Trump’s Dirty Money

July 26, 2018

Russian money saved Trump when his projects were on the verge of collapse. Will it now be the cause of his political demise? Marty Byrde has a problem. His partner at the financial services firm has been skimming off the top of the money-laundering service they’re providing a Mexican...

The Witches of Washington DC

March 22, 2018

It's ironic that the most powerful man on earth would protest that he's the subject of a "witch hunt," especially given his enthusiasm for bombing and torturing people. Five hundred years ago, a popular test to flush out witches was called “ordeal by water.” Dunk an alleged witch into a...

If the Trump Revolution Is Possible, So Is a Progressive One

December 12, 2017

The increased tempo of the GOP's snatch and grab in recent days suggests that they're feeling a certain desperation. Don’t kid yourself: 2016 was a revolutionary year in the United States. Yes, I know, the United States is a deeply conservative country. Americans don’t engage in periodic...

The Cambridge of Spies

May 26, 2017

A Russian academic finds herself caught up in an unlikely spy scandal.  Between Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s push for the £100-million Royal Yacht Britannia, the current government’s “trading nation” narrative and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to put the economy on...