Politics

How to Marginalize the Tea Party

A little bit of bipartisanship on the part of Trump and Ryan would do the trick.

Trump Eviscerates Federal Contracting Rules

The president just repealed an Obama executive order to prevent bad employers from getting federal contracts. Next up? The rest of Obama’s labor rules.

Anti-Trump Suburbanites Force New Jersey Republican to Think Again on Health-Care Bill

Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen's defection signals the power of the anti-Trump grassroots movement—and the vulnerability of many suburban Republicans.

10 Lessons From the Republican Health-Care Debacle

The terms of the health-care debate have clearly changed. 

A True Republican Health-Care Unraveling

The reaction against the GOP could boost progressive organizing and bolder reforms.

The Perils of P3s

A new Economic Policy Institute report finds that public-private partnerships are “economic snake oil.” Exhibit A is North Carolina’s Interstate 77 project.

The Cosmological and Temporal Implications of the GOP Tax Cut in the AHCA

How state-of-the-art physics on the possibility of time flowing backward, rather than a base desire to favor the rich, influenced the retroactive tax cut now in Speaker Ryan’s bill

Mick Mulvaney: Trickle Downer of the Week

Trump’s budget chief is testing just how far one can go to peddle feed-the-rich economic policies. 

The Next Progressive Health Agenda

Part II of The Republican Health-Care Unraveling

The Media Bias Against a Decent Minimum Wage

The Financial Times goes to bat against fair pay.

Congress Must Act: Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy

If there has ever been a need for a select committee and an independent prosecutor, that time is now.

Who Loses If Trump Cuts Public Media Funding? His Supporters.

Ending federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, as President Trump proposes, will shutter local stations in rural areas and poorer states, and hit GOP constituents hardest. 

Trump Costs Struggling Retirement Savers Billions of Dollars

The president’s fiduciary rule delay hurts future retirees and allows Wall Street to continue lining its pockets. 

GOP Senate About to Allow Bad Employers to Avoid Reporting Workplace Injuries

Republicans want to undermine the government’s top workplace safety enforcer, and allow dangerous employers to run wild. 

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