Politics

Virginia’s Power Broker

A legislative power grab and a controversial pipeline project have drawn new scrutiny of Dominion Energy.

Keeping Russia Out of the Voting Booth

Recent disclosures reveal attempted Russian intrusions into American election systems—and that state officials were kept in the dark.

Paul 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' Ryan Should Heed Brownback’s Trickle-Down Failures

The Republican House speaker is trying to nationalize the failed tax experiment of his former boss, the Kansas governor.

Health Care, Taxes, and Everything Else: Secrecy in the Service of Trump’s Plunder

Republicans’ private-capitalist overlords demand their pound of flesh.

Supreme Court Has Historic Chance to End Extreme Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court, which has decided to hear a landmark case on whether Wisconsin electoral maps were unconstitutionally drawn, could deliver a major blow to ultra-partisan redistricting.

In Supreme Court Case, Trump Sides with the Forgotten Corporation

The White House abandons employees whose access to justice has been cordoned into corporate-captured arbitration hearings. 

What Will It Take to Dump Trump?

Without a smoking gun, it's unlikely that Republicans will turn on the president. But never underestimate Trump's capacity for self-destruction. 

Medicaid Is the Future of American Health Insurance -- If It Can Survive the Next Two Weeks

More than ever, there's a desire in the public for simple, secure, affordable health coverage.

Trump Tweets, States Churn

States are showing signs of fiscal stress with little notice or expectation of assistance from Washington.

The Virginia Shooting Isn't About Bernie. It’s About the Right’s Embrace of Guns.

Concentrating on James Hodgkinson's political leanings obscures the real problem of gun violence in America—and why it's happening. 

In New York City, Fast-Food Workers May Soon Have a Permanent Voice

With the help of a new municipal law, a new advocacy group seeks to become an organizing model for low-wage workers.

A Dance in Riyadh, a Blackout in Gaza

Trump's unreserved support for his Saudi sycophants could make life even more miserable in the Hamas-ruled enclave on the sea.

Gorsuch’s First Opinion: Let Debt Collectors Run Amok

Through a narrow reading of three words, the Court takes a leash off an irresponsible industry.

Sessions Must Go, But It Can’t End There

Senator Kamala Harris makes the attorney general nervous for good reason. She knows how to expose the truth.

An Open Letter to the Republican Leadership

Why you are better off ousting Trump sooner rather than later

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