Politics

The Last New Frontiersman

Richard Goodwin, 1931-2018

Did the Supreme Court Just Gut the New Deal?

Monday’s ruling banning employee class-action suits could open the door to destroying non-union workers' rights.

Trump's Curious Coalition

The president's coalition of wealthy and working-class supporters may be bizarre, but it could still protect Trump from impeachment and even re-elect him.

Trump Is Right About NAFTA, But That Doesn’t Make Him Pro-Worker

Trump's opposition to the agreement is a cynical ploy to grab working-class votes. 

Trump’s Authoritarian Grip Tightens

Changes implemented by the administration on every front add up to a frightening pattern.

How Ambivalent Trump Voters Feel About Him Now

And what might move them to register their misgivings at the polls

Forget the Deep State -- This Is the Trump State

Trump has created a government that reflects himself, in which the most important question is what he and his accomplices can take for themselves.

Washington Metro Sinks into the Swamp in NHL Playoff Miscue

Transit officials in the nation’s capital did not have the money to keep the subway system open late for the Washington Capitals playoff game. But Qatar did.

Trump Kept His Promises to Netanyahu, and Showed They Were Worse than Worthless

Like his Republican friends, Netanyahu is stained by his embrace of Trump.

Speaker Ryan Dives In to Save NAFTA

At stake: job outsourcing benefits for corporate America

Business as Usual? Michael Cohen Payments Look More Like a Smoking Gun

Special interests and foreign governments hold disproportionate sway in this administration, and the money funneled to Trump’s personal lawyer is just the tip of the iceberg.

Scott Walker and the Failure of Trickle Down

In Minnesota, progressive taxes and social spending have created more and better-paying jobs than next-door neighbor Wisconsin has created through tax and spending cuts.

Can American Democracy Withstand the Trumpian Barrage?

Caught between alarm and cautious optimism, current and former officials, judges, and members of the news media analyzed the Trump presidency at a recent Georgetown University Law Center forum.

Between Gaza and Jerusalem

The unholy coalition of the unwilling and the human tragedy

Corporate Power and the Unmaking of American Democracy

How corporations became legal “persons” and how we the people might regain sovereignty  

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