Political and Economic News, Analysis and Opinion

A collection of news items, think tank reports and blog posts bearing on the sorts of political and economic topics Politics That Work deals with.


New Republic: How Democrats Can Wage War on Monopolies—and Win
(added September 18, 2017)
Slate: Trump’s support comes from white resentment.
(added September 03, 2017)
Chait: Robert Mueller Eliminates Trump’s Trump Card
(added August 31, 2017)
EPI: How today’s unions help working people: Giving workers the power to improve their jobs and unrig the economy
(added August 29, 2017)
Chait: Trump Doesn’t Have Tax Plan, Does Have Plan to Lie About It
(added August 29, 2017)
Krugman: Fascism, American Style
(added August 29, 2017)
WaPo: No, Republicans, the ‘real story’ is not the leaks
(added March 20, 2017)
NYT: What if Sociologists Had as Much Influence as Economists?
(added March 18, 2017)
WaPo: So far, Trump has been mercifully incompetent
(added March 18, 2017)
WaPo: Trump’s cuts would do nothing to balance the budget
(added March 17, 2017)
Mother Jones: No, Feeding Hungry Kids and Seniors Isnt a Waste of Money
(added March 17, 2017)
NYT: Trump Takes a Gamble in Cutting Programs His Base Relies On
(added March 16, 2017)
MIT News: America’s two-track economy
(added March 16, 2017)
WaPo: If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you
(added March 16, 2017)
New Republic: Trumpcare Is the Opposite of Freedom
(added March 15, 2017)
WaPo: The Make Inequality Worse Act of 2017
(added March 15, 2017)
New Republic: The Incredible Cruelty of Trumpcare
(added March 15, 2017)
Piketty: Public capital, private capital
(added March 15, 2017)
WaPo: Obamacare revision would reduce insured numbers by 24 million
(added March 13, 2017)
Daily Beast: Fact-Checking the Chatter Around the GOP Health Bill
(added March 13, 2017)
WaPo: Donald Trump’s deliberate corruption of reality-based governing
(added March 13, 2017)
CNBC: 10 million to lose coverage under GOPs Obamacare reform plan
(added March 11, 2017)
Krugman: A Bill So Bad It’s Awesome
(added March 11, 2017)
WaPo: The Republican health-care plan isn’t about health care at all
(added March 11, 2017)
WaPo: Republicans are trying to destroy the very idea of neutral judgment
(added March 09, 2017)
Mother Jones: Trump Plans To Slash Federal Funding That Preserves Our Coasts
(added March 09, 2017)
Chait: Watch Paul Ryan’s Adam’s Apple When Asked About the Rich
(added March 09, 2017)
Bloomberg View: The Republican Rush to Gut Education Rules
(added March 08, 2017)
MarketWatch: Older Americans may have to postpone retirement under Republican health bill
(added March 08, 2017)
The Nation: How You Can Join the International Women’s Strike on March 8
(added March 08, 2017)
EPI: School vouchers are not a proven strategy for improving student achievement: Studies of U.S. and international voucher programs show that the risks to school systems outweigh insignificant gains in test scores and limited gains in graduation rates
(added March 08, 2017)
Krugman: A Plan Set Up To Fail
(added March 08, 2017)
Brookings: Credit rating agency reform is incomplete
(added March 08, 2017)
Krugman: A Party Not Ready to Govern
(added March 06, 2017)
Chait: Trump Is the Perpetrator of McCarthyism, Not Its Victim
(added March 06, 2017)
WaPo: Trump’s blindness on trade is all too easy to see
(added March 06, 2017)
WaPo: GOP bill could dismantle one of nation’s most robust school desegregation efforts
(added March 05, 2017)
The Hill: Trumps dangerous war on data
(added March 03, 2017)
WaPo: The web of relationships between Team Trump and Russia
(added March 03, 2017)
Guardian: Trump associates links with Russia: what we know so far
(added March 02, 2017)
WaPo: It’s now political suicide for Republicans if they don’t call for deeper investigations on Russia
(added March 02, 2017)
HuffPo: Call It A Hunch, But The Political Media May Live In A Bubble
(added March 01, 2017)
Kaiser: Average Health Insurance Tax Credit for Consumers Would Be at Least a Third Lower Under Currently Discussed Replacement Plans than the ACA
(added March 01, 2017)
Chait: Donald Trump and Paul Ryan’s Phony War
(added February 28, 2017)
TheHill: Civil liberties advocates sound alarm over airport detentions
(added February 28, 2017)
Slate: Conservatives are already threatening the House GOPs health care plan
(added February 27, 2017)
Guardian: White House scrambles to damp down scandal over FBI inquiry into Russia ties
(added February 26, 2017)
Chait: GOP Tax Cuts Depend on Over-His-Head President to Decide
(added February 26, 2017)
NYT: Economists Have Been Demoted in Washington. That’s a Bad Idea.
(added February 26, 2017)
WaPo: The remarkable inconsistency of Trump’s attacks on the media
(added February 25, 2017)