Sunday, 16 Dec 2018
Category: Politics

World leaders are working out a climate deal in Poland — despite Trump

The US sent a delegation to a climate conference to promote coal, but other countries are forging a surprisingly robust agreement. An agreement between 200 nations at a major international climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, is shaping up to be stronger than expected, even as scientists and activists push for yet more ambitious commitments […]

What the Weekly Standard meant to conservatism

The end of an era in conservative media. The first issue of the Weekly Standard was published on September 18, 1995. Arriving soon after the so-called Republican Revolution of 1994 — when Republicans gained control of the House and the Senate, getting a majority in the House for the first time since 1952 — the […]

Government shutdowns hurt poor families and low-paid workers

President Donald Trump should not be proud. Parts of the federal government will run out of money in a week if the White House and Congress don’t pass a spending bill — and President Donald Trump seems just fine with that. He said on Tuesday that he would be “proud” to shut down the federal […]

New Jersey Democrats are threatening to undermine their state’s democracy

New Jersey Democrats have a new gerrymandering plan. It is indefensible — and national Democrats need to stop it. If I told you that a state legislature was trying to ram through an extreme partisan gerrymandering scheme at the very end of 2018, you’d probably assume I was talking about Republicans in North Carolina or […]

The simple reason the 2020 Democratic presidential primary is so wide open

Half the country doesn’t know who Cory Booker or Kamala Harris is. The 2020 campaign is just starting. Even if political junkies are already sick of hearing about the presumed top contenders in the 2020 Democratic presidential field, most of America isn’t yet familiar with them. Cory Booker? Never heard of him. Kamala Harris? Doesn’t […]

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl is officially stepping down on December 31

Arizona will get two new senators in 2019. Just over a month after Arizona voters settled a hotly contested race for one of its Senate seats, its other one is now up for grabs. Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl — a former lawmaker who had been appointed to take over the remainder of late Sen. […]

Medicare-for-all’s big problem

Passing single-payer means disrupting health insurance for 160 million people who get coverage through their jobs. Jessica Salfia knew the pay wasn’t going to be great when she became a teacher in Martinsburg, West Virginia, but she did have really good health coverage. She felt like she could go to see any doctor she wanted. […]