Dinesh Mehta

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Donald Trump Just Pulled Off the Greatest Long Con in History

Winners: Wall Street, corporations, Donald Trump’s kids, and Vladimir Putin. Losers: The rest of us. That about sums it up.<p>Bernie Madoff must be …

George Takei: I Lost Family in Hiroshima. Mr. Trump, Nuclear Weapons Are No Game.

The ‘Star Trek’ actor, activist, and LGBT icon writes about the president-elect’s cavalier—and deeply troubling—attitude towards nuclear …

Donald Trump

Americans Settle Down in Trumpistan, Brought to Us by the FBI

In this dark new age of ever accelerating outrages, we can’t forget the outrageous decision that put us here in the first place.<p>The WTF moments …

Trump’s Win Was About Culture. Understand This.

The media have way overstated the economic frustration of Trump’s voters. Their anger was cultural. If you get this wrong, you’ll get everything else …

What if FBI Rogues Subvert the Election?

These last-minute false leaks come after decades of animosity toward both Clintons from inside the bureau.<p>What does it mean that the Federal Bureau …

Donald Trump’s Billionaire-Backed Super-PAC Also Paying Rudy Giuliani’s Law Firms

Robert and Rebekah Mercer’s operation has also been sending money to the operations of the former NYC mayor turned huge Trump supporter.<p>Make America …

Donald J. Trump’s ‘Concession’ Speech

The Daily Beast has bent space and time to obtain an exclusive advance look from Donald J. Trump’s concession speech next month.<p>Mar-a-Lago, …

Did Hillary Insult Sanderistas as ‘Basement Dwellers’? No—Just the Opposite

The far left is up in arms again, this time over a hacked tape of Hillary Clinton at a fundraiser in a wealthy Virginia suburb.<p>There I was, watching …

Straight Talk About ‘Crooked Hillary’ Clinton

The far right has been trying to besmirch Hillary Clinton for more than two decades, and yet after some 20 official investigations, they still have …

It’s Time for the Media to Step Up and Call Out Donald Trump’s Many Lies

What do we do about a man who lies literally most of the time he’s talking, and the rest of the time parades his ignorance of settled facts?<p>After …

Donald Trump Isn’t Hitler—He’s Like Goebbels

When it came to the masterful manipulation of media, the Fuhrer’s propaganda chief had no equal… at least not until now, and the triumph of …

World History

The America Donald Trump Would Make (Again)

While Americans never have, and probably never will, agree on most things, the Constitution is the one statement on which we all agree. It sets forth what "We the People" believe, and what it actually means to be an American. Every person who serves our Country must take an oath to support and …

Sunil Khilnani tells 2,500 years of Indian history through 50 lives

From Vivekananda to Gandhi, Jinnah, and Dara Shikoh, Sunil Khilnani’s new book presents fresh insights into lives that shaped the nation. An …

These 7 Amazing Egg Pairings Will Transform Your Breakfast

Starting the morning sunny side up is infinitely easier with the assistance of a wholesome, protein-packed breakfast. (A piping hot latte also helps.) However, finding time in the a.m. to play chef is hard -- unless, of course, we're talking about super simple recipes.<p>In partnership with American …

The Hard-Right Swerve of the Super Rich

An astonishing Times article serves to remind: The rich have always had more influence. But they haven’t always been this right wing.<p>Well, the same</i> …

‘Global Rally for Humanity,’ Eh? No—Just Another Anti-Muslim Hatefest

This Friday and Saturday, right-wing crackpots are up to more right-wing crackpottery. But this time, they’re being outnumbered.<p>Another week, another …

There’s No Such Thing as ‘Radical Islam.’ There Are Only Terrorists Who Are Muslim

ISIS is about as Islamic as the KKK is Christian. They just use religion. Their real agenda is political. Get with it.<p>How many Muslims does ISIS have …

American Democracy Under Threat for 250 Years

Thomas Piketty raised the Big Questions this year about democracy and inequality. Some students and I went looking for answers.<p>2014 was, among other …

The NY Police Union’s Vile War with Mayor De Blasio

To criticize the mayor for telling his black son what every other father of a black youth must say is divisive and fails to see what’s wrong in …

The Supreme Court Turns the First Amendment Into a Weapon for Corporations

You still think the First Amendment exists to protect individual speech? Quaint. In the Roberts era, it exists to expand corporate power.<p><i>“Congress</i> …

The GOP’s Relentless Crusade to Save America From Commie Light Bulbs

You’ll have to pry incandescents out of their cold, dead hands. How one little-noticed new budget provision keeps alive the most ridiculous element …

No Country for Old Moderates

It’s not ‘moderates’ vs. ‘conservatives' inside the Republican Party, there is no policy debate. The moderates have already been wiped out, says …

Why Judge Posner Changed His Mind

In a revelation that shocked the legal community, one of the judges who voted to uphold voter ID laws in Indiana recently admitted he was wrong. …

Republicans Don’t Really Care About Reducing America’s Debt

They love deficit reduction in the abstract—remember last week? But over the next two months, they’ll avoid making tough debt choices to avert …

The Tea Party, Not Democrats or Republicans, Is the Problem

It’s de rigueur to decry ‘partisanship’ as Washington’s ‘real problem.’ Let’s get real—the most destructive force in American politics today is the …