Puzder aside, Trump will still shaft workers

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With Andrew Puzder’s decision to withdraw from consideration as Secretary of Labor, advocates for America’s working men and women are doing a little victory dance. Progressive senators, labor unions and other allies of the working class believe they have managed an important win against an administration of robber barons. Speaking to low-wage workers rallying near […]

DeVos would destroy public education

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There’s a reason that Betsy DeVos’ confirmation as the new Secretary of Education was such a close vote, requiring Vice-President Mike Pence to break the tie. Even in the Trump administration, with its clear suspicion of expertise and competence, DeVos stands out as spectacularly ill-suited for her new post. There was such a public outcry […]

The end of reproductive rights?

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A new rightwing justice won’t change the Supreme Court. The confirmation of Neil Gorsuch — and he is quite likely to be confirmed — won’t alter its makeup. A committed ultra-conservative, Gorsuch would take the place of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who was also a committed (and combative) ultra-conservative. Still, President Donald Trump is […]

Trump’s shameful border rules

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President Donald Trump will build a wall along the border with Mexico. You know that’s true because, well, he says it is. Starting his tenure with a showman’s gifts for displays of authority and action, he signed an executive order calling for the “immediate construction of a physical wall.” Putting still more pressure on undocumented […]

The awful Age of Trump

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It begins. We have officially entered the Age of Trump, an era that may be the most contentious and most dangerous to the health of the republic since the Civil War. We are two nations of nearly equal count, divided by opposing views on race, religion, pluralism, sexual orientation, feminism and even science. Each side […]