Politics

With the Russia Scandal Getting Serious, the GOP Spin Machine Kicks Into High Gear

This is going to be one of the greatest tests the right-wing media machine has ever faced.

The Moves of a Desperate Man

Netanyahu is fighting the law. Who will win?

The Top-Sideways Revolt of the Anti-Trump Republicans

Some eminent Republicans may have repudiated Trump, but absent audible rumblings from the GOP base, they’re not likely to add to their ranks.

Republicans Want to Make Corporate Tax Avoidance Even Easier

An obscure provision in the Trump tax plan—the territorial system—would further encourage multinationals to shift profits to low (or no) tax havens. 

In Flake, Bannon Claims Another Victim

The white nationalist virus is infecting major segments of the U.S. body politic and the institutions that maintain democracy.

Janus: A New Attack Presents Old Challenges for Unions

There’s a new case against public-sector unions headed to the Supreme Court. But the challenges it presents are anything but new.  

Is Trump Smart Enough to Reappoint Janet Yellen?

Despite the dreaded taint of Barack Obama, she’s been very good for the economy, and the others on his list are far worse.

Want to Get Back to Normal? Strong Unions Are Key

Organized labor can be a bulwark against the rising inequality and authoritarianism that threaten to dismantle democracy.

In the Trump Administration, Everyone Becomes a Liar

Eventually everyone, including John Kelly, must sink to lying for the president.

The Rift Among Charter Schools

Independent schools move to declare their independence from the for-profit and nonprofit chains.

Americans Agree That Trump Is a Liar. Do They Realize He Is Also a Sociopath?

Mainstream media have no problem calling out Trump’s falsehoods. But they need to do more.

How Republicans Imperil Their Own Tax Cuts

Their House and Senate budget resolutions are miles apart—which endangers reconciliation, which endangers tax cuts, which endangers what’s left of the GOP agenda.

Magic Corporate Tax Cuts and Other Fables

Trump and Republicans peddle the myth that money for corporations will trickle down to workers.

Bannon’s Revolution Is About Power -- and Money

There’s big money in far-right insurgencies, and GOP political consultants are determined to raise it—even at the expense of their own party.

Weakening Medicaid From Within

The Trump administration is poised to misuse its legal authority in an effort to cull people from the Medicaid rolls.

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