Serious policy and political crack-ups were outside Mueller’s mandate.
The movie lets you glimpse the vast amount of youthful vitality, energy and joy lost in the quagmire of World War I -- indeed, in all wars.
Voters decided this midterm election based on values. [Another NBC News THINK op-ed I commissioned]
Serious economic barriers block many from fleeing the roiling surge in the wake of Hurricane Florence.
President Woodrow Wilson, we now see, was racist. Yet he secured votes for women — black and white. [Another NBC News THINK op-ed I edited.]
Stephanie Clifford, the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels, should be heralded as the real impresario of the Michael Cohen plea scenario.
Ex-FBI agent shows the Russians saw Trump as a vehicle — not a target. Mueller’s indictments are connecting dots most people can’t even see.
The GOP's Territorial Tribalism
Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson are pretty much the gold standard when it comes to astute assessment of U.S. social programs and politics. Hacker, for example, helped set the terms of the health care debate long before the Obamacare battles devolved into hand-to-hand combat.
They have a swell NYTimes op-ed piece on why the Republicans'
proposed tax plans could prove a double whammy for too many Americans.
It’s more than plutocrats and the merely wealthy getting tax cuts while the middle class gets slammed. It’s “Robbing Blue States to Pay Red.”
Blue America, where the bulk of the diverse New America lives, also “holds many of the keys to our nation’s economic future,” as Hacker & Pierson point out.
Now, these blue states are to be penalized for trying to make government work for their residents.