Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Lauren Kaori Gurley
"Privilege" Politics and the Women's Strike
Over the weekend, I spoke to Tara Finn, a 31-year cashier and single mother from Miramar, Florida who will not participate in the International Women’s Strike on March 8 because it would mean losing...
Read more
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Bernie Sanders
What Should We Do If the President Is a Liar?
We face a very serious political problem in this country, and that problem is manifested in a post written yesterday by Amber Phillips of The Washington Post . In her piece, Phillips criticizes me...
Read more
Michael Winship
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mr. Donald J. Trump
Assume for a moment, as many have suggested, that the whole Trump/Putin/Russia calamity is a deliberate distraction, a deflection to shift our gaze from the destruction of government and democratic...
Read more
Dave Johnson
Regulation Repeals Show ‘The Swamp’ Is Rising
Time and again, Candidate Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp in Washington.” He swore to curb lobbying of government by special interest groups to procure favors for their clients. But instead...
Read more
Michael Hiltzik
The GOP's Obamacare Repeal Plan Is Out—and It's Even Worse Than Anyone Expected
After weeks of expectations — actually, nearly seven years of expectations — House Republicans on Monday released their proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act . Elements of the proposal, which...
Read more
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Get Ready for Trump’s Climate-Denial Offensive
Lost in the din of Donald Trump’s Twitter rampages was the report last week that the White House is “fiercely divided” over Trump’s campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris climate accord. The news...
Read more
Andrew Bacevich
The Shameful Selling of Ryan Owens
“Sentimentality,” wrote James Baldwin in 1949, “is the mark of dishonesty.” With his pronounced antipathy for fakery and cant, Baldwin denounced the “ostentatious parading of excessive and spurious...
Read more
David Dayen
The Republican Health-Care Bill is the Worst of So Many Worlds
W ith the release of the American Health Care Act, House Republicans have pulled off an impressive feat: managing to alienate virtually everybody with a stake in health care. If you liked the...
Read more
Rebecca Gordon
American Carnage: Fighting the Forever War
In his inaugural address, President Trump described a dark and dismal United States, a country overrun by criminal gangs and drugs, a nation stained with the blood seeping from bullet-ridden corpses...
Read more
RoseAnn DeMoro
The Republican House of Horrors Offers a Terrifying Healthcare Vision
Halloween arrived early this year featuring the Republican house of horrors seeking to fulfill their long lust for repeal of the Affordable Care Act. While there are legitimate criticisms of the ACA—...
Read more
Wenonah Hauter
Don't Let Corporations Control Vulnerable Americans' Water
Hundreds of people gathered outside the White House last week before Trump’s address to Congress to remind him that they’re resisting his divisive agenda. In the disastrous first month of his...
Read more
Ai-jen Poo
DayWithoutAWoman: For Domestic and Low-Wage Workers, the Stakes Are Higher Than Ever
I sometimes ask domestic workers to imagine what would happen if every nanny, housecleaner and home care worker in the country decided to go on strike for one day. I ask them to reflect on all the...
Read more
Cecile Richards
Rise Up: Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill Just Hit the House
A bill to prohibit patients from getting care at Planned Parenthood health centers just got introduced in the House. The time to rise up is NOW. Tell your representative s to stop this dangerous bill...
Read more
Salil Shetty
The US Travel Ban: Unconstitutional, Inhumane and Illogical
As shells exploded around their home in a besieged neighbourhood of Ta’iz, Yemen, brothers Yahia and Maher, then aged 16 and 18, took shelter beneath the staircase. Here they remained for three days...
Read more
Osprey Orielle Lake, Emily Arasim
On International Women’s Day, Honoring Women Land and Human Rights Defenders
Women around the world stand at the forefront of rising movements to defend and protect the health of water, land, air and diverse communities. On this International Women’s Day, it is vital to honor...
Read more
Isaiah Poole
Trumpcare Is Wrong For You. It’s A Toxic Prescription For Health Care
As medicine for our health care system, it’s worse than a placebo. It will do active harm to millions of people, particularly low-income people and seniors. It cuts taxes for the wealthy and...
Read more
Monday, March 6, 2017
Celine McNicholas
Federal Contract Workers Need the Protection of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule
Last week, Senator Warren, joined by her colleagues Senator Murray and Senator Sanders, asked Attorney General Sessions to open a criminal investigation into the deaths and serious injuries of...
