Politics

Mnuchin’s Promise to Not Cut Taxes for the Rich Is a Giant Farce

Democrats should grill the treasury secretary-designate about the Republicans’ planned windfall of tax cuts for the wealthy. 

Betsy DeVos Alarms Special Education Advocates, Parents

Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary did not inspire confidence at her Senate confirmation hearing.

In the Age of Trump, Resistance Requires Creativity

As the political class in Washington, D.C., struggles to carve a path of resistance to the incoming Trump administration, artists are leading the way. Institutional players in liberal politics should pay attention.

Twenty Questions for the DNC Chair Candidates

Six of the candidates will debate tonight in Washington.

Obamacare Repealers: Trickle Downer of the Week

Let’s be clear: Repealing the Affordable Care Act would be a tax giveaway to the wealthiest few, at the expense of everyone else. 

The Transition from Obama to Trump Brings a Nosedive in Public Approval for the President

Trump has the shakiest base of approval of any incoming president in 60 years.

One Is a Great Man. The Other Is the President-Elect.

On John Lewis and Donald Trump

The Plot Against America: Desperately Seeking Philip Roth

This time, Roth’s fictional plot of fascism at home is all too real.

The News Media Has to Change or It'll Get Steamrolled by Trump

Old habits and assumptions just won't cut it anymore.

Begin, Again: Trump Through the Eyes of a Holocaust Survivor

How do the rhetoric of the president-elect and the hate crimes unleashed after his election affect those who have witnessed the worst?

Elaine Chao Keeps Mum

The Transportation Department nominee declines to lift the curtain on the president-elect’s infrastructure revitalization vision.

For Once, Trump Makes the Right Cabinet Pick

Trump's pick to head the VA is actually someone who is both qualified and committed to the department's mission.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Trickle Downer of the Week

In his annual address, Tom Donohue, the head of the powerful business lobby, staked out his aggressive plan to cut taxes and gut regulations—all in the name of “growth.” 

Trump and the Dangers of Secret Law

Disclosure of secret U.S. government laws is especially urgent now that an admirer of Vladimir Putin is ascending to the presidency.

Capital Offense

History explains why America has never moved its embassy to Jerusalem. Trump is likely to ignore history and caution, and the holy city will pay the price.

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