The SIDEBAR is a quick run-down of actions Democracy Forward has uncovered that the Trump Administration has taken under the radar as it quietly rolls back protections across federal agencies.  We’ll change topics each week and give you our one-line take on each action (that’s the “sidebar” part).

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What Has Trump Done on Guns? A Lot.

February 21, 2018

In the wake of repeated mass shootings, President Trump has systematically gutted existing gun laws in ways that make kids and communities less safe


A Bridge to Nowhere But The Bank

February 8, 2018

President Trump's self-dealing approach to infrastructure provides a window into who his plan would leave behind, and who it would help make rich.


Trump’s War On Coal Miners

January 25, 2018

President Trump is lining the pockets of coal companies by putting the health, safety, and paychecks of coal workers at risk.


Airlines and the Trump Administration

January 11, 2018

The Trump Administration has quietly waged an aggressive campaign to roll back safety and consumer protections at the behest of the airline industry.


Trump’s Gifts to Himself

December 21, 2017

President Trump has been handing out gifts to himself and his family gifts the entire year—and Americans have picked up the tab.


Cronyism and the Trump Administration

December 14, 2017

Despite his campaign promises, President Trump has been staffing his Administration with ex-lobbyists and industry insiders, and now they’re exploiting every tool at their disposal to benefit their former industries.


Veterans Policy and the Trump Administration

December 6, 2017

President Trump claimed he was “putting veterans first” this past Veterans Day—then his Administration went back to work rolling back critical protections for America’s veterans: —The Administration is attempting to...


Opioid Policy and the Trump Administration

November 29, 2017

How President Trump has quietly taken steps that put communities suffering from the opioid epidemic at greater risk.


Special Thanksgiving Edition: Trump and Poultry

November 21, 2017

This afternoon President Trump will pardon a turkey, providing Drumstick or Wishbone protection from the crosshairs of Big Agriculture. Unfortunately, American workers and consumers haven’t been so lucky.


Tax Policy and the Trump Administration

November 8, 2017

Tomorrow, President Trump and Senate Republicans are expected to unveil a tax proposal that will cut tax rates for corporations, raise taxes on millions of working families, and increase the...


Sexual Assault Policy and the Trump Administration

November 1, 2017

Since taking office, President Trump reversed the Department of Education’s initiative to address college sexual assault, proposed gutting the State Department office that works to end gender-based violence abroad, and...