Work Requirements in Farm Bill Are Off the Table

AP Photo/Seth Wenig A supermarket displays stickers indicating they accept food stamps in West New York, New Jersey.  This week, the House and Senate finally came to an agreement on the farm bill, the legislation that authorizes farm subsidies as well as nutrition programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition...

Trump Takes on General Motors (And Guess Who Wins?)

Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa via AP Images The headquarters of the General Motors Company at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit Donald Trump’s “America first” economic nationalism is finally crashing into the reality of America’s shareholder-first global capitalism. Last week, General Motors announced it would cut about 14,000 jobs, most...

Deepfakes and the New Disinformation War

Thanks to the rise of “deepfakes”—highly realistic and difficult-to-detect digital manipulations of audio or video—it is becoming easier than ever to portray someone saying or doing something he or she never said or did, with potentially disastrous consequences for politics. Analysis from Foreign Affairs...

First Thursday, December 2018

It’s the last First Thursday of month. Will has been a bit under the weather, which is why we’re late this month, but we’ve forced him out of his sick bed and into the recording room. First Post-Janus Cases Decided A variety of lawsuits have been filed across the country in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v....