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Let Us Now Praise A Coal Miner: Chuck Nelson Is An American Hero

Among the hundreds of coal miners I have interviewed over the years, retired coal miner Chuck Nelson has always been among the most fearless truth-tellers in the coal country of West Virginia. An indefatigable presence at hearings, meetings,...Show More Summary

John McCain Is Right: We Need An Independent Investigation Of Russian Interference

As revelations of Russian interference in our democracy continue to emerge, the need for a full and transparent investigation by an independent commission has never been more clear. Though the House and Senate Intelligence Committees have begun related inquiries, neither will fully investigate the activities of the Kremlin or its agents. Show More Summary

Incurious Donald: The Woeful Trump Presidency

President Donald Trump is incurious, ignorant, and ill-informed.  He hides this with rudeness, bluster, and lies.  As an anonymous German Foreign Ministry official said during Chancellor Merkel’s visit, Trump “uses rudeness to compensate...Show More Summary

Gorsuch Would Use 'Originalism' To Affirm Right-Wing Agenda

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch says he’s an “originalist.” The late Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch called “a lion of the law,” also championed originalism. Justice Clarence Thomas now stands alone on the high court as a self-proclaimed...Show More Summary

Gorsuch And Scalia -- A Nonpartisan Guide

"They are cut from the same cloth.” — Vice President Mike Pence Both supporters and opponents liken Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to Justice Antonin Scalia, so this guide uses Justice Scalia’s votes to explore the kinds of judicial decisions Gorsuch might make. Show More Summary

Memo To The Trump Resistance: You're Doing It All Wrong

Every couple of days, I get four emails that closely resemble each other. They are all from Democrats who were elected to Congress for the first time in November. Three defeated Republican incumbents, the fourth (who is the only oneShow More Summary

A Major Health Care Victory In Indian Country

Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote about how an American Indian tribe in Washington state defied a powerful special interest that was making it difficult for members of the tribe to get the dental care they needed. It was a big gamble, but it paid off. Show More Summary

Tell The Truth And Shame The Devil

There was so much smoke being blown in Washington on Wednesday you could probably see it from the International Space Station. And it all seemed to come from a single polluter: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Show More Summary

The Revolving Door Always Spins For Goldman Sachs — By Design

by Niv Sultan Each time President Donald Trump adds another Goldman Sachs alum to his administration, it’s tempting to bring up his campaign-trail rhetoric about the investment bank. After all, it seems as though Trump is trying to drain...Show More Summary

House Republicans Literally Have To Pass Their Own Health Care Bill To Find Out What’s In it

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on The American Health Care Act ? the Republican’s Obamacare repeal and replace bill ? tomorrow. Facing stringent opposition by both far-right and moderate Republicans, GOP leadership...Show More Summary

The AHCA’s Dangers For Foster Youth

By Marsha Levick, Deputy Director/Chief Counsel and Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director ? Juvenile Law Center Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the American Health Care Act. Child welfare advocates...Show More Summary

The Fierce Urgency Of Now: How $880 Billion In Cuts To Medicaid Could Hurt Us All

By Debra Whitman and Jean Accius If you have protection against future catastrophic out-of-pocket costs for basic life functions, consider yourself lucky. The vast majority of people in the United States don’t. Yet the reality is that...Show More Summary

Why Polls Seem To Struggle To Get It Right – On Elections And Everything Else

Daniel Alexander, Drake University I am a professor of mathematics, so my ears perk up when I hear someone say that polls seem inaccurate. The public understandably focuses on polling results and how much these results seem to vary. Take two presidential approval polls from March 21. Show More Summary

The One Question That All Democrats Should Have Asked Judge Gorsuch

[Senator Charles] Schumer said Republicans should slow down the proceedings, given that the F.B.I. has confirmed that the campaign of President Trump is under investigation for possible connections to Russian interference in the 2016 election... Show More Summary

State Department Snub To The Press Corps Is A Dangerous Precedent For Press Freedom

By Robert Mahoney, CPJ Deputy Executive Director For many countries a visit by the U.S. Secretary of State is still a big deal. And in those countries where the independent press is struggling or where journalists are jailed for their...Show More Summary

Reason And Justice Address Realities

It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns...Show More Summary

President Trump, Let's Make A Deal... To Save AmeriCorps

I believe that when Americans – especially young people – have meaningful opportunities to serve their community and country, everyone wins. Driven by this belief, I’ve spent the majority of my life working to create opportunities for such service. This month the White House released its 2018 budget blueprint. Show More Summary

Comey Rebuke Weakened Trump And Opened GOP Eyes

Why, exactly, is anyone surprised? FBI Director James Comey did as Congress asked on Monday when testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. He confirmed that neither the FBI nor the Department of Justice have any information...Show More Summary

Trump's First Two Months

You’ll have to forgive me for writing this so early, since the tradition is to give a new president 100 days before such an evaluation, but these are not normal times. It’s only been two months since Trump took office, but it certainly feels like a lot longer than that. Show More Summary

Do Not Delay: Implement Marijuana Legalization In California

On time and intact implementation of California’s Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, is critical to realizing the benefits of legalization and reducing the harms from decades of prohibition that have resulted in the mass...Show More Summary

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