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Lindsey Graham is now Trump's attack dog: Sooner or later, the blowback will come

Lindsey Graham is now Trump's attack dog: Sooner or later, the blowback will come

Jeanine Pirro and Lindsey Graham--February 10, 2020 2:30PM (UTC)Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade last week "When I go to meet God at the pearly gates, I don't think he's going to ask me, 'Why didn't you convict Trump?'" He may be right about that, but only because he's likely to first be asked to explain what he did afterward. Graham has become Trump's instrument of revenge in the Senate, and he isn't making any bones about it.Appearing on Judge Jeanine Pirro's Fox News show on Saturday night, Graham made it clear that the president's impeachment for...

February 11, 2020
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Trump charged taxpayers nearly $500,000 for Secret Service stays as high as $650 a night: report

Trump charged taxpayers nearly $500,000 for Secret Service stays as high as $650 a night: report

--February 10, 2020 10:31PM (UTC)The Trump Organization has billed American taxpayers up to $650 per night for Secret Service accommodations at the president's own properties, according to .President Donald Trump previously claimed that his company only charges taxpayers  when government employees stay at his properties. His son, Trump Organization Vice President Eric Trump, also claimed to  last year that the government "saves a fortune" by staying at the president's properties rather than other nearby hotels."If my father travels, they stay at our properties for free — meaning like, cost...

February 11, 2020
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Susan Collins flees from reporter when asked if she still believes Trump learned "a very big lesson”

Susan Collins flees from reporter when asked if she still believes Trump learned "a very big lesson”

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.--February 13, 2020 4:02PM (UTC)Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, dodged questions from a reporter Wednesday who pressed her on whether she still believed her claim that President Donald Trump has learned a "lesson" by being impeached. Collins, along with , defended her vote to acquit Trump in his Senate impeachment trial by arguing that though his actions were "wrong," he had learned a "pretty big lesson" from being impeached."I believe that the president has learned from this case," Collins...

February 14, 2020
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Former Ohio State wrestling captain claims Jim Jordan begged him to contradict sexual abuse account

Former Ohio State wrestling captain claims Jim Jordan begged him to contradict sexual abuse account

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks to reporters in the Senate basement at the U.S. Capitol as the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump continues on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Senators continue asking questions for the House impeachment managers and the president's defense team.--February 14, 2020 10:00AM (UTC)The former captain of the Ohio State University wrestling team claimed Wednesday that Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, was aware of students being sexually abused — and accused him of a "cover-up.""Jim Jordan called me crying — crying, groveling — on the...

February 14, 2020
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Corporations shouldn't be allowed to own your personal data at all

Corporations shouldn't be allowed to own your personal data at all

The Autonomous Revolution: Reclaiming the Future We've Sold to Machines by William Davidow---February 15, 2020 7:00PM (UTC)Adapted with permission from "" (Berrett-Koehler, February 18, 2020).None of the great civil rights pioneers and philosophers could have predicted how personal data — ethereal, floating on a server somewhere unknown — would have become the next great civil rights struggle. Personal data is essentially quantified human behavior — and it is incredibly powerful, coveted, bought and sold with no regard for those from whom it was harvested. With our newfound surplus of this...

February 17, 2020
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"Low class" Donald Trump and the Wasps: Reckoning with vulgarity, snobbery and the presidency

"Low class" Donald Trump and the Wasps: Reckoning with vulgarity, snobbery and the presidency

Donald Trump in polite society--February 17, 2020 1:00PM (UTC)Nell Beram is a former Atlantic Monthly staff editor, a former columnist for The Awl, and coauthor of "Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies."MORE FROMShow Comments• • •Your message has been sent successfullysign in toPlease sign in with Facebook or Google below:No problem! Just sign in with Facebookor Google to get started.If you have an older Salon account, pleaseenter your username and password below:Hello, !Log Out

February 17, 2020
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Medicare for All is cheaper: Multiple studies say M4A is more cost-effective than a public option

Medicare for All is cheaper: Multiple studies say M4A is more cost-effective than a public option

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks while introducing health care legislation titled the "Medicare for All Act of 2019" with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR), during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on April 9, 2019 in Washington, DC.--February 22, 2020 11:00AM (UTC)Two new studies found that the Medicare for All plan proposed by candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., would cost less than the public option proposed by former Vice President Joe Biden and other moderates in the Democratic primary.Biden and former South Bend,...

February 22, 2020
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"Shock Doctrine" author Naomi Klein: Bernie Sanders' Green New Deal plan is our best hope

"Shock Doctrine" author Naomi Klein: Bernie Sanders' Green New Deal plan is our best hope

Author Naomi Klein speaks at the Climate Crisis Summit before introducing U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) at Drake University on November 9, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Klein and Ocasio-Cortez have been campaigning in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT).--February 21, 2020 11:00PM (UTC)Nicole Karlis is a news writer at Salon. She covers health, science, tech and gender politics. Tweet her .MORE FROMShow Comments• • •

February 22, 2020
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Donald Trump has poisoned American culture — but the toxin was here all along

Donald Trump has poisoned American culture — but the toxin was here all along

Donald Trump--February 22, 2020 5:00PM (UTC)Here is a good, truth-in-advertising political slogan: "How much money will it bring in?" That is also the question that Alexis de Tocqueville argued Americans use to ascertain the "value of everything in this world."The almighty profit motive reins so steadfastly supreme in the world's wealthiest nation that children suffer brain damage from drinking water contaminated with high levels of lead, prison has become the leading institution for the mentally ill, and hundreds of thousands of Americans declare bankruptcy every year because they can't...

February 22, 2020
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Trump budget would cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while expanding tax cuts for the rich

Trump budget would cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security while expanding tax cuts for the rich

Donald Trump--February 10, 2020 10:47PM (UTC)While calling for an extension to his tax cuts for the rich and massive investments in his proposed border wall, President Donald Trump's proposed budget seeks to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security."We will not be touching your Social Security and Medicare in Fiscal 2021 Budget," Trump tweeted on Saturday, hours before the White House released a budget proposal that sought deep cuts to both programs.The  released Monday would cut Medicare by $850 billion, cut Medicaid by $920...

February 11, 2020
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