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.


EPI: Trump budget proposal is a potential jobs-killer, imposing a major fiscal drag that would radically slow job growth in coming years
(added May 23, 2017)
WaPo: How Trump’s budget helps the rich at the expense of the poor
(added May 23, 2017)
Chait: How to Tell Trump’s Budget Doesn’t Care About the Poor
(added May 23, 2017)
Politico: Trumps divisive unity plea
(added May 18, 2017)
Bloomberg: Trump-Russia Scandal Demands a Senate Select Committee, Too
(added May 18, 2017)
Slate: Senate Republicans have no idea how to continue to defend Donald Trump.
(added May 16, 2017)
Bloomberg: Trump Should Worry: Comey Memo Describes a High Crime
(added May 16, 2017)
WaPo: Trump faces a crisis of credibility — and judgment
(added May 16, 2017)
CEPR: The Great Divergences of wages and productivity
(added May 15, 2017)
Chait: The Law Can’t Stop Trump. Only Impeachment Can.
(added May 15, 2017)
WaPo: Under Trump, inconvenient data is being sidelined
(added May 14, 2017)
Nation: Donald Trump Is Waging a War on Workers
(added May 13, 2017)
Laurence Tribe: Trump must be impeached. Here’s why
(added May 13, 2017)
Chait: This Is the Biggest Political Crisis Since Watergate
(added May 12, 2017)
NYMag: Trump Just Incriminated Himself
(added May 12, 2017)
Slate: James Comey’s firing is the moment of truth for the Republican party.
(added May 10, 2017)
New Republic: Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey Is a Moment of Truth for U.S. Democracy
(added May 09, 2017)
Bloomberg: Comeys Firing Is a Crisis of American Rule of Law
(added May 09, 2017)
Center for American Progress: Latest ACA Repeal Plan Would Explode Premiums for People with Pre-Existing Conditions
(added May 06, 2017)
WaPo: Anti-vaccine activists spark a state’s worst measles outbreak in decades
(added May 05, 2017)
CEPR: Arguments against basic income are straw men
(added May 05, 2017)
WaPo: Everything you need to know about trade economics, in 70 words
(added May 05, 2017)
EPI: Raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2024 would lift wages for 41 million American workers
(added April 30, 2017)
WaPo: Trump really needs an economic boom. So far, he’s not getting one.
(added April 28, 2017)
Chait: Mnuchin: Tax Cuts for Rich Aren’t About Tax Cuts for Rich
(added April 28, 2017)
Guardian: One nation, two Trumps: America as divided as ever after first 100 days
(added April 28, 2017)
Chait: Reagan Manipulated Television. Trump Is Controlled by It.
(added April 23, 2017)
New Yorker: The Real Trump Agenda: Helping Big Business
(added April 22, 2017)
Guardian: March for Science puts Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump
(added April 22, 2017)
Pro Market: The Sense That the System Is Rigged Relates to Governments Failure to Address Inequality and Concentration
(added April 15, 2017)
WaPo: The secret presidency
(added April 15, 2017)
WaPo: Trump promised an ‘unpredictable’ foreign policy. To allies, it looks incoherent.
(added April 11, 2017)
HuffPo: The United Debacle Shows Airlines Have Given Up On The Free Market
(added April 11, 2017)
The Nation: Too Many of Trump’s Liberal Critics Are Praising His Strike on Syria
(added April 08, 2017)
Slate: Trump doesn’t know what he wants to do in Syria.
(added April 08, 2017)
Krugman: The Bad, the Worse and the Ugly
(added April 08, 2017)
Bloomberg View: Trump Needs a Plan to Deal With China
(added April 04, 2017)
LA Times: Our Dishonest President
(added April 02, 2017)
CEPR: Information changes attitudes towards immigrants
(added March 30, 2017)
Slate: Tons of Washington Republicans hate Trump, but none have the courage to stand up to him.
(added March 28, 2017)
Krugman: How to Build on Obamacare
(added March 28, 2017)
Mother Jones: Trump Just Released His Plan to Gut Obama’s Climate Policies. It’s Worse Than You Thought.
(added March 28, 2017)
WaPo: Devin Nunes is making it very hard for Republicans to claim they can run an impartial investigation on Russia
(added March 27, 2017)
NYT: What Comes Next for Obamacare? The Case for Medicare for All
(added March 26, 2017)
Chait: Why Obamacare Defeated Trumpcare
(added March 26, 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)