Trump calls on blacks to ‘honor’ Republicans with votes, then praises Confederate general Robert E. Lee

LEBANON, Ohio — President Trump praised the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee while asking African American voters to “honor us” by voting Republican at an Ohio rally that featured an unexpected and provocative monologue on… Read More

Midterm elections are likely to change the calculus for post-2020 Census redistricting

The redistricting wars, which since 2010 have worked to the advantage of the Republicans, are about to take a potentially significant turn. The midterm elections, along with efforts in states to reduce partisan redistricting, are… Read More

Living in a New Gilded Age

by Robert Reich The Trump Justice Department has approved a $69 billion merger between CVS, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, and insurance giant Aetna. It’s the largest health insurance deal in history. Executives say the combination will… Read More

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: GOP overwhelmed by Democratic cash

A deluge of Democratic spending in the final days of the battle for the House has triggered recriminations among Republicans and forced the party to lean on its biggest patron to salvage their majority. Since… Read More