Hamilton Nolan · 06/24/16 11:30AM

So far the best thing anyone’s been able to say about the Brexit fallout is that it probably(?) will not be as bad as the collapse of Lehman Bros, which sent the U.S. into a once-in-a-lifetime recession. So... green shoots.

A Very Short Guide to a Very Bad Idea: "Brexit"

Hamilton Nolan · 06/23/16 08:20AM

Today is the day—the day for the “Brexit” vote that you’ve been hearing so much about, against your will. What do you, the only very vaguely interested American, need to know?

Donald Trump Realizes Paying Legal Fees For Violent Fanatics is Probably a Bad Idea

Jordan Sargent · 03/15/16 10:45AM

One thing you can say about Donald Trump is that he has a knack for coming up with very bad ideas, such as his failed businesses selling steaks, vodka, air travel, the delights of Atlantic City, etc. His latest very bad idea was his unprovoked pledge to pay legal fees for the attendees of his rallies who beat up protestors. But today on Good Morning America, your home for the very best political news, Trump backtracked on that promise.

New Book Says U.S. Government Planned Fake Hijacking for 9/11 Publicity

Sam Biddle · 09/18/15 02:23PM

In his impressive new book Relentless Strike, author Sean Naylor chronicles the sprawling history of the Joint Special Operations Command, or JSOC, America’s special forces killing apparatus. It’s filled with anecdotes of both bravery and waste, but one in particular stands out: In the aftermath of 9/11, the Pentagon considered staging an airline hijacking to fool us into feeling safer.

A "Flat Tax" Is Just a Giveaway to the Rich 

Hamilton Nolan · 06/18/15 12:10PM

Libertarian-esque wet dream Rand Paul is still considered a “serious” candidate for president, in part because people have not had time to fully digest his policy prescriptions. For example: today he proposed a massive tax cut for the rich!