Biden’s New OPM Director May Be Among His Most Critical Appointees. Here’s Why.
OPM’s new director will be a critical player in delivering on Biden’s agenda and she should bring at least as much energy and creativity to the task of rebuilding the federal workforce as her predecessors did to their mission of destroying it.
We Can’t Build Back Better Without Black Workers
It’s time to focus on the Black unemployment rate to ensure that we keep public investment going until all workers are doing well -- not just the ones who always have.
The Rules Dems Could Change To Keep The Tom Cottons Of The Senate From Delaying Biden Noms’ Confirmations
For now, it’s just one Senator threatening to hold up a small number of nominees, but if his tactic is successful at hamstringing their partisan rival, it’s only a matter of time before other Republicans follow Tom Cotton’s lead.
Sen Republicans’ Special Interest-Fueled Obstruction Delayed The Inevitable
Despite their best efforts, Senate Republicans’ attempts to sink or damage Biden’s nominees ultimately failed because the American people saw through them.
Into The Factory: Liberals Should Revisit Lessons Learned From Workers’ Aspirations In The 1960s
The Students for a Democratic Society learned lessons about the priorities of the working class that summer that the modern-day Democratic Party should consider revisiting -- especially after President Biden made little headway with those voters in 2020.
‘No Good Choices’: HHS Is Cutting Safety Corners To Move Migrant Kids Out Of Overcrowded Facilities
After ignoring signs that shelters were filling quickly, agencies are scrambling to get thousands of kids out of Border Patrol jails. But new “emergency” facilities skirt safety standards, while facilities accused of abuse are still getting grants.
Biden Opened Temporary Legal Status To Thousands Of Immigrants. Here’s How They Could End Up Trapped.
Thousands of Venezuelan and Burmese immigrants just got to apply for temporary protected status. But as congressional Democrats work on a path to citizenship for immigrants who’ve had the status for decades, new grantees could be left out.
Forget Trump’s All-White, All Evangelical Council: Biden’s Faith Office Is Good News In Age Of Christian Nationalism
The differences between the Biden and Trump faith-based offices highlight how faith can harm a democracy on life support and how faith can help heal it.
GOP Objection To Biden Nominee Just More Bad Faith From Sens Who Looked The Other Way For Far-Right Extremists
Republicans have already signaled that their opposition to Kahl has little to do with his experience, but instead that they want to make it a proxy fight over President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal.
Jan 6 Gives Us Yet Another Reminder That We Need To Know How Corporations Spend Money In Politics
The most recent lesson in the materiality of corporate political spending is the behavior of publicly traded companies after the January 6th insurrection.