December 30, 2016 Archive December 2016

Chuck Schumer: John Kerry has "emboldened extremists" by speaking about Israel

President Obama issues sanctions against alleged Russian hackers — and publicly calls them out

Alt-rich: Obnoxious Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos scores huge book advance

The swamp of Washington's elite private schools want to drain themselves of Kellyanne Conway's kids

Dec. 31 can't come soon enough: How will you ring in 2017?

Look Again: The day's most compelling images from around the globe

Still can't shake the wage gap: Income inequality is a major economic measure that hasn't gotten better

Respect the paella: Rob Schneider's culinary debacle was just the latest insult to this great Spanish dish

Which Americans are disposable? What "Space Traders" can teach us about the rise of Donald Trump

Don't ring out 2016 — torch it: Some New Year's Eve rituals to transform despair into closure — and even hope

I fall for strangers: I thought my fantasies made me writerly and special — it took decades to see how they were ruining my life

WATCH: How to make your New Year's resolution achievable

WATCH: Britain admits use of cluster bombs in Yemeni civil war

Beware the Trump: 4 critical energy issues to watch under the next administration

Trump isn't a European-style populist: The president-elect's victory represents true American exceptionalism

Robert Reich: 7 things Obama should do before handing over the White House keys

Nancy Pelosi scolds GOP colleagues for attempting "massive power grab"

Too much, or not enough? Republicans offer scattershot response to Obama's Russia sanctions

Could Amazon stop a Ron Swanson with a gun? A new patent for drone protection shows the retailer is trying

Kerry vs. Netanyahu: For a liberal Zionist, the death of the "two-state solution" is deeply painful

WATCH: African Americans have always been victims of fake news

WATCH: Glenn Greenwald, Tucker Carlson share skepticism over Russian hacking story

Best of 2016: 14 criminally underrated albums that came out this year

WATCH: 7 times in 2016 when James Corden made us feel better with "Carpool Karaoke"

Worst of 2016: 10 movies that failed spectacularly to deliver on their promise

President Obama warns Russia after announcing sanctions: "Such activities have consequences"

Last chance for Palestinians: The Paris summit could be the final hope for peace before Donald Trump takes office

Carl Paladino, Donald Trump's New York co-chairman, asked to resign after his comments about the Obamas

Conservative blogger Erick Erickson incensed that Donald Trump will allow "heretic" to pray at inauguration

Donald Trump, the substitute teacher of American presidents

Over 1,000 American communities have four times the lead poisoning that Flint does

The biggest story of 2016: James Comey was Donald Trump's MVP — most valuable politician

WATCH: 2016 Best of Salon Talks: Business

End of journalism or new beginning? Journalists need help answering fake news with the real thing

Kellyanne Conway: President Obama is trying to "box in" Donald Trump with Russia sanctions

Sarah Palin wants America to be "unshackled" from the UN

Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning want a pardon or clemency from President Obama

Speaking, not acting: Russia memes, but doesn't yet retaliate against U.S. after its diplomats were expelled

Edward Snowden says U.S. intelligence probably knows that Russia hacked the DNC, but won't tell

Fox News apologizes for getting a report on food stamp fraud so very, very wrong

Amanda Palmer's rose-colored glasses: Don’t bet on Donald Trump making “punk rock great again”

Mormon Tabernacle Choir singer resigns so she doesn't have to perform for Donald Trump: "I could never 'throw roses to Hitler.' And I certainly could never sing for him."

Donald Trump's press team would rather not talk about the Russia hacking situation

Chuck Grassley is continuing his surprisingly long feud against the History Channel

Too little, too late: President Obama may have imposed sanctions on Russia, but should have listened to Mitt Romney's warnings

Cliven Bundy's "army" is back with more armed threats: “Time for another win”