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.


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)
Chait: Every GOP Lie About Passing Obamacare Is True About Repeal
(added January 09, 2017)
Politico: Obamacare repeals doomsday scenario
(added January 09, 2017)
EPI: Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes: Criminal justice policy is education policy
(added December 19, 2016)
Bloomberg View: The Trump World Order
(added December 19, 2016)
Chait: Donald Trump Has Proven Liberals Right About the Tea Party
(added December 08, 2016)
EPI: A real agenda for working people: What Trump would do if he were serious about creating jobs, raising wages, and fixing our rigged economy
(added December 08, 2016)
Chait: The 2016 Election Is a Disaster Without a Moral
(added December 02, 2016)
Guardian: ‘A recipe for scandal’: Trump conflicts of interest point to constitutional crisis
(added November 27, 2016)
Slate: How Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos could gut public education.
(added November 24, 2016)
Chait: Trump’s Kleptocracy Already Feels Like Old News
(added November 23, 2016)
Guardian: Trump to scrap NASA climate research in crackdown on ‘politicized science’
(added November 23, 2016)
HuffPo: Trump Won With Lowest Minority Vote In Decades, Fueling Divisions
(added November 23, 2016)
WaPo: Donald Trump lost most of the American economy in this election
(added November 22, 2016)
NYT: Billionaires vs. the Press in the Era of Trump
(added November 22, 2016)
Salon: Donald Trump will “take care of ‘the African-Americans’”: Will we see a repeat of “Redemption,” the post-Civil War white backlash?
(added November 22, 2016)
Daily Beast: Trump’s Win Was About Culture. Understand This
(added November 21, 2016)
WaPo: To resist a Trump presidency, ask: “What would the abolitionists do?”
(added November 20, 2016)
Salon: Dear hard-working white people: Congratulations, you played yourself
(added November 20, 2016)
Chait: Donald Trump Building Team of Racists
(added November 18, 2016)
EPI: The new overtime rule will benefit millions of workers across the country
(added November 18, 2016)
WaPo: The nightmare of Jeff Sessions as attorney general
(added November 18, 2016)
Piketty: We must rethink globalization, or Trumpism will prevail
(added November 16, 2016)
New Republic: Obama Can and Should Put Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court
(added November 16, 2016)
New Republic: Donald Trump Is Already Acting Like an Authoritarian
(added November 14, 2016)
Nation: Donald Trump Won on White-Male Resentment—but Don’t Confuse That With the Working Class
(added November 14, 2016)
Guardian: 2016 will be the hottest year on record, UN says
(added November 14, 2016)
Slate: Why did some white Obama voters for Trump?
(added November 11, 2016)
Guardian: Donald Trump presidency a disaster for the planet, warn climate scientists
(added November 11, 2016)
Salon: Yes, the white male anger that fueled Trump’s victory was real — but it isn’t valid
(added November 11, 2016)
Chait: Forget Canada. Stay and Fight for American Democracy.
(added November 10, 2016)
HuffPo: Muslims In America Wonder If President Trump Will Force Them To Leave
(added November 10, 2016)
Bloomberg View: No Excuses. Go Vote.
(added November 08, 2016)
Daily Beast: How the Right Destroyed the Truth
(added November 06, 2016)
Guardian: Sheriff Joe Arpaio fuels voter intimidation fears with Arizona plans
(added November 06, 2016)
Daily Beast: Why We Should All Fear the Rot Inside the FBI
(added November 05, 2016)
Slate: Hillary Clinton targeted by Trump FBI fans, report says.
(added November 03, 2016)