POLITICS

Roomba for President 2020

Trump may be a disaster as a person and as a president. But he may also be triggering a rebirth in American political thought and a flowering of new policy ideas. The progressive branch of the Democratic Party is in the lead at the moment, but with so many areas demanding...

Why Run for President? (Bill Scher & Matt K. Lewis)

Will Tulsi Gabbard’s conservative background quash her presidential run? ... Romney vs. Gabbard: Who would Tucker Carlson vote for? ... Is it worth running for president if you know you won’t win? ... How Al Sharpton squashed Howard Dean ... Can Trumpism survive Trump? ... The latest podcast from Bloggingheads.tv's the...

What Now?

After the crushing defeat for Theresa May's deal in the Commons, we try to work out where we go from here. How and when can Article 50 be extended? What would it mean for parliament to take control of the process? Do we need another general election? Can this government survive? It's all connected...

Why Manafort’s crimes matter

[View here as a Twitter thread] Yesterday, Special Counsel filed a memo with the court describing Manafort’s lies (for the purpose of showing that Manafort violated his plea agreement). A lot of the memo looks like...

At halfway mark, Donald Trump's campaign promises hit roadblocks

"Promises made, promises kept," went President Donald Trump’s slogan at rally after rally during the midterm elections. It's a lofty mantra. How did he really do?  At his first term’s halfway point, almost half of his promises from the 2016 campaign have been blocked or dropped....

Your questions about the government shutdown, answered

We recently asked readers what they wanted to know about the government shutdown. Now, we offer some answers. In this installment, we’ll tackle questions about missed work and pay. We’ll address additional topics in the coming days. What agencies and departments are completely shut down? The...

The New Economic Concentration

Press Association via AP Images The Myth of Capitalism: Monopolies and the Death of CompetitionBy Jonathan Tepper with Denise HearnWiley The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded AgeBy Tim WuColumbia Global Reports This article appears in the Winter 2019 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  Jonathan Tepper is...