The dismantling and denigrating of knowledge and expertise in the U.S. government while favoring ill-informed political viewpoints and decision-makers is scandalous.
Republicans’ favored policies have been floated for a long time and would lead to inferior coverage for those who still have it.
The public’s response matters to Trump.
The Tea Party, which began in the early years of the Obama’s administration, had a lot less support than today’s anti-Trump Women’s marches. You can see that in this graph of data from the Washington Post, which in late January 2017 asked about support for the Women’s marches, and earlier queried about Tea Party support […]
Members of Congress should hold regular town hall meetings to hear from constituents, answer questions and model transparency in a way President Trump has not.
Maine’s health care sector has been a bright spot for the state’s economy, but an Affordable Care Act repeal would damage it.
Our Constitution gives the Senate the power to decide whether to confirm presidential appointees. Carrying out this responsibility requires that senators know about the nominee’s records and whether he or she has ethical conflicts. That information should be available before confirmation hearings so that senators can ask the nominee about issue positions and ethical concerns. […]
As Donald Trump continues to downplay Russian cyberwarfare against the United States designed to help him win the presidential election, technical details are emerging. The press gave a lot of attention to the sanctions against Russia announced yesterday. Republicans, including Senator Lindsay Graham and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, reacted by saying these could […]
Any hopes that Trump would rise to the awesome responsibilities of office have been undermined by his actions as president-elect.
The congressional career of Bill Cohen epitomizes the independence and courage needed to check Trump and hold him accountable.