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Importance of a Congressional Scorekeeper
The most important acronym you may have never heard of
Trump is reportedly asking advisers about his ability to pardon his aides, family members, and himself.
Hanlon’s Razor On Capitol Hill
US health care’s saving grace is the incompetence of its enemies
Our Votes Count Too
July 2017 marks two significant occasions for Americans living with a disability. On July 26, we celebrate 27 years under the protections…
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Sean Spicer’s greatest hits
Pour one out for the now-former White House Press Secretary.
By Opposing Trumpcare, Democrats Are Voting Against Their Interests
Ok, not really. But that’s my point.
Coding the Resistance
How software is playing an increasingly important role in political discourse and civic engagement worldwide.
Polling Spotlight: Trump’s latest approval numbers spell trouble for Republicans in 2018
By: William A. Galston
The Brookings Institution
The Chicago Negro and the Warsaw Ghetto
Antiblackness at the root of gun violence “solutions”
Eve L. Ewing
The U.S. Digital Service July 2017 Report to Congress
A comprehensive rundown of current priority projects.
The U.S. Digital Service
How Does Your State Get Its Tax Revenue?
In most cases, directly from you.
If elected governor, Georgia’s Stacey Abrams would make history
She would be the nation’s first black female elected governor
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What The Future Of The ACA Could Mean For Eating Disorder Treatment
Millions could be hurt by the GOP’s health-care plans. But one group in particular is often overlooked.
Hanna Brooks Olsen
The Myth of Bipartisanship
Bipartisanship isn’t good when the options are bad.
Pentagon study declares American empire is ‘collapsing’
Report demands massive expansion of military-industrial complex to maintain global ‘access to resources’
In Congress, growing calls to revoke Jared Kushner’s security clearance
House Democrats are not backing down.
Zombie apocalypse, Congressional style
Fans of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, may be walking around today with smiles after the second Senate version of a “repeal and…
Understanding liberals versus the left
*Note: If you’re getting here via Jacobin, please understand that this article is not and is (clearly, I thought, being a tiny medium post…
What you should know about that really nasty anti-trans bill in Congress.
In early June, Republicans in Congress introduced a really scary, no good, very bad bill targeting transgender people.
Digital campaigning for first-time candidates: Answers to frequently asked questions
I’ve talked to a couple dozen people over the last few weeks who are running for office for the first time about how they should be using…
Our Future is in the Hands of Leakers
The true meaning of the old adage “information is power,” and a turning point for the American empire.
How an “America First” trade policy could undermine national security
By Andrew Philip Hunter | July 17, 2017 on CSIS.org
Trump administration suddenly pulls plug on teen pregnancy programs
By Jane Kay
The (Un)Scientific Method
Three Divides: An Approach to Our Politics
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.”
George Damian Dobbins
The Pathetic Rehabilitation Of Max Boot
Since he held himself out as a courageous conservative critic of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign last year, Max Boot has…