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.
Before we accept the coming destruction of our government as "normal" or "just politics," here is something to think about. Our government is supposed to work for us, We the People, for our benefit, to make our lives better.
Outgoing Louisiana Republican Congressman Charles Boustany is being talked about as a contender for becoming Donald Trump's US Trade Representative (USTR).
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.
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.
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
But considering Trump said he wants to "drain the swamp," you might be surprised he picked someone who literally built the swamp. Scott Pruitt is a pioneer in turning government over to corporate special interests.
The incoming HUD Secretary doesn't like President Barack Obama's plan to enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act, even though he knows housing segregation is a problem and doesn't have any better ideas to offer.
Trump was always a Trojan horse for the 0.01 percent. And now he's forming a government of, by, and for the very elites he campaigned against. The ruthless few are in charge now.
Only in America, new stats show, could packing an incoming administration with gazillionaires be so easy.
Education policy led by Trump and DeVos will differ from the previous administration, but what's staying the same is how wealthy people will influence it. This matters a lot because the education debate is mostly about who controls it
Tom Price's widely publicized desire to gut Medicare is only part of the problem. From tax cuts to surgeons’ income, he has repeatedly fought for the wealthy and privileged at the expense of ordinary Americans.
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.
People's Action and other groups call for "uncompromising opposition" to Trump's attorney general pick. “Our question for members of the United States Senate is simple: do they support racism, or do they not?"
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.