Tag: Politics

Trump SEC Pick Jay Clayton Connected to Mysterious Firm

Jay Clayton, Donald Trump’s choice to head the SEC, is slated to appear before the Senate Banking Committee Thursday. In that hearing, he may be asked about some pointed questions about his personal holdings. Clayton…

How Politicians Force Doctors to Lie to Women

On Tuesday, the Texas Senate advanced a bill that would enable doctors to lie to pregnant patients about fetal deformities in order to coercively dissuade them from choosing to have an abortion. Specifically, SB 25 eliminates…

Notes From the House Select Intelligence Hearing on Russia

The hearing on Russia’s involvement with the American electoral process began with an army of reporters swarming ’round the committee heads: Republican chair Devin Nunes of the Fresno area, and Democrat and ranking member Adam…

Trump’s Budget Is Pure Cruel Conservatism

The last Republican president, George W. Bush, branded himself a compassionate conservative. In many ways Bush certainly did not live up to that principle, but he at least knew to pay lip service to the notion…

Trump Thinks the Constitution ‘Makes Us Look Weak’

On Wednesday, a federal court in Hawaii granted a temporary restraining order preventing President Trump’s executive order restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries from going to into effect. Though the ruling was completely predictable (a…

Everything We Know About the New Trump Travel Ban Decisions

Three separate courts heard arguments about Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on Wednesday, hours before the sweeping executive order was scheduled to take effect. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued orders blocking the revised ban,…