Nearly a month ago, Democrats ceded what little leverage they had by ending a short-lived shutdown and voting to reopen the government based on the flimsy promise of a DACA vote by Mitch McConnell. On Thursday, three bipartisan immigration bills were voted down in quick succession, making DACA recipients’ futures more…
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On Wednesday, 17 people—the vast majority of them children—were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL. The suspected gunman, Nikolas Cruz, was apprehended by police late Wednesday, leaving America to grapple with yet another horrific act of gun violence.
Later this month, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, the case that will almost surely result in the decimation of public sector union membership in America. It will be an unbridled catastrophe for working people. Which makes it all the propaganda being distributed about the case all the more…
Last week, Congress passed a two-year budget deal to avoid the world’s tiniest shutdown. In it, Democrats got some non-defense spending increases while Republicans got a massive increase in military spending. And, right on cue, House Speaker Paul Ryan’s reaction to this was Paul Ryan’s same reaction to literally…
A group of conservative Republican senators will ask the chamber on Monday to debate a new immigration bill that checks all of Donald Trump’s far-right boxes, including the elimination of the diversity lottery, an end to “chain migration,” and a whopping $25 billion over 10 years for border security measures.
President Donald Trump has cursed Rep. Lou Barletta in his bid for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary by tweeting out praise for the congressman, who made a name for himself as a small–city mayor who implemented harsh anti–immigrant policies that courts later struck down.
It’s pretty hard to spin the reality that the Trump administration has knowingly staffed white, male aggressors who have been accused of all kinds of abuse toward women throughout their lives, including the president himself.
In late January, the Democrats prepared themselves to get played on saving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by consenting to reopen the government based on assurances that Republicans would act in good faith and bring a deal to the floor. On Friday, they got played.
In the past week, the U.S. stock market has seen its two biggest one-day drops in history. The market is down more than 10% from its recent high point, entering “correction” territory. This is good.
The federal government will shut down for the second time in a whopping two weeks tonight, at least briefly, thanks to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who so belligerently pushed for an amendment to introduce budget caps that he held court on the Senate floor for over seven hours on Thursday in protest of the bipartisan…
The best minds of Washington’s military-industrial complex sprang into action on Wednesday after Donald Trump expressed his apparently earnest desire to have a massive military parade through the streets of Washington, DC.
Senate leaders from both parties have reportedly begun circling around a final budget deal that would see the federal government funded for the coming two years, averting a shutdown that was set to begin on Thursday.
Apart from the task of deciding how things should be done morally, there is the more mundane but equally important task of accurately describing how things are done. In American politics, our failure at morality is complete. Our failure to describe this failure makes everything worse.
The final curtain just never seems to drop on the tragicomedy that is Carter Page’s public life.
President Donald Trump can’t actually come out and say he’s trying to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the Russia investigation, but his lackeys are always happy to step in.
House Speaker Paul Ryan is such a smug little weasel that he might have been trolling when he tweeted out praise for the $1.5 trillion GOP corporate tax scam by citing a Pennsylvania high school secretary who received a whopping $1.50 a week raise.