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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 Democracy in Crisis | Mar 30, 2017

In this week's episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk with writer and analyst Imara Jones about what's next for healthcare and investigations into Russian involvement in the presidential...

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 Democracy in Crisis | Mar 23, 2017

In this week's episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner talk about the House Intelligence Committee hearings on possible Russian involvement in the U.S. election and ask -- where does...

Posted by Democracy in Crisis | Mar 23, 2017

Like the rest of the country, Congress has gone crazy. “The idea that Russia could come in and interfere with our election, all of us should be going berserk,” Maryland...

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 Democracy in Crisis | Mar 16, 2017

In this week’s episode, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner take a step back to try to figure out just what the hell Steve Bannon means by the “deconstruction of...

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 Letters | Mar 5, 2017

Ed. Note: Joe Flynn, the brother of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, wrote this letter in response to a Democracy in Crisis story "Flynn’s transformation from ‘Water Brother’ to...

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...