The Latest: Our Economy
How Big Companies Won New Tax Breaks From the Trump Administration
• December 30, 2019 3:20 PM
The overhaul of the federal tax law in 2017 was the signature legislative achievement of Donald J. Trump’s presidency.
Pentagon Investigator to Examine Border Wall Contract Awarded to G.O.P. Donor
• December 12, 2019 2:15 PM
The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Defense will investigate a $400 million contract for border wall construction awarded to a North Dakota company after President Trump privately pushed the deal.
Trump is the natural consequence of our anti-democracy decade
• December 08, 2019 2:29 PM
We’re coming to the end of what might be called the anti-democracy decade. It began on 21 January 2010 with the supreme court’s shameful decision in Citizens United vs Federal Election Commission, opening the floodgates to big money in politics with the absurd claim that the first amendment protects corporate speech.