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The emergency declaration for Trump’s racist border wall is a constitutional crisis, yes. And it deserves attention, even as I await President Warren/Gillibrand/Harris/Sanders declaring America’s health care crisis a national emergency and implementing single payer in 2021. But let’s not forget the poorest of the poor workers affected by the government shutdown: contractors. Trump evidently […]

Pass That Popcorn

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On January 25, 2019

It’s really sad to hear reports of Republicans senators yelling at each other over the shutdown. Republican senators clashed with one another and confronted Vice President Pence inside a private

Sickout

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On January 17, 2019

The great labor historian Joseph McCartin, author of Collision Course, the best book about the air traffic controllers strike of 1981, is absolutely correct here. It may well be that the TSA and air t

Nope

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On January 12, 2019

Our national political correspondents have quite the vision for how to solve our political crises: I don’t mean this as snark: The optimal approach might be negotiating directly with the relevant co

The Deal

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On January 22, 2018

I guess I am in a significant minority on the left, but I don’t see this government shutdown deal as a capitulation or sellout at all. What I see is the following: A) CHIP is a huge policy win f

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