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How California Hopes to Undo Trump

This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  S pasms of fear often shake California, a state prey to earthquakes, fires, and floods. One such spasm—a manmade one—is shaking the state...Show More Summary

By Blocking Medicaid, Brownback Shows There is No Limit to His Trickle-Down Folly

(Thad Allton/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, right, along with Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer participates in a humanitarian award ceremony Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the statehouse in Topeka, Kansas. K ansas Governor Sam Brownback can’t seem to take a hint. Show More Summary

Uppity Women Vex Trump Administration Efforts to Quiet Russia Scandal

AP Photo/J. David Ake, File Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington.  W hen then-National Security Adviser Mike Flynn was found to have had a discussion withShow More Summary

Maryland Showdown on Testing, Charters, and the Direction of Public Schools

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Maryland Governor Larry Hogan delivers his annual State of the State address to a joint session of the legislature in Annapolis, Wednesday, February 1, 2017.  P oliticians and policy experts have long debated how and whether to hold schools accountable for what students learn. Show More Summary

From Pink Collars to Pink Hats: Working-Class Feminism and the Resistance

(Photo: Sipa USA via AP/Erik McGregor) Women and allies march in New York City on March 8, 2017, as part of the International Women's Strike on on International Women's Day. T ightly gripping a “Firefighters for Women’s Rights and Equality”...Show More Summary

How to Marginalize the Tea Party

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite House Freedom Caucus Chairman Representative Mark Meadows rushes to a caucus in the basement of the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017, before House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he is abruptly...Show More Summary

The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices

This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  R ob Frankil of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, followed his father into the family business after college. “My entire life,” he said, “I’ve...Show More Summary

Trump Eviscerates Federal Contracting Rules

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Workers watch a christening ceremony at Bath Iron Works from the bow of the future USS Michael Monsoor in Bath, Maine. R epublicans may not be adept at health-care legislation, but they are proving themselves immensely skilled at dismantling labor protections. Show More Summary

Anti-Trump Suburbanites Force New Jersey Republican to Think Again on Health-Care Bill

(Photo: AP/Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen T here’s no story that better illustrates the power of the growing anti-Trump grassroots resistance movement than Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen’s about-face on the president’s health-care bill. Show More Summary

Will Suburban Activism Pave the Democratic Path to the House?

This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  O n an unseasonably warm Friday evening in late February, more than 100 residents of Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District filled the gymnasium of a community center in Sterling, one of the sprawling towns of Loudon County in the exurbs of Washington. Show More Summary

10 Lessons From the Republican Health-Care Debacle

Rex Features via AP Images The hands of President Donald J. Trump while attending a meeting on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.  A t the end of last week, the legislative Hindenburg that was the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act met its end in a blazing inferno of failure and recrimination. Show More Summary

A True Republican Health-Care Unraveling

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik House Speaker Paul Ryan pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 24, 2017.  The following article, which appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect under the title...Show More Summary

The Perils of P3s

AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File T he next big thing in America infrastructure investment is public-private partnerships. Although private companies have long played a key role in designing and constructing public projects, federal and state...Show More Summary

The Cosmological and Temporal Implications of the GOP Tax Cut in the AHCA

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik House Speaker Paul Ryan calls on a member of the media during a news conference following a GOP party conference at the Capitol.  W e fail to appreciate the depth of thought that has gone into House Speaker Paul...Show More Summary

The Media Bias Against a Decent Minimum Wage

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File Seattle became the first major American city to vote in favor of a $15 minimum wage in 2014. Here students and other supporters demonstrate in favor of a higher minimum wage at the University of Washington,...Show More Summary

The Next Progressive Health Agenda

  Erik McGregor/Sipa via AP Images Health-care justice advocates and other grassroots groups gather outside Trump Tower to protest against President Trump's pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act.  This is the second part of a two-part article. Show More Summary

Mick Mulvaney: Trickle Downer of the Week

(AP/Andrew Harnik) Budget Director Mick Mulvaney speaks about President Donald Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year during a daily press briefing at the White House.  E veryone knew that Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, is a Tea Party darling and notorious budget deficit hawk. Show More Summary

Congress Must Act: Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy

Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA via AP Images Paul Manafort, former senior aid to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, attends an event on foreign policy in Washington.  I f the United States Congress were doing its job, right now...Show More Summary

The Hour of the Attorneys General

This article will appear in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. O n a Tuesday night in early February, not three weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration, three federal judges in San Francisco heard arguments about whether to halt his first major policy undertaking. Show More Summary

The Republican Health-Care Unraveling

Michael Reynolds/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy discuss the House Republican's new health-care plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.  This is the first part of a two-part article. Show More Summary

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