Politics

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. 

Scalia, the Sequel

An originalist like Antonin Scalia, Neil Gorsuch is guided by 1787 thought processes, which made no provision for a right to privacy, or reproductive choice, or same-sex marriage.

Hiring Freeze Spares Some at VA, But Shortages Still Loom

The Veterans Health Administration faces a staffing crisis, despite exemptions to President Trump’s recent federal hiring freeze. 

Three Reasons Trickle-Down Tax Cuts Don’t Work

But they’re a great way of making the rich richer, which is why Trump is proposing them.

Trump’s Immigration Crackdown is Dangerous for Workers (Not Just Immigrants)

With more aggressive immigration enforcement and less stringent labor law enforcement on the horizon, labor advocates are concerned about the undocumented workforce.

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