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.


Chait: New Study Shows What Really Happened in the 2016 Election
(added June 19, 2017)
Guardian: A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change
(added June 19, 2017)
Slate: The Senate’s health care secrecy will hurt millions.
(added June 18, 2017)
WaPo: Rural Divide
(added June 17, 2017)
WaPo: Trickle-down economics is a nightmare. Kansas proved it.
(added June 12, 2017)
EPI: Another week of weakening labor laws and making us more susceptible to a financial crisis
(added June 12, 2017)
Guardian: How Trump’s actions and tone affect US alliances and perception on global stage
(added June 12, 2017)
Chait: As Voodoo Economics Fails in Kansas, Trump Takes It National
(added June 08, 2017)
Guardian: EU to bypass Trump administration after Paris climate agreement pullout
(added June 02, 2017)
Mother Jones: Trump Has No Idea What He Just Did or the Backlash That Awaits
(added June 01, 2017)
WaPo: Trump’s reasons for leaving the Paris climate agreement just don’t add up
(added June 01, 2017)
EPI: The zombie robot argument lurches on: There is no evidence that automation leads to joblessness or inequality
(added May 29, 2017)
Politico: Trumps budget plan lands with a thud in Middle America
(added May 29, 2017)
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)