Politics

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.

Twenty Questions for the DNC Chair Candidates

Six of the candidates will debate tonight in Washington.

Obamacare Repealers: Trickle Downer of the Week

Let’s be clear: Repealing the Affordable Care Act would be a tax giveaway to the wealthiest few, at the expense of everyone else. 

The Transition from Obama to Trump Brings a Nosedive in Public Approval for the President

Trump has the shakiest base of approval of any incoming president in 60 years.

One Is a Great Man. The Other Is the President-Elect.

On John Lewis and Donald Trump

The Plot Against America: Desperately Seeking Philip Roth

This time, Roth’s fictional plot of fascism at home is all too real.

The News Media Has to Change or It'll Get Steamrolled by Trump

Old habits and assumptions just won't cut it anymore.

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