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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

By LAURIE GREEN The Women’s March on Washington planned for the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration has had its share of internal controversies, but this is nothing new in the history of demonstrations in the nation’s capital. For those who believe Donald Trump’s election has further legitimized hatred and even violence, a “Women’s March on Washington” scheduled […]

“Is there one senator who will join me?” By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet The era of Donald Trump’s presidency began Friday, after Vice-President Joe Biden shut down objections by a handful of Democratic House members during a joint session of Congress called to certify the 2016 Electoral College votes. “It is over,” Biden said, to […]

BY PETER SULLIVAN Repealing ObamaCare would increase the budget deficit by $350 billion over 10 years, according to a new study. The analysis from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) finds that repealing the law’s spending on providing coverage would save $1.55 trillion, but that would be canceled out by repealing $800 billion […]