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Wildfire destroys homes and forces evacuations in northern California

A California fire department is battling a four-alarm wildfire near the Suisun City Wildlife Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. Firefighters responded immediately to a call received at 3:26 p.m. local time Wednesday, according to Suisun City Fire Chief Justin Vincent. When the fire department arrived, there were people trying to evacuate as many…MORE

Stelter: Trump encourages people not to believe their eyes, ears or lungs

A version of this article first appeared in the “Reliable Sources” newsletter. You can sign up for free right here. Don’t believe what you read, hear or see. That’s what the Trump White House and the pro-Trump media are relying upon: Disbelief. Story after story calls to mind the old Marx Brothers line “Who ya…MORE

Military leaders condemn Trump over protest response

Military leaders condemn Trump over protest response

President Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented revolt from the elite corps of ex-military leaders and presidents over his brazen response to mass protests and inflaming of racial divides. In a true Washington bombshell on Wednesday evening, former Defense Secretary James Mattis, a warrior revered by his troops, told Americans they must come together without…MORE

One small reason to be optimistic after a week of protests

One small reason to be optimistic after a week of protests

After a week of demonstrations and public outcry over the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, President Donald Trump is increasingly isolated in his efforts to villainize those marching against racial injustice. The rest of the country — and the world — is catching up with reality and embracing…MORE

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: Trump’s threats of military force may be ‘the beginning of the end of the American experiment’

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen: Trump’s threats of military force may be ‘the beginning of the end of the American experiment’

A retired four-star Marine general on Wednesday excoriated President Donald Trump’s threats to use the military on protesters and his controversial church photo op on Monday, writing that his actions “may well signal the beginning of the end of the American experiment.” Gen. John Allen, the former commander of American forces in Afghanistan and former…MORE

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