Stories by Heather Digby Parton

Heather Digby Parton, also known as "Digby," is a contributing writer to Salon. She was the winner of the 2014 Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism. subscribe to Heather Digby Parton's feed

Posted on: Feb 15, 2017, Source: Salon

As Trump's White House implodes, congressional Republicans must confront a dilemma: their country or their agenda.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017, Source: Salon

Sure, the new administration is engulfed in scandals and infighting. But the Trump business is poised to cash in.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2017, Source: Salon

Ask the FBI—the biggest danger comes from white supremacists, "sovereign citizens" and other homegrown nuts.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2017, Source: Salon

He wasn't kidding about being the "law and order" president. What that will mean looks more chilling every day.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2017, Source: Salon

John Yoo unleashed the "unitary executive" theory that enabled Bush's torture program. Now he wants to take it back.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2017, Source: Salon

A former George W. Bush speechwriter joins the White House as a national security adviser.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2017, Source: Salon

Evangelical voters were getting restless with Trump's un-Christian policies. Gorsuch is meant to bring them home.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017, Source: Salon

Sessions looks worse in the wake of Sally Yates' firing; Flynn may be too erratic even for the Trump White House.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2017, Source: Salon

The alt-right guru turned Trump adviser is using both the "Muslim ban" and bogus voter-fraud charges to spread disorder.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2017, Source: Salon

Voter-suppression zealot Hans von Spakovsky is among the key voices urging Trump to go after mythical voter fraud.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump proposes a blinding cascade of policy changes, but his casual "torture works" may be the worst news of all.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2017, Source: Salon

Given Trump's erratic behavior in his first few days, Washington is starting to murmur about the 25th Amendment.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump's "America First" talk doesn't mean retrenchment. He just wants us to dominate everyone and rule the world.

Posted on: Jan 17, 2017, Source: Salon

Trump's ideas about crime, police and the death penalty go back to 1970s stereotypes—but present a real danger.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2017, Source: Salon

The Rapture-believing evangelical sees "radical Islam" at work in small-town America.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2017, Source: Salon

Those salacious reports on Trump's ties to Russia are murky rumors—but Comey's villainy is clearer than ever.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2017, Source: Salon

Right-wing talk radio fell in love with Putin's manly shtick years ago—Trump just decided to play the role.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2017, Source: Salon

The president-elect has already committed criminal offenses. Democrats can't let them slide.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2017, Source: Salon

The president-elect's top security advisor abides by his own set of "facts."

Posted on: Jan 5, 2017, Source: Salon

Every time Democrats lose, they rediscover the importance of religion. It's a simplistic and disrespectful reaction.