Fracturing our politics

Centrist Democrats are out of ideas: Notes of political caution can be valuable, but caution is not a policy vision. Why Stacey Abrams is the future for Democrats. Who’s afraid of Ocasio-Cortez? The old Democratic Party refuses to see that we live in a time of emergency. Sen. Elizabeth Warren responds to an invitation to discuss policy. Koch-backed study finds “Medicare for All” would save U.S. trillions. Bernie Sanders’s $32 trillion Medicare-for-all plan is actually kind of a bargain. How do you pay for all this stuff, how do you pay for all this stuff, how do you pay for all this stuff?

When Paul Ryan leaves government, the federal deficit will be $1.2 trillion higher than when he arrived. “Eye-popping” payouts for CEOs follow Trump’s tax cuts. Trump administration mulls a unilateral tax cut for the rich. Nouriel Roubini on how Trump may kill the global recovery. Trump-supporting soybean farmers say they’ll gladly suffer “to the death” for his trade war. Liberal blind spots are hiding the truth about “Trump country”. White threat in a browning America: Ezra Klein on how demographic change is fracturing our politics.