Church of The Donald

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. — The Music City campus of the Trinity Broadcasting Network is about a half-hour drive from Music City itself, in a placid Nashville suburb on a bend in the Cumberland River where the main road through town is called the Johnny Cash Parkway. TBN, America’s largest Christian television network, acquired the complex in…

The Deep Roots of Trump’s War on the Press

You couldn’t miss it. Arriving in Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, visitors found themselves staring at an enormous white billboard, slapped across the top of a tall concrete building in the city’s bustling downtown, screaming a simple directive: “DON’T BELIEVE THE LIBERAL MEDIA!” The signage—black letters against a white backdrop, save for “LIBERAL…

Chuck Grassley’s act of defiance

Chuck Grassley doesn’t see what all the fuss is about. Ignoring protests from the most powerful people in his own party, the Republican senator from Iowa is plowing ahead with a plan to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the bill will never…

HUD Secretary Ben Carson to propose raising rent for low-income Americans r…

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson proposed far-reaching changes to federal housing subsidies Wednesday, tripling rent for the poorest households and making it easier for housing authorities to impose work requirements. Carson’s proposals, and other initiatives aimed at low-income Americans receiving federal assistance, amount to a comprehensive effort by the Trump administration and Republicans…