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Republicans betray their gray-haired base with Trumpcare

As I recently summed up the bill passed by the House in May: Three weeks after House Republicans voted to pass a new version of their “American Health Care Act,” the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) weighed in on high-profile pledges from President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. …

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Trump really is making America angry and racist again

Clearly increased racial tensions are not good for anyone. We’ve already seen reports that these feelings have turned into actions more than 1,000 times before Trump was even sworn in. Since the election of President Donald Trump, news outlets and social media accounts have swelled with reports of swastikas at …

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Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Abandon all hope

Robbie Gramer at Foreign Policy explains why Trump’s trip abroad was even worse than you think. At long last, U.S. President Donald Trump endorsed NATO’s bedrock collective defense clause, Article 5, in a press conference Friday. … But it may not be enough to patch things over with his NATO …

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Public transportation is a jobs and equality issue

Public transportation is a jobs issue. If you don’t believe that, take a look at Philadelphia, where lack of efficient mass transit from the city to the suburbs is keeping a lot of people out of work—and a coalition of progressive and religious groups is pushing the city to offer …

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This week in the war on workers: 'Infrastructure Week' flops

Donald Trump shows how serious he is about infrastructure by holding a binder. Did you have fun during “Infrastructure Week”? Did you think about infrastructure policy day in, day out? You know who didn’t think about infrastructure policy much this week? Donald Trump, Mr. Infrastructure Week himself. Or, if he …

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