Read more
Maria Cardona
Trump's 'Muslim Ban 2.0' Is Still the Same Flawed, Un-American Mess
Trump Muslim ban take two! Or you could call it a kinder, gentler Muslim ban. But make no mistake: It is a Muslim ban, no matter how much the Trump administration tries to wrap it in better legal...
Read more
Cody Wofsy
Why the Only Way to Fix the Muslim Ban Is Not to Have a Muslim Ban
Today President Trump signed a new Muslim ban. The new executive order is a major retreat by the administration, reflecting that, as courts around the country have recognized, the original order was...
Read more
David Cole
We’ll See You in Court, 2.0: Once a Muslim Ban, Still a Muslim Ban
If a Muslim Ban is cleaned up to exclude Iraq, exempt lawful permanent residents and other current visa holders, is it still a Muslim ban? That’s the question presented by President Donald Trump’s...
Read more
Jamie Henn
Only Mass Mobilization Can Save the EPA
It’s not yet halfway through Trump’s first 100 days in office and his administration has already shown they’ll go to any length to dismantle the laws and regulations that protect our air, water and...
Read more
Jamison Hill
For Chronically Ill People Like Me, the ACA Repeal Is Life Or Death
I haven’t been able to get out of bed on my own in nearly two years—and I’m only 28 years old. For more than a year I was unable to speak, sit up, or eat solid food. In June 2015, first responders...
Read more
William Hartung
Could War With Iran Be on Washington’s Agenda?
In the splurge of “news,” media-bashing, and Bannonism that’s been Donald Trump’s domestic version of a shock-and-awe campaign, it’s easy to forget just how much of what the new president and his...
Read more
Bill Quigley
How to Reverse Incarceration in Louisiana: Thirteen Steps to Stop Being First in Being Last
Louisiana was recently named “ Worst State ” in the nation, again . One of the reasons was the state’s 50 th ranking in crime and corrections . Being the incarceration capital of the county is...
Read more
Robert Reich
'Unhinged & Dangerous': The Old Trump is Back. In Fact, He Never Left
It seems an eternity ago but it was only last Tuesday night when Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress and stuck to the teleprompter without going off the deep end – eliciting rapturous...
Read more
Juan Cole
Dirty, Hot, Deadly: The Real Trump Scandal Is What He’s Done to the Environment
I don’t think Trump creates Twitter scandals to deflect attention from his real scandals. I think his mind just works in an odd way. But the fact is that concentrating too much on the sound and fury...
Read more
Paul Buchheit
How 90% of American Households Lost an Average of $17,000 in Wealth to the Plutocrats in 2016
America has always been great for the richest 1%, and it's rapidly becoming greater. Confirmation comes from recent work by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, and Gabriel Zucman; and from the 2015-2016...
Read more
E.J. Dionne
The Trump Experiment May Come to an Early Tipping Point
President Trump’s astonishing and reckless accusation that he was wiretapped on orders from President Barack Obama should finally be the tipping point in how the country views him and his presidency...
Read more
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Karen Dolan, Peter Certo
The Worst Thing About Sessions? Everything We Already Knew.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is in hot water following revelations that he met twice with Russia’s U.S. ambassador when he was a surrogate for the Trump campaign — and then lied about it to...
Read more
Sarah Anderson
Going After the Pain Profiteers
Travis Bornstein never told his friends about his son Tyler’s drug problem. He was too embarrassed. Then, on September 28, 2014, Tyler’s body was found in a vacant lot in Akron, Ohio. The 23-year-old...
Read more
Nellis Kennedy-Howard
No Ban, No Wall: Native American and Human Rights Groups Join Forces With Environmental Movement to Stop the Border Wall
As Director of Equity, Inclusion and Justice at Sierra Club, I often hear the question: why doesn’t Sierra Club stick to “environmental issues”? Today we’ll be turning over our blog to guest writer...
Read more
Brigitte Amiri
How Is Trump Planning to Attack Reproductive Rights, LGBT Equality, and Religious Minorities? We’ll Find Out.
There is no question that President Trump hopes to stop progress toward full LGBT equality and access to reproductive rights. Trump has vowed to appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn Roe v...
