The Republican War on College

There are two big problems with the GOP’s claim that its tax-reform proposals help the middle class. The first, and most obvious, is that both the House bill, which passed last week, and the Senate bill would raise taxes on tens of millions of middle-class and low-income households by the end of the decade, according…

Analysis | The Senate just made it a lot easier for Trump to appoint federal judges, over Democrats’ objections

Over the objections of a Democratic senator, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), announced last week that he will schedule a hearing on President Trump’s nominee for a seat on the Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. By ignoring the senator’s “blue slip” — a practice that allows…

The left’s nuclear problem

America’s liberal leaders are torn between fighting climate change and resisting nuclear power. Why it matters now: The nuclear power industry, which provides the U.S. nearly two-thirds of its carbon-free electricity, is reaching an inflection point. Several power plants are shutting down under economic duress, which is putting pressure on Congress and state legislatures to…