Stories by Simon Maloy

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Posted on: Dec 20, 2016, Source: Salon

Based on zero information, our president-elect lumps distinct acts of violence into a struggle for civilization.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2016, Source: Salon

Reports that Donald Trump wants top secret clearances for his kids show how ethically disastrous his transition is.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2016, Source: Salon

"Nobody calls Sean Hannity"—but everyone fears him. How a right-wing media icon became Trump's towel boy.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2016, Source: Salon

After so many contradictions and reversals, Trump's upcoming immigration speech likely won't provide much clarity.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2016, Source: Salon

The Trump campaign chief's voter registration problem is extremely serious, according to his own website.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016, Source: Salon

Speaking on the economy, Hillary Clinton eased the concerns of progressive activists and lit into Donald Trump.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016, Source: Salon

Republicans were already at risk of sacrificing a whole generation of younger voters, and then they nominated Trump.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2016, Source: Salon

Months after the horse left, #NeverTrump Republicans have finally chosen someone to close the barn door.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2016, Source: Salon

Elizabeth Warren's DNC speech made a crucial point about Trumpism's racial hatred: nobody benefits except the rich.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2016, Source: Salon

Yes, the Virginia Senator was seen as the safe pick, but he represents a big bet on one issue: competence.

Posted on: May 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Somehow we're at the point where one candidate obliquely implicating a rival in a murder conspiracy is no big deal.

Posted on: May 6, 2016, Source: Salon

Donald Trump is making some rapid, careful policy shifts and trusting that his core group of supporters won't care.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2016, Source: Salon

Can a broadly reviled candidate like Donald Trump win Maryland, Delaware, and Connecticut? Hah... no.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2016, Source: Salon

Republicans argue that Barack Obama is a uniquely disastrous president, but his approval rating is on the rise.

Posted on: Mar 18, 2016, Source: Salon

Lindsey Graham and his establishment pals are gritting their teeth and backing the only viable non-Trump option.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2016, Source: Salon

Clinton is doing what pretty much every Republican in the country failed to do — she’s taking Trump seriously.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016, Source: Salon

Did the Pope question Trump's faith? Or did he slam every wall-building Republican?

Posted on: Jan 30, 2016, Source: Salon

Repealing Obamacare would leave lots of people uninsured, and Cruz would help them with free-market pixie dust.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2016, Source: Salon

On Iran and healthcare Clinton hits Sanders as unrealistic and callow — strange way to win a Democratic primary.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2015, Source: Salon

Republicans have two paths to overcoming their 2016 demographic troubles: Naked resentment or outright deception.