Politics

The Republicans’ $370 Billion Cut to Medicaid

Ryan’s ACA replacement relies on a venerable GOP scam—shifting to block grants—to cut off health-care coverage for millions of Americans.

Win or Lose, Georgia Special Election Could Embolden Democrats

Unprecedented energy surrounding a race for Georgia’s Sixth District could bode well for progressives heading into 2018.

The Search for Trump’s Smoking Gun

We don’t know enough about the president’s ties to Russia to convict him of violating the Constitution—yet.

Chicago Teachers May Launch Nation’s Largest Charter School Union

Teacher turnover and pay equity are among the issues motivating Chicago’s largest charter school network to launch a union drive.

Twisting Slowly in the French Wind

François Fillon, who at the end of last year looked like a sure bet to become the next president of France, has been repudiated by many in his own party in the wake of a scandal involving the misuse of government funds for his own benefit. His campaign manager and chief spokesperson have resigned. Where does this leave the increasingly surreal French presidential race?

The Banks Are Even Worse

Storefront payday lenders and check-cashers are all that tens of millions of Americans have. 

Every Bizarre Trump Eruption Is a Rehearsal for When It Really Matters

His accusation that Obama tapped his phone is crazy. But look at it closely to see why we should really be worried.

How States Turn K-12 Scholarships Into Money-Laundering Schemes

“School choice” happy talk obscures how privatizing education dollars allows wealthy taxpayers to scam the government.

The FEC’s Open Hostilities, Dysfunction, and Intimidation Foreshadowed the Trump Era

Things could actually get worse at the Federal Election Commission, which has become the poster child for agency capture and political retribution under Trump.

VA Whistleblowers Beware: Tweeting Under Trump is No Two-Way Street`

A GOP bid to muzzle federal workers at the Veterans Health Administration will directly harm patients.

No, Trump’s Address to Congress Wasn’t ‘Presidential’

Absent his standard percussive delivery, Trump’s hateful rhetoric is even more dangerous.

Trump’s All-Too-Powerful Surveillance Infrastructure

President Trump’s penchant for naming “enemies” echoes Richard Nixon’s, with one difference: Trump has a much bigger treasure trove of personal data at his disposal.

Trump’s Hiring Freeze Puts Veterans Out of Work

President Trump’s across-the-board federal hiring freeze is particularly damaging to veterans, who rely heavily on the government for jobs once they leave military service.

Why American Democracy Will Hold

If Republicans are shamed into remembering true conservative values, this terrible time for America will be cut short.

A Solution for GOP Climate Denial

A gradual carbon tax proposal by the Climate Leadership Council is conservative, practical and long overdue.

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