The question now is whether this flurry of interest in socialism will be sustained and whether Democrats, who have long been harried by red fright and responsible for enabling it, will make space for socialism. While the Republicans continue to decry socialism as a threat to the fabric of our society, the Democrats have a chance to capitalize on the momentum of young, up-and-coming leaders such as Ocasio-Cortez and welcome socialists into the fold for the first time.
The court ruled that government workers cannot be required to pay for collective bargaining, which could cost public unions tens of millions of dollars. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump's Supreme Court appointee, voted with the 5-to-4 majority. read more
Two major auto trade groups on Wednesday warned the Trump administration that imposing up to 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles would cost hundreds of thousands of auto jobs, dramatically hike prices on vehicles and threaten industry spending on self-driving cars.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that he says will keep migrant families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico border. The president backed down from his administration's policy of splitting migrant families, which for days the White House insisted could only end through congressional action. Facing a nationwide uproar and bipartisan calls to at least temporarily end the practice, the president said he "didn't like the sight or feeling of families being separated."
The United States has quit the United Nations Human Rights Council, the latest U.S. rejection of multilateral engagement after it pulled out of the Paris climate agreement and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. The move comes as the United States faces intense criticism for taking children away from their immigrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border and keeping them in cages. U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Monday called on Washington to halt its "unconscionable" policy. Twelve rights and aid groups, including Human Rights First, Save the Children and CARE, warned that U.S. withdrawal would "make it more difficult to advance human rights priorities and aid victims of abuse around the world."