Economy

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
There's a new doctrine dominating policy decisions in Washington, D.C., and it sacrifices the poor, elderly, and disadvantaged at the altar of corporations and the ultra-wealthy. The Mulvaney Doctrine, as defined by watchdog group Public Citizen in a report (pdf) released Thursday, prioritizes concern over federal deficits and debt—but only when...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As outrage continues to percolate over the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO)...
Jon Queally, staff writer
Republicans want to slash the nation's social safety net, but that's apparently...

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Ugly Sign of the Trumpian Times: On Wednesday, hours before a Montana special election long supposed to be a GOP slam dunk that now intriguingly isn't, right-wing, evidently short-fused GOP tech millionaire Greg Gianforte body slammed a Guardian reporter to the ground for asking a question about health care; he has been charged with assault. Gianforte's populist, folk-singing Democratic opponent Rob Quist declined to comment. But we will. These people are thugs.