Politics

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.

A Baker’s Toxic Recipe for Discrimination

A ruling for the bakery owner in the so-called “cake case” before the Supreme Court could inflict untold harm on gay people, true religious liberty, and civil rights.

National Police Union Mum on Brutality Concerns

The Fraternal Order of Police, the country’s largest and most powerful police union, has had little to say about recent cases of police brutality or white supremacist violence.

The Allure of the Far Right Demands Immediate Action

To dismiss the attraction of Bannon’s dystopian nationalism is folly.

Both Red and Blue States Rely on Prison Labor

As a Louisiana sheriff’s off-the-cuff remarks and the California wildfires remind us, all states depend on and profit from putting prisoners to work—and that’s a problem. 

What If Trump Wins on Obamacare and Taxes?

Trump is screwing not just the rest of America, but tens of millions of people who voted for him.

How to Wipe Out Puerto Rico’s Debt

Shift the debt onto the books of the Federal Reserve. If that kind of help is good enough for our largest banks, it’s also good for disaster-stricken Puerto Rico.

Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and the (Sometimes) Beneficial Politics of Reaction

We're living not only in the age of Trump, but in the age of reaction to Trump. 

Three Minutes with Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards

The women’s reproductive-rights leader shares some thoughts on President Trump and community activism.

Baby Money: Can Cash Allowances Help Young Brains Grow?

A groundbreaking new study looks at how reducing parents’ financial stress affects childhood brain development.

Will Trump Really Give Us a Better NAFTA?

It depends on how much influence the corporate lobby has in the final deal, and it’s not over.

Team Trump’s Travel Travails

Of all the many ethics controversies dogging the Trump administration, jet-setting cabinet officials may prove the most politically damaging.

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