Washington Monthly
How Social Policy Is Leaving Behind the Economically Insecure
June 27th, 2017, 12:30 AM
An economy as wealthy as America's can afford to implement the policies to create broadly shared prosperity.
Quick Takes: 22 Million Will Lose Health Coverage Under McConnell’s Bill
June 26th, 2017, 12:30 AM
A roundup of news that caught my eye today.
Does Trump Need a Health Care Win More Than a Good Bill?
June 26th, 2017, 12:30 AM
Will Trump get more out of a legislative win than he loses in creating bad health care policy?
Trump’s Defenses Suggest Guilt, Not Innocence
June 26th, 2017, 12:30 AM
In preparation for possible findings from the special prosecutor, the president and his allies are mounting ineffective defenses.
Neo-Cons Are Pushing Trump Toward Regime Change in Iran
June 26th, 2017, 12:30 AM
Following their advice would be catastrophic.
Kellyanne Conway Reveals the Real Motivation Behind Medicaid Cuts
June 26th, 2017, 12:30 AM
It all comes down to the classic Republican argument about the undeserving poor.
Sorry, But Randy Bryce Doesn’t Have a Chance in Hell Against Paul Ryan
June 26th, 2017, 12:30 AM
The late ultraconservative Boston City Councilor Albert “Dapper” O’Neil always used to boast that when he ran for re-election, they wouldn’t count the votes in his landslide wins; they would weigh them. I wouldn’t be surprised if House Speaker Paul Ryan makes a similar boast after his next re-election effort. Randy Bryce, the Democratic ironworker... Read more »
Republicans Shamelessly Lying About Healthcare Cuts. Because They Can.
June 25th, 2017, 12:30 AM
The Trump Administration and its Republican allies in Congress have set new records for mendacity in office. This is not a new take, of course: the lies are so noteworthy that the New York Times even has an entire page dedicated to them. Most remarkable have been the lies about easily verifiable details, like for instance... Read more »
Yes, Thousands Will Die. Tell It Like It Is.
June 25th, 2017, 12:30 AM
Republican Senators have needed some smelling salts and fainting couches in the last few days as Democrats have told the honest truth about their tax cut and healthcare slashing bill. First they objected to Elizabeth Warren saying that many people would die as a result of their legislation. The Orrin Hatch whined that Bernie Sanders was... Read more »
To the End, President Obama Worried Too Much About Republican Opinion
June 24th, 2017, 12:30 AM
President Obama is a good and decent man. From his books to his speeches, from community organizer to 8th-year President of the United States, Barack Obama had a singular vision of a united America ready to stand together to face its greatest challenges. As he said in 2012, “there are no red states or blue... Read more »