Coal Mining Jobs Trump Would Bring Back No Longer Exist

March 30, 2017

In Decatur, Illinois, far from the coal mines of Appalachia, Caterpillar engineers are working on the future of mining: mammoth haul trucks that drive themselves. The trucks have no drivers, not even remote operators. Instead, the 850,000- […]

Democrats Consider Alternatives to TrumpCare

March 28, 2017

“The failure of Trumpcare to pass the House on Friday was a devastating defeat for both the nascent administration and the GOP,” writes Miles Kampf-Lassin in In These Times. “For seven years, Republicans railed against Obamacare, promising to […]

Trump’s Labor Nominee Hints at Updating Overtime Rule

March 23, 2017

“The overtime rule hasn’t been updated since 2004,” Acosta said. “It’s unfortunate that rules that involve dollar values can sometimes go more than a decade, sometimes 15 years, without being updated. Because life does get more expensive.” […]

Democrats Press Gorsuch on His Independence from Trump

March 22, 2017

Democratic senators pressed Judge Neil Gorsuch Wednesday to explain his views on issues such as the Constitution’s “emoluments clause” and the notion of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” questions designed to more aggressively […]

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