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.
Trump’s fake economic populism is laying the groundwork for greater corporate control over our lives and replacing the war on poverty with a war on the poor. We must keep up the pressure.
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.
Donald Trump's supporters didn't vote to make the richest richer, but the Republican Congress is about to with a plan to abolish the estate tax and allow tax loopholes to continue.
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?
On January 13, the congressman representing my friend Paola voted to take away her health care. Paola is diabetic. Rep. Newhouse’s vote to take away her health care is a vote to take years off her life.
At her confirmation hearing for US secretary of education, Betsy DeVos claimed to support accountability. But there's ample evidence–based on her record in Michigan and on how charters operate in general–there's no reason to believe her
Though TPP was killed by a long progressive fight that resulted in it not having the votes to pass Congress, of course, he took credit for killing it himself. So now that that’s over, how should our country trade with the world?
When the history of Donald Trump's administration is written, people may point to the appointment of a Koch Brothers' operative to a little-known White House position as a turning point in Trump's evolution.
Trump's plan calls for a reduction of $10.5 trillion in spending over the next decade. Except he calls for an increase in military spending meaning that domestic programs would have to take even bigger cuts in order to reach the total.
Wow. Huge, huge crowds, even the little places, even in the "heartland." Some say it was the biggest demonstration in US history. The Tea Party had all that Koch money pushing media coverage. We the People have democracy.
Nationwide "Stop the #Swamp Cabinet" protests take place on the first of a series of "Rise Up Tuesdays" designed to present ongoing resistance to the Trump administration.
]At the annual World Economic Forum, dancing Cossacks and mixologists give the private jet-set the inner strength to endure the preachy naggers.
Donald Trump’s inaugural address stunned Washington elites. Yet it deserves attention for it reveals how Trump’s right-wing populism distorts America’s populist tradition.
Now comes the hard part—transforming the extraordinary energy of the Womens March into an organized movement that can show up not just on one day, but day after day, and achieve real political power.
In his inaugural address President Trump said that "the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world." Trump's "Strategic and Policy Forum" is doing just that.
Brock is not a man of the left. His institutions are not grounded in the populist-progressive movement. He’s an agent of the Democratic establishment, funded significantly by its biggest donors.
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