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A New Farm Worker Union Is Born

B ob's Burgers and Brew, a hamburger joint at the Cook Road freeway exit on Interstate 5, about two hours north of Seattle, doesn’t look like a place where Pacific Northwest farm workers can change their lives, much less make some history. Show More Summary

Republicans Resort to the Same Strategy They Always Use on Health Care: Lying

  Cheriss May/Sipa via AP Images Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks at President Trump's press conference with members of the GOP, on the passage of legislation to roll back the Affordable Care Act, in the Rose...Show More Summary

Settlements: The Real Story

This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  L et’s go back 50 years, to mid-July 1967: A jeep arrives at an abandoned Syrian army base in the Golan Heights. A man jumps out. He’s 24, a shepherd from a determinedly secular, left-wing kibbutz in the Galilee. Show More Summary

Wage Theft and Shoplifting: Same Cost, Different Deterrents

(Photo: Shutterstock) E ach year, shoplifters steal roughly $14.7 billion worth of goods from stores. (So says the Retail Theft Barometer.) Each year, employers steal roughly $15 billion from their workers by paying them less than the...Show More Summary

The Mysterious Case of the Ex-Prime Minister's Memoir

Debbie Hill/Pool File Photo via AP Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leaves the Israeli Supreme Court in 2015.  I t's a textbook mystery. I'd enjoy watching it as a film. I enjoy watching it less as fact, not fiction, when it...Show More Summary

The False Promise of Trump’s Rural Infrastructure Investment

AP Photo/Susan Walsh A supporter listens as President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.   “ We will rebuild rural America,” President Donald Trump told an adoring audience at the Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, a few days ago. Show More Summary

Senate Health-Care Bill: Tax Cuts for Rich, Skimpy Coverage for Everyone Else

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, followed by Majority Whip John Cornyn, leaves a Republican meeting on health care on Capitol Hill. I n the wake of House Republicans’ May passage of the American Health...Show More Summary

Virginia’s Power Broker

(AP Photo/Steve Helber) Judy Hinch of Chesapeake, Virginia, joins a protest again the construction of a natural gas pipeline through rural Virginia on May 6, 2015. F or decades, Dominion Energy has been one of the key generators of both electric and political power in Virginia. Show More Summary

Keeping Russia Out of the Voting Booth

(AP Photo/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) A woman with her daughter votes in North Las Vegas on November 8, 2016. O f all the disturbing questions raised by Russia’s interference in last year’s election, the most alarming may be how a foreign...Show More Summary

Paul 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' Ryan Should Heed Brownback’s Trickle-Down Failures

(AP/Carolyn Kaster) House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) 2017 Manufacturing Summit in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. A fter passing a bill that will gut the American health...Show More Summary

Place Matters

This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  D onald Trump’s election may have stunned us all, but it shouldn’t have. There were plenty of signals that regions of the country on whose support Democrats had long counted were in economic collapse. Show More Summary

Health Care, Taxes, and Everything Else: Secrecy in the Service of Trump’s Plunder

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks after a closed-door session at the Capitol on June 20, 2017. He is joined by Republican Senators John Barrasso, John Thune, and Majority Whip John Cornyn. I...Show More Summary

Supreme Court Has Historic Chance to End Extreme Gerrymandering

(AP Photo/Eric Gay) Texas State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa looks at maps prior to a redistricting committee hearing in Austin on May 30, 2013. A mericans are fed up with gerrymandering. The most recent Harris poll shows that 74 percent...Show More Summary

Why the White Worker Theme Is Harmful

This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  “After all, if every economic issue is framed as a struggle between a hard-working white middle class and undeserving minorities, thenShow More Summary

What Will It Take to Dump Trump?

AP Photo/Susan Walsh President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House.  This article originally appeared at The American Prospect. Subscribe here. T he general assumption in Washington has been that only...Show More Summary

In Supreme Court Case, Trump Sides with the Forgotten Corporation

Flickr S o much for Trump’s forgotten man. It’s the poor and forgotten corporation he’s truly worried about. President Trump’s Justice Department has switched sides in a major labor law case headed to the Supreme Court, announcing that...Show More Summary

Medicaid Is the Future of American Health Insurance -- If It Can Survive the Next Two Weeks

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Participants hold signs during the Senate Democrats' rally against Medicaid cuts in front of the U.S. Capitol.  W hile liberals often say that their ultimate goal in health care is "Medicare forShow More Summary

Trump Tweets, States Churn

AP Photo/Steven Senne Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker takes questions from members of the media during a news conference at the Statehouse in Boston.  L ast month, the Pew Charitable Trusts released its “Rainy Day Funds and State Credit Ratings” report, which explored how state policymakers can avoid damaging credit rating downgrades. Show More Summary

In New York City, Fast-Food Workers May Soon Have a Permanent Voice

15 Now Fight for 15 activists protest in Manhattan.  T hanks to one of a handful new labor laws passed by the New York City Council and signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio late last month, the roughly 65,000 fast-food workers employed across...Show More Summary

The Virginia Shooting Isn't About Bernie. It’s About the Right’s Embrace of Guns.

AP Photo/Cliff Owen An SUV with a bullet hole in the windshield and a flat tire sits in the parking lot following a shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 2017.    S oon after James Hodgkinson brought an AR-15 assault rifle toShow More Summary

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