BTRtoday's Wild Year in Politics

Politics dominated the news in 2020. Whether it was pandemic coverage, election hijinks, racial equality protests, or even dumb debates or Twitter arguments, we wrote about it all.

However, in such a busy (and hellish) year, lots of things slip through the cracks or simply fade into the background. For example, Donald Trump threatening war in Iran doesn’t even seem real. Even the fever pitch of police violence against peaceful protestors in cities across America feels like forever ago (even though it’s still happening in certain places).

In honor of our year-end wraps, we decided to compile some of our favorite political stories of the year, ranging from interviews to first-person accounts to commentary about dumb (and dangerous) media trends. We’re not holding our breath, but here’s hoping for a slightly better 2021.

How the Media Tried to Manufacture Iran War Consent in Real Time

Remember this? After Iran struck back in January, major media outlets seemed rolled out the 2003 playbook.

What Democrats Should Learn From Andrew Yang

The entrepreneur dropped out of the Democratic primary in early February, but his lessons still loom large.

Jennifer Rubin is Twitter’s Worst “Reasonable” Republican

The Washington Post opinion writer doesn’t care about Democrats or their party.

How Medicare for All Would Help Fight COVID-19

An economist and former Bernie Sanders advisor explains why universal healthcare is the answer to future public health crises.

Obama’s Lip Service to The Left

The former president paid homage to Sanders and his progressive ideals. But does it really mean anything?

WTF is Obamagate?

Trump tried to distract from his COVID-19 failures with one of his most harebrained conspiracies yet.

Militarized Police Attack Medics & Wounded Protestors in Minneapolis

At the height of the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis, police opened fire on a first aid station set up for demonstrators.

How Corporate Lobbyists Directly Influence the DNC

The Democratic National Committee is a private company and has an alarming number of members with lobbying experience.