Groupthink, a term coined by social psychologist Irving Janis in 1972, occurs when a group makes faulty decisions leading to a “deterioration of mental efficiency, reality testing, and moral judgement.”
The firing appears to be the first step in Trump's long-term goal of turning the FBI into an extension of his own political operation.
Our planet will suffer, along with our environment and our food and water. Corporations will enjoy it. The rest of us may not be able to sit without a cushioned donut for a few years
The media has increasingly called out Trump rhetoric, with the Times calling him a demagogue and Sally Kohn invoking Hitler and fascism
The response of the mainstream media to Republican debate demands is varied, from the Times' mocking to NBC's offer to make grab their ankles
The New York Times' Jeremy Peters complains the Fox News moderators had just one purpose on debate night: "Make them squirm"
Judith Miller says don't worry about facts, we need more coverage. This is Fox-speak for "We've got nothing, so let's keep talking about it"
Just over six months after winning back the Senate, Mitch McConnell's GOP majority is proving to be more dysfunctional than ever.
Nearly seven years after the American economy foundered under the worst global recession since World War II, it seems nothing much has changed with regard to the behavior of those that brought us collectively to the brink.
Having a discussion will not change the disastrous consequences of Bush and company's crimes, bring back the three-quarters of a million dead Iraqi civilians or thousands of American soldiers, it may inform Americans of the intent of Republicans defending the invasion and occupation.
There's nothing "well regulated" about an angry white mob of uncoordinated, often untrained, sometimes criminally convicted civilians off firing away at the "other."
According to the NY Times, State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R) will be arrested on federal corruption charges some time next week.
The Kochs will have an even greater reason to hate the Internal Revenue Service because due to a devious, and illegal, Koch plot to affect legislation neutering enforcement power of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue Service is beginning an investigation into an illegal Koch tax deduction.
Although there has been progress throughout America's history, the idea of equality for every citizen has never completely caught on. Still, equal rights is purported to be one of America's defining characteristics and it appeared to be what the Founding Fathers eventually hoped would be the case.
Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal penned a defiant op-ed in The New York Times, defending his opposition to gay marriage.
As the nation commemorates Earth Day 2015 this week with a variety of observances, activities and awareness campaigns, it's the perfect time to renew calls for bipartisan cooperation to address climate change.
Fox News and The NY Times have entered into agreements with Peter Schweizer to push the theme from his anti-Hillary book in their coverage.
The current President, Barack Obama, will go down in history for providing tens-of-millions of Americans with access to affordable health care, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, an historic climate change deal with China, and with the stroke of his pen, ceding executive branch authority over foreign policy to a Congress loyal to a foreign national.
Hillary Clinton hopes the Supreme Court will come down on the side of same-sex couples being guaranteed the constitutional right to marry.
Bush's attempt to claim himself to be "Hispanic" only furthers the rift between him and anti-immigrant Nativists in the Republican Party.