Democrats intensify fight for immigrant children — and bludgeon Trump and Republicans ahead of midterms

Democrats expanded their campaign Sunday to spotlight the Trump administration’s forced separation of migrant children from their families at the U.S. border, trying to compel a change of policy and gain political advantage five months… Read More

Leading Republicans Join Democrats in Pushing Trump to Halt Family Separations

WASHINGTON — Leading figures of both parties demanded on Sunday that President Trump halt his administration’s practice of separating children from their parents when apprehended at the border, as the issue further polarized the already… Read More

‘When are Republicans going to stand up to Trump? Never.’ Here’s why

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s White House presents a daily tableau of chaos, falsehoods, caustic attacks, and allegations of corruption. But despite his stormy and impulsive management style — and in some ways, because of it… Read More

Valerie Jarrett on Roseanne Barr’s racist insult: ‘Tone starts at the top.’

Valerie Jarrett, who was an adviser to President Barack Obama, on Tuesday associated President Trump with the racist insult that Roseanne Barr directed at her earlier in the day and which led to the actress/comedian’s show… Read More

Noah Berlatsky : The Trump effect: New study connects white American intolerance and support for authoritarianism

Since the founding of the United States, politicians and pundits have warned that partisanship is a danger to democracy. George Washington, in his Farewell Address, worried that political parties, or factions, could “allow cunning, ambitious… Read More