Domestic Politics

Warren, Schumer Discuss Health Care Strategy Tonight

Posted by on January 10, 2017 at 9:52 am

Senators Warren and Schumer will discuss the Senate Democrats’ strategy to stop the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in a teleconference tonight at 10 p.m. Eastern Time. The call-in number is 855-808-5137, followed by the PIN 113043#. The call is limited to 5,000 participants, so promptness is essential. This teleconference is part of the […]

Herbert Hoover’s Revenge?

Posted by on January 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Since 1932 there has been a part of the Republican Party that has consistently resisted the New Deal, the Great Society and whatever we have had for the last eight years. As Democratic administrations enacted Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, this faction fought the descent of the country into the pit of […]

Jewish Labor Committee Blasts Puzder

Posted by on December 29, 2016 at 12:03 pm

The Jewish Labor Committee has asked the Senate to reject the confirmation of fast-food executive Andrew Puzder to be Secretary of Labor in the Trump administration. Calling him a “rigid anti-worker ideologue,” the Committee observed:”It is unprecedented to appoint a corporate chief executive officer to this position, especially one who in his public positions, in […]

Andrew Puzder: the Anti- Labor Secretary

Posted by on December 23, 2016 at 12:50 am

Linda Greenhouse, the long-time Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times, has a vision of the first meeting of the Trump cabinet: seated around the table are Cabinet officers who have been chosen because they oppose the missions or long-term policies of the agencies that they have been picked to run. She writes,” They […]

Labor Sec Perez in for DNC Chair

Posted by on December 16, 2016 at 11:33 am

Highly regarded Labor Secretary Tom Perez announced yesterday his candidacy for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Perez is thought to have been encouraged in his bid by the Obama-Clinton forces in the Democratic Party who are unhappy with Keith Ellison, the other major candidate for the DNC post. The stage is now set for […]