Politics

Veterans of Obama’s Labor Department Look Ahead in Anguish

The Department of Labor was the regulatory hub for advancing Obama’s second-term agenda. Trump endangers all of that. 

The March To Impeachment

There are already plenty of grounds to impeach Trump. The question is when Republicans will decide that he’s more of a liability than an asset.

Q&A: A Tale Told by an Idiot: Shakespeare and Trump

Allyn Burrows on mad kings, tragedy, and why Trump would fall short as a Shakespearean protagonist. 

DeVos Might Not Force Private School Vouchers on States -- But She Could Promote Them

The Trump appointee, whose nomination comes before the whole Senate tomorrow, could wreak havoc on public schools.

The Prisoner’s Dilemma: Why Democrats Should Block Gorsuch

In a rational political system, Democrats might keep their powder dry in the Supreme Court battle. But Republican extremism has made resistance Democrats’ only option.

Mocking Trump

Does the Donald's exaggerated style defy satire?

How to Build a Winning Progressive Infrastructure

The first step is to identify the real activists—not to create a leftist Breitbart, or to replicate the Koch network.

Will Mexico Say Adios to NAFTA?

Trump’s demand to renegotiate NAFTA may lead Mexico to rely instead on the WTO.

Starving Civil Rights In the Trump Era

Donald Trump is poised to defund the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and his Supreme Court pick bodes poorly for the future of civil rights.

Can California Fight Trump’s Threats?

From emission standards to sanctuary status, the state has options for countering Trump’s attacks.

New Jersey Supreme Court Blocks Chris Christie’s Efforts to Bypass Teacher Union Contracts, Alter School Funding

The legal ruling marks a new setback to the Republican governor’s education agenda.

The Building Trades’ Faustian Bargain

The construction union leaders who met with Donald Trump hope he’ll create jobs for their members. They must also hope he won’t deport their members because they’re immigrants.

Taking Corruption International

Having tried to enfeeble their own ethics watchdog, House Republicans now are repealing global anti-corruption laws.

Why Democrats Lose in Ohio

An ossified state party needs a long-overdue makeover if this key swing state is to swing back toward the Democrats.

Republican Governors: Trickle Downers of the Week

GOP leaders in the states are using regressive tax policy to address massive revenue shortfalls. 

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