Today on TAP: A few thousand voters in tiny, unrepresentative states hold outsize power
Right-wing legal institutes see an opportunity to undermine public education.
Here are the senators and representatives who own stock in Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and other top defense contractors.
History will remember both Sanders and Warren for taking on American capitalism. Their differences won’t loom that large.
Today on TAP: Michael Bloomberg comes out against economic inequality
And advocates say that should be the end of the story.
After Democrats swept into control of the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms, something unusual happened: almost no incoming freshmen sought a seat on the House Financial Services Committee. Not only is the panel one of the most important and wide-ranging in Congress—with jurisdiction over banking regulations, the affordable housing crisis, economic discrimination, retirement security, and the macro economy—it’s historically been a landing spot for swing-state Democrats looking for a fertile source of campaign fund-raising from deep-pocketed financiers. Yet the centrist Democrats saw more peril than promise in accepting Wall Street donations.
Today on TAP: Democrats, not Trump, should be winning on trade
Democrats shy from confrontation in Tuesday’s debate, but Warren may get a bounce from her not-quite-but-more-than-confrontational comeback.
Tonight the Democratic presidential debates continue in Iowa, and you can follow the thoughts and musings of the Prospect‘s writers in real time. Below we have assembled a Twitter list of our staff, who will be commenting live as the debate happens. Get insights from our team: