The #ResistTrumpTuesdays movement is urging lawmakers to "Make a Date" to hold town hall meetings with their constituents during an upcoming congressional recess that will run February 18-26.
Repealing Obamacare will put an average of $33,000 of tax cuts in the hands of the richest 1 percent this year alone, and a whopping $197,000 of tax cuts into the hands of the top 0.1 percent. This is lunacy. We must stand up to it.
How can Americans resist Wall Street’s influence with Trump in the White House, Mnuchin at Treasury and Republicans holding both houses of Congress? Some principles already seem clear.
Fortune 500 CEOs make twice as much in a month as U.S. workers make in a decade. But any move to require corporations to document that disparity, a new Trump appointee likes to argue, would be shameful.
Ian Milhiser, the Think Progress justice editor, explored Trump's Supreme Court nominee in an interview that explored his background, ideology and judicial philosophy.
Let’s protect the Affordable Care Act by doing what Democrats should have done all along: by making the case for a better health care system, and then fighting for it. That means making the case for government itself.
Over the past two weeks, lawmakers and advocates from 18 states jointly announced that they have, or will, introduce more than 85 abortion rights policies. Here's why and how.
Betsy DeVos won her contest in the Senate to become the new U.S. Secretary of Education but likely killed a long-standing political consensus on education. Its death gives progressives a chance to push for something better.
Senate Republicans silenced Elizabeth Warren when she was reading aloud a critical letter from three decades ago about Jeff Sessions during a debate over his confirmation as attorney general. She persisted.
The showdown over the North Dakota Access Pipeline is is now a test of the federal courts. Will that institution follow the order of the acting secretary, and the president of the United States?
If Price is confirmed by all Republican senators, or all but one GOP senator voted for confirmation, it will be clear that the Republican Party wants to destroy Medicare.
For Donald Trump, this has got to hurt: Less than two weeks after his inauguration, the people who took to the streets to protest his policies have outstripped him in popularity.
A trade deficit can be a good thing if it's temporary and if the deficit is used for things that help our economy, like productive investment at home. But our trade deficit isn't doing anything productive.
American manufacturing workers need tough action against corporations that renounce their birthplace for profit and against flagrant, job-stealing trade violators like China.
Senate Democrats, channeling public opposition to Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education while venting their own outrage over her lack of qualifications for the job, are occupying the Senate floor for 24 hours.
The post-inauguration wave of protests is continuing and morphing. They are becoming more focused and following some of the tactics that proved successful for the tea party. It looks like they may be starting to get results.
The deeply unequal America of 2006 had a greater proportion of low-wealth households than the America of earlier postwar decades — and that contrast turns out to really matter during economic downturns.
Donald Trump says he represents working people, but he just tilted the scale in favor of the banks. As Trump moved to rob Americans of some basic financial protections, his choice of companions only added insult to injury.
If Trump prevails, tax-exempt churches could get directly involved in political campaigns. It will be interesting to see if Congress will be able to vote for both cuts to people's health care and subsidies to Trump's political payoffs.
How much could this crisis escalate? Does the potential exist for a direct conflict between two branches of government? We explored those issues with Slate legal journalist Mark Joseph Stern.
The unprecedented opposition to education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos is less about politics and more about a struggle over the soul of education in America. Regardless of how the vote turns out, this fight will continue.
Protesters are determined to be visible and they are opposing Trump at every turn. Turnout grew this time due to outrage over Trump’s Muslim ban and his cabinet nominees and expectations for his Supreme Court pick.
In her charitable giving, her financial investments, and the rhetoric she uses to express her intentions as education secretary, Betsy DeVos has signaled support for teaching intelligent design in schools as an alternative to evolution.
What makes Trump’s Black History Month remarks so laughable and offensive to African Americans is that his history of indifference and hostility to Black people renders the posture of respecting Black heritage completely false.
While the new secretary of state served as ExxonMobil’s CEO, the company's profits collapsed by more than 80 percent, falling from $39.5 billion in 2006 to $7.84 billion in 2016.
Clearly, automation is killing American jobs, but more manufacturing should still be happening at home for many reasons. The trade deficit with China is draining us.
Trump nominated for the Supreme Court a judge whose right-wing notions of "originalism" would suspend our living Constitution in ancient prejudices of race, ethnicity, religion, class and gender.
Political strategists have never before participated in National Security Council principals meetings because the NSC is supposed to give presidents nonpartisan, factual advice. But this is the Trump administration.
There's no better time to speak out: February 1 is a national call-in day to oppose Trump's nomination of Andy Puzder for Secretary of Labor.
Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos is President Trump's most-protested cabinet appointment. It's possible that most, if not all, Democrats will vote against her confirmation.
The point of Holocaust Remembrance Day was to counter people who say “lots of people suffered, not just Jews." The Trump administration's statement said just that.
If elected Democrats accommodate to the Trumpublicans instead of using every tool to fight back, then the Resistance has to force them, occupying their offices until they grow a backbone, if necessary.
For us, another day, another dollar. For them, another day, another fortune. And another reason we need to start exploring the notion of a surtax on excessive CEO pay.
There's compelling evidence to show that Steve Mnuchin, Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of the Treasury, lied to the Senate in both written and verbal testimony. Senate Republicans seem to be taking those offenses in stride.
The nominee for Secretary of Labor, the department with the mission of promoting rights and higher wages for working people, was hit this week with 33 anti-worker charges.
The country will stand for hope not fear, and I know you will stand with us to say no to Trump’s border wall, refugee ban and discrimination against Muslims. If you agree, post a “Solidarity Selfie” on social media.
Donald Trump made big but vague promises about creating millions of jobs building "beautiful" roads, bridges and other public assets. Now that he is president, details matter.
Should Trump nominee Tom Price be in jail for insider stock trading? Nancy Altman is an attorney with 40 years of experience in public policy, Social Security, and private pensions, so she does not ask lightly. We recently talked about it.
Rural schools are in trouble. But their problems will not be solved by the plan President Trump and his education nominee Betsy DeVos have to create more charter schools and voucher programs. That option will only make things worse.
Trump’s appointees aren’t likely to ask for “national security or public safety” exemptions for the many government jobs that help people in ways Republicans despise. So who stands to lose the most under this hiring freeze?