– The Los Angeles Times
The L.A. Times interviews Andy Puzder covering his experience as a cabinet nominee and his frustration over the lack of meaningful progress by the Trump Administration so far.
– The New York Times
Amazon’s attitude toward labor is emblematic of the culture it grew out of — and a prediction of the service economy that’s on the rise today. Other tech companies, in particular platforms like Uber and TaskRabbit, have helped regular consumers grow comfortable with a software-mediated system wherein jobs are sliced into an endless series of assignments, with compensation negotiated wordlessly, instantly and without room for a second thought.
Democrats rolled out a new economic platform this week in hopes of winning over President Donald Trump’s populist base with an agenda, that in many ways, demonizes “big business” and corporations. The campaign — “A Better Deal” — is intended as a counterpunch to the president’s frequent criticism of the lackluster recovery and stagnant wages under President Barack Obama and Trump’s vow to restore the economy to 3 percent annual growth.
The Blue Dog Coalition, a fading wing of the Democratic Caucus in recent years, is leaning on a controversial ally as it tries to regain a toehold on power in the House: President Donald Trump. The group of moderate, typically fiscal-conservative Democrats, which was all but wiped out over the last decade, has been slowly rebuilding its membership.