Politics

Meet Trey Gowdy, GOP Benghazi Attack Dog

Watch his YouTube videos and you'll understand why John Boehner picked him to lead the Benghazi select committee.

What a Real Propaganda Campaign Looks Like

As the Republicans' scandal calliope winds up, this is as good a time as any to remind ourselves of what happened just a little over a decade ago, even as memories fade.

The Bitter Truth about the Settlements

How can talks succeed when, throughout the negotiations, Israel is building on the very land that would comprise a Palestinian state?

The Difference Between Liberal Justices and Conservative Justices

Both kinds of justices take into account whether they're sympathetic to the plaintiff, not just what the Constitution demands. But a new study shows "in-group bias" much more in evidence among the conservatives.

Maryland Showdown on Testing, Charters, and the Direction of Public Schools

Federal law now gives states more power to shape school policy—and, predictably, conflict has ensued.

From Pink Collars to Pink Hats: Working-Class Feminism and the Resistance

Today's feminism has the power to change not just politics, but the nation's economic landscape, too.

How to Marginalize the Tea Party

A little bit of bipartisanship on the part of Trump and Ryan would do the trick.

Trump Eviscerates Federal Contracting Rules

The president just repealed an Obama executive order to prevent bad employers from getting federal contracts. Next up? The rest of Obama’s labor rules.

Anti-Trump Suburbanites Force New Jersey Republican to Think Again on Health-Care Bill

Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen's defection signals the power of the anti-Trump grassroots movement—and the vulnerability of many suburban Republicans.

10 Lessons From the Republican Health-Care Debacle

The terms of the health-care debate have clearly changed. 

A True Republican Health-Care Unraveling

The reaction against the GOP could boost progressive organizing and bolder reforms.

The Perils of P3s

A new Economic Policy Institute report finds that public-private partnerships are “economic snake oil.” Exhibit A is North Carolina’s Interstate 77 project.

The Cosmological and Temporal Implications of the GOP Tax Cut in the AHCA

How state-of-the-art physics on the possibility of time flowing backward, rather than a base desire to favor the rich, influenced the retroactive tax cut now in Speaker Ryan’s bill

Mick Mulvaney: Trickle Downer of the Week

Trump’s budget chief is testing just how far one can go to peddle feed-the-rich economic policies. 

The Next Progressive Health Agenda

Part II of The Republican Health-Care Unraveling

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