Lauren Windsor: With such a large contingent of teachers off the job, they could show up at airports en masse to protest the shutdown in solidarity with TSA agents and air traffic controllers, creating space for those workers to join them.
Laauren Windsor: Trump feels free to use government employees as leverage because he thinks that they are mostly Democrats, and because one of his chief goals is to dismantle the administrative state.
Lauren Windsor: LAUSD, the second largest school system in the country, is wracked by declining student enrollment, rising pension and healthcare costs, and underperforming schools. Critics like UTLA say charter schools are exacerbating these problems.
Lauren Windsor: Should a billionaire prevail in the Democratic primary and Trump run for reelection, Americans could be looking at a three-way billionaire presidential ballot in the 2020 general election.
Lauren Windsor: A million empty words have been said and tears shed over the decades of sex abuse within the Catholic Church, but only two words matter: rape and molestation.
Lauren Windsor: North Carolina Democrats have fielded credible candidates in every legislative district “for the first time ever;” built a basic package of campaign tools for every one of those candidates; and have raised record amounts of cash
Lauren Windsor: Many Third Way’s policy positions include deregulating Wall Street, cutting Social Security benefits, and opposing a living wage.
Lauren Windsor: This time around their appeasement would tilt the balance of the court far to the right, and imperil women’s reproductive freedoms across the country by confirming the decisive justice in overturning Roe v. Wade.
Lauren Windsor: One of Warner’s latest moves? Helping Republicans deregulate Wall Street, with his sponsorship of the Crapo bill to lift oversight on banks with up to $250 billion in assets.
Lauren Windsor: Whether Democrats can retake the House will depend on whether Trump can avoid war – whether trade or nuclear – and whether Democrats have learned any lessons from 2016.
Lauren Windsor: Weinstein’s fall from grace has been swift in the aftermath: he was fired from the company he founded and left by his wife, and is now under police investigation in London and New York.
Lauren Windsor: The 2016 primary fight has veered into stupid territory once again. Nothing Hillary Clinton does can not be without controversy it seems.
Lauren Windsor: Kevin Gentry thought he would show us how much of a tough guy he is. As a private guest, not to mention a top Koch confidante, he appropriated the role of security when he laid hands on us – two women who were only trying to exercise their rights to free speech and the press. It’s shameful behavior from a network that claims to cherish the First Amendment.