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Federal employees and retirees are feeling the burn. They’re hot over the huge jump in their long-term care premiums that w [...]

The Pentagon’s effort to maintain vehicles for Afghanistan’s military and train local troops to take care of its fleet ha [...]

Is This the Future of Bernie’s Revolution?

As the fractured Democratic National Convention gradually unified behind Hillary Clinton over the course of the week, Bernie Sanders’ frustrated supporters were left to wonder what was next for their would-be political revolution. An obscure political party thinks it has the answer. [...]

When white people think of Mexican food, visions of nachos coated in orange melted cheese and jalapeños, or burritos bursting with g [...]

The Trump Files: Watch the Trump Vodka Ad Designed for a Russian Audience

Until the election, we’re bringing you “The Trump Files,” a daily dose of telling episodes, strange-but-true stories, or curious scenes from the life of presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump. In the mid-2000s, Donald Trump licensed his name—in exchange for about hal [...]

Should Colleges Serve Crappy Food on Purpose?

The following is based on a segment that aired on Bite, the Mother Jones food politics podcast. Scroll to 6:56 in the player below to hear this segment.   What do you remember about what you ate in college? Were your university years a blur of mediocre pizza glistening under heat lam [...]

Jabhat al Nusra in Splits From al Qaida and Changes Name

For at least a week, there have been reports that the leader of Jabhat al Nusra in Syria, Abū Muhammad al-Jūlānī, (sometimes spelled al-Jolani and al-Joulani and al-Golani), is about to announce the group's split from al… [[ This is a content summary only. V [...]

FactChecking Clinton’s Big Speech

Summary PHILADELPHIA — On the night Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination for president, Clinton and other Democrats played loose with some facts: Clinton misrepresented Donald Trump’s “I alone can fix it” line, suggesting he said he could fix ever [...]

Nailed It

I frankly did not think Hillary had it in her. Despite the utter BS from Nicole Wallace and others on BernieTV tonight, Hillary’s speech did exactly what it needed to do: 1. It cauterized the wound with the Bernie Sanders supporters and unified the party going forward; 2. It made an open  [...]

Clinton’s All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Puts the Democratic Party at Risk

The Democratic National Convention ended much as it began. Facing a divided audience on the final night, Hillary Clinton preached unity. Instead, some supporters of her vanquished rival Bernie Sanders booed her, so much so that Clinton supporters tried to drown them out—successfully, for  [...]

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — On Thursday night, Donald Trump stood before a few thousand Iowans packed into a hotel ballroom and equated all  [...]

Photographer M. Scott Brauer is covering the Democratic National Convention for Mother Jones’ Instagram account. Brauer, who has a ki [...]

Hillary Goes Nuclear On Trump

“Imagine him in the Oval Office facing a real crisis.” The post Hillary Goes Nuclear On Trump appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : Hillary Goes Nuclear On Trump

Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech was the highlight of the Democratic National Convention, but it was relatively sparse in te [...]

Glass Ceiling, Shattered: Watch Hillary Clinton’s Acceptance Speech

Hillary Clinton just made history. In a speech that covered her long track record of public service, attacked Donald Trump, and strongly emphasized her campaign slogan, “Stronger Together,” Clinton formally accepted her nomination and provided a rousing end to the convention.  [...]

Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Trounce Donald Trump

If Hillary Clinton is to trounce Donald Trump—and trouncing him should be the aim—it won’t be because she’s a bravura orator, but because her campaign will marginalize him so effectively that her coalition will grow to dwarf his. The question is how she intends to do it. What kind of cam [...]

You Go to War With the Hillary Clinton You Have

When Bill Clinton spoke to the Democratic convention on Tuesday night, he warmly recalled the time in 1985 when Hillary Clinton learned about a preschool program in Israel that taught low-income mothers how to become the first teachers for their children and then introduced it in Arkansas [...]

The Convention Showed Confident Democrats and Progressives

Over the last two days of the Democratic convention the primaries began to slide into largely forgettable history and glimpses of the near-future began to snap into place. What had been largely a conversation about the personalities and characters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders bec [...]

Well America, what the Rev. William Barber II stopped by the Democratic National Convention Thursday night to tell you was just about [...]

How Hillary Embraced History

“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit.” The post How Hillary Embraced History appeared first on ThinkProgress. Go to Source : How Hillary Embraced History