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  • by Noah Lanard
    In early 2017, the Chamber of Commerce published the top 10 policies it wanted to see change under Donald Trump at the National Labor Relations Board. Trump’s appointees, along with the Supreme Court majority he secured, took action on all 10: Bosses got more power to bust unions, workers were forced into mandatory arbitration, and […]
  • by Isabela Dias
    It doesn’t take more than a couple of strolls around the block on East 45th Street in Midtown Manhattan for the faces of New York City’s most recent arrivals to reveal themselves. On a relatively quiet Thursday afternoon in late September, the migrants calmly came and went through the front and side doors of the Roosevelt […]
  • by Russ Choma
    Donald Trump committed massive fraud in the state of New York and must shutter his businesses there, a judge ruled Tuesday afternoon. The ruling—if it stands, a massive blow to the former president’s business empire, essentially gutting it and potentially undermining all his finances—comes as part of a $250 million civil fraud lawsuit brought against […]
  • by Inae Oh
    Five days out from an increasingly likely government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is once again demonstrating a willingness—if not a downright enthusiasm—to cave to the demands of far-right members of his caucus. The Washington Post reports on the latest from the spending negotiations, with McCarthy now embracing steep cuts to a slew of safety […]
  • by Noah Lanard
    Joe Biden became the first president in US history to visit a picket line in support of union workers when he joined UAW members on Tuesday during their strike against the Big Three automakers. “The fact of the matter is that you guys—the UAW—you saved the automobile industry back in 2008 and before,” Biden said […]
  • by Daniel Friedman
    Hunter Biden is the son of the president, an addict, and an alleged criminal with a history of apparent influence peddling. But he still has a right to privacy. That, and perhaps a wish for revenge, is the basic idea behind the series of lawsuits that Hunter Biden, through his high-powered lawyer Abbe Lowell, is filing against […]
  • by Ari Berman
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Alabama’s attempt to avoid drawing a second majority-Black congressional district in a short order by Justice Clarence Thomas with no noted dissents. It marks the second time in three months that the court has rejected Alabama’s efforts to deny fair representation to Black voters. In early 2022, a three-judge […]
  • by Abby Vesoulis
    In February 2021, the federal government sent a $24 billion lifeline to day care centers to keep them afloat amid a still-raging pandemic. When that funding expires on September 30, 3.2 million children are likely to lose their child care spots, the Century Foundation predicts. Among them may be some of the 94 kids who […]
  • by Henry Carnell
    This story was originally published by the Grist and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Smoke from wildfires across the continental US is stalling—in some places, reversing—years of progress on air quality.  “The influence of wildfire smoke is broad, and it is affecting populations that did not used to be affected.” A new study published […]
  • by Henry Carnell
    On Wednesday, the Biden administration launched the American Climate Corps, a climate-focused youth job training program. The plan will put some 20,000 people to work doing clean energy, wildfire prevention, and coastal resilience jobs and has already cost $150 million in investment. It’s far from the original vision, which Biden announced in 2021 and which would have invested $30 […]