Today, Steven Mnuchin faces his confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary. Since President-Elect Donald Trump selected Mnuchin as his pick for Treasury Secretary, several stories have emerged about the nominee that could be considered disqualifying: for instance, the story of how Mnuchin and his family profited from Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, to the tune of several

The Women’s March on Washington has released an incredibly bold and progressive policy platform that lays out a clear vision for a fairer and more inclusive future. In taking on such a wide slate of policy issues, the platform acknowledges that the rules of our society and our economy are, at their core, deeply gendered and

In his victory speech on election night, the president-elect told the entire world, “I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be a president for all Americans.” This conciliatory note was welcome. Perhaps Trump, who for decades had routinely praised and donated to moderate candidates, would set aside the bigotry and extremism

The Way Forward in 2017

It is an understatement to say that 2016 is not ending as many of us had expected or hoped. Instead, we are seeing fever-pitch conversations six weeks after Election Day, perpetual post-mortems, and an anxious effort to figure out what went wrong and shape a better future. We are all looking for a path forward.

In the wake of the most divisive national election in modern memory, President Obama has stressed that the president-elect and others in positions of power must send out “signals of unity” to maintain “the norms of a functioning democracy,” including the norms of “civility, tolerance, and a commitment to reason…facts and analysis.” But evidence of

In the wake of the election, any number of long-shot strategies has been floated for avoiding the likely outcome of the Electoral College designating Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. From costly recounting of ballots in Midwestern states to “faithless electors” that vote against their state’s winner when the college convenes on December 19, these

An election night survey conducted by Democracy Corps on behalf of the Roosevelt Institute finds that Roosevelt’s Rewriting the Rules message—that inequality is a choice, and that we can rewrite the rules to level the playing field and grow the economy—is a winner with voters, who strongly favor a call for bold action over the messages they heard

When we look at American history, the great progressive eras follow the darkest, most conservative times. As deeply painful as a Trump presidency will be, if we continue to build the emerging progressive movements of our day, we will accelerate the coming of the next powerful burst of progressive change in our country. The Dred

Donald Trump winning the presidential election was a genuine surprise, so it’s interesting to see how the stock market reacted to the sudden news that the Republicans will have a unified government. The market is up slightly overall, another point of evidence that what’s good for the stock market is not at all necessarily good

Voting opens in all U.S. states tomorrow morning, and the presidency, Congress, our courts, and our state houses are all on the line. But in North Carolina, where voters have been casting ballots since October 20, the election has already begun. Changing demographics, recently revoked Voter ID laws, and a robust organizing community have made