • The Photo That May Help Unlock the Trump-Russia Scandal
    by Dave Gilson on May 23, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    On Monday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) announced that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has documents indicating that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn appears to have lied in the process of obtaining top-level security clearance to be President Donald Trump's national security advisor. The disclosure was made in a letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) that […]

  • Lunchtime Photo
    by Kevin Drum on May 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Remember that Canada Goose nest I showed you a while back? It came to a sad end, unfortunately. I'm not sure what happened, exactly, but it was abandoned shortly before the eggs would have hatched. But there are other Canada Geese around, and they've had better luck. Here's a pair of goslings trying to catch a quick nap after a tiring day of pecking away at the grass […]

Culture Wars:
  • Flynn Pleading the 5th, Ignoring Subpoena
    by Ed Brayton on May 23, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn is going to ignore a subpoena ordering him to turn over documents to the House Intelligence Committee as part of their Russia investigation. Instead, he will invoke his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination. Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn will decline to comply with a subpoena from [Read […]

  • SCOTUS Overturns Racially Gerrymandered Districts in NC
    by Ed Brayton on May 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    In one of the most highly anticipated cases of the current term, the Supreme Court ruled 5-3 that two congressional districts in North Carolina were gerrymandered primarily to prevent racial minorities from getting adequate representation and agreed with the lower court that the districts must be redrawn. As I’ve explained before, the Court has long [Read More... […]


  • Curtains!
    by WNYC Studios on May 19, 2017 at 4:00 am

    The Trump-Comey story is largely missing from the far right-wing media. A look at how pro-Trump outlets choose to cover, or ignore, unfavorable news. Plus: the Montana special election has been described as a "referendum" on Trump... but the truth is actually more interesting. And we hear from a reporter who is training citizen journalists in Syria to cover […]

  • The Trouble With Reality
    by WNYC Studios on May 17, 2017 at 3:05 am

    We're living in an era of smoke and mirrors as never before. Do you find yourself wondering how we reached this pass, where basic facts have no impact and fundamental norms are violated at will? Or, at the very least, would you like to follow Brooke down a rabbit hole as she searches for an explanation? Because after the election, in what amounted to a two-week fever […]