Actress Alyssa Milano speaks at a protest outside the White House, July 17, 2018, in Washington following President Donald Trump's meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Andrew Harnik | AP
Poking the Bear

The Helsinki Furor and America’s Eternal Search for External Enemies

For the vast majority of Americans, the real menace is not Putin. It’s much closer to home: the gendarmerie who brutalize people of color, banks that swindle borrowers out of their life-savings, schools attempting to lobotomize our children, and a health-insurance cartel that makes more money the sicker we are.