Congress Says WOOFF on Guns

Republicans prioritize dealing with airline employees’ poor judgment with pets over young people dying from gun violence.

Welfare Work Requirements Won’t Help Puerto Rico’s Shattered Labor Market

The Puerto Rican governor’s plan to implement work requirements for welfare recipients is a cruel political ploy, not a policy solution.

Selection of Pompeo Solidifies Trump’s Position with Koch Brothers

Picking Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as secretary of state puts a Koch favorite in charge of foreign policy.

America's Shkreli Problem

What does Shkreli’s downfall tell us about modern America?  

Donald Trump's Good Week

He wowed his base on the headlines, but don't expect any breakthroughs on either Korea or China.

What Elizabeth Warren Is In For

Trump will use Warren's family history to stir up the dregs of the racial animus that got him to the White House in the first place.

West Virginia Teachers and the Working-Class Revolt

For years, states have cut school funding while reducing taxes on corporations. But teachers and workers are fighting back.

National Security Agencies Have Spoken: Private Equity Ownership Imperils America

The government kiboshes Broadcom’s purchase of Qualcomm because it will lead to less R&D and investment (the better to increase profits) at a militarily important tech leader.

West Virginia Teachers Win—Will the Legislature Try to Undercut Their Victory?

West Virginia’s teachers won a 5 percent pay raise for all state employees. But it was the legislature’s corporate tax cuts that underfunded the teachers in the first place—and it may slash public services to pay for the raise.

How to Reverse the Trump-Era Brain Drain

Progressives don't have to wait for the next administration to start restoring talent in government. 

How Donald Trump Broke Conservatism

Republicans have gone along with Trump in return for tax cuts and deregulatory gifts—never mind their supposed philosophical principles.

The Nativist Didn't Return. He Was Waiting Here All Along

A new exhibition of photographs of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II sheds light on the same racial nativism fueling Trumpism.

Trump: The Bull in the China (Policy) Shop

The problem is not Trump’s imposition of tariffs on aluminum and steel; it’s the rest of his clueless China policy and the continuing denial of the China threat.

One-Time Bonuses, Full-Time Con: Trump’s Tax Cuts Deliver Worker Layoffs

Corporate public relations teams extol bonuses to pump up the Republican re-election effort, but many people will end up unemployed.

Is the GOP Careening Toward Disaster in November?

Another special election provides opportunity for another Republican defeat.