This is the time of year when people try to make sense of the preceding twelve months. It’s a fool’s errand, in one sense. A year is an arbitrary division of time. We decide what it means in retrospect, and we never get it exactly right. But the meaning we give it will guide our actions in the future, in thousands of conscious and unconscious ways.
If you’re an older American — or expect to be someday — and you aren’t wealthy, you may have concluded that the Republican Party is at war with you. If so, you’re not wrong. Republicans are pushing proposals that protect and expand the wealth of the wealthy at the expense of the elderly.
Donald Trump’s recent cabinet picks have a history of being very good … to Donald Trump. Working Americans probably won’t be as lucky.
No more half a loaf compromises. We're going Left.
No reason for another election cycle with these meaningless, substanceless snapshots of nothing.
Time to end the insane pricing system for prescription drugs.
Wells Fargo’s CEO faced a rough grilling. That’s a start.
Tax cuts for billionaires, especially the estate tax, is just more welfare for the very wealthy. Trump is in it for the money.
The all-White, all-male, all Trump donor "economic team." And that's only part of it.
A rumination on the RNC...
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have had fundamentally different responses to this crisis.
Our financial system is not merely corrupt in practice. It is corrupt by design.
Clearly, the left matters. Why, then, is it so difficult for progressives to get a seat at the table?
Unless it's accompanied by some redistributive measures, the call for "opportunity" is likely to become little more than a feel-good mantra that allows this political paralysis to continue.
How, exactly, does a nation go about searching its soul in times like these?