Center Politics
Grace Paley’s Crowded World
27 Jun 2017 | 1:00 pm CEST
Maggie Doherty In her life, as in her writing, the boundaries between the personal and the political were remarkably porous. The post Grace Paley’s…
The ‘International Man of Mystery’ Linked to Flynn’s Lobbying Deal
27 Jun 2017 | 12:20 pm CEST
by Isaac Arnsdorf This story was co-published with Politico. More than two years ago, two men started visitin…
Nowhere Mag
27 Jun 2017 | 12:01 pm CEST
An airplane is the perfect, and perhaps the only, place to actually read Monocle, the globe-trotting lifestyle magazine founded in 2007 by Tyler Brûl…
The Republican Health-Care Plan Explained
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
Tom Tomorrow “Oh come on, we don’t need affordable health care. People can always go to the emergency room!” The post The Republican Health-Car…
Online Violence Is Eroding Our Republic
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
Jonathan Taplin Young people on the left are afraid to be political on the Internet—and the founding fathers warned us about this. The post Online…
Macron on the March in France
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
Arthur Goldhammer Many voters share his belief that the current crisis requires a different kind of politics—but can Macron deliver the goods? The…
The Supreme Court’s Incredible Privileging of Religion
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
When it comes to accommodating religious individuals or groups, the government has always been given a significant amount of discretion. For example,…
Working Toward the Same Ends for Different Reasons
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
A better understanding of moral reasoning could help Americans to better cooperate on improving the country even amid deep disagreements.
How the Right Stifles Speech With Threats and Violence
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
Lisa Durden, an adjunct professor at New Jersey’s Essex County College, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s primetime Fox News show earlier this month to…
Arundhati Roy Has Reinvented the Social Novel
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
Lately, the novelist Arundhati Roy has been receiving death threats. Last month, the popular Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal took to Twitter to condemn h…
Republicans Are Lying Their Way Toward a Health Care Catastrophe
27 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
The Republican health care effort is, like the Democratic effort before it, largely about making significant changes to Medicaid, the nation’s large…
Planned Parenthood Still Believes It Can Win the Culture Wars
27 Jun 2017 | 11:00 am CEST
Cecile Richards says the organization will not spin off its abortion services, even though Congress is threatening to remove the group’s funding.
This Is What Hope Looks Like
27 Jun 2017 | 7:22 am CEST
Monday night, MoveOn Washington director Ben Wikler headed to Capitol Hill. On his way, he encountered something that became magical. 1. Tonight, som…
Mitch McConnell’s “Unconscionable” Health Care Bill
27 Jun 2017 | 6:29 am CEST
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is just a few votes away from passing legislation that would reduce health insurance coverage by 22 million peo…
Open Thread - Mitch 'The Turtle' McConnell Interviewed On Trumpcare?
27 Jun 2017 | 5:30 am CEST
Has anyone seen Mitch McConnell actually DO an interview about his crafted-in-secret Death Care bill? Open thread below...
Sean Spicer Issues Statement On Syria No One Should Believe
27 Jun 2017 | 5:09 am CEST
Tonight Sean Spicer released a statement about Syria and chemical weapons. No one should believe a word he says. Here is the statement: The United St…
C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Queens Of The Stone Age
27 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am CEST
Though the album isn't out to August, many a rock-n-roll pundit are having a debate on what the new Queens Of The Stone Age album is going to sound li…
Oh Look, David Brooks Serves Up Pizza From The Reagan Era
27 Jun 2017 | 4:00 am CEST
Hey, Mr. David Brooks of The New York Times dines out on moldy pizza from the back of the fridge, so why shouldn't I? Specifically. America's Most Ubi…
MSNBC's Katy Tur: 'Does Anything [Trump] Says Matter? I Think The Answer Is No'
27 Jun 2017 | 3:55 am CEST
MSNBC's Katy Tur was subbing for Chuck Todd today and during a panel discussion about the newly released CBO results of the Senate Trumpcare healthcar…
WATCH LIVE: Senate Dems Hold The Floor To Protest TrumpCare
27 Jun 2017 | 2:25 am CEST
They'll be on the floor as long as they possibly can. The hashtag is #holdthefloor. Here is the live video. Please feel free to share with as many pe…
AHCA Is About A Mean Ideology. Tax Cuts Are A Bonus.
