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Dave Johnson: Today’s Broken Trump Promise: “I Won’t Cut Medicare”

Nov. 18, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump made a number of promises to his voters. Here is today’s post about a promise that he...

Naoki Sakai: Populism, sexism and nationalism pair Trump and Shinzō Abe

Nov. 17, 2016 - Naoki Sakai, professor of Asian studies and comparative literature at Cornell University, and expert on Japanese nationalism, says while Abe...

Eric A. Friedman: 8 Ways to Advance Social Justice After the U.S. Election

Nov. 18, 2016 - The following is by Eric A. Friedman, JD, an associate with the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law...

Feinstein Statement on Reports of Sessions AG Nomination

Washington November 18, 2016 - Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on reports that Senator Jeff Sessions will be nominated to...

Dave Johnson: Today’s Broken Trump Promise: “Blind Trust”

Nov. 17, 2016 - President-elect Donald Trump made a number of promises to his voters. Here is today’s post about a promise that he...

Robert Speel: Three common arguments for preserving the Electoral College – and why they’re...

November 15, 2016 - In November 2000, newly elected New York Senator Hillary Clinton promised that when she took office in 2001, she would...

Richard Painter and Norman Eisen: Trump’s ‘blind trust’ is neither blind nor trustworthy

November 15, 2016 - Donald Trump must urgently rethink his plan to allow his children to run his businesses. As drastic as it may...

George C. Edwards III: There’s No Reason for Keeping the Electoral College

Nov. 15, 2016 - University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and George and Julia Blucher Jordan Chair in Presidential Studies at Texas A&M University and...

William G. Robbins: The False Claims About History Made by the People Who Seized...

Nov. 15, 2016 - William G Robbins is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History, Oregon State University When a self-styled group of armed patriots took control...

Southern Poverty Law Center: Bannon Must Go

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Nov. 14, 2016 - In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor,...

Tyson Slocum: Bailed-Out Auto Industry Asks Trump’s Lobbyist Transition Team to Ease Off Rules...

Nov. 14, 2016 - Statement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen's Energy Program Note: In a letter sent Thursday, the Alliance of Automobile Manufactures asked...

Neal Gabler: Farewell, America

Nov. 14, 2016 - America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral...

Zachary Pleat: White Nationalist Who Hates Jews Will Be Trump’s Right-Hand Man In White...

President-elect Donald Trump’s first White House hire tells you everything you need to know about his commitment to his campaign’s bigoted message. Stephen Bannon,...

Rachel Oldroyd: Donald Trump and the media’s ‘epic fail’

November 10, 2016 - Over the coming weeks there will be much navel gazing. How did we get it so wrong? There were so...

Richard Cohen: New reality – a president-elect who has denigrated people because of their...

Nov. 9, 2016 - Today, we’re facing a new reality – a president-elect who has denigrated people because of their race, their religion, their...

Robert Reich: Why We Need a New Democratic Party

Nov. 10, 2016 - As a first step, I believe it necessary for the members and leadership of the Democratic National Committee to step...

John L. Micek: In Victory, A Side of Trump I Didn’t Expect

November 9, 2016 - The campaign is done. The votes are counted. And America is waking up from one of the strangest, angriest and...

Sean McElwee: The Myth of Bipartisanship—It’s Time to Get Tough With the Right

Nov. 7, 2016 - After the drudgery of the 2016 election, many Americans may want to take conflict mediator Mark Gerzon’s advice for a...

Jesse Rhodes: Violence has long been a feature of American elections

November 7, 2016 - The 2016 American presidential campaign has renewed concerns about the specter of violence in American electoral politics. The campaign has...

Ray Raphael: Can the Senate Shrink the Supreme Court?

November 2, 2016 - Ray Raphael’s The U. S. Constitution: The Citizen’s Annotated Edition (Vintage, 2016) is now available as an ebook. Among his...