The Trump administration, aided by conservative media, is resurrecting time-worn anti-communist tropes to bolster support among GOP enthusiasts. But anti-communism is not just the purview of the right. In fact, it has made a bizarre comeback in an otherwise progressive neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York -- a reminder that the Democratic Party is not beyond such ideological posturing.
Denying people Medicaid or health insurance because of preexisting conditions is essentially killing them, says Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis of the Kairos Center and the Poor People's Campaign. Theoharis argues that it's a moral imperative to not only fight for universal health care, but to connect issues like inequality and voter suppression.
In The Failure of Intelligence, I documented the CIA's resistance to reform and the corruption in both the analytical and operational directorates. But not every agency or department of government can be reformed, and it is possible that the intricate web of habits, procedures and culture places the CIA in the non-reformable category. Once the political culture of an institution such as the CIA has been broken, it is extremely difficult -- if not impossible -- to rebuild or repair it.