Read more
Ray McGovern
Another Hatchet Job on Snowden
In depicting National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden as a Russian spy, author Edward Jay Epstein acknowledges his debt to the CIA’s famously paranoid counterintelligence chief James...
Read more
Laura Zúñiga Cáceres
We Are Going to Triumph
On what would have been indigenous and environmental movement leader Bertha Cáceres' 45th birthday, we reproduce this letter from her daughter Laura. Cáceres was assassinated in her native Honduras...
Read more
Steven Singer
Allowing Guns in Schools is a Bad Idea
Guns were not allowed at Donald Trump’s inauguration . They were not allowed at his speech to the National Rifle Association (NRA). Nor were they allowed at the Conservative Political Action...
Read more
Gary Olson
The Deep State vs. President Trump
Corporate media like CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times , The Washington Post, and elements within the intelligence community are singing from the same hymnal in denouncing and demonizing President Trump...
Read more
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Sue Sturgis
Workers, Civil Rights Leaders Join for 'March on Mississippi' Backing Nissan Union
In what's expected to be the largest protest in Mississippi in years, hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders, and social justice advocates plan to march to the Nissan factory in Canton this...
Read more
Miriam Berg
Top 5 Ways to Help Planned Parenthood This March
The Trump administration and a GOP-controlled Congress have wasted no time attacking reproductive health and rights. They’ve reinstated and expanded the Global Gag Rule, begun their attempts to roll...
Read more
Christopher Brauchli
Trump vs. Immigrants
Driven from every corner of the earth. . . direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum. Let us cherish the noble guests and shelter them. — Samuel Adams, Speech Philadelphia (...
Read more
Dave Johnson
Trump’s Spectacle Misdirects Us From Our Government’s Destruction
Making people “Look over there!” is a classic magician’s trick. The magician misdirects the audience’s attention, while palming a coin or putting a dove in a pocket. Misdirection is also used by con...
Read more
Rebekah Barber
As Politicians Target Sanctuary Cities, Faith Communities and Campuses Seek to Become Refuges
Dating back thousands of years, the concept of sanctuary stems from the custom of offering hospitality to the stranger. In ancient Greek cities, slaves and thieves took sanctuary at the shrines of...
Read more
Mike Lofgren
The Deep State 2.0
The prospect of four years of Donald J. Trump’s nonstop rants about imaginary conspiracies against his daughter, wholesale slander against the judicial branch and attacks on the press as enemies of...
Read more
Michael Winship
If Sessions Had Nothing to Hide, Why Did He Try to Hide it?
There’s something out there that has a lot of people scared, but no one’s telling the full story. Yet. For months and weeks, bits and pieces of the continuing saga of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin,...
Read more
Friday, March 3, 2017
Linda Bilmes
Trump’s Proposed Defense Splurge Flunks Basic Math
On Tuesday night, President Trump began to confront the reality of transforming his campaign slogans into actual policies that must be passed by Congress and paid for. It is no accident that he...
Read more
A family member in Hyderabad, India, waits on Tuesday for the arrival of the body of Srinivas Kuchibhotla from the United States. Kuchibhotla was fatally shot in Olathe, Kan., Feb. 22 in an alleged hate crime. (Mahesh Kumar A. / AP) Sonali Kolhatkar
Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Talk of ‘Unity’
The killing of an Indian man named Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Olathe, Kan., on Feb. 22 has heightened concerns over hate crimes against people of color in Donald Trump’s America. Kuchibhotla was a tech...
Read more
Winnie Byanyima
One Year On From Berta's Murder: We Honor Her. We Still Demand Justice
A brave woman was taken from us a year ago . Berta Cáceres was shot and killed in the middle of the night by assassins for opposing an illegitimate hydroelectric project which threatened her people’s...
Read more
Jeff Bryant
Trump’s ‘School Choice’ Plan: Religious Fundamentalism At Taxpayer Expense
President Donald Trump is being praised for a change in tone in his recent address to Congress , but his belligerent attitude toward public education hasn’t changed a bit. While it’s true he stopped...
Read more
Livia Gershon
How "Family Values" Conservatives Are Hurting Families
To Lorena Barrientos, the idea that politicians would reduce women’s access to contraception is baffling. “Do they understand if they cut that off that lots more people are going to be pregnant?” she...
