Politics

Trent Franks, Al Franken, and The Handmaid’s Tale

What’s worse? A boss who thinks you should have his baby, or a guy who grabs you at a photo op?

Such a Bad Deal: Trump and Jerusalem

In his declaration on Jerusalem, Trump showed yet again that business is no training for diplomacy.

Booze, Women, and Movies: Chuck Grassley Couldn’t Be More Wrong about Taxpayers

Grassley’s characterizations of ordinary Americans are not only callous, but also patently false.

Trump, Moore, and the Party of Men

Republicans have long had a woman problem, but Donald Trump is backing the GOP into a corner over sexual harassment.

Al Franken: The Tragedy and the Travesty

The Senate Democrats succeeded in throwing Al Franken under the bus. They may come to regret it.

Baking Chaos: Masterpiece Cakeshop Argument Misses the Mark

The oral arguments may sow confusion in other areas like the Trump travel ban.

Q&A: Getting Millennials Off That Treadmill

An interview with Malcolm Harris, author of Kids These Days

Thank You, Larry Mishel

The essential role of EPI in progressive politics and economics

Beware the Paid Family Leave Fig Leaf in GOP’s Tax Plan

Tucked amid the Senate GOP’s pile of toxic waste is a paid family leave plan that might just give away more than it gives.  

Seeking Seven Good Republican Senators

If they act together, a handful of Republicans can save the nation from Trump’s deepening autocracy.

Single Payer? How About a Profit-Driven Single Provider?

The CVS-Aetna merger creates a price-setting behemoth for medications.

Republicans Have Exposed Themselves

If there’s trillions of dollars we can shower on the rich, there’s trillions we can redirect to rebuild a decent America.

Alabama Senate Special Election Hinges on African American Turnout

Will the traditional method of turning out black voters in Alabama be enough to carry Democrat Doug Jones to victory?

The Wedding Cake Showdown in the Supreme Court

As the justices take up the Masterpiece Cakeshop case this week, a pithy amicus brief from First Amendment experts unravels the bakery owner’s free speech complaint.

How Republicans Are Digging Their Own Grave for 2018

They think they need to pass this tax bill to stave off defeat. But it may do just the opposite.

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