Democratic 2020 hopefuls pay lip service to the left. Don’t be fooled | Bhaskar Sunkara

Likely candidates are begging for Wall Street’s support – and reminding us who really owns American democracy

It’s a framing that’s been everywhere over the past two years: the Resistance v Donald Trump. By some definitions that “resistance” even includes people like Mitt Romney and George W Bush. By almost all definitions it encompasses mainstream Democrats, such as the likely presidential hopefuls Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand.

In their rhetoric ...

Trump’s rollback of the birth control mandate is blocked nationwide

Cost-free contraception for thousands is safe, after Pennsylvania District Judge Wendy Beetlestone temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s rollback of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) birth control mandate on Monday, issuing a nationwide injunction.

The administration aims to allow virtually all employers (including universities and colleges, by way of student health plans) the right to refuse to cover employees’ birth control by citing religious or moral obj...

Federal judge blocks Trump’s rollback of birth control mandate in 13 states and D.C.

A federal judge on Sunday blocked the Trump administration’s roll back of Obamacare’s birth control mandate, protecting contraceptive coverage for residents living in 13 states and Washington, D.C.

The administration’s policy, which allows more employers to avoid providing their employees birth control coverage, was supposed to take effect on Monday.

But a California district judge sided with Democratic attorneys general who sued the administration, temporar...