David Faris

Associate Professor, Roosevelt University

Mar-a-Lago Affidavit Should Deepen Trumpworld's Sense of Dread

The Justice Department released an extensively redacted version of the affidavit that federal authorities used to justify the warrant to search former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago compound earlier this month. Trump allies hoping that more information from the DOJ might reveal the whole thing to be an overreach are likely quite disappointed.

Dear Sen. Sinema: We Love You—Your Pals, the Hedge Fund Bros

The good news for Democrats, and the Earth, is that the party's two chief obstructionists in the Senate, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema, have signed off on a huge climate, energy and tax package. The bad news is that, as always, Sinema put the interests of her lobbyist paymasters over those of the country by forcing Democrats to abandon a tax increase on hedge fund managers and private equity wizards.

Why Prosecute Trump?

We've grown so accustomed to watching Trump wriggle off the hook, with the help of his army of apologists in Congress and the media, that we dare not dream of the man suffering actual consequences for his H-bombing of American democracy.

Why Would Texas Fight to Secede When They've Already Won the War?

After all, without Texas' 40 electoral votes, double-digit House of Representatives delegation edge and two GOP senators, the national Republican Party would immediately lose any chance at a majority. So, if Texas wants to leave and take the political fortunes of the increasingly radicalized GOP with it, who on the left would stand in their way?