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Who Runs The Department Of Homeland Security? Thanks To The Trump Administration, It’s Unclear.
The Trump administration has used legally questionable loopholes to appoint acting leaders of DHS, skirting the Senate nomination process at an unprecedented level.
Why The Koreas Won’t Achieve Peace As Long As Kim Jong Un Is In Power
The North Korean leader is more worldly than his father and has indicated he wants to modernize his country, but Kim Jong Un is ultimately a dictator unwilling to jeopardize his family dynasty.
The Impeachable Offense That Democrats Should Stop Ignoring
A constitutional violation worthy of an impeachment probe has been sitting under Democrats’ noses since Trump took office — his efforts to undermine Obamacare.
NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2018 -- A voter walks to the booth to fill in her ballot at a polling station in Staten Island of New York Nov. 6, 2018. The U.S. Republican Party on Tuesday managed to maintain a Senate majority in the midterm elections, while the Democrats wrestled the House majority from the Republicans, according to projections of multiple news outlets. (Xinhua/Han Fang)
Voting Rights Must Be A Priority In 2020 Race
Reformers have made strides at the state level, but to reverse voter suppression tactics employed by Republicans nationwide, Democrats must enact federal reform if they win office.
How We Ended Up With The Myth Of The Evil Labor Union
Much of antipathy toward labor unions in the U.S. can be traced to an economic myth: the "wage-price spiral."
JACKSONVILLE, OREGON - JUNE 19, 2019: A young woman uses her smartphone as she sits outside a coffee shop in Jacksonville, Oregon. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
We Need A Truth-In-Advertising Commission — For Voters
False and misleading information threatens the integrity of our elections. We must get serious about stopping it.
How Hate Groups Abuse The Tax Code To Fund Their Activities
The IRS should take action to revoke nonprofit status from the hate groups that use the designation to avoid paying taxes.
on October 22, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Politics In America Has Changed And We Need A New Way To Talk About It
It's time to rethink how we view the U.S. political spectrum.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18:  U.S. President Donald Trump (R) speaks to members of the media as Vice President Mike Pence listens (L) during a lunch with service members at the Roosevelt Room of the White House July 18, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump took questions from the press and discussed on health care.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
If Trump Is Impeached, Pence Should Go Too
Pence has distanced himself from Trump’s Ukraine pressure campaign, but it seems quite likely that the Vice President was involved in the effort.
This Court Case Could Bring Chaos To The Electoral College
A federal court recently ruled that electors can vote for whoever they please, as opposed to the candidate chosen by the state's voters.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 14, 2018:  The Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and Visitor Center is housed in an historic building at The Presidio of San Francisco, on the waterfront near the Golden Gate Bridge. The Presidio is a former military post in San Francisco, California, now managed by The National Park Service. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
This California Highway Boondoggle Shows Why We Need More Infrastructure Funding
Public-private partnerships are a poor replacement for robust federal investment in infrastructure.
Now That The Impeachment Probe Is Official, House Dems Must Ramp Up Other Oversight
House Democrats' oversight of President Trump has not been vigorous enough, and now is their opportunity to hold the entire administration accountable.
The FEC Is Paralyzed. It Couldn’t Come At A Worse Time.
The author is going before Congress in an attempt to unbreak the Federal Elections Commission.
We Studied Who’s Most Susceptible To Racial Dog Whistles. It’s Not Who You’d Expect.
New research on the impact of racial dog whistling on Americans offers more insight on Obama-Trump swing voters.
Climate Change Is Already Hurting Our National Parks
National parks are seeing faster rates of warming than the rest of the country, serving as a dire warning of climate change’s impacts.
Red State Opposition To Climate Action May Not Remain Entrenched Forever
Data shows that many Red states will be hit the hardest economically by climate change, suggesting those regions could shift their attitude on climate action sooner than we think.
WILMINGTON, CA  MAY 24, 2007 -- General scene setter images of the Tesoro refinery taken in May 2007, when is was taken over from Shell Oil.  Views include crude oil storage tanks, piping, crude oil heaters that prepare the oil for refining.  (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times)
Fossil Fuel Companies Roll Out A New Era Of Spin
Climate Denialists Aren’t The Only Voice In The GOP — They’re Just The Loudest
Research shows that many Republican voters do support policies to curb climate change. Now we must convince GOP legislators to listen to those voices.
The World Should Ignore Trump On Climate. Will It?
President Trump's commitment to undoing Obama's climate legacy is making it harder for the rest of the world to take action.
Catastrophic Storms Like Dorian Are Becoming More Likely Thanks To Climate Change
The science is in — climate change has ushered in stronger storms that wreak unprecedented devastation, showing why we need to act now.
The Outlook For Fair Maps In 2021 Is Better Than You Think
Thanks to determined activism in key states, the next round of redistricting is shaping up to be a lot fairer than the last one.
Hurricanes Hit Just Before Election Season — Why Aren’t We More Prepared?
How The Student Finance Complex Took Over Middle Class Life
Middle-class families must now make their way through a thicket of financial policies and programs that link government, banks, and universities together.
Lawmakers Must Empower Unions To Combat Growing Inequality In US
Working people have been thwarted in their efforts to bargain for better wages by attacks on unions.
How Algorithms Amplify Our Own Biases And Shape What We See Online
Though some may claim otherwise, algorithms alone don’t control what we see.
The Irony Of Conservative Christians’ Opposition To Immigration
on September 4, 2014 in New York City.
How The Labor Movement’s Decline Could Be Reversed
Today's political realities have stacked the deck against American workers.
No Knight On A White Horse
House Democrats have spent the last two years waiting for someone else to solve the Trump conundrum. It is now up to them, and to them alone.
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