Politics

What Elizabeth Warren Is In For

Trump will use Warren's family history to stir up the dregs of the racial animus that got him to the White House in the first place.

West Virginia Teachers and the Working-Class Revolt

For years, states have cut school funding while reducing taxes on corporations. But teachers and workers are fighting back.

National Security Agencies Have Spoken: Private Equity Ownership Imperils America

The government kiboshes Broadcom’s purchase of Qualcomm because it will lead to less R&D and investment (the better to increase profits) at a militarily important tech leader.

West Virginia Teachers Win—Will the Legislature Try to Undercut Their Victory?

West Virginia’s teachers won a 5 percent pay raise for all state employees. But it was the legislature’s corporate tax cuts that underfunded the teachers in the first place—and it may slash public services to pay for the raise.

How to Reverse the Trump-Era Brain Drain

Progressives don't have to wait for the next administration to start restoring talent in government. 

How Donald Trump Broke Conservatism

Republicans have gone along with Trump in return for tax cuts and deregulatory gifts—never mind their supposed philosophical principles.

The Nativist Didn't Return. He Was Waiting Here All Along

A new exhibition of photographs of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II sheds light on the same racial nativism fueling Trumpism.

Trump: The Bull in the China (Policy) Shop

The problem is not Trump’s imposition of tariffs on aluminum and steel; it’s the rest of his clueless China policy and the continuing denial of the China threat.

One-Time Bonuses, Full-Time Con: Trump’s Tax Cuts Deliver Worker Layoffs

Corporate public relations teams extol bonuses to pump up the Republican re-election effort, but many people will end up unemployed.

Is the GOP Careening Toward Disaster in November?

Another special election provides opportunity for another Republican defeat.

Democratic Senators Denounce Federal Indifference Toward Puerto Rico

To mark the 101st anniversary of Puerto Ricans gaining U.S. citizenship, members of Congress and advocates for the territory met to explore its serious, persistent problems.

Have Ohio Democrats Learned Anything About the Working Class?

But for Sherrod Brown, recent state Democratic candidates no longer know how to appeal to them.

The Little Agency That Could Have Tamed the Military-Industrial Complex

The Pentagon’s Office of Economic Adjustment mostly missed its chance to wean communities off America’s dependence on defense economics.

Donald Trump Is No Friend of a Better NAFTA

We do need to repair or replace what's wrong with the mother of bad trade deals. But don't be fooled by Trump's posturing. 

Trump’s Tax Cuts Incentivized Corporate Offshoring. These Dems Want to Reverse That.

Democrats have waffled on how, or if, they will repeal the new tax laws. This is a step in the right direction.

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