Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment as Acting Attorney General: Three Lingering Questions

President Trump, acting under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (FVRA), has appointed Matthew Whitaker, formerly the chief of staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to serve as acting attorney general. There has been widespread coverage… Read More

White House concerned Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke violated federal rules

The White House is growing increasingly concerned about allegations of misconduct against Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, according to two senior administration officials, and President Trump has asked aides for more information about a Montana land… Read More

Trump’s anti-caravan efforts follow decades of regional frustrationl

Conservative foreign policy experts say U.S. policy in Central America is a key factor in pushing people to emigrate from the region, but differ greatly over the prescription for change. Some veterans of previous Republican… Read More

Message to Milennials

by Robert Reich You are the largest, most diverse, and progressive group of potential voters in American history, comprising fully 30 percent of the voting age population. On November 6th, you have the power to… Read More

Supreme Court shields Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering questions in census controversy

The Supreme Court on Monday shielded Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from answering lawyers’ questions in a lawsuit challenging his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census form. The government had asked the… Read More