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For More Than A Century, Americans Fine-Tuned The Rules Of Democracy. Why Have We Stopped?
We forget that periodically throughout history, the U.S. has embraced dramatic reforms to how power works when it became clear the system wasn't working.
Trump Admin DPA Use Should Be More Systematic Than Ad Hoc Reachouts To Underwear Firms
The administration needs to rapidly assemble an interagency team outside of the White House with the right experience, drawing on HHS for its health expertise, FEMA and the Department of Defense for their contracting expertise in exigencies, and other relevant departments and agencies.
LOUISVILLE, KY-FEBRUARY 12: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wait the stage together at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center where Schumer was scheduled to speak February 12, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sen. Schumer spoke at the event as part of the Center's Distinguished Speaker Series, and Sen. McConnell introduced him. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Instead Of Bailing Out Corporations, Why Not Cancel Student Debt?
The $2 trillion bailout is a monstrous example of corporate welfare.
What Edgar Allan Poe’s Death And Voter Fraud Myths Have In Common
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: HHS Secretary Alex Azar, testifies during the House Ways and Committee hearing on the Health and Human Services FY2021 budget in Longworth Building on Thursday, February 27, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Billionaires Are An Existential Threat to Democracy
Billionaire candidates have become a feature of this year’s Democratic presidential contest. But should they exist at all?
on August 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
The Green New Deal Is Not The Least Bit Radical
Framing the Green New Deal as a radical scheme to remake the U.S. economy is becoming ridiculous.
The Democratic Party Talks About Race By Not Talking About Race
All of the candidates should be held accountable and all need to be asked meaningful questions regarding the individuals of color they have (or have not) represented or have supervised.
EL PASO, TX - JANUARY 29: Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg announces his new Latino policy “El Paso Adelante” (the path forward) at a campaign rally on January 29, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Cengiz Yar/Getty Images)
There’s No Resurgence In American Manufacturing. It’s A Myth.
Trump is touting a “blue-collar” boom. But U.S. manufacturing is in a recession.
Trump: An Aspiring Mob Boss Who Threatened Foes With ‘Friends in Jersey’
Mainers Care About Collins’ Impeachment Vote. But Her Reelection Is About More Than That
Maine has a long history of, and appreciation for, independent legislators.
‘Monday Is Going To Be A Bad Day’: Rosenstein Gave Sessions A Heads Up On 2018 Cohen Raid
An in-depth look at the events leading up to the FBI's pre-dawn raid on Michael Cohen's hotel, office and apartment in spring 2018.
The Assault On Workers Seventy Years In The Making
Satire In The US Has A Trump Problem
But satirists in less democratic countries have a few ideas that the U.S. might find valuable.
The 2010s Were The Decade That Bent Democracy To The Breaking Point
The 2010s saw American Democracy tested in unprecedented ways.
on August 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
Why Media Executives Keep Failing
Journalism needs journalists running the operations or nothing will change.
Why Changing The Way We See The Civil War Will Help Us Preserve Our Country
We should view the Civil War as a second American revolution — with that perspective, we'll be able to realize the reforms necessary to preserve our rights.
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.
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