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: The Madness of King Donald
(added February 20, 2017)
Slate: The first month of the Trump presidency has been more cruel and destructive than the American majority feared.
(added February 20, 2017)
New Republic: The Great Government Breakdown Has Begun
(added February 19, 2017)
Bloomberg View: Investigate Trumps Russia Ties
(added February 19, 2017)
Vox: Report: Trump transition ordered government economists to cook up rosy growth forecasts
(added February 19, 2017)
Atlantic: Donald Trump Hates His New Job
(added February 16, 2017)
Bloomberg View: The Spectacle of Trump Acting Presidential
(added February 16, 2017)
Bloomberg View: Trump Fails Two Tests of Judgment and Competence
(added February 15, 2017)
Salon: The new “license to discriminate” bill in Texas may be the most extreme anti-LGBT proposal yet
(added February 15, 2017)
TheHill: Report: ICE detains domestic violence victim in court
(added February 15, 2017)
9th Circuit: Order in State of Washington v. Trump
(added February 09, 2017)
Daily Beast: Trump Is Proving the Bad Guys’ Point With His Terrorism Executive Order
(added February 07, 2017)
Politico: Trump’s Plan to Fight ISIS With Putin Isn’t Just Futile. It’s Dangerous
(added February 05, 2017)
NYT: Trump Picks Wall Street Over Main Street
(added February 05, 2017)
Summers: Revoking trade deals will not help American middle classes
(added February 05, 2017)
Atlantic: Progressive Cities vs. Conservative States
(added February 04, 2017)
Chait: Trump: I’m President, So No More Protest or Accountability
(added February 04, 2017)
WaPo: Documents confirm Trump still benefiting from his business
(added February 04, 2017)
Slate: The jobs report reminds us that Donald Trump inherited a pretty healthy economy
(added February 03, 2017)
Slate: Can schools help Americans do a better job separating fact from fake news?
(added February 02, 2017)
Atlantic: How Donald Trump Could Build an Autocracy in the U.S.
(added January 31, 2017)
Daily Beast: Donald Trump, Our ‘America First’ President, Is Profoundly Un-American
(added January 31, 2017)
Chait: Why Trump Keeps Making Up Lies About His Refugee Ban
(added January 31, 2017)
Mother Jones: Immoral, Stupid, and Counterproductive: National Security Experts Slam Trumps Muslim Ban
(added January 29, 2017)
Slate: Trump’s executive order is an unconstitutional attack on Muslims.
(added January 29, 2017)
Chait: Obama’s America Rises Again
(added January 29, 2017)
Guardian: Border agents defy courts on Trump travel ban, congressmen and lawyers say
(added January 29, 2017)
Guardian: US airports on frontline as Donald Trumps travel ban causes chaos and protests
(added January 28, 2017)
Slate: Trump has suspended due process for Muslims.
(added January 28, 2017)
EPI: 19.2 million people—including 7.5 million women—gained health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act
(added January 26, 2017)
Economist: Skipping class
(added January 26, 2017)
EPI: President Trump’s alternative facts have foreigners and bureaucrats, not the top 1 percent, reaping the gains from economic growth
(added January 24, 2017)
New Republic: Trump Is Paving the Way for China to Rule the World
(added January 24, 2017)
Chait: Trump Is a Twilight Zone Episode About Terrifying 6-Year-Old
(added January 24, 2017)
Chait: Don’t Let Anybody Tell You the Marches Didn’t Matter
(added January 22, 2017)
Guardian: Trump presidency begins with defense of false alternative facts
(added January 22, 2017)
Guardian: Womens March on Washington overshadows Trumps first full day in office
(added January 21, 2017)
Politico: Distrust and empty desks could stunt Trump’s government
(added January 19, 2017)
Guardian: Global warning: ominous signs for climate in Trump administration
(added January 19, 2017)
HuffPo: 5 Lessons From Martin Luther King Jr. To Apply To Trumps America
(added January 16, 2017)
EPI: Poor black children are much more likely to attend high-poverty schools than poor white children
(added January 16, 2017)
Mother Jones: Cops Feelings on Race Show How Far We Have to Go
(added January 16, 2017)
Bloomberg: Its MLK Day, Mr. Trump, So Show John Lewis Some Respect
(added January 16, 2017)
Brookings: Why Trump needs the United Nations
(added January 11, 2017)
Guardian: Trumps trainwreck press conference ushers in a clueless presidency
(added January 11, 2017)
Chait: The Way to Save Democracy Is to Attack Trump on Economics
(added January 11, 2017)
Politico: Lawmakers broach possible Trump campaign coordination with Russia
(added January 11, 2017)
Chait: Obama Farewell Address Defends Democracy Against Trump
(added January 11, 2017)
President Obama’s Farewell Address
(added January 11, 2017)
EPI: State minimum wage increases helped 4.3 million workers, but federal inaction has left many more behind
(added January 09, 2017)