Read more
Richard Eskow
Resign, Jeff Sessions. It’s Not About Russia, It’s About Justice
Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a man out of time, a holdover from an age when some people believed that certain groups were exempt from the rule of law. He may be out of time in another way,...
Read more
Ramzy Baroud
Descendants of Slaves, Forerunners of Justice: American Muslims Must Stop Apologizing
I had recently been asked to give a talk about “being an American Muslim in the United States.” Although wary of the uses and abuses of the term, I obliged. Islam is a religion propelled by values,...
Read more
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Jim Naureckas
WaPo Spins Its Scoop to Minimize Damage to Sessions
The Washington Post , which broke the Jeff Sessions/Russian ambassador story ( 3/1/17 ), is framing it to minimize political damage to the attorney general. Here’s the headline: Sessions Met With...
Read more
Ralph Nader
Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think
Back in Congress following February recess’s raucous town meetings, Republicans are shuddering. Instead of nearly empty auditoriums, where legislators’ staff often outnumber voters in attendance,...
Read more
Inimai Chettiar, Ames Grawert
Crime Isn’t Out of Control. But the White House Wants You to Think It Is.
In his first address to Congress on Tuesday night, President Trump once more painted a bleak picture of a country besieged by crime, drugs and terrorism. The unexpectedly positive tone he used...
Read more
John Feffer
Making America Mediocre Again
The first signs of decline are physical. Citizens don’t grow as tall. They don’t live as long. They start killing each other in large numbers. Sounds like the post-mortem for a society that...
Read more
Peter Eckersley, Jeremy Gillula
New FCC Chairman Begins Attacks on Internet Privacy
Your Internet browsing just got a whole lot less secure. Newly minted Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai just granted the telecom industry its wish: he has blocked new requirements that Internet...
Read more
Dave Johnson
Stop Trump’s Privatization Agenda
President Trump is said to be preparing to privatize key public services, including the Veterans Administration (VA), public schools, and public broadcasting, expanding private prisons and launching...
Read more
Karen Greenberg
The Forever Prisoners of Guantanamo
In the spring of 2016, I asked a student of mine to do me a favor and figure out which day would be the 100th before Barack Obama’s presidency ended. October 12th, he reported back, and then asked me...
Read more
John Nichols
If Jeff Sessions Will Not Recuse or Resign, He Should Be Impeached
A rticle II, Section 4 of the Constitution of the United States announces that: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment...
Read more
Robert C. Koehler
A Crisis of Relevance: Why We Need a New 'Public Plan' for Peace
And the word of the moment is . . . opportunity: “What unites our party is a belief in opportunity, the idea that however you started out, whatever you look like, whoever you love, America is the...
Read more
John Conyers, Jerry Nadler
GOP Oversight of Trump: Worse than Watergate
On Tuesday, the GOP defeated our Congressional Resolution of Inquiry, asking the Trump administration about their conflicts of interest and Russian ties, including improper contacts between the White...
Read more
Beverly Bell
The Vision and Legacy of Berta Cáceres
On March 2, 2016, one year ago today, Berta Cáceres was murdered by the national and local Honduran government and a multinational dam company, with at least the tacit support of the US. Last...
Read more
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Michael Winship
A Fish Called Bannon
Whenever I read or hear something White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says or thinks, I’m reminded of Otto, the character Kevin Kline plays in A Fish Called Wanda . You know, the self-...
Read more
Diane Wilson
EPA’s Scott Pruitt: The Great Disruptor
On January 17, 2017, a congressional hearing to confirm Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump’s chosen appointee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, was held in Washington, D.C. Now, anybody who knows...
Read more
Olivia Alperstein
It’s Only My Health
I’m one of the 27 percent of Americans with a pre-existing medical condition. Pre-existing conditions range from life-threatening illnesses like cancer or multiple sclerosis to chronic conditions...
Read more
Leonard Pitts Jr.
In the Face of Hatred, Americans Can Speak Up or They Can Look Away
There is a strip mall across the street from Auschwitz. From the commandant’s house at Plaszow it’s a short walk to McDonald’s. Belzec is in a residential neighborhood. I didn’t expect that. In 2005...