27 Jun 2017 | 2:00 am CEST
The senate version of the AHCA has invoked justifiable criticism from the Democratic party for being less of a "health care" bill and more of a "tax b…
The Senate's Health-Care Bill Is Still Unaffordable for Poor People
27 Jun 2017 | 12:57 am CEST
The Congressional Budget Office finds that while the upper chamber’s plan is more generous and stable than the AHCA, it leaves about as many low-inc…
Why (Some) Historians Should Be Pundits
27 Jun 2017 | 12:47 am CEST
The question isn’t whether they have anything of value to offer. It’s whether they can avoid partisan vituperation along the way.
Supreme Court Won’t Take Up R.J. Reynolds Age Discrimination Case
27 Jun 2017 | 12:35 am CEST
by Peter Gosselin The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling that concluded the nation’s chief age…
The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Catch-22 Million
26 Jun 2017 | 11:49 pm CEST
The Congressional Budget Office projects that the Senate Republican health-care bill would leave 22 million more people uninsured by 2026.
CBO Serves The Senate A Health Care Sh*t Sandwich (UPDATE #3)
26 Jun 2017 | 11:12 pm CEST
The CBO has just dropped the score for the Senate Sh*t Sandwich Act (SSSA), otherwise known as the ironically named "Better Care Reconciliation Act,"…
GOP Rep. Francis Rooney Slams Medicaid Patients: 'These People Don't Understand How Capitalism Works'
26 Jun 2017 | 11:00 pm CEST
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL) defended his party's plan to strip Medicaid from hundreds of thousands people while passing the saving on as tax cuts to th…
The Highest Form of Disagreement
26 Jun 2017 | 10:47 pm CEST
The best way to argue is to take on your opponents’ strongest arguments, not their weakest ones.
CBO Analysis Endangers GOP Health-Care Bill
26 Jun 2017 | 10:33 pm CEST
The report from the Congressional Budget Office found the proposal would leave 22 million uninsured, seeing little difference in impact from the House…
Trump's Limited Travel Ban Victory
26 Jun 2017 | 10:27 pm CEST
The Supreme Court granted review of the president’s travel ban in October, but the Court clearly hopes—and strongly hints—that the case will be…
Crivella renova contrato com agência citada na Lava Jato
26 Jun 2017 | 10:17 pm CEST
Prole, citada por suposto Caixa 2 na campanha de Eduardo Paes, em 2012, poderá receber até R$ 18,5 milhões. The post Crivella renova contrato com a…
Republicans Spent the Weekend Lying Their Faces Off About Health Care
26 Jun 2017 | 10:07 pm CEST
Joan Walsh Cuts to Medicaid? What cuts to Medicaid? There are no cuts to Medicaid here. The post Republicans Spent the Weekend Lying Their Faces Off…
Despite Exposés and Embarrassments, Hundreds of Judges Preside in New York Without Law Degrees
26 Jun 2017 | 9:44 pm CEST
by Joe Sexton The news releases are sent out with considerable regularity, brief and basic accounts of actio…
Violence Is Rising in Congo—and the United States and EU Can Stop It, if They Want To
26 Jun 2017 | 8:53 pm CEST
James North They have immense leverage over Joseph Kabila’s repressive government. The post Violence Is Rising in Congo—and the United States and…
The Compounded Pain of Contamination and Dislocation
26 Jun 2017 | 8:49 pm CEST
A month after residents of an East Chicago public housing complex learned they’d been living on dangerously polluted land for decades, they were tol…
A New Penalty for the Uninsured in the GOP Health-Care Bill
26 Jun 2017 | 8:10 pm CEST
Republicans would lock people out of coverage for six months if they go without insurance under a provision added to the Senate proposal on Monday.
Could This Put an End to Gerrymandering?
