Why We Must Get Big Money Out of Politics

by Robert Reich The most important thing we must do to save our democracy is get big money out of politics. It’s a prerequisite to accomplishing everything else. Today, big money continues to corrupt American… Read More

‘The new straw poll’: 2020 candidates race to build small-donor armies

Democratic presidential contenders are already locked in an important battle to showcase their viability, racing to build digital armies to power their campaigns. Online support is set to play a pivotal role in the Democratic… Read More

The force that could end the shutdown

Asked during a Rose Garden news conference yesterday about a safety net for furloughed federal workers, President Trump replied: “[T]he safety net is going to be having a strong border, because we’re going to be… Read More

Girl, 13, arrested in London ‘yellow-vest’ pro-Brexit protest

A 13-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after protesters emulating the gilets jaunes demonstrations in France blockaded Westminster Bridge and stopped traffic around parliament. She was one of four… Read More

Millions face delayed tax refunds, cuts to food stamps as White House scrambles to deal with shutdown’s consequences

Food stamps for 38 million low-income Americans would face severe reductions and more than $140 billion in tax refunds are at risk of being frozen or delayed if the government shutdown stretches into February, widespread disruptions that… Read More