The US's future in space is largely in the hands of private companies whose work is filled with uncertainty, leaving NASA to rely on Russia.
The largest delisting of protected federal lands in US history will harm species, waters and exacerbate climate change.
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Institute for Policy Studies Associate Fellow Sam Pizzigati co-edits Inequality.org. His most recent book is The Rich Don't Always Win: The Forgotten Triumph over Plutocracy that Created the American Middle Class, 1900-1970.