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‘Today I renounce my membership’: Longtime GOP strategist Steve Schmidt announces he’s leaving the party

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a senior adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), announced early Wednesday that he is leaving the Republican Party, which he decried as “fully the party of Trump” and “a danger to our democracy and values.”<p>In early-morning tweets, …

Trump Administration

Want to defeat Trump: My letter to my parents.

While we discuss what can we do to stop the carnage known as Donald Trump, I believe it starts with disassociating from friends and family if they …

Donald Trump

Trump's Unhinged Fox News Interview on the White House Lawn Was Frightening

Donald Trump has exhibited authoritarian impulses since the early days of his campaign. But the president's recent meeting with Kim Jong-un seems to …

Donald Trump

Defending our constitution requires more than outrage<p>Blatant dictatorship – in the form of fascism, communism, or military rule – has disappeared across much of the world. Military coups and other violent seizures of power are rare. Most countries hold regular elections. Democracies still die, but …

Political Science

The end of Trump

Nothing will happen until a majority of the House decides on bringing a bill of impeachment<p>The question is no longer whether there are grounds to impeach Donald Trump. It is when enough Republicans will put their loyalty to America ahead of their loyalty to their party.<p>Trump’s statements last week …

Kindergartners get little time to play. Why does it matter?

Where has all the fun gone?<p>Being a kindergartner today is very different from being a kindergartner 20 years ago. In fact it is more like first grade.<p>Researchers have demonstrated that five-year-olds are spending more time engaged in teacher-led academic learning activities than play-based learning …

Has the Trump budget blown Republican’s cover?

Why do Republicans seem intent on hurting the most vulnerable among us?<p><i>This post originally appeared on Bill Moyers.</i><p>The one question you never hear journalists ask Republicans is <i>why</i>?<p>Why do so many Republicans want to throw 24 million struggling Americans off the health insurance rolls? Why does the …

Don’t Forget—Trump’s Biggest Problem Is Still Russia

His health care humiliation is to be savored. But remember that what we learned this week about Russiagate will have huge ramifications.<p>The lies of …

I Followed a Dedicated Sleep Schedule for a Month. Here’s What Happened

In order to wake up feeling refreshed every day, it takes more planning than you realize.<p>All of us have experienced an early morning when you are in the middle of a dream—whether it’s good or bad—when <i>wham</i>! Your alarm goes off and you feel like a bus hit you.<p>That’s been me my whole life because I am …