Politics

Why Democrats Need to Forget About "Reaching Out"

The time for that will come—but it's not now.

Cities Fill Global Void Left by Trump

American cities strive to maintain longstanding international ties in a bid to stave off the effects of the White House’s scorched-earth policies.

Puzder’s Out, But Acosta Raises Questions

Trump’s new, more-traditional labor secretary nominee is still a hardline conservative—and labor advocates have questions. 

Huge Demonstrations, Huge (Low-Dollar) Donations

The massive outpouring of anti-Trump protests has been matched by record contributions to progressive and Democratic groups.

Jeb Hensarling: Trickle Downer of the Week

Wall Street’s favorite congressman wants to gut consumer protections. 

What Does Flynn Know About Trump?

If craven congressional leaders have their way, the nation will never know.

An Illegitimate Presidency

Eventually, the full truth will come out, and we will be rid of Trump. 

Beyond Resistance: How Democrats Can Win Back Working Families

To counter Donald Trump, Democrats must go beyond opposition to deliver policies that materially improve the lives of working families. 

Will Puzder Be the First to Fall?

Inside the battle to resist Trump’s ‘Anti-Labor Secretary’ nominee.

Photos from the Moral March on Raleigh

Thousands in North Carolina protested both state policy and the Trump administration.

Be Grateful That He's Not Subtle About It

I live in a country where democracy is fading. Trump's all-out assault makes it easier for Americans to sustain resistance.

Q&A: Tom Perez Makes His Case

The former labor secretary talks about why he’s the person who can turn around the Democratic Party. 

An A.G. in Action

A day in the life of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: Suing Trump, defending sanctuary cities, changing the law so more people can vote.

Providence Coalition Forces Officials to Think Smarter About Transportation

A grassroots campaign to stop a traditional expressway project shows how communities can shape state transportation decisions. 

The Black Condition and the American Condition

Raoul Peck’s masterful film about James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro, reminds us that we are not free to choose the condition of our existence—a useful reminder at a time when the president insists that fear of the alien is the defining characteristic of the American condition.

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