Politics

It Was Prejudice. It Was Economics. It Was Both.

New surveys show not all Trump voters had the same motivations.

Republicans Want to Make Deficit-Busting Tax Cuts Permanent

Real tax reform is hard. So a growing bloc of tax-cut enthusiasts wants to rewrite the rules of the game to secure rate reductions for the rich.

When Jail Is the Only Way to Get Prenatal Care

Why are we locking up pregnant women?

Randy Bryce, Working Man Gone Viral, on His Bid to Beat Paul Ryan

A Wisconsin union ironworker’s plan to oust the House speaker: “I don’t need a law degree. I don’t need a doctorate. I have ears to listen.”

Black, American, and Armed

With concerns about police violence and white supremacist groups mounting, some black gun owners have decided to take charge of their own safety.

Getting Serious About 2018

The resistance is great, but it’s no guarantee of a Democratic victory.

The European Mirror

Is there any way out of the dialectic of neoliberal policies producing economic backlash and support for the nationalist far right?

No Greatness in Trump’s Call to Kill AmeriCorps

The president’s proposal to defund the nation’s flagship domestic service program is unwise and unpatriotic. Lawmakers should look elsewhere to make cuts. 

The Coming Democratic Infighting Over Single-Payer Health Care

As liberals start to push single-payer, there are some key questions both grassroots activists and legislators will have to consider.

Can Trump Succeed Where Reagan Failed?

Determined to stamp out sanctuary cities, Trump and congressional Republicans plod on, but the anti-apartheid battles of the 1980s demonstrate that such movements are easily cowed by presidents.

Bridging the Mind-Body Gap in Health Care

Medical professionals redouble their efforts on tearing down the walls between treating mental and physical illnesses.

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Back

After months of confusion, refugee resettlement agencies brace themselves for the limited travel ban.

Has American Airlines Abandoned Its Promise to Airport Workers?

Amid the threat of a high-profile strike one year ago, the airline vowed to clear the path for its contractors’ low-wage employees to unionize. Now, the workers’ union says the company is backtracking. 

How the Government Can Bring Down Drug Prices

It’s done it before when public interest trumps patents.

Dispatches From the Conservative Bubble: GOP Health-Care Edition

How come some Republicans don’t believe that the Ryan and McConnell bills would lead to more deaths? An epistemic blockade, that’s how come.

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