The Catastrophic Oil Spill in Trump’s Cabinet

With the nomination of Exxon-Mobil's CEO and an Energy Transfer Partners board member to Cabinet posts, Donald Trump has added to the swamp he pledged to clean two corporate alligators who will put the planet in peril.
Isaiah J. Poole
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How to Expose Trump’s Dastardly Bait-and-Switch

To expose Donald Trump's bait-and-switch on the economy, it will be vital to follow the money, and expose the corruptions and the lies. Challenging Trump’s appointments will provide the first opportunity to pierce the veil.
Robert Borosage

America Did Not Vote For This Cabinet

Donald Trump is creating an executive branch of government in service to a narrow set of special interests that no Democrat, and not even all Trump voters, would ever want.
Bill Scher
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Principles To Guide The Vetting Of Betsy DeVos

As the vetting of Betsy DeVos goes forward, policy leaders should look beyond "facile" comparisons of how charter schools compare to public schools and consider the impact of school choice on all students and the whole education system
Jeff Bryant

Why We Need to Worry about Wilbur

America’s next secretary of commerce may be a private equity kingpin who owes his ample fortune to a career of manipulating the misfortune of America’s workers.

This Doesn’t Sound Like Our Voice

Donald Trump said he'd speak for the people, but in the days since he's become president-elect, it’s billionaires and bigots who are getting heard. Now it's time for us to use our voice and stand up for each other.

Donald Trump’s Victory is Not the Last Word

The economic and human crisis of what is happening across America is real. It makes sense that people are scared, angry and desperate for change. The work in front of us is mammoth – and we are committed.
LeeAnn Hall and George Goehl

Take Heart On Election Day: The Kids Are Alright

The young people we met during our #BestOfUs2016 tour, working hard to encourage others to vote and stay politically engaged in a sometimes thankless environment, represent a bright spot in an often bleak election cycle.

In This Hate-Filled Election, There’s Always Love

We're using the days before our wedding to do an extreme road trip – five states in five days – to uncover the love story that we believe is the future of American democracy.
George Goehl and Ai-jen Poo

Why Is This Election So Close?

Clinton’s problem—both in the Democratic primaries and in the general election—is that she is inescapably part of a political establishment that has failed Americans badly.
Robert Borosage

Wingnut Week In Review: Donald Trump Dives Into The Gutter

Writer Maya Angelou once offered this sage advice: "If someone shows you who they really are, believe them." With his latest misogynistic attack on Alicia Machado, Donald Trump dives into the gutter to show us once again who he really is.
Terrance Heath

Clinton Is The Clear Choice On Race And Criminal Justice Reform

Little Zianna Oliphant, speaking through her tears at a city council meeting in Charlotte, said more about what’s really happening with policing in black communities than Donald Trump did in 90 minutes at Monday nights debate.
Terrance Heath

In the First Debate, The People’s Issues Came Second

The debate was largely a clash of personalities, rather than a clash of visions for the nation’s future. In her zeal to defeat her opponent, which she clearly did, Hillary Clinton didn’t do enough to inspire and motivate her base.
Richard Eskow

Nothing Left But The Dog Whistle

The provincial anger, stoked for so long by the Republican Party, has finally boiled over. Donald Trump is telling those folks what they’ve been wanting to hear, exactly the way they’ve been wanting to hear it for a very long time.
Digby

Trump Promises Nationwide Stop-And-Frisk Policing

Leave it to Donald Trump to stand in black church, before a somehow still overwhelmingly white audience, and promise to implement New York City’s racist, unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policing nationwide.
Terrance Heath
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