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.
It gives me no joy to say this, but you’ve been conned. Trump hasn’t come up with a single concrete proposal to create jobs.
Reagan and both Bushes cut taxes for the rich and their corporations, promising that the "benefits" would "trickle down' to the rest of us. So did Kansas and Puerto Rico. How'd that work out for them -- and us?
Treasury Secretary nominee Steve Mnuchin is having his hearing today in the United States Senate. Will you make a quick call to your senators to oppose his candidacy?
It's not surprising someone who has never been a teacher, never run a school, never served as a public official official overseeing education, and never been engaged in scholarly work on education is not well versed in education policy.
The next health secretary shouldn’t have a record of benefiting from prescription drug profiteering. Profiteering shouldn’t be at the heart of our health care system — we need less corporate control of our health care, not more.
People's Action has launched a petition to block the nomination of Tom Price as Health and Human Services secretary, after hearing from hundreds of people who would be harmed by the health care law repeal Price favors.
To preserve a vital American manufacturing capability -- aluminum smelting -- against predatory conduct by a foreign power, the administration must speak loudly and carry a big aluminum bat.
Donald Trump is not only morally an illegitimate President, but actually an illegitimate President who would not have won, but for (1) voter suppression, (2) Comey’s letter, and (3) Russian intervention aimed at helping Trump.
It’s disappointing when Democrats offer implausible excuses for their votes, as Sen. Cory Booker and twelve other senators did. It’s downright outrageous when those same Democrats claim their votes were driven by drug safety concerns.
The leader of the British Labour Party has just outlined an ambitious set of proposals for shearing the incomes of the ultra rich down to more democratic proportions.
Trumpublicans are intent on manipulating the shock of Donald Trump's victory to roll back much of the New Deal and Great Society. It’s incumbent upon everyone who cares about democracy and the common good to fight back.
Trump's nominating Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education risks “reigniting the education wars,” says teachers union leader Randi Weingarten. Indeed, Democrats in Congress are showing an uncharacteristically unified front in opposing her
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