Politics

The GOP Is Becoming a Pro-Putin Party. Where Is Trump Going to Lead Them Next?

With Trump in the White House, it turns out the Republican establishment is surprisingly suggestible. 

Will Big Business Help Fight Trump’s Anti-Environment Agenda?

Environmental advocates may find that an unlikely ally—big business—helps them erect a firewall against the most damaging aspects of a polluter-heavy Trump administration’s agenda.

The Art of the Infrastructure Deal

Donald Trump may want to see serious dollars invested in infrastructure, but can he wring trillions out of Mitch McConnell?

Ben Carson, the GOP, and Subsidized Housing

Conservatives will tap into Clinton-era thinking on welfare reform to reshape public housing and voucher programs 

The Audacity of Hope

Trump's win was both a perfect storm and the culmination of long term trends. Can American fascism be stopped?

Trump Team Wants to Wipe Out Consumer Protections, and Obama Administration Just Handed Them the Tools

The Obama administration has pre-empted some state banking rules in a bid to protect consumers, but President-elect Trump may soon turn the tables.

Global Democracy in the Trump Era: Will the U.S. Abandon Its Leadership Role?

The United States has long promoted and defended democratic values around the globe. But the incoming Trump administration, which poses its own threats to American democracy, appears poised to back away from that role.

The Last Thing Netanyahu Wants to Say Is 'Annexation'

Facing an Israeli court deadline and a possible Security Council resolution on settlements, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to avoid admitting what his real policy is. Waiting for Trump is easier.

Rex Tillerson: An Oligarch’s Dream at the State Department

To succeed in setting up your U.S. oligarchy, you’re going to need to be friendly with oligarchs in other major powers.

Paul Ryan: Trickle Downer of the Week

Don’t be fooled by Ryan’s “simplification” rhetoric. The speaker’s tax plan is a massive giveaway for Corporate America and the 1 percent. 

The Case for Resistance

There is no common ground to be had with the Trump administration.

Ohio Republicans Advance Nationwide Wage-Suppression Campaign

State lawmakers move to prevent municipalities from boosting pay for low-wage workers—a growing obstacle in the Fight for $15. 

The Coming Asylum Squeeze

Trump administration policies will force a growing number of asylum seekers back to their countries, where they could face threats, violence, and death.

The Republican Sanity Caucus Awakens

Could a handful of moderate Republicans help us avert disaster?

Incoming EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Other Target: Clean Water

President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to protect clean water, but his selection of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency tells a different story.

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