All posts by Baynard Woods

  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Civil Ills

    The Death of Freddie Gray and the future of police reform. JACKSON HOLE, WY – On a cold and rainy day shortly after the election, I interviewed Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis in his office overlooking the...

    • Posted April 25, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Stone and Smoke

    Republican dirty trickster disses Jeff Sessions’ take on toking. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Roger Stone has two bongs shaped like his hero Richard Nixon. “One’s in the shape of his head, the other is kind of more...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Theater of War

    Propaganda, contemporary art, and our reality show president. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Not far from the White House, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in D.C., Yayoi Kusama’s blockbuster retrospective show “Infinity Mirrors” has been attracting...

    • Posted April 11, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Health Scare

    Could the Dems use Trumpcare’s implosion to push for single payer health care? JACKSON HOLE, WY – As debate on Trumpcare raged on in the House, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan spoke outside the Capitol at a small...

    • Posted April 4, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Republican Russian Roulette

    Political players are positioning themselves for Trump’s potential fall from grace. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I had to renew my press credentials after the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s hearing on Russian interference with the U.S....

    • Posted March 28, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Red Menace or Redneck?

    Digging into Russia, race, and Jeff Sessions. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Washington these days has the paranoid atmosphere of a John Le Carré novel, with whispers of shady Russian connections lingering in the air like stale cigarette...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: The Betrayal of Trans America

    Attacks against vulnerable populaces open the door for attacks against everyone. JACKSON HOLE, WY – “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” This was Donald Trump talking to Billy Bush about...

    • Posted March 8, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: From Skater to Hater

    Tracing Mike Flynn’s transformation from skater kid to conservative. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Unlike Milo Yiannopoulos, who lost everything at once, retired Gen. Michael Flynn wasn’t entirely ruined when he resigned as national security advisor on Feb....

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • FEATURE: Native Sense

    Can Wyoming’s first Native American woman lawmaker provide a sane Republican alternative to Trumpism? JACKSON HOLE, WY – Newly-elected Wyoming state Senator Affie Ellis seemed out of place at the ultra-right Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS: Democrats Reinvented

    Only by renouncing the desire for power can Dems regain it. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As Democrats choose the new chair of the Democratic National Committee this weekend, the worst thing they could do is claim credit...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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