Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan resonated with voters. Can progressives do the same?
Conservatives have been very successful framing a compelling narrative about who they are and what they stand for. Progressives will have a tough four years if they don't do the same.
As his nominee for secretary of state awaits confirmation, Donald Trump is under pressure to explain what his views on Russia actually are.
Trump has appointed ‘a cabinet of generals’ to lead the US.
General John Kelly, Trump's pick for the Department of Homeland Security, used to lead US military operations in Latin America. Now American citizens should be scared, too.
Will investors continue to give Trump a vote of confidence?
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A common Wall Street adage claims: 'As January goes, so goes the year.' What does that mean for investors as stocks look set to end President-elect Trump’s first month in office higher?
Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be secretary of housing and urban development, at Trump Tower.
An analysis of four failed presidential cabinet nominees reveals what obstacles Trump's nominees might face during the confirmation process.
Can Trump restore America’s manufacturing might through threats and incentives?
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States have been using tax breaks and other incentives like the kind Trump dangled before Carrier for years. There's little evidence they work, and in fact they may lead to widening inequality.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence, second from left, with House Speaker Paul Ryan, center, and other key Republicans discuss the repeal of Obamacare.
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An analysis of more than 30 years of congressional voting reveals that a few key members of Congress determine whether a president will achieve their agenda. Who are they, and can Trump win them over?
About 200 convicted illegal immigrants serving their sentences before being deported, in Phoenix.
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In his first year of office, Trump's immigration policy will likely focus not on building an expensive wall, but rather on the work that earned Obama the nickname 'Deporter in Chief.'
Uncertainty around government policy affects how businesses operate and whether they’ll invest in R&D.
Economists have shown, using both theory and data, that uncertainty about U.S. environmental policies makes clean tech innovation less likely.
Not if it’s self-dealing.
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Given Trump's substantial conflicts of interest, the foundation's admission of self-dealing should sound a warning to both the president-elect and voters as he takes the oath of office.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, often called the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ who chaired the ancestor of today’s Department of Energy, had his security clearance revoked during the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950s.
A historian of science and technology says Trump team's request for names of Department of Energy employees working on climate change recalls worst excesses of ideology-driven science in government.
Google last week announced that it is on target to power its operations 100 percent by renewable energy, an example of businesses trying to change the energy system.
With a Trump administration hostile to action on climate change, businesses need to go beyond just complying with environmental regulations and take on the whole system.
TPP’s death may make patrolling the South China Sea more dangerous.
The main arguments in favor of the TPP were economic. But there's another reason the Trump administration should rethink its promise to nix it: Its demise will weaken US national security.
The incoming EPA will likely lean toward less oversight over state public health programs – and lax enforcement is one of the causes behind the Flint water crisis.
The hostility of Scott Pruitt, Trump's nominee to head the EPA, toward climate change rules is well-known. But his anti-regulatory stance could easily set back years of work on environmental justice.
Trump’s golf course in Scotland has already emerged as a conflict.
The president-elect doesn't think his extensive business and other conflicts will be a problem when he's president. Research suggests it's because of a behavioral bias that affects us all.
Donald Trump says thank you to Ohio.
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Trump understood that the world is changing.
Trump made saving U.S. manufacturing jobs, and bringing back those lost, a centerpiece of his campaign.
Trump wouldn't be the first occupant of the Oval Office to try to bend companies to his will to achieve an objective, be it economic or merely political. JFK tried it with U.S. Steel in 1962.
NASA Earth Science Division operating missions, including systems managed by NOAA and USGS.
NASA Earth Observing System
A retired rear admiral warns President-elect Trump against cutting NASA's Earth observations, which provide essential data for weather forecasters, businesses, scientists and the armed forces.
Trump’s victory may accelerate the ‘attack on the middle class.’
Labor's decline has steadily eroded the prospects of working-class Americans, fueling the backlash that propelled Trump. His election, however, will likely deliver unions a knockout punch, hurting his supporters most.
A glimpse of China’s ‘export machine’ at Ningbo port in Zhejiang province.
China’s goods are everywhere, thanks to the gains China has made from trade and foreign investment. Now that China wants to return the favor, the US may risk losing out if it chooses to turn inward.