Politics

Andy Puzder’s Reverse Nuremberg Defense

Trump’s pick for labor secretary says he was only giving orders to his law-breaking franchises.

Janet Yellen’s Secret Weapon Against Wall Street Deregulation

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has a rare opportunity to change the culture of the nation’s central bank when she picks a successor to outgoing general counsel Scott Alvarez.

Dakota Access Pipeline Fight May Open New Chapter of Indian-Federal Conflict

The president’s signature on an executive order could reignite the clashes between Native Americans and their supporters—and their historic adversaries.

Upholding the Rule of Law

The appellate court informs the president that he can’t end-run the Constitution.

Q&A: How Democrats Can Win the Voter Suppression Argument

Jason Kander, a rising Democratic star, is leading a new organization that hopes to turn the tables on Republican voter suppression. 

A Redder Pennsylvania

But will the legislature—more Republican than ever—overplay its hand?

The Case for Keith

Why the Democrats should make Keith Ellison their DNC chair

Gary Cohn: Trickle Downer of the Week

In which Goldman Sachs deregulates itself—and tells you it’s for your own good. 

Warren Silenced: The Patriarchy Strikes Back

Effectively telling the progressive senator to sit down and shut up, the Senate majority leader played the card of an abuser.

Will Crumbling School Buildings Get a Piece of the Infrastructure Pie?

Public education advocates are hoping that Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan will help renovate the nation’s dilapidated schools, but lobbying for school repairs is never easy. 

The Neighborhood Activist as Prophet

How Jane Jacobs took on the planners—and how her legacy is at risk. 

Veterans of Obama’s Labor Department Look Ahead in Anguish

The Department of Labor was the regulatory hub for advancing Obama’s second-term agenda. Trump endangers all of that. 

The March To Impeachment

There are already plenty of grounds to impeach Trump. The question is when Republicans will decide that he’s more of a liability than an asset.

Q&A: A Tale Told by an Idiot: Shakespeare and Trump

Allyn Burrows on mad kings, tragedy, and why Trump would fall short as a Shakespearean protagonist. 

DeVos Might Not Force Private School Vouchers on States -- But She Could Promote Them

The Trump appointee, whose nomination comes before the whole Senate tomorrow, could wreak havoc on public schools.

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