Monthly Archives: January 2017

Nixon Aide: Trump Will ‘Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested’

Why Nixon’s former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever—and get away with it By MCKAY COPPINS….. Sometime early last fall, John Dean says he began having nightmares about a Trump presidency. He would wake in the middle of the night, agitated and alarmed, struggling to calm his nerves. […]

18 million would lose insurance with repeal of Obamacare, study says

By Kelsey Snell If Republicans repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act without a replacement, millions of people would lose their health insurance in the first year, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The study was based on a 2015 plan that GOP leaders expect to use as a model for current repeal […]

Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Pick, Could Make Life Hell for LGBT Youth

Senators must ask if a socially conservative crusader intends to protect gay and transgender students. Lives are at stake… By JAY MICHAELSON…… As billionaire philanthropist Betsy DeVos heads into her confirmation hearings to run the Department of Education, most questions will likely be about her support for school vouchers, charter schools, and other alternatives to […]

As Trump Era Arrives, a Sense of Uncertainty Grips the World

By STEVEN ERLANGER The Germans are angry. The Chinese are downright furious. Leaders of NATO are nervous, while their counterparts at the European Union are alarmed. Just days before he is sworn into office, President-elect Donald J. Trump has again focused his penchant for unpredictable disruption on the rest of the world. His remarks in […]

Undocumented and Exposed

ALEXA MENCIA DACA recipients are grappling with fear and uncertainty on the eve of Trump’s presidency, unsure whether they face deportation, job loss, or government abuse of their personal information. Operating room nurse Jose Aguiluz knew that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was only a Band-Aid for his immigration problem. It wasn’t a pathway […]

What Went Wrong with the Democratic Party? Three Big Failures That Led to the Current Debacle

There’s hope! But unless the Democrats can learn from the mistakes of the recent past, they don’t have a future. By Sean McElwee / Salon To an extent that is rarely true of an opposition party, Democrats can claim a mandate of resistance. Donald Trump lost the popular vote by a large margin, he’s incredibly […]

U.S. Cities Experienced Another Big Rise In Murder In 2016

By Jeff Asher Murder almost certainly increased substantially in the U.S. in 2016, one year after it rose at its fastest pace in a quarter century. The government won’t release official 2016 crime statistics for another nine months. But data from individual police departments indicates that murder rose in most of the country’s biggest cities […]

The Reality of Repealing the Health Care Law

By Sylvia Mathews Burwell THIS WEEK, CONGRESS aims to take steps toward repealing the Affordable Care Act without proposing a replacement. If Congress and the new administration take that path, it will have enormous consequences for the future of health care in America — and for Americans like Elizabeth Hand, a writer and mom of […]

Low-Income Latino Students Less Likely to Take on Student Debt, Attend College: Report

By Nicole Akoukou Thompson Low income Latino students are less likely to take on student loan debt, but that’s only because they’re less likely to attend or complete college. Barriers to higher education make it less likely that Latino students will begin college or take out loans, or easily repay loans when they’re acquired. The […]