26 Jun 2017 | 8:00 pm CEST
Anita Earls The Fair Representation Act, introduced today in the House of Representatives, would allow everyone to have a say in our democracy. The p…
American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017
26 Jun 2017 | 7:18 pm CEST
Nick Turse And we’re only halfway through the year. The post American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries i…
New U.K. Government Held Together by Fear — of a Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn
26 Jun 2017 | 7:04 pm CEST
A remarkable surge in support for Jeremy Corbyn during the election campaign that ended in a hung Parliament has shown no signs of abating. The post N…
These CIA Torture Victims May Finally Have a Chance at Justice
26 Jun 2017 | 6:57 pm CEST
Larry Siems A lawsuit filed on behalf of former “black site” prisoners is now scheduled to go to trial—but in seeking restitution, the detainee…
OAS Head Pledges Martyrdom For Venezuela, With a Touch of Hypocrisy
26 Jun 2017 | 6:07 pm CEST
The Organization of American States is chomping at the bit to condemn Venezuela’s rights abuses. Is this just more U.S. imperialism in Latin America…
The Seattle Storm and Planned Parenthood Break New Ground
26 Jun 2017 | 5:14 pm CEST
Dave Zirin The WNBA franchise is standing with Planned Parenthood. The post The Seattle Storm and Planned Parenthood Break New Ground appeared f…
One Meal A Day
26 Jun 2017 | 12:01 pm CEST
Not so long ago, Lake Chad was one of the largest bodies of water in Africa. The thick reeds and vital wetlands around its basin provided vast freshwa…
How the Supreme Court Screwed Obamacare
26 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
The health care legislation proposed by Senate Republicans is a moral abomination—one that leadership is trying to pass through undemocratic means.
Can Journalists Live Without Twitter?
26 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
When I asked Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post’s humor columnist, to imagine a world without Twitter, she saw endless possibility. “I have no i…
The Democrats’ Last Best Chance to Rescue Obamacare
26 Jun 2017 | 12:00 pm CEST
It is infuriatingly easy to imagine Senate Republicans passing legislation that throws millions of people off of their health plans to finance a tax c…
Ralph Nader: The Democrats Are Unable to Defend the U.S. from the “Most Vicious” Republican Party in History
25 Jun 2017 | 5:17 pm CEST
The legendary consumer advocate describes his decades-long perspective on what brought the Democratic Party to its current state of collapse. The post…
Desprestígio e vexames marcam turnê europeia de Temer
25 Jun 2017 | 1:34 pm CEST
Apesar de garantir que viagem internacional foi um "sucesso absoluto", Temer deu vexame mais uma vez. The post Desprestígio e vexames marcam turnê e…
Flimsy Evidence and Fringe Sources Land People on Secretive Banking Watchlist
24 Jun 2017 | 1:00 am CEST
The World-Check database includes a baby and groups like Human Rights Watch, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Greenpeace. The post Flims…
A justiça que serve a Abdelmassih e Andrea Neves é cega para os presos “comuns”
23 Jun 2017 | 10:12 pm CEST
Na perversa lógica que leva para dentro dos presídios a desigualdade que há do lado de fora, ricos são absolvidos e pobres condenados antes mesmo…
Trump’s Private Lawyer Won’t Cost Taxpayers
23 Jun 2017 | 9:50 pm CEST
Q: Is President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, “costing taxpayers $10,000 per hour” for his services during the Ru…
Video: Trump and Coal Jobs
23 Jun 2017 | 8:02 pm CEST
In this week's fact-checking video, CNN's Jake Tapper discusses President Donald Trump's remarks at his June 21 Iowa rally about coal mining jobs. The…
California Gov. Jerry Brown Thinks Single Payer Can’t Work. Watch Presidential Candidate Jerry Brown Disagree.
