Democrats have long taken the party's progressive/left base for granted. That may not be an option anymore because of an engaged progressive movement. The forces that are organizing to resist Donald Trump are also pressuring Democrats to take more progressive positions and strongly oppose the Trump administration's agenda.
Hidden within Trump's executive order is a new mandate to report on the "long-term costs" of the US Refugee Assistance Program. This cost assessment could quietly lead to the elimination of the refugee program based on a finding that it is not "cost-effective" for the federal government.
Thousands of emails detailing a close relationship with Scott Pruitt's office in Oklahoma City and the fossil fuel industry are alarming environmentalists, but will they be an immediate game-changer for President Trump's new EPA head? It turns out Pruitt is just an accurate reflection of the broader Republican agenda.