Trump is Not Above the Law.

A confidential memo from Trump’s lawyers to the Mueller team surfaced over the weekend, arguing in shocking and sweeping terms that Trump is above the law. Rudy Giuliani went so far as to argue that Trump could not be subpoenaed or indicted even if he shot James Comey in the Oval Office. Trump himself joined...

4,645 of Our Fellow Americans.

It’s been 254 days since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico. A new study reports a death count of 4,645 in the hurricane’s aftermath—more fatalities than 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina combined. And yet, the government count stands at 64, highlighting the total lack of urgency with which the Trump Administration has approached relief efforts. The island...

Health Care Over Hate.

After a wave of progressive victories at the polls in Virginia this past November, the Virginia Senate voted to expand Medicaid to an additional 400,000 low-income Virginians, clearing the way for Governor Ralph Northam’s signature. While there is a plan to impose work requirements and premiums on those living above the federal poverty level, this...

Conspiracy Theories & Corruption.

An important New York Times story yesterday explained how President Trump embraces conspiracy theories to distract from his own corruption. Here are just a few of his favorites: Birtherism The U.S. government's prior knowledge of 9/11 Mueller's election meddling The Obama Administration wiretapping Trump Tower And now: "Spygate." To their credit, some Republican representatives in...

Kneel Before Your Owners.

Yesterday, NFL owners established a new league rule that effectively prohibits players' ability to kneel during the national anthem. The league will fine teams whose players kneel. The owners provided players with an option to remain in the locker room during the anthem, but this completely disregards the main point of kneeling on the field:...

Progressives Embrace Women’s Voices, Trump Gags Them.

Last night, women won groundbreaking and long overdue victories in primaries across the country. In a jarring contrast, Trump announced a domestic gag rule that viciously attacks women’s rights to safe health care and reproductive choice. The domestic gag rule would bar Title X-funded providers like Planned Parenthood from offering any abortion-related care with private,...

Corruption Crackdown.

Yesterday, House and Senate Democrats unveiled “A Better Deal for Our Democracy,” a new anti-corruption policy package focused on clear, strong democracy solutions, including: Stripping power from special interests, with particular emphasis on strengthening ethics laws and fixing the broken campaign finance system facilitated by Citizens United, and including a CAP proposal to ban lobbyist...

The President’s DOJ?

Donald Trump issued some alarming demands on Twitter this weekend based on false claims, instructing the Department of Justice to investigate whether or not the DOJ or FBI surveilled the Trump Campaign—and if the actions were undertaken at the behest of Obama Administration officials. This isn’t the first time Trump has used bogus claims to...

Trump’s War On Women Escalates.

Today, the Trump administration is expected to issue an executive order, referred to as a domestic “gag rule”, that would strip funding from clinics that even mention the word abortion or refer patients to safe, legal abortion care. It’s an all-out attack on women’s health and rights, and imposes an unethical burden on health care...

Animals.

Yesterday, President Trump hosted a roundtable of politicians and law enforcement officials to discuss their opposition to so-called “sanctuary cities.” During the conversation, Trump responded to a question about certain gang members with an answer that said this of "people trying to come into" the country: “These aren’t people. These are animals.” This isn’t the...