23 Jun 2017 | 6:13 pm CEST
"My preference is that we ... have one single payer either at the national level or through the 50 states," Brown said in 1992. The post California Go…
Nursing Home Workers Still Posting Nude and Vulgar Photos of Residents on Snapchat
23 Jun 2017 | 3:00 pm CEST
by Charles Ornstein This story was co-published with The Des Moines Register. In the last year alone, employe…
Inappropriate Social Media Posts by Nursing Home Workers, Detailed
23 Jun 2017 | 2:59 pm CEST
by Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman, ProPublica, Related story: Nursing Home Workers Share Explicit Photos of…
Prominent Democratic Fundraisers Realign to Lobby for Trump’s Agenda
23 Jun 2017 | 2:00 pm CEST
Fundraisers who raised cash for Clinton's campaign are helping corporations lobby to overturn net neutrality, deregulate finance, and build prisons. T…
FactChecking Trump’s Iowa Rally
23 Jun 2017 | 2:12 am CEST
The 2020 presidential campaign is more than 1,200 days away, but President Donald Trump held yet another Make America Great Again rally -- this time i…
Many ‘Rent-Stabilized’ NYC Apartments Are Not Really Stabilized. See Where They Are.
22 Jun 2017 | 9:22 pm CEST
by Cezary Podkul If you’ve ridden the New York City subway lately, chances are you’ve seen poste…
Preferential Rents in NYC
22 Jun 2017 | 9:21 pm CEST
by Cezary Podkul, Ken Schwencke and Hilary Fung, ProPublica, Newly released data shows ZIP codes where rents could…
More Than 100 Federal Agencies Fail to Report Hate Crimes to the FBI’s National Database
22 Jun 2017 | 8:39 pm CEST
by A.C. Thompson and Ken Schwencke In violation of a longstanding legal mandate, scores of federal law enforcem…
Pelosi’s Partisan Pick on Jobs Analysis
22 Jun 2017 | 7:28 pm CEST
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cites research from two partisan groups to claim that the Republican health care bill would result in the loss of 1…
The Pentagon Says One Civilian Died in Drone Strike on Syrian Mosque. Witnesses Say It Killed Dozens.
22 Jun 2017 | 4:53 pm CEST
Testimonies gathered by The Intercept add to a mounting pile of evidence countering the U.S. narrative about a deadly attack in March. The post The Pe…
Trump Official Wrong About Warming, Again
21 Jun 2017 | 11:51 pm CEST
In an interview on CNBC, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said carbon dioxide is not "the primary control knob" for the Earth's temperature and climate. Bu…
A Bogus Kellyanne Conway Quote
21 Jun 2017 | 11:16 pm CEST
Q: Did Kellyanne Conway say liberal women hate her because of her “striking beauty and intellect”? A: There’s no evidence she did. That clai…
Suspected Texas Serial Killer Charged With Death of Second Baby
21 Jun 2017 | 7:01 pm CEST
by Peter Elkind, special to ProPublica, This story was co-published with Texas Monthly. A San Antonio grand jury t…
False Maxine Waters ‘Meetings’ Statistic
21 Jun 2017 | 12:05 am CEST
Q: Has Rep. Maxine Waters attended only “10 percent of congressional meetings for 35 years”?  A: No. That claim was made in a blog post…
Trump’s Lawyer Spins Russia Facts
20 Jun 2017 | 8:27 pm CEST
Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump's legal team, made the rounds of the Sunday shows to talk about the Russia investigation. But he gl…
How Two Common Medications Became One $455 Million Specialty Pill
20 Jun 2017 | 2:00 pm CEST
by Marshall Allen This story was co-published with The Atlantic. Everything happened so fast as I walked out…
Trump Didn’t Bill the Obamas
19 Jun 2017 | 11:53 pm CEST
Q: Did President Donald Trump send Barack Obama a bill for his “vacation scam”? A: No. That bogus claim comes from a “satirical publication.”…
FactChecking Trump on Coal Jobs
19 Jun 2017 | 10:40 pm CEST
FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discusses President Donald Trump's misleading boast that the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylv…
Jeremy Corbyn and the sexbots: One day in #GE2017
16 Jun 2017 | 1:28 pm CEST
A Bureau analysis of Twitter chatter about the election during one five-day period found something rather surprising.
The Breaking Of The Corporate Media Monopoly
15 Jun 2017 | 10:40 am CEST
Last week, Jeremy Corbyn humbled the entire political and corporate media commentariat. With a little help from Britain's student population. And with…
Bureau's website, and our Bureau Local director, win national awards
14 Jun 2017 | 1:06 pm CEST
We're very excited to be recognised again in some top awards!
