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.


WaPo: President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren’t true
(added June 20, 2018)
Chait: Why Trump Is Using Hostage Tactics on Family Separation
(added June 19, 2018)
Slate: Family separation is horrifying, but we can’t go numb and turn away.
(added June 14, 2018)
Chait: Trump Confesses Motive, Blows Up Legal Basis For Trade War
(added June 10, 2018)
Chait: Trump Is Fulfilling Russia’s Dream of Splitting the West
(added June 08, 2018)
WaPo: Trump’s decision to sow discord among G-7 allies is more than a childish tantrum
(added June 08, 2018)
Chait: Why Congress Wouldn’t Impeach Trump for Shooting James Comey
(added June 04, 2018)
Chait: Trump Kept Begging Jeff Sessions to Take Over Russia Probe
(added May 31, 2018)
Krugman: Monopsony, Rigidity, and the Wage Puzzle (Wonkish)
(added May 21, 2018)
DeLong: The Destruction of the Republican Party
(added May 09, 2018)
Chait: Russian Leverage Over Trump Isn’t a Theory. It’s Now a Fact.
(added May 09, 2018)
NYT: How’s That Tax Cut Working Out?
(added May 01, 2018)
WaPo: President Trump has made 3,001 false or misleading claims so far
(added May 01, 2018)
WaPo: Mick Mulvaney’s confession highlights the corrosive influence of money in politics
(added April 25, 2018)
CEPR: Winners and losers from rising American inequality
(added April 24, 2018)
Slate: Shania Twain and the crisis of American democracy. Really.
(added April 23, 2018)
Project Syndicate: A Tale of Two Realities
(added April 21, 2018)
Project Syndicate: No Worker Left Behind
(added April 21, 2018)
ProMarket: Why Democracy Fails to Reduce Inequality
(added April 21, 2018)
WaPo: Is it a coincidence that Trump uses the language of white supremacy?
(added April 20, 2018)
Brookings: LGBTQ students face discrimination while Education Department walks back oversight
(added April 19, 2018)
WaPo: Leaders worldwide are falling for a ‘deadly illusion’
(added April 19, 2018)
EPI: For Tax Day, a reminder that economic arguments for the GOP tax plan have no theoretical basis
(added April 17, 2018)
Chait: McConnell Blocks Senate Bill to Protect Mueller from Trump
(added April 17, 2018)
EPI: A balanced budget amendment would be extraordinarily dangerous for the economy
(added April 13, 2018)
Project Syndicate: What’s Been Stopping the Left?
(added April 13, 2018)
Stiglitz: Trump’s Trade Confusion
(added April 12, 2018)
Politico: Why Trump Is Panicking
(added April 12, 2018)
NYT Ed. Board: The Law Is Coming, Mr. Trump
(added April 12, 2018)
NY Mag: Trump & Co. Are Stealing America Blind: A Timeline
(added April 01, 2018)
Chait: Corruption Is Trump’s Greatest Political Liability
(added April 01, 2018)
Salon: In the Trump era, Republicans get even dumber on climate change
(added March 30, 2018)
Chait: Trump ‘Obsessed’ With Amazon, Wants to Crush Washington Post
(added March 28, 2018)
WaPo: Congress should stop the Trump administration from fouling the census
(added March 27, 2018)
Politico: How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico
(added March 27, 2018)
Chait: Why President Trump Says His Budget Is Terrible
(added March 27, 2018)
WaPo: The Trump administration is adding a citizenship question to the census. Here’s why that’s bad for Democrats.
(added March 27, 2018)
Chait: Nobody Is Left to Save the World From Trump Now
(added March 22, 2018)
Slate: John Bolton named national security adviser. Its time to panic now.
(added March 22, 2018)
WaPo: Trump’s attacks on law enforcement are escalating. Here’s how Republicans could protect Mueller.
(added March 20, 2018)
Chait: Republicans Can’t Understand Why Trump Is Acting Guilty
(added March 20, 2018)
WaPo: U.S. allies see Trump’s steel tariffs as an insult
(added March 08, 2018)
NYT: The Hidden Taxes on Women
(added March 07, 2018)
Krugman: The Force of Decency Awakens
(added March 07, 2018)
WaPo: Republicans say they favor free markets. Yeah, right.
(added March 07, 2018)
NYT: Donald Trump Sure Has a Problem with Democracy
(added March 04, 2018)
Chait: Robert Mueller Has Trump and Family in His Crosshairs
(added February 28, 2018)
AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans say Trump is racist
(added February 28, 2018)
MarketWatch: Trump hasnt ordered NSA to disrupt Russian hackers
(added February 27, 2018)
Krugman: Nasty, Brutish and Trump
(added February 25, 2018)