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Posted by Baynard Woods | May 19, 2017

What we can learn from Turkey’s populist regime A Kurdish American man beaten by Turkish security forces. -- photo courtesy of Baltimore Bloc I fucked up on Twitter last week...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 17, 2017

Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted “It was a great honor to welcome the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to the @WhiteHouse today!” members of Erdoğan’s security staff, many of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 16, 2017

I. FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him. The regime blamed new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 10, 2017

The regime cites former-FBI Director James Comey's public statements about the Clinton email investigation in July and its surrogates claim, insanely, that they were concerned over his treatment of Clinton...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 5, 2017

A crowd gathers at Trump's Harrisburg rally April 29, 2017. -- photo courtesy of Baynard Woods It’s hard to know what to make of these post-election Trump rallies. The latest...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 2, 2017

Twenty years ago I was arrested for occupying the office of Sen. Pete Domenici in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The senator and one-time segregationist Dixiecrat presidential candidate Strom Thurmond had threatened...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Apr 18, 2017

Roger Stone has two bongs shaped like his hero, Richard Nixon. “One’s in the shape of his head, the other is kind of more artsy,” he said. “They’re both very...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Apr 4, 2017

Illustration by Blair Gauntt As debate on Trumpcare raged on in the House, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan spoke outside the Capitol at a small Progressive Caucus press conference, comparing the...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 30, 2017

Clinton Watts addresses the Senate Intelligence Committee. -- photo via Baynard Woods The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned three experts on Russian active measures, or propaganda, campaigns Thursday morning. One of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 24, 2017

Friday afternoon, after a dramatic capitulation, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan walked out before the press and conceded defeat on what had been his party’s primary concern for the...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 23, 2017

Kristen Tuske (center). -- photo by Baynard Woods It is snowing in Washington -- strange in early March after an insanely warm winter, but nothing compared to the cold many...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 22, 2017

Republicans collectively twisted themselves into knots Monday in order to ignore what was really happening in the hearings on Russian hacking of the election and tried to use it as...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 14, 2017

Washington these days has the paranoid atmosphere of a John Le Carré novel, with whispers of shady Russian connections lingering in the air like stale cigarette smoke and old tweets....

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 9, 2017

Emily Bazelon, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, joins the Democracy in Crisis podcast to discuss her latest piece called “Department of Justification,” which discussed the long-shared vision...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 3, 2017

Private prisons in the Trump era and getting (legally) stoned to cover the recent Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), those are the topics on deck for the latest Democracy in...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Feb 28, 2017

Unlike Milo Yiannopoulos, who lost everything at once, retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn wasn’t entirely ruined when he resigned as national security advisor on Feb. 13. “For your information, we...