Politics

The People’s Defense: Why Senators Must Reject Gorsuch

Activists have mounted an unprecedented grassroots campaign to reject Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

Some Versions of Utopia

Between the idea and the reality falls the shadow. The art of politics is to illuminate the landscape while casting the smallest possible shadow. The five of 11 French presidential candidates standing highest in the polls will face off tonight in a televised debate.

The Trump Effect on Israeli Politics

Israel has enacted its very own travel ban, on supporters of boycotts. The timing is no coincidence.

Republicans Have Already Lost the Health-Care Debate

They may pass their awful ACA repeal bill. But they'll be judged on standards Democrats established.

DOD and EPA Go Mano a Mano on Climate Change

While Scott Pruitt dithers over whether humans have caused climate change, James Mattis underlines it as a threat to national security.

A White House Without Rules

The Trump administration’s most troubling conflicts involve the president’s closest advisers, employees the White House argues operate entirely outside the ethics laws.

Paul Ryan: Trickle Downer of the Week

The House Speaker’s ACA “replacement” is not a health care plan; it’s a Reverse-Robin-Hood scheme that takes from the poor and gives to the rich.  

Trump’s Race-Baiting Bromance with Andrew Jackson

The president lays a wreath at the grave of a predecessor who sought to make a white nation. 

Emboldened by Trump, Minimum-Wage-Hike Opponents Fight Back

In a direct repudiation of voters, the business lobby and state Republicans (and some Democrats) are trying to undermine minimum wage increases. 

No, We Don’t Need Higher Interest Rates

We finally have a recovery and the beginning of wage growth. Can’t we let it rip?

Q&A: The Pragmatic Populism of Tom Perriello

Former Congressman Tom Perriello makes the case for why he’s got the “insider pragmatism and outsider populism” to win Virginia’s gubernatorial race.

Uber in Trouble Again

Uber whistleblowers reveal more scandal

Americans Must Liberate Themselves From the Oppression of Health Coverage, Say Republicans

For Paul Ryan, gutting Obamacare isn't about the millions who will lose coverage. It's about freedom. 

Q&A: Democrats Must Deliver an Economic Message

These pollsters say Democrats must boil their menu of economic policies down to the kind of simple slogan that advertisers call a “reason to believe.”

Mayors See Right Through the American Health Care Act

The Republicans’ bill is not exactly a “beautiful picture” for cities.

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