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FISA surveillance program: What is it and why is it so controversial?

The House voted to renew FISA, a key foreign surveillance program after a heated floor debate, and amid mixed messages from President Trump about his support. But what is the FISA act? ...

Alabama: a blow to Trumpism

Still, while Democrats and conservative Republican intellectuals like French celebrate Moore’s defeat, it’s worth remembering that he nearly won. The electorate was split in half, with 48.4 per cent supporting Moore and 49.9 per cent supporting Jones. Both parties have reason...

Here’s how the GOP has already hijacked the Alabama election

Alabama Republican senate nominee Roy Moore at a September campaign rally (screenshot) Progressive election integrity activists are already worrying Alabama Republicans will steal the December 12 special election for U.S. Senate, in which Republican Roy Moore, accused of sexual h...

Kimmel: GOP Should Pray ‘God to Forgive Them,’ Helped Cause Shooting

The liberal media’s favorite late night shill and self-described pizza eating expert, Jimmy Kimmel used his show the day after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada to push for gun control while smearing Congressional Republicans for helping to cause the bloodshed. “They sho...

This weekend, D.C. becomes a Coachella of Trump rallies, counter-protests and Juggalos

Washington D.C. will turn into somewhat of a bizarre political circus this weekend under a deluge of protests, counter-protests, marches, rallies and Juggalos. According to the Washington Pos...

Flip-flops mock Trump's tweets

Image copyright Getty/President flip flops Image caption Flip-flops t...

Using Silicon Valley Tactics, LinkedIn’s Founder Is Working to Blunt Trump

But how effective a Silicon Valley approach to political change can be is a question — and Mr. Hoffman has experienced stumbling blocks before. In 2014, he invested personally in Change.org, a...

Kris Kobach Is Leading the Most Insidious Dimension of Trump's Assault on Democracy

The Republican presidential tactic of crippling agencies you don't like by putting either the incompetent or the actively hostile in charge of them didn't begin in 2017. (Blessings on your memory...

Who is Christopher Wray, Trump's pick to replace Comey as FBI director?

After Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI director James Comey last month, former agents said the bureau’s rank-and-file wanted one thing: a fiercely independent replacement who would restore...

The ACLU’s Ex-Con Army

Not content with filing nuisance lawsuits all over the country, most of them aimed at thwarting the Trump administration, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is plunging into local politica...

A progressive outsider wins big in Democratic primary for district attorney in Philadelphia

At a time when it feels as if all hope is lost and it seems like there is little chance of restoring sanity to the federal government anytime soon, it is especially important to remember that l...

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