How new voter power identified by the Bureau damaged Theresa May
9 Jun 2017 | 4:34 pm CEST
Before the election we identified 71 constituencies where new voters and those without a party could swing the balance. Of those, 20 seats changed han…
Kidnapped and never seen again: UAE accused of forced disappearances in Yemen
9 Jun 2017 | 12:39 am CEST
The small Gulf state is a major ally for the US in the Middle East - but a Bureau investigation reveals there are serious questions to be asked about…
Fact check: Could the new ‘supercharged’ antibiotic really spell the end of drug resistance?
7 Jun 2017 | 1:50 pm CEST
Scientists claim their beefed up version of vancomycin could ‘eliminate the threat’ of superbugs. But experts say it will not work against the maj…
Revealed: How new voters could dent Theresa May's election majority
6 Jun 2017 | 9:56 pm CEST
Our analysis shows newly-registered voters and those whose party isn't standing this time around could play a decisive role in 71 seats across th…
Political parties ramp up use of personalised Facebook ads in final election week
6 Jun 2017 | 9:46 pm CEST
Facebook ads specifically tailored to users’ locations, gender and views on Brexit have been shown to voters in key marginal seats across the UK, th…
‘The BBC Has Betrayed Its Own Rules Of Impartiality’: Yemen, Saudi Arabia And The General Election
5 Jun 2017 | 11:01 am CEST
A key function of BBC propaganda is to present the perspective of 'the West' on the wars and conflicts of the world. Thus, in a recent online report,…
May and Corbyn leave local journalists without answers on campaign trail
2 Jun 2017 | 4:50 pm CEST
"Disappointing", "stage-managed" and "three minutes of nothing" - this is how local journalists across the country have descri…
Tory and Labour candidates fall behind SNP in dash for crowdfunding cash
2 Jun 2017 | 2:59 pm CEST
Nearly 300 general election candidates - including 63 current and former MPs - have turned to crowdfunding sites to fund their campaigns, collectively…
Blowback - Manchester and the Libya Connection
1 Jun 2017 | 8:35 am CEST
In the wake of yet another horrendous atrocity, this time in Manchester claiming 23 lives, 'respectable' media once again refused to seriously discuss…
Lack of information on antibiotic use on animals is a major problem, say experts
26 May 2017 | 6:39 pm CEST
A Bureau event brought together leading figures to discuss superbugs, which have become a global public health emergency.
‘Meltdown’: The Guardian’s Jonathan Freedland Writes Jeremy Corbyn’s Obituary
10 May 2017 | 8:23 am CEST
In bygone years, defenders of the Guardian's supposed 'progressive' credentials would typically cite the presence of Seumas Milne, Owen Jones and Geor…
A Response To George Monbiot's 'Disavowal'
4 May 2017 | 9:17 am CEST
Guardian columnist George Monbiot has responded to our recent media alert on the alleged gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib, Syria, on April 4: 'H…
'An Impeachable Offence' - Professor Postol and Syria
26 Apr 2017 | 8:01 am CEST
It is hard to believe that just three weeks ago the entire corporate media was in uproar over Syria; specifically, about the need to 'do something' in…
Nuking The West Coast: BBC News Massively Hypes North Korean ‘Threat’ To The United States
18 Apr 2017 | 12:01 am CEST
One of the longstanding functions of the 'mainstream' media is to channel government ideology about who are 'the Good Guys' - that's 'us' and our alli…
Trump’s Tomahawks – The Instant Certainty Of The ‘Mainstream’ Press
12 Apr 2017 | 3:08 pm CEST
As ever, it didn't take long for them to make up their minds. Roy Greenslade reports in the Guardian on the media reaction to Donald Trump's bombardme…
What Is Objective Journalism?
21 Mar 2017 | 2:47 pm CET
  'Just The Facts, Ma'am' So what is objective, impartial journalism? The standard view was offered in 2001 by the BBC's then political editor…
Rehabilitating Bush – The Deadly Illusion Of Corporate Dissent
3 Mar 2017 | 9:27 am CET
  The title of the editorial said it all: 'The Guardian view on George W Bush: a welcome return' In a tongue-in-cheek, almost jovial, piec…