Why Republicans Are In a Hurry to Put Kavanaugh on Supreme Court
Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of attempting to rape a girl in high school and Democrats have been denied the chance to read tens of thousands of documents from his time as a lawyer in the George W. Bush Administration. Yet Republicans are rushing to confirm his nomination.
Why? They worry that this may be their last chance to defend the conservative majority on the Supreme Court. Read more
Thanks to Republicans, the Next Economic Crisis Will Be Worse
Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, economists Brunello Rosa and Nouriel Roubini — who famously predicted the Great Recession — warn that the next financial crisis is already in the making.
Of the ten warning signs they see, six are due to the policies of the Republican government in the United States. Read more
How to Interpret the Collapse of Bavaria’s Christian Democrats?
How much of a cautionary tale is the center-right’s collapse in Bavaria?
The Christian Social Union (CSU), which allies with Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats nationally, is down from nearly 48 percent support in the last state election to 35-37 percent in recent polls. The far-right Alternative for Germany is up from 4 to 11-13 percent. Read more