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Trump: The Bull in the China (Policy) Shop

AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump speaks at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference T rump is right to attack the foreign subsidy of steel and aluminum exports that threaten to wipe out what’s left of domestic industry. Show More Summary

One-Time Bonuses, Full-Time Con: Trump’s Tax Cuts Deliver Worker Layoffs

AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File Walmart employee Kenneth White scans items at a store in North Bergen, New Jersey. Y ou don’t need to follow the president’s Twitter feed to read glowing accounts of the massive tax cuts he championed through Congress late last year. Show More Summary

How to Reverse the Trump-Era Brain Drain

Kristoffer Tripplaar/Sipa via AP Images Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington E very day brings new stories of America’s civil service exodus. By last count, the Environmental Protection Agency was down 508 employees since...Show More Summary

How Donald Trump Broke Conservatism

(Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images) President Trump shows the audience how he hides his bald spot at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2018. D onald Trump has conservatives in a dither. He’sShow More Summary

The Nativist Didn't Return. He Was Waiting Here All Along

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump, seen through reflection, speaks in the East Room of the White House T he children are no older than seven. They're standing in a schoolyard, hands on their hearts. The picture is black and...Show More Summary

From Here to Brexiternity: The Crisis in British Politics

Press Association via AP Images Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the House of Commons regarding the government's Brexit strategy B ritish politics in early March has been a tale of four prime ministers—two former ones, the present holder of the office, and one who would like to take over. Show More Summary

There Are Echoes of the Fugitive Slave Act in Today’s Immigration Debate

Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File Foreign nationals are arrested during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Los Angeles This article originally appeared at The Los Angeles Times. Show More Summary

Is the GOP Careening Toward Disaster in November?

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic Vice President Mike Pence, right, stands with State Representative Rick Saccone after a fundraising event ahead of next week's special election for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district S ometimes I try to...Show More Summary

An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century

E conomic mobility has drastically declined since the 1940s. Unemployment and underemployment are persistent problems, especially for stigmatized groups who are subject to discriminatory exclusion from employment opportunities. In today’s...Show More Summary

Democratic Senators Denounce Federal Indifference Toward Puerto Rico

(Andre Kang/AP Photos) Senator Bernie Sanders visits San Juan, accompanied by Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, on October 27, 2017.(GDA via AP Images) D espite being granted U.S. citizenship by President Woodrow Wilson more than a century ago,...Show More Summary

The Little Agency That Could Have Tamed the Military-Industrial Complex

(Larry MacDougal via AP) Ground crew work on two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets belonging to the U.S. Air Force, at Abbotsford, British Columbia, in August 2017. T o win World War II, the United States turned its economy into a war machine; then the Cold War encouraged the military-industrial complex to dig in for the long haul. Show More Summary

Donald Trump Is No Friend of a Better NAFTA

  AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File The national flags of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico are seen at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington.  This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe...Show More Summary

Trump’s Tax Cuts Incentivized Corporate Offshoring. These Dems Want to Reverse That.

(Photo: AP/Alex Brandon) Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September 2017. rickle-downers.jpg E ver since President Trump and the GOP enacted their gargantuan tax cut, Democrats have...Show More Summary

Recalling Pete Seeger’s Controversial Performance on the Smothers Brothers Show 50 Years Ago

Josef Schwarz/Creative Commons Pete Seeger performing in 1986 F ifty years ago this week, folk singer Pete Seeger performed the controversial anti-war song “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour show on CBS television. Show More Summary

Putin’s Acts of War and America’s Muddled Response

AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File Voters fill out forms as they prepare to vote at a polling station in Brooklyn, New York, on Election Day 2016 W hen Vladimir Putin decided to use front organizations to leak confidential emails fromShow More Summary

The Radical Roots of Janus

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via AP Images Hilary O. Shelton, director of the NAACP's Washington bureau, appears outside the Supreme Court in support of unions as the Court hears arguments in Janus v. AFSCME. A s the Supreme Court heard the pivotal union case, Janus v. Show More Summary

Another Tragedy, Another Scapegoat

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump walks off after delivering a statement on the Parkland school shooting on February 15, 2018, at the White House. I n the wake of the Florida shooting, a growing number of elected officials,...Show More Summary

Who's Behind the Janus Lawsuit?

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Protesters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court on January 11, 2016, as the court heard arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. T oday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in Janus v. Show More Summary

Is the NRA Finally on the Defensive?

AP Photo/Susan Walsh National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre testifies on Capitol Hill  S peaking to the activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, President Trump interrupted his freeform stream of consciousness performance to take a quick poll of the audience. Show More Summary

‘Liberal’ Campuses, Conservative Media, and the First Amendment

Jannis Tobias Werner/Shutterstock L ast summer, a Gallup poll found that 67 percent of Republicans have only “some” or “very little” confidence in colleges and universities. Their chief complaint: Institutions of higher education are...Show More Summary

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