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.


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)
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)