Will the Senate Reject DeVos?

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.
Jeff Bryant

Dispatches from Week 2 of #ResistTrumpTuesdays

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.

Betsy DeVos May Want Quack Science Taught Instead of Real Thing

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.
Jeff Bryant

Trump Makes a Mockery of Black History Month

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.

Trump and Bannon’s ‘America First’

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.

As the Trump Train Derails, We Must Keep Up the Pressure

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.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Donald Trump’s $100-Million Men

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.

Trump’s First Test on Taxes

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.
Chuck Collins

Trump’s Orders on Immigrants Violate Our Values

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.
Mehrdad Azemun

Should Tom Price Go to Jail? Interview with Nancy Altman [video]

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.
Richard Eskow

New Reports Reveal The Big Charter School ‘Accountability’ Lie

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
Jeff Bryant

Trump Declares TPP Still Dead. So Now What?

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?

A Dramatic Restructuring of Government, Budget Cuts Ahead

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.
Mark Trahant

Trump’s Perverse Populism

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.
Robert Borosage

From March To Movement

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.
Miles Mogulescu

The Poisonous Politics of David Brock

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.
Robert Borosage

Does Betsy DeVos Care About Racial Equity? We Still Don’t Know.

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.
Jeff Bryant

Why This Price Is Wrong

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.
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