The Real Danger of Trump’s Alleged ‘Pee Party’

The Real Danger of Trump’s Alleged ‘Pee Party’

The week leading up to the presidential inauguration brought streams, if not floods, of pee jokes. You might even say it was the number one opportunity for scatological humor since the poop cruise of 2013. My heart goes out to parents who have to find an appropriate...
The Best and Worst Presidents on Taxes

The Best and Worst Presidents on Taxes

With all the debate over Donald Trump’s tax-dodging, I’ve been wondering how taxes have played into presidential politics in the past. For some answers, I turned to Bob McIntyre, head of the nonpartisan research and advocacy group Citizens for Tax Justice. For...
Presidential Politics and CEO Pay

Presidential Politics and CEO Pay

Politicians love to beat up on overpaid CEOs. In the wake of the 2008 financial crash, Republican presidential candidate John McCain lashed out at executives of bailed-out banks, calling for their pay to be cut to the salary level of the President of the United...
What Would Nancy Say?

What Would Nancy Say?

I was late to the Nancy Reagan Admiration Society. She had arrived on the political scene, after all, on the arm of Ronald Reagan, a man I neither liked nor admired. I thought he was a phony — a B-movie star who seemed either unwilling or unable to differentiate...
A Supreme Threat to American Democracy

A Supreme Threat to American Democracy

Here’s a little quiz you won’t find on the LSATs: Which Supreme Court justice called a recent ruling by the court a “threat to American democracy”? And what decision was it? A. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote it of the Citizens United decision,...
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