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On Monuments and Minimum Wages

(Photo: AP/Steve Helber) The statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. A t 9 p.m. last Tuesday night, city workers began to enclose in plywood the Confederate monument that sits in Birmingham’s Linn Park. Show More Summary

Gift Horse or Trojan Horse?

AP Photo/Nati Harnik Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, right, and Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder, sit together during an interview with the Fox Business Network.  The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Ageby David CallahanKnopf This article appears in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Show More Summary

In Trump Country, Trump Supporters Support Trump

(AP Photo/Mel Evans) Trump supporters wave flags near Trump National golf course on July 15, 2017, in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump was attending the Women's U.S. Open tournament. T his weekend, The New York Times published the...Show More Summary

Taking Bannon’s Economic Nationalism Seriously

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Steve Bannon at the White House on June 1, 2017 I t’s an out-of-body experience when the reporter becomes the story. That’s what happened to me last week when Stephen Bannon chose me to telephone—for a friend-seeking...Show More Summary

Trump Sets His Sights on Phoenix

Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on October 4, 2016. I f Donald Trump’s schedule holds, the latest chapter in the detestable saga of his presidency opens next week in Phoenix, where Trump is set to speak at a rally of his faithful, deranged followers. Show More Summary

Paying for Trump’s Tax Cuts Would Devastate the Poor

In this Jan. 28, 2016 photo, Joe Heflin, left, of Jefferson City, waits with others for his turn to receive free groceries from the Samaritan Center food pantry in Jefferson City, Mo. Heflin, 33, also receives federally funded food stamp...Show More Summary

Toppled! Ridding Durham of Its Racist Monument

(Virginia Bridges/The Herald-Sun via AP) A toppled and crumpled Confederate statue lies on the ground in Durham, North Carolina, on August 14, 2017. Jillian Johnson was out of town Monday night, as a group of young activists were yanking the Confederate soldier statue off its granite pedestal in downtown Durham, North Carolina. Show More Summary

A Post-Charlottesville To-Do List for Anti-Trumpers

Andrew Shurtleff /The Daily Progress via AP People participate in a candlelight vigil at the University of Virginia Wednesday night, August 16, 2017, in Charlottesville.  I n the wake of the Charlottesville murder, the resistible re-emergence...Show More Summary

Democrats’ ‘Better Deal’ on Trade Is Better Than What We Have Now

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaks on Capitol Hill on August 2, 2017, to unveil "A Better Deal on Trade and Jobs." Accompanying him are Senators Bob Casey and Debbie Stabenow. I n an effort toShow More Summary

The Trump-Sessions Leak Crackdown

AP Andrew Harnik Attorney General Jeff Sessions, accompanied by National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director William Evanina and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, speaks during a news conference at the Justice...Show More Summary

Steve Bannon, Unrepentant

(Rex Features via AP Images) Steve Bannon on the phone, December 9, 2016 Y ou might think from recent press accounts that Steve Bannon is on the ropes and therefore behaving prudently. In the aftermath of events in Charlottesville, he is widely blamed for his boss’s continuing indulgence of white supremacists. Show More Summary

White Supremacists Stand by Trump, and He Returns the Favor

(Photo: Adele M. Stan) White men dressed to emulate the golfing attire of President Trump march in Charlottesville, Virginia, carrying Confederate flags and the flag of a neo-Nazi group. Some wore campaign hats. T he current president...Show More Summary

The Guns of August 'Locked and Loaded'

(Balkis Press/Sipa USA via AP Images) An undated photo from North Korean News Agency released August 2017 shows Kim Jon Un visiting a Korean People's Army unit in an undisclosed location in North Korea. V iolent rhetoric doesn’t always bring violence itself, but Donald Trump’s presidency is putting that relationship to the test. Show More Summary

The Long Arc of Protest

AP Photo/John Minchillo Occupy Wall Street protestors regroup in Battery Park after a morning of marches through the Financial District.  Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protestby Zeynep TufekciYale University...Show More Summary

Trump, Walker, and the Foxconn Con

(Photo: Chris Kelopnis via AP Images) Governor Scott Walker (Republican of Wisconsin) makes remarks during the announcement of the creation of a Foxconn Factory to be built in Wisconsin to build LCD flat screen monitors at The WhiteShow More Summary

The 53rd Republican Senator?

AP Photo/Seth Wenig New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during a news conference in Trenton.  I f Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democratic senator who is set to go on trial for bribery and conspiracy next month, resigns or is expelled from office after August 31, the state’s governor, Republican Chris Christie, could appoint his successor. Show More Summary

U.S. vs. North Korea: The Winner? China

  Fred Dufour/Pool Photo via AP China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.  This article originally appeared at The Huffington Post. Subscribe here. I keep thinking of the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Show More Summary

Conditions Worsen for ICE Detainees Following Hunger Strike

(Capital & Main) Omar Rivera Martinez during an interview at Adelanto Detention Facility Capital & Main is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing...Show More Summary

Trump’s Racist Silence

(Rex Features via AP) Demonstrators rally in solidarity with Charlottesville in Denver, Colorado, on August 13, 2017. I n a quick-reaction mini-op-ed on The Washington Post’s website, conservative columnist Hugh Hewitt opined about the...Show More Summary

The 'Many Sides' of Trump's Moral Rot

  AP Photo/Evan Vucci President Donald Trump leaves after speaking to reporters at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.  L ike all politicians, presidents spend a good deal of their time talking. Most of what they sayShow More Summary

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