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.


Politico: Welcome to Trump’s whatever shutdown
(added January 21, 2018)
EPI: Ten actions that hurt workers during Trump’s first year: How Trump and Congress further rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy
(added January 20, 2018)
Chait: The NRA Is Part of the Trump–Russia Scandal Now
(added January 19, 2018)
Krugman: Dollars, Cents and Republican Sadism
(added January 16, 2018)
Conversable Economist: Some Economics for Martin Luther King Day
(added January 16, 2018)
Brookings: Our day of reckoning
(added January 15, 2018)
EPI: Fighting for public sector union rights 50 years after MLK’s assassination
(added January 15, 2018)
Chait: If Trump Fires Mueller, Republicans Won’t Object
(added January 15, 2018)
Chait: The Cruelty of Trump’s Medicaid Work Requirement
(added January 13, 2018)
Chait: Why Conservatives Love Dumb Presidents
(added January 11, 2018)
Chait: Republicans Weaponizing the Law Against Trump’s Enemies
(added January 06, 2018)
NYT: Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trumps Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation
(added January 04, 2018)
Klein: What Trump didn’t do in 2017
(added January 02, 2018)
Bloomberg View: Just a Reminder: This Isnt Normal
(added January 02, 2018)
Chait: 2018 Will Be a Fight to Save Democracy From Trump
(added January 02, 2018)
EPI: If corporate rate cuts don’t trickle down, the House tax plan will raise taxes on moderate-income households too
(added December 09, 2017)
WaPo: As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class
(added December 09, 2017)
Atlantic: The Nationalists Delusion
(added November 26, 2017)
Atlantic: Conservatives Reap the Whirlwind of Their War on the Media
(added November 19, 2017)
WaPo: In towns and cities nationwide, fears of trickle-down effects of federal tax legislation
(added November 17, 2017)
Chait: Delusional Republicans Think Trump Tax Cuts Will Help Them
(added November 17, 2017)
WaPo: Senate tax bill would cut taxes of wealthy and increase taxes on families earning less than $75,000 by 2027
(added November 17, 2017)
Slate: The moral cowardice of saying allegations against Roy Moore are horrible if true.
(added November 12, 2017)
Chait: The Richest One Percent of U.S. Gets Half the Trump Tax Cuts
(added November 06, 2017)
New Republic: The GOP’s $1.5 Trillion Tax Plan Does Almost Nothing for the 99 Percent
(added November 06, 2017)
EPI: Strengthening collective bargaining is essential to reforming the rigged economy
(added November 03, 2017)
WaPo: GOP vision for taxes: Many people paying more so corporations can start paying less
(added November 03, 2017)
Chait: The Republican Party’s Gearing Up for War on the Rule of Law
(added October 30, 2017)
EPI: Cutting corporate taxes will not boost American wages
(added October 26, 2017)
WaPo: Inside the ‘adult day-care center’: How aides try to control and coerce Trump
(added October 16, 2017)
Salon: Trump tests his base by jacking up their premiums
(added October 16, 2017)
Politico: Donald Trump and the Dawn of the Evangelical-Nationalist Alliance
(added October 16, 2017)
Chait: Trump Unveils Full-bore Obamacare Sabotage
(added October 13, 2017)
WaPo: Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the broken health-care system
(added October 13, 2017)
EPI: Why tax cuts for high-income households and corporations won’t help working families
(added October 05, 2017)
MarketWatch: How Trumps tax plan punishes states that voted for Hillary
(added September 29, 2017)
Chait: White House ‘Can’t Guarantee’ Middle Class Won’t Pay More
(added September 29, 2017)
EPI: The growing use of mandatory arbitration: Access to the courts is now barred for more than 60 million American workers
(added September 29, 2017)
WaPo: GOP tax plan would provide major gains for richest 1 percent and uneven benefits for the middle class, report says
(added September 29, 2017)
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)