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  • GOP Takes Revenge Over Immigration Order in Tax Bill. Obama Tells Them to Pound Sand.

    25 November 2014, 11:59 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Danny Vinik describes the tax extender package currently wending its way through Congress:…
  • 16 Interesting Photos From the Ferguson Grand Jury Files

    25 November 2014, 7:21 pm by: AJ Vicens

    After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for killing Michael Brown, the county released a collection of documents from the grand jury proceedings. Among them were hundreds…
  • A Nuclear Deal With Iran Probably Won't Happen

    25 November 2014, 5:56 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Over at Foreign Affairs, Aaron David Miller and Jason Brodsky run through four reasons that we failed to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by this weekend's deadline. This is the key one:…
  • 6 Basic Assumptions About the Middle East That the Washington Consensus Gets Dead Wrong

    25 November 2014, 4:34 pm by: Andrew Bacevich

    This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website.…
  • Watch Killer Mike's Passionate Speech on Michael Brown

    25 November 2014, 12:43 pm by: Inae Oh

    Moments before a scheduled performance in St. Louis Monday night, Killer Mike of the rap duo Run The Jewels delivered an incredibly forceful speech about the news of a grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson officer who fatally shot…
  • 6 Revelations from the Michael Brown Grand Jury Documents

    25 November 2014, 12:10 pm by: Jaeah Lee and Erika Eichelberger

    After Monday's announcement that a grand jury would not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, St. Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch released the hundreds of pages of evidence that the grand jury considered. Following are six…
  • Is Obama Trolling Republicans Over Immigration?

    25 November 2014, 12:07 pm by: Kevin Drum

    Jonah Goldberg is unhappy with President Obama's immigration order, but he's not steaming mad about it. And I think this allows him to see some things a little more clearly than his fellow conservatives:…
  • Map: Here's How #Ferguson Exploded on Twitter Last Night

    25 November 2014, 11:24 am by: Inae Oh

    On Monday evening, news of a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown erupted across social media. The announcement was made shortly after 8:20 PM CT and sparked massive protests around the…
  • Economic Growth Starting to Show Real Signs of Life

    25 November 2014, 10:48 am by: Kevin Drum

    The latest numbers from the Commerce Department show that GDP increased faster than we thought in the third quarter of 2014. Growth clocked in at 3.9 percent, an increase from the original estimate of 3.5 percent. "The economy expanded at its fastest pace in…
  • Chart: How Black Friday Invaded Thanksgiving

    25 November 2014, 6:00 am by: Josh Harkinson and Ivylise Simones

    Remember the holiday formerly known as Thanksgiving? It had a pretty good run for about 390 years—until around 2011, when it began to be replaced with a shopping extravaganza. In the past few years, the traditional dividing line between Thanksgiving and…

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