Government shutdown expands America’s ‘underwater nation’

Unemployment is low, but federal employees are lining up at food banks. They aren’t alone.

Big nonprofit media outlets are thriving but smaller ones may not survive

A survey by the Institute for Nonprofit News found large donations by philanthropists and foundations generally have benefited only a handful nonprofit media outlets.

How the government shutdown is affecting the economy

The government has been partially closed since Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record. A finance professor who studied the 2013 shutdown explains the economic impact.

Where abortion fights will play out in 2019

With a stronger possibility of a 5-4 majority in favor of more restrictions on abortion, anti-abortion groups are eager to get test cases to the high court.

Government by extortion

The White House’s “rule or ruin” strategy — wall or shutdown! — is anti-democratic. When you insist on rule or ruin, the result is likely to be ruin for the rest of us.

Will Pelosi open the floor to bipartisan ideas?

Pelosi has agreed to a more open process, but amendments backed by both parties have become a rarity in polarized Washington.

No, Trump is not like Obama on Middle East policy

Obama’s plan to withdraw from Afghanistan had several facets and was part of a wider strategy in the Middle East.

Federal employees’ union sues Trump administration as 420,000 work without pay during shutdown

Democracy Now! speaks with representatives of a federal workers’ union that is suing the Trump administration over the partial federal government shutdown.

Only 1 out of 36 newly elected female representatives in Congress is Republican – here’s why it matters

Republican women face higher barriers to reaching elected office than Democratic women. A GOP allergy to identity politics plays a role too.

If you’re over 50, chances are the decision to leave a job won’t be yours

28 percent of stable, longtime employees sustain at least one damaging layoff by their employers between turning 50 and leaving work for retirement.