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.


Nation: The Roberts Court Continues to Debase Democracy, With a Miserable Gerrymandering Decision
(added June 27, 2019)
The Nation: The Constitution Is on the Side of Jerry Nadler, Not William Barr
(added May 05, 2019)
University of Chicago News: How climate change affects economies around the world
(added May 05, 2019)
Equitable Growth: Rising income inequality exacerbates downward economic mobility
(added May 05, 2019)
Project Syndicate: Can Economics Shake Its Shibboleths?
(added March 15, 2019)
Dont Blame Robots for Low Wages
(added March 15, 2019)
Chait: Trump Threatens Violence If Democrats Don’t Support Him
(added March 15, 2019)
Chait: Houses Have Walls. Also Roofs. The U.S. Should Have a Roof.
(added January 04, 2019)
EPI: Heading into the midterms, there’s still no evidence that the TCJA is working as promised
(added November 05, 2018)
Chait: Trump Isn’t Inciting Violence By Mistake. He Just Told Us.
(added November 05, 2018)
Slate- Fox News Is the Tarp on the MAGA Van
(added October 26, 2018)
Slate: Why Trump’s supporters will believe any lie he tells.
(added October 19, 2018)
EPI: The unfinished business of health reform: Reining in market power to restrain costs without sacrificing quality or access
(added October 15, 2018)
WaPo: Midterm elections are likely to change the calculus for post-2020 Census redistricting
(added October 13, 2018)
Krugman: The Paranoid Style in G.O.P. Politics
(added October 13, 2018)
Chait: Calling Democrats the ‘Angry Mob’ is Trump’s Biggest Lie Yet
(added October 13, 2018)
Chait: Trump’s Tax Cuts Did One Thing: Give Rich People More Money
(added September 20, 2018)
WaPo: In 601 days, President Trump has made 5,001 false or misleading claims
(added September 13, 2018)
EPI: First Day Fairness: An agenda to build worker power and ensure job quality
(added September 12, 2018)
Krugman: Democrats Are Credible on Health Care
(added September 12, 2018)
Project Syndicate- The Global Economy Ten Years After
(added September 10, 2018)
Chait: Obama Calls Trump the Product of a Republican Party Gone Mad
(added September 07, 2018)
WaPo: New Trump power plant plan would release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into the air
(added August 18, 2018)
Harvard/Tufts: Immigrants use little health care, subsidize care of non-immigrants
(added August 08, 2018)
Summers: Trump hasn’t prepared us for the inevitable economic slowdown
(added August 08, 2018)
Chait: Trump Administration Attacking Legal Immigrants Next
(added August 07, 2018)
WaPo: Trump’s ‘bizarre’ voter fraud panel found none, former member Matthew Dunlap says
(added August 04, 2018)
Krugman: Stop Calling Trump a Populist
(added August 03, 2018)
NYT: Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change
(added August 02, 2018)
WaPo: As midterm elections approach, a growing concern that the nation is not protected from Russian interference
(added August 01, 2018)
ProMarket: How to Even Out the Pains and Gains from International Trade
(added August 01, 2018)
WaPo: Trump seems determined to show ‘corrupt intent’
(added August 01, 2018)
Chait: Trump Wants to Unilaterally Give the Rich (Another) Tax Cut
(added July 30, 2018)
Slate: Michigan partisan gerrymandering: Newly released emails reveal the intent behind Republicans’ redistricting plan.
(added July 29, 2018)
Mother Jones: If You’re a Predator, It’s a Gold Mine.
(added July 27, 2018)
Project Syndicate: Is Europe America’s Friend or Foe?
(added July 27, 2018)
WaPo: The Census Bureau owes us some peace of mind
(added July 25, 2018)
Mother Jones: Paul Ryan Is Holding the Farm Bill Hostage Over Food Stamps
(added July 25, 2018)
Nation: The Republican Congress Isn’t Even Pretending to Do Its Job
(added July 25, 2018)
Nation: Say No to a Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census
(added July 24, 2018)
WaPo Ed. Board: On the Carter Page warrant, Republicans abet Trumps attacks on the FBI
(added July 24, 2018)
Nation: How to Destroy Democracy, the Trump-Putin Way
(added July 22, 2018)
Brookings: Is increasing diversity positive for the U.S.?
(added July 22, 2018)
Brookings: Chaos from order
(added July 22, 2018)
Project Syndicate: Our Kind of Traitor
(added July 21, 2018)
EPI: Why is real wage growth anemic? It’s not because of a skills shortage
(added July 21, 2018)
WaPo: Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence
(added July 10, 2018)
EPI: In 5-4 decision, Supreme Court undercuts workers’ freedom to organize
(added July 06, 2018)
Project Syndicate: The Migration Dilemma
(added July 06, 2018)
NYT: Fresh Proof That Strong Unions Help Reduce Income Inequality
(added July 06, 2018)