Playwright John Strand’s presentation of Antonin Scalia as not the “monster” his critics make him out to be may hold some truth, but it’s surely an incomplete one.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch emerged Wednesday from his third day of confirmation hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee relatively unbloodied by relentless grilling from Democrats.
Building the Wall, billed as an urgent call to action, aims to alert people to the ominous stirrings of fascism in the United States. But its heavy-handed polemics and a flawed production run counter to its purpose.
Trumpcare would not only strip coverage from millions of poor and working people, but it would also give billions of dollars in tax cuts to health insurers, pharmaceutical companies, investors and even tanning salon operators.
A new political drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan imagines a not-too-distant future where Trump’s anti-immigration policies have upended the lives of millions.
For-profit water corporations see America’s crumbling infrastructure as a business opportunity. Either they buy struggling water systems or market their services to cities like Pittsburgh that need the help.
The former national campaign manager of Health Care for America Now looks at the winners and losers in the Republicans’ American Health Care Act. BY BILL RADEN
Days before House Republicans presented their American Health Care Act, health-policy experts discussed the current Affordable Care Act’s dismantling during a panel that was part of the California Budget and Policy Center’s annual conference.
Rarely has a ballot measure united so many divergent groups in opposition as has Measure S, a proposition on the city’s March 7 ballot that would impose strict limits on development.
George W. Bush believed that God wanted to make him President. We can only guess what President Trump thinks about God’s role in his election.
A landmark, IRA-type retirement savings program created for millions of Californians, came under threat last week when House Republicans passed a joint resolution aimed at blocking states from setting up such payroll savings plans.
Last Monday the Senate Republicans confirmed Wall Street predator Steve Mnuchin to oversee America’s financial industry. Across the country, bankers and hedge fund managers poured champagne while showing clips of Michael Douglas’ “greed is good” speech from the film Wall Street.
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One day after President Trump signed an executive order temporarily canceling the travel visas of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, and of refugees all over the world, two U.S. Congresswomen paid a visit to the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
“This week we’re reading about the beginning of the 10 plagues against Pharaoh,” says Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels, standing on the crowded sidewalk outside LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal.
Video of protests against the Trump administration’s travel ban.
Anti-immigration decrees marked the first week of a shock-and-awe rollout of Trump initiatives to build a 1,900-mile wall along the border with Mexico, to cut off federal funds to “sanctuary cities” and to ban refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
They were young and old, women and men, black, brown and white and everyone in between. All crushed together in a crowd officially estimated at 750,000 – far larger than expected but mellow, good-natured and happy to be seen.
It had been so long since I’d been at a demonstration, a real demonstration – one hung on the scaffolding of sincerely determined resistance and hope — that I’d forgotten how to conduct myself.
One phrase describes how many people feel about this next chapter of the American experiment in self-rule: We fear the worst.