Retiring lawmakers warn GOP move to Trump will drive away women, minorities, youth

Four Congressional Republicans who are not seeking re-election this November appeared together on Face the Nation on Sunday to discuss the state of the nation. Three of them — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) — each sharply criticized…

How New Is Turkey’s ‘New Nationalism’?

This column is part of a series of commentaries from scholars of Turkey reflecting on polling data provided by the Center for American Progress. The poll’s findings are summarized here and here, and you can find further commentaries from a range of experts here. For…

Mitch McConnell just created a DACA crisis

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is giving the Senate the rest of this week only to consider permanent legislation to protect the nearly 800,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers before he moves on to “other things.” On Tuesday, McConnell said the Senate would limit…

House Republicans want to make it harder for people with disabilities to access businesses

This week, Congress is expected to vote on a bill that would significantly weaken the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act and let businesses off the hook for failing to provide accommodations for accessibility. The ADA Education and Reform Act was introduced by Rep. Ted Poe…

STATEMENT: CAP Experts Slam Trump’s #InfrastructureScam

Washington, D.C. — This evening, media reports revealed details of the Trump White House’s forthcoming infrastructure proposal. Kevin DeGood, director of Infrastructure Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: A real plan for national investment in infrastructure would cover everything from highways and transit…

Trump Govt Will Borrow $1 Trillion, 84% Increase from 2017

–Trump’s Treasury Department is set to borrow one trillion dollars this fiscal year, doubling last year’s total and setting the highest borrowing total in six years https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Government-set-to-borrow-nearly-1-trillion-this-12549659.php -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 -Donate via…

Workers Should Not Have to Choose Between Retirement and Caring for Their Families

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which for the first time provided workers with job-protected family and medical leave. Once a fringe issue and sometimes viewed exclusively as a “women’s issue,” paid family and…

God, Roy Moore, and Faith in the Resistance

Roy Moore: It’s who everyone is talking about. The question this week—how is it possible that a person who has built his career on Christian conservatism can act in this way? Michele and Igor speak with Jack Jenkins, senior religion reporter for ThinkProgress, to get…

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