Politics

The Left and Ralph Northam

Tuesday’s election in Virginia will determine who controls the 2021 redistricting process—and whether more progressives will go to Congress and the state legislature.

Janet Yellen Can Still Serve on the Fed Board

She may no longer be the chair, but she’s still a member—and could be a force for good.

An American Way for America Now

Why the country needs a Democratic party that knows it needs white working-class voters

Manufacturing Lies

Trump promises to restore the greatness of American manufacturing, but his policies do just the opposite.

In Iowa, a Glimmer of Hope in the Face of Anti-Union Attacks

Republicans launched a Wisconsin-style crackdown on public-sector unions. But in overwhelming numbers, the members said they’re sticking with the union.  

With the Russia Scandal Getting Serious, the GOP Spin Machine Kicks Into High Gear

This is going to be one of the greatest tests the right-wing media machine has ever faced.

The Moves of a Desperate Man

Netanyahu is fighting the law. Who will win?

The Top-Sideways Revolt of the Anti-Trump Republicans

Some eminent Republicans may have repudiated Trump, but absent audible rumblings from the GOP base, they’re not likely to add to their ranks.

Republicans Want to Make Corporate Tax Avoidance Even Easier

An obscure provision in the Trump tax plan—the territorial system—would further encourage multinationals to shift profits to low (or no) tax havens. 

In Flake, Bannon Claims Another Victim

The white nationalist virus is infecting major segments of the U.S. body politic and the institutions that maintain democracy.

Janus: A New Attack Presents Old Challenges for Unions

There’s a new case against public-sector unions headed to the Supreme Court. But the challenges it presents are anything but new.  

Is Trump Smart Enough to Reappoint Janet Yellen?

Despite the dreaded taint of Barack Obama, she’s been very good for the economy, and the others on his list are far worse.

Want to Get Back to Normal? Strong Unions Are Key

Organized labor can be a bulwark against the rising inequality and authoritarianism that threaten to dismantle democracy.

In the Trump Administration, Everyone Becomes a Liar

Eventually everyone, including John Kelly, must sink to lying for the president.

The Rift Among Charter Schools

Independent schools move to declare their independence from the for-profit and nonprofit chains.

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