Politics

A Modest Proposal for Mitch McConnell

Moral Republicans can’t believe their bill will really endanger millions of Americans. If it becomes law, they should demonstrate good faith and live with emergency care only— just as many of their constituents will be forced to do.

The Powerlessness of Power: Politics in Britain Today

In the aftermath of an inconclusive election, the United Kingdom faces a prolonged political stalemate and lost confidence in government.

Cheer Up, Democrats

Progressives should be encouraged by recent special election results, not looking for a scapegoat.

The Fight to Organize Port Drivers -- Modern-Day Indentured Servants

Drivers in ports around the country are literally paying to work in an exploitative industry. We spoke to the union trying to organize them.

Republicans Resort to the Same Strategy They Always Use on Health Care: Lying

Did you think the party that invented "death panels" would do anything different?

Wage Theft and Shoplifting: Same Cost, Different Deterrents

A massive force is deployed against one, but not the other. (Guess which.)

The Mysterious Case of the Ex-Prime Minister's Memoir

A police raid on a publisher may be another sign of shrinking freedom of expression in Israel.

The False Promise of Trump’s Rural Infrastructure Investment

The president’s loyal fans cheer him on, but that’s because they haven’t been reading the scorecard.

Senate Health-Care Bill: Tax Cuts for Rich, Skimpy Coverage for Everyone Else

Instead of moderating the GOP House’s version, the Senate health-care bill doubles down on cuts in coverage and tax cuts for the rich.

Virginia’s Power Broker

A legislative power grab and a controversial pipeline project have drawn new scrutiny of Dominion Energy.

Keeping Russia Out of the Voting Booth

Recent disclosures reveal attempted Russian intrusions into American election systems—and that state officials were kept in the dark.

Paul 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' Ryan Should Heed Brownback’s Trickle-Down Failures

The Republican House speaker is trying to nationalize the failed tax experiment of his former boss, the Kansas governor.

Health Care, Taxes, and Everything Else: Secrecy in the Service of Trump’s Plunder

Republicans’ private-capitalist overlords demand their pound of flesh.

Supreme Court Has Historic Chance to End Extreme Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court, which has decided to hear a landmark case on whether Wisconsin electoral maps were unconstitutionally drawn, could deliver a major blow to ultra-partisan redistricting.

In Supreme Court Case, Trump Sides with the Forgotten Corporation

The White House abandons employees whose access to justice has been cordoned into corporate-captured arbitration hearings. 

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