President Donald Trump’s “merit-based” immigration proposal is never going to happen. But what it does do is try and cover up the fact that his administration has systematically thwarted high-skilled immigrants and the tech companies trying to employ them.
President Donald Trump’s war on supposed social media bias is about a lot of things — riling up conservatives, creating a bogeyman, his confusion over Twitter followers. But in its latest iteration, it’s also a way for him to build out the White House email list.
President Donald Trump wants you to believe that he had no way of knowing about former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s shady dealings with Russia before he made him his first national security adviser. In reality, the president is trying to rewrite history.
The Trump administration this week took some major shots at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. But US officials have expressed concerns about the company for years.
More than 330,000 low-wage workers in Connecticut are about to get a raise.Just before sunrise Friday, state senators passed a bill that will raise the minimum wage from $10.10 to $15 an hour over the next five years. The bill now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont, who has promised to sign it. Once he does, Connecticut will be the seventh state to adopt a $15 minimum wage, and the fourth one this year.
Taiwan’s parliament voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, making it the first place in Asia to do so.
The anti-abortion statute signed by the governor of Alabama this week is shocking partly because it aims to outlaw all abortions, including those for unwanted pregnancies that are the result of rape and incest. The Alabama law (and other similar laws in Missouri, Ohio, Kentucky, and Georgia, with more on the way) is even more broadly shocking because Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land for nearly a half-century, supporting women’s efforts to achieve the status of full citizenship. The new Alabama law endorses the end of this project.
On the latest episode of The Weeds podcast, I sat down with Jenny Schuetz, a housing economist and David Rubenstein fellow at the Brookings Institution, to explore an issue that’s resurfaced on the national agenda for the first time in a couple of generations.
On Wednesday, Alabama’s governor signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban into law. Women are now pushing back — and highlighting how common abortion is in America — by sharing their own abortion stories using the hashtag, #YouKnowMe.
President Donald Trump on Friday morning accused the Obama-era FBI of “TREASON,” and called for people to serve “long jail sentences” as a result.