Read more
Peter Certo
There Was Nothing Moderate About Trump’s Speech
Donald Trump began his recent speech to Congress with a line seemingly designed to appease his critics. “As we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month,” he said, “we are...
Read more
Evelyn Leopold
The Earth Is Not Flat, Mr. Trump
The question is not whether climate change exists but what to do about it. It is difficult to find a respected scientist in the United States or around the world who disputes man-made contributions...
Read more
Allison McGillivray
Nuclear Midnight Is Closer Than Ever – So Where’s the Resistance?
I watched from the front gates of Vandenberg Air Force Base at 11:39 pm PDT on February 8, 2017 as a pencil-thin beam of light shot above the treeline and disappeared into the atmosphere. The United...
Read more
Randall Amster
And the Oscar Goes to…
We learned a few important things following the President’s speech to Congress. First, we now know that he is able to read from a teleprompter, after all, and stick close to a script for an extended...
Read more
Michelle Chen
Trump’s Budget Proposal Is an Attack on the Working Class
T he world’s eight richest individuals possess the same amount of money as the world’s poorest 3.6 billion. According to Oxfam’s annual assessment of wealth distribution , “collectively the poorest...
Read more
Richard Eskow
Trump Offers “A Nation of Miracles.” Your Move, Democrats
The bad news for Democrats in President Trump’s first speech to a joint session of Congress is that he exceeded expectations. A Washington Post headline called the speech “ surprisingly presidential...
Read more
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Harvey Kaye
Who Says It Can’t Happen Here?
Donald Trump’s candidacy and now, presidency, have resurrected a public discourse not heard in this country since the Great Depression — an anxious discourse about the possible triumph in America of...
Read more
Peter Dreier
Will Trump’s Tax Records Be the Next Pentagon Papers?
Democrats, liberals, activist groups, and the media are scrambling to figure out how to respond to the dizzying array of crises triggered by the Trump administration. People concerned about...
Read more
Andy Rowell
Trump to Rip Up Rules that Will “Cost Billions in Pollution & Cause 120,000 Premature Deaths”
Later today, Donald Trump will make his first address to Congress, where he is expected to outline an “historic increase in defence spending” at the expense of foreign aid and environmental...
Read more
Dean Baker
News for NYT: Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are Not Political Philosophers
Apparently the paper is confused on this issue since it headlined a front page piece on the budget, "Trump budget sets up clash over ideology within G.O.P." The article lays out this case in the...
Read more
Rev. John Dear
In Court for Protesting—The New Normal
It’s Friday morning and I’m standing before the Federal Judge in D.C. Superior Court in Washington, D.C., another hearing for my recent protest and arrest during inauguration week. Another protest,...
Read more
William Astore
In Afghanistan, America's Biggest Foe Is Self-Deception
America’s war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year, the longest foreign war in our history. The phrase “no end in sight” barely covers the situation. Prospects of victory -- if victory is defined...
Read more
Helene Sinnreich
Beware of Another Reichstag Fire
As various commentators compare President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler, a flurry of responses has claimed that this is an inappropriate comparison because the Nazi regime murdered millions of men,...
Read more
Bill Blum
Trump’s War on Immigrants Has Already Reached the Supreme Court
If you’ve been waiting for President Donald John Trump’s war on immigrants to reach the Supreme Court, your wait is over. The battle has already begun. No, the conflict hasn’t come to the top court...
Read more
Les Leopold
Can the Democrats Break Through These 7 Debilitating Myths?
The Democratic Party, with Thomas Perez as its new chair, vows to seek unity, transparency, Trump resistance, grassroots participation, and most importantly, “make sure we talk about our positive...
Read more
Adam Parsons
Initiating a Global Citizens Movement for the Great Transition
Journey to Earthland is a recently released book by the Great Transition Initiative (GTI), a worldwide network of activist scholars with a unique purpose—to advance “a vision and praxis for global...
Read more
Isaiah Poole
The Trump Infrastructure Plan Won’t Bridge the Nation’s Job Gap
President Trump on Tuesday night is expected to make what he told a meeting of governors on Monday would be “a big statement” on infrastructure spending. Democrats who have been fighting Trump...
Read more
Bernie Sanders
On Anti-Semitism, Israel, and the Palestinians
The following transcript, as published by Haaretz, is the full speech given by Sen. Bernie Sanders to the J Street 2017 conference in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2017: Thank you for inviting me...
