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Democracy & Politics:

  • Shinzo Abe’s Secret to Success
    by Kevin Drum on October 23, 2017 at 8:37 am

    The LA Times explains how Japan’s Shinzo Abe won easily in a landslide election on Sunday: Despite scant enthusiasm for many of Abe’s policies, particularly his planned reform of the constitution’s pacifist Article 9, his position rarely looked seriously threatened. On top of a weakened opposition, the economy has posted consecutive quarters of solid […]

  • Sunday Photo Gallery: Life in Death
    by Kevin Drum on October 22, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Today is a travel day. We’re flying to Dublin for a couple of days, and then back home. So here’s something to entertain you while I’m offline. Rebecca Louise Law is a London artist who specializes in installations constructed primarily of dried plants and flowers. Her largest piece to date, “Life in Death,” is on […]

Culture Wars:
  • The Trump Administration’s War on Contraception
    by Ed Brayton on October 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Not content merely to reverse the Obama administration’s mandate that all health insurance policies cover birth control, the Trump administration has a wish list of policies that comprise a full-scale war against access to contraception. The documents showing this were leaked to Crooked Media. These same officials are convinced that the World Health Organization is […]

  • Another Huge O’Reilly Harassment Settlement Revealed
    by Ed Brayton on October 22, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    A few months before Fox News fired Bill O’Reilly for a history of sexual harassment, they signed him to a new $25 million a year contract. But the New York Times reports that when they did so, they knew that he had just settled a harassment suit by a Fox News contributor for a staggering […]


  • Under the Influence
    by WNYC Studios on October 20, 2017 at 4:00 am

    As the opioid crisis in America rages, the government struggles to react. A look at how a 2016 bill weakened the Drug Enforcement Agency and why nobody noticed. Also, how painkillers took off in America, thanks to industry-sponsored junk science; the power of addict death notices to spread understanding about the depths of the crisis; and inside a new report exposing […]

  • Raqqa Liberated
    by WNYC Studios on October 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    News came this week that the US backed Syrian Democratic Forces had finally liberated the city of Raqqa from the grip of ISIS. For the past three years the people trapped inside the oppressive ISIS regime suffered daily. Yet, reports of torture and assassination in the terrorized city did not come from traditional outlets. Rather, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, […]