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Eric Boehlert

One Month Later, Press Failing Trump Transition Test... Badly

Eric Boehlert | December 9, 2016 | Media
Soon after the election, I warned that if journalists' game plan in dealing with Trump was wishing and hoping that he'd change, then they'd be doomed, and so would news consumers.
David Coates

Reflections on the Obama Presidency: (2) The Politics of Gridlock

David Coates | December 9, 2016 | Politics
(The second of a series of four reflections observing the Obama presidency in real time; for the first, see the earlier posting, 'The Gap between Promise and Performance'.) It was never going to be easy to govern America in a progressive fashion, given the scale of the economic crisis left...
Michael Darer

There Is No Better Encapsulation Of Contemporary White Liberalism Than 'The West Wing.' That's A Bad Thing.

Michael Darer | December 9, 2016 | Politics
In the wake of the disaster of Donald Trump’s election to the American presidency, it’s more than a little tempting to retreat into political fictions to criticize the president-elect and to imagine rosier alternatives. As the Democratic Party and its adherents struggle to regain their footing after an...
William Bradley

Trump, Obama and the Missed Opportunity of Pearl Harbor's 75th Anniversary

William Bradley | December 8, 2016 | Politics
How many generals are too many at the top tier of a presidential administration? What level of attention to the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is too low? We now have an answer to the second question, and we may be on the verge of finding out...
Richard (RJ) Eskow

With Wrestling Hire, Trump's Treating Voters Like 'A Bunch Of Jabronies'

Richard (RJ) Eskow | December 9, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump's recent cabinet picks have a history of being very good... to Donald Trump.
Teresa Hopke

Politics for the holidays?

Teresa Hopke | December 8, 2016 | Politics
I have a divided family. Politically divided, that is. And with the holidays coming up, I'm feeling no small measure of anxiety. For some members of my family, this year's election was intensely personal. For others, it was politics as usual. And while I am consciously not on Facebook, I...
Derek Rosenfeld

End The Ban On Marijuana In Sports

Derek Rosenfeld | December 8, 2016 | Sports
It is time for the sports world to catch up with the times and adopt more rational marijuana policies.
David Ropeik

The Real Fear That Elected Donald Trump

David Ropeik | December 8, 2016 | Politics
Across their demographic differences, Trump's voters were motivated by the deep fear that eats at all of us when we don't feel like we control what's happening to us.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin

Silence From Trump Tower On Buy America

Sen. Tammy Baldwin | December 8, 2016 | Politics
The time is now for Donald Trump to take a stand in support of American workers by calling on Republican leadership in Congress to support strong Buy America requirements in the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), also known as the Water Infrastructure Improvements Act (WIIN).  Just one...
Allison Alter

A Part Of The Sum: The Surprising Ease And Impact Of Civic Participation

Allison Alter | December 8, 2016 | Politics
I am part of the machinery of my democratic republic. My role is so small, likely insignificant in itself, but I witness scores of others, and together we are an affront to the heinous actions attempting to stomp what makes this country so incredible.
John Atlas

Weinberg Requests Assembly Speaker Consider Impeachment Proceedings In Wake of Bridgegate Trial

John Atlas | December 8, 2016 | Politics
TRENTON) - Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), who served as co-chair of the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation, which investigated the George Washington Bridge lane closures, today requested Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto consider the impeachment of Governor Chris Christie, whether now or after he leaves office as...
OpenSecrets Blog

Could campaign finance overhaul help solve congressional gridlock?

OpenSecrets Blog | December 8, 2016 | Politics
Vice President Joe Biden said big money in politics is "corrupting." (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) BY: ASHLEY BALCERZAK
Jonathan Westin

Defeating Trumpism with the White Working Class

Jonathan Westin | December 8, 2016 | Politics
Donald Trump was right. The system is rigged. Government doesn't work for working folks. It's not helping families make ends meet. And it is definitely not creating jobs for the middle class.
Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen

The Presidency As A Symbol: Politician And Statesman

Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen | December 8, 2016 | Religion
There are many people with whom I disagree on politics, but who have sterling characters - people with whom I disagree, but for whom I have deep respect, sometimes bordering on reverence. I want to be able to say that about a man who is to be president.
OpenSecrets Blog

Pipelines Of Funds Support Allies Of Dakota Access Project

OpenSecrets Blog | December 8, 2016 | Politics
Elizabeth McCulley Gore

The Upcoming Infrastructure Package And Its Impact On The Energy Sector

Elizabeth McCulley Gore | December 8, 2016 | Politics
President-elect Donald Trump has made infrastructure investment one of his top priorities for the first few months of his administration. While the details of the program are still unclear, these investments may have real impact in the energy sector.
James Barrett

Obama Inspires To 'Have Each Other's Backs' During His Final National Tree Lighting Ceremony

James Barrett | December 8, 2016 | Politics
With the best star-studded lineup to date, this year's ceremony is different.
Les Leopold

Thy Hypocrisy Of Corporate Welfare: It's Bigger Than Trump

Les Leopold | December 9, 2016 | Politics
Dr. Milton Mankoff

The Reality-Based Community And Trump's Orwellian Dystopia

Dr. Milton Mankoff | December 8, 2016 | Politics
The term "truth," which once indicated a claim supported by incontestable facts, has, because of Trump, been re-defined.
David Macaray

Hamburger Boy to Become Secretary of Labor

David Macaray | December 8, 2016 | Politics
It was announced that President-elect Donald Trump (how those four words still curdle in our throat!) will be appointing Andrew Puzder as his Secretary of Labor. Even though, considering all that's happened in the last 30 years, there is no real surprise in this appointment, let us count the ways...
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