Read more
Monday, February 27, 2017
Sandra Hernandez
What Happens When the 'Bad Hombres' Are ICE Agents? The Finer Points of Immigration Law Get Ignored
Whenever U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement insists it is just doing its job, Americans should take a closer look at what is happening. With an executive order signed in his first week in...
Read more
Julie Devaney
Trump Is Lowering the Bar for Canada's Healthcare System Too
It's easy to laugh off the absurdity of Trump and his supporters' sentiments about the Canadian health-care system. But their ridiculousness doesn't make their impact any less dangerous. Canada is...
Read more
Gara LaMarche
Progressives Must Mobilize and Persuade – And Get Better at Each
The 2016 election is more than three months past, and we live each day with its apocalyptic consequences. We need to fight Donald Trump and what he stands for on multiple fronts. We need to fight the...
Read more
Norman Solomon
Trump Can Prove He’s Not a Putin Puppet by Blowing Up the World
Four weeks into Donald Trump’s presidency, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman wrote that “nothing he has done since the inauguration allays fears that he is in effect a Putin puppet.” The liberal...
Read more
Richard Eskow
CPAC and the DNC: A Party Is Not a Movement
The meetings of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) were a study in contrasts. Both told stories to unite their faithful. At CPAC, activists...
Read more
Aviva Aron-Dine
Republican Governors’ Plan Would Threaten Medicaid Coverage for Tens of Millions
A number of Republican governors are crafting, but haven’t yet agreed on, a health plan that would cap federal funding for Medicaid, leaked documents show. Specifically, the plan would require states...
Read more
Tom Engelhardt
The Art of the Trumpaclysm
It’s been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens ?) A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen of any sort in America (and possibly the world), shows no sign of...
Read more
Roy Eidelson
The Predatory Presidency
The season premiere of BBC America’s Planet Earth II includes remarkable footage from the desolate Galapagos Islands. In one striking scene, baby marine iguanas race across the sand, desperately...
Read more
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Peter Dreier
Three Cheers for the Perez-Ellison DNC Team to Move the Democrats in a Progressive Direction
I was hoping that Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) would win the Democratic National Committee chairmanship because of his experience as an organizer, but former Labor Secretary Tom Perez — who won a...
Read more
Fiona Morgan
The FBI's New FOIA Policy Is a Big Step Backward
Dust off your fax machine. The FBI is planning to take a big step backward for government transparency. As of March 1, the Bureau will no longer accept Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests via...
Read more
Randall J. Stephens
Richard Nixon’s Authoritarian Loathing of the Media Lives On in Donald Trump
[Note: This article was originally posted at The Conversation on Feb. 22, two days before the White House barred multiple news outlets from an off-camera briefing with press secretary Sean Spicer.—CD...
Read more
Adele M. Stan
CPAC Dispatch: A Carefully Constructed Attack on the Media
WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, Feb. 22, a young man boarded the complimentary shuttle at Washington, DC’s Union Station headed for the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) taking place in...
Read more
Mark Trahant
Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away
Every day I write rhymes on Twitter. I get a kick out of reducing complicated ideas and events down to 140 characters. So yesterday I wrote: Powers That Be think it’s the end DAPL will now have much...
Read more
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Sue Sturgis
Congressional Town Halls Become Forums for Anti-GOP Resistance
This week marks the first recess of the 115th Congress. Members typically use the breaks as a chance to return to their home districts and hear from the locals at low-key town hall meetings. But this...
Read more
Chuck Collins
Wall Street Hopes You’ve Forgotten the Crash Already
Remember October 2008 — the bank bailouts, the spiking unemployment rate, the stock market free fall? Maybe you lost a job, got a pay cut, or saw your retirement savings or home value evaporate...
Read more
Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Juliette Majot
USTR Nomination Highlights Contradictions in Trump’s Trade Policy
Trump’s trade policy is a series of contradictions wrapped in a mystery. While advancing a boldfaced pro-business agenda, promising to gut regulations and reduce public spending on healthcare and...
Read more
Victor Suarez, Alejandro Villamar
It’s Time to Scrap NAFTA, Not ‘Tweak’ It
In a recent appearance with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Donald Trump promised that “we’re going to tweak” the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, because of its “severe”...
Read more