Politics

Q&A: Top Obama Labor Economist Now Aims to Hold Trump Accountable to Workers

The Obama Labor Department’s chief economist discusses her boss’s legacy and the myriad concerns about the Trump administration’s approach to protecting workers. 

Orwell, Hitler, and Trump

Hitler was the first to describe the technique of telling a lie so often that people believed it. He called it the “Big Lie.”

On Saturday’s Marches

Some far-flung reports and a cautionary note

The Media Will Be Trump's Enemy as Long as He's President

This is a war he'll never give up.

Obama Protected Mosques. Will Trump Target Them?

Mosques in America, which the Obama administration fought to defend, now embody the threat to religious liberties posed by President Trump.

Anti-Elitism, the Trump Version

It’s all been Washington’s fault. Wall Street? What’s that?

Trump’s Private Security Force: an Operational and Legal Swamp

Trump's precendent-breaking decision to retain a private security force raises troubling questions about transparency and accountability. 

It's the Misogyny, Stupid

Trump's election threw the long-standing sexism of white America into stark relief. 

Trump Just Became President, and There’s Already a Plan to Impeach Him

It didn’t take long for critics, citing his ethical quagmires, to call for a congressional investigation. 

Navient Lawsuit Shatters GOP Privatization Myth

Allegations that Navient fleeced students while administering federal college loans put the lie to Republicans’ claim that private sector contractors invariably outperform government agencies.

Why Republicans Can’t Come Up with an Obamacare Replacement

As Orrin Hatch has admitted, what’s blocking universal coverage is conservative ideology.

Who’s Behind the Women’s March?

The four women who organized what’s shaping up to be a massive rally

Mnuchin’s Promise to Not Cut Taxes for the Rich Is a Giant Farce

Democrats should grill the treasury secretary-designate about the Republicans’ planned windfall of tax cuts for the wealthy. 

Betsy DeVos Alarms Special Education Advocates, Parents

Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary did not inspire confidence at her Senate confirmation hearing.

In the Age of Trump, Resistance Requires Creativity

As the political class in Washington, D.C., struggles to carve a path of resistance to the incoming Trump administration, artists are leading the way. Institutional players in liberal politics should pay attention.

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