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Magic Corporate Tax Cuts and Other Fables

AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File Council of Economic Advisors Chair Kevin Hassett rickle-downers_35.jpg O ne of the biggest obstacles standing between Donald Trump and his plan to drastically cut corporate taxes is the opinion of the American public. Show More Summary

Bannon’s Revolution Is About Power -- and Money

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks with Fox News host Sean Hannity L ike sharks sensing blood in the water, conservative political operatives have set out to cash in on the mounting anger among...Show More Summary

Weakening Medicaid From Within

AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, has encouraged states to seek waivers that would undermine Medicaid's role as a safety net.  This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Show More Summary

A Baker’s Toxic Recipe for Discrimination

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips decorates a cake inside his store, in Lakewood, Colorado T he new Supreme Court term has led to a raft of commentary suggesting that the marquee case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Show More Summary

National Police Union Mum on Brutality Concerns

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Attorney General Jeff Sessions is applauded by FOP National President Chuck Canterbury, center, at the group's convention on August 28, 2017. I n 1968, Chicago police officers beat demonstrators, journalists,...Show More Summary

The Allure of the Far Right Demands Immediate Action

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Steve Bannon speaks at a campaign rally on October 17, 2017, for Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward, who is running against incumbent Republican Senator Jeff Flake in the 2018 primary. I t is always tempting...Show More Summary

Desegregated, Differently

This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  H artford, Connecticut, is struggling. Teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, the state’s tiny capital wrestles with many of the same economic challenges as other predominantly poor post-industrial cities along the East Coast. Show More Summary

Both Red and Blue States Rely on Prison Labor

(Photo: AP/Jae C. Hong) Inmate firefighters cut down trees along the Highway 29 as wildfires continue to burn Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, near Calistoga, California.  E arlier this month, Steve Prator, who heads the sheriff’s office inShow More Summary

What If Trump Wins on Obamacare and Taxes?

AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump makes a statement in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.  U ntil lately, Democrats have been comforting themselves over Trump’s nearly unbroken string of legislative losses. Despite...Show More Summary

How to Wipe Out Puerto Rico’s Debt

(Rex Features via AP Images) Activists rally at Trump Tower in New York on October 3, 2017. An earlier version of this article ran at CounterPunch. D uring his visit to hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump shocked the bond market when he told Geraldo Rivera of Fox News that he was going to wipe out the island’s bond debt. Show More Summary

Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, and the (Sometimes) Beneficial Politics of Reaction

Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File Producer Harvey Weinstein participates in the War and Peace panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, California.  L et's take a moment to thank Donald Trump for opening so many eyes—OK, so many men's eyes—to the reality of sexual harassment and assault that women continue to live with. Show More Summary

Not Britain’s Finest Hour

This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  I t is not often that a great, historic nation decides the game is over and relegates itself out of the top rank of economic and geopolitical players. Show More Summary

Three Minutes with Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards

(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) Cecile Richards on April 5, 2017 W ith President Trump and the Republican Party determined to bulldoze over decades of women’s health-care gains, reproductive-rights advocates like Cecile Richards, the...Show More Summary

Baby Money: Can Cash Allowances Help Young Brains Grow?

(Shutterstock) Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece.  E ver since the election of a Republican majority in Congress in 1994, the trend in assistance to the poor has been to reduce it. Show More Summary

Will Trump Really Give Us a Better NAFTA?

(Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) Mexico's Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villareal, Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chyrstia Freeland, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer meet during the finalShow More Summary

Team Trump’s Travel Travails

(AP Photo/John Locher) Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speaks at a news conference in Las Vegas on August 28, 2017. democracy_rules.jpg T he White House is struggling to contain a potentially explosive ethics scandal, and it has nothing...Show More Summary

How the Prison Phone Industry Further Isolates Prisoners

(Shutterstock) rickle-downers.jpg W hen inmates are able to speak to friends and family while incarcerated, it not only improves their lives, but also, studies have shown, reduces recidivism after they leave prison. But to fill in budget...Show More Summary

A Challenge to Feinstein?

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) California Senator Dianne Feinstein on July 12, 2017 H as Dianne Feinstein outlived her moment? The five-term Democratic senator from California, who is also, at 84, the Senate’s oldest member, provoked a flood of such speculation when she announced on Monday that she had decided to run yet again for re-election. Show More Summary

The GOP Is Now the White Nationalist Party, and That Isn’t Changing Anytime Soon

(AP Photo/Steve Helber) White nationalist demonstrators walk in Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017. A t several events at this year’s New Yorker Festival, a sense of wooziness predominated among audience members, who appeared to be grasping for a wisp of hope that the nightmare known as President Trump would soon be over. Show More Summary

Scott Pruitt’s Dirty War on Clean Water

(Sipa via AP Images) Scott Pruitt on June 2, 2017 T his week, the Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that will determine how far the federal government can go in safeguarding American waterways. At issue are challenges to the Clean...Show More Summary

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