As Supreme Court considers student loan forgiveness, states may expand their programs
At least two dozen bills are moving through state legislatures this spring.
How Republicans normalized George Santos | Dick Polman
It’s also a mystery how the guy managed to pump $700,000 into his own campaign.
How Pa. Rep. Scott Perry’s tweets explain the chaos in the U.S. House | Friday Morning Coffee
Still wondering what the anti-McCarthy hardliners want? There's a tweet for that.
Child poverty rates highest in states that haven’t raised minimum wage
Of the 20 states that have failed to raise the minimum wage above the federal $7.25 an hour standard, 16 have more than 12% of their children living in poverty, according to a States Newsroom analysis of wage and poverty data. Anti-poverty advocates say that’s a sign that there’s an urgent need for lawmakers to […]
Biden administration plays long game for agriculture and trade
'Costs on my farm are up by about 325 percent,” Lance Lillibridge, of the Iowa Corn Growers Association, said. 'It’s getting to be unbearable.'
What’s behind McConnell’s support for coal miners’ pension bailout? Political self-preservation, most likely | Mark O’Keefe
The Senate's top Republican is up for re-election in 2020 and faces a stiff Democratic challenge.
When a state attorney general picks a national fight: What’s the end game? | Analysis
Attorneys general are stepping up, particularly on consumer issues where the federal government has largely stepped away.
Ag Secretary Perdue to small farmers: Stop whining, your demise is inevitable | Opinion
The Trump White House's contempt for rural Americans, who helped them win the White House in 2016, could not be more on display.
If Trump is so concerned about Baltimore, there’s much he can do to fix it himself | Opinion
Trump's Charm City critique missed some of Baltimore's most pressing problems. And the White House, not Congress, can fix them.
On impeachment: Will Democrats put country over party? | Dick Polman
It's pretty clear we can't count on Republicans to do the right thing. Democrats need to step up.
This is Trump’s big, new lie | Dick Polman
Yeah, some exoneration.
Trump’s Title X gag rule is an attack on the most vulnerable | Opinion
The irony of taking away family planning services in the name of reducing abortion is startling.