Will Drabold
Will Drabold

Will Drabold is a policy writer at Mic. He writes Navigating Trump's America, Mic's daily read on Donald Trump's America. He is based in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at wdrabold@mic.com

Oct. 18, 2017

In the past 2 weeks, Donald Trump’s approach to immigration has shifted even further right

The president is ramping up arrests of immigrants, wants to deport more immigrant children and plans to shut down the government if there is no funding for his wall.

Oct. 17, 2017

Donald Trump said Obamacare is “finished.” For millions of people, it’s not that simple.

Several million Americans whose insurance premiums are made cheaper by federal subsidies are watching Congress after Trump cut their federal funds.
Oct. 16, 2017

The death toll in Puerto Rico is impossible to know. But it is expected to rise dramatically.

Only 13.7% of the island has electricity, making it hard to tell how many have died. And the island still needs tens of billions of dollars in recovery support.
Oct. 13, 2017

Here’s why the president has attacked at least 7 international deals in his first year

Finding international deals to attack or withdraw from has been a consistent theme of Trump’s presidency.
Oct. 12, 2017

Public election financing is working on the local level. What does that mean nationally?

Public financing "will make grassroots candidates more empowered to take on establishment candidates."
Oct. 11, 2017

Trump said in August the opioid crisis is “a national emergency.” He still hasn’t declared it one.

"The president’s policy advisers are working through the details with all of the relevant components and agencies," a White House spokesperson said.

Oct. 10, 2017

One key statistic explains Donald Trump’s strategy of playing to his base

If Donald Trump does one thing with consistency, it’s maintain approval among his core supporters.
Oct. 9, 2017

The danger for DACA recipients grows as Trump returns to his hardline immigration priorities

"This proposal fails to represent any attempt at compromise."
Oct. 6, 2017

Democrats have lost nearly 1,000 state legislative seats and can’t agree on how to take them back

"Look at the map in 2009, then look at the map today and look where the status quo has gotten us."
Oct. 5, 2017

Across the country, progressives are winning. Is that a sign for 2018?

"We're hopeful this is a sign of what's to come in November."
Oct. 4, 2017

Top senators investigating Trump-Russia connections say “the issue of collusion is still open”

"We've got more work to do on the collusion question, but we're developing a clearer picture of what happened."

Oct. 4, 2017

A majority of House Democrats and Republicans support a pathway to citizenship. Now what?

Immigration activists have the support they need. The problem is convincing Republican leaders to allow a vote.
Oct. 3, 2017

7 reasons why Congress is not likely to pass gun control after the Las Vegas mass shooting

The grip of gun rights groups on politicians in Washington, particularly Republicans, is incredibly strong.
Oct. 2, 2017

This week, Donald Trump faces tragedies in Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. How will he respond?

Americans are 25 times more likely to be killed by a firearm than people in other developed countries. And many Puerto Ricans still have no power or fresh water.
Sept. 29, 2017

Trump delays rule to punish drugmakers for price gouging — breaking key campaign pledge

Poorer rural voters, who make up a large part of the president's base, are among those most impacted by the drug price gouging.
Sept. 29, 2017

Conservatives say McConnell “hasn’t delivered on anything.” Now, they’re going after his lieutenants

"I hope Steve Bannon will come in and support me."

Sept. 28, 2017

Could the future of the Republican party be decided in Tennessee?

Whether you know a lot or a little about the home of country music, Tennessee's Republican Senate primary will say a lot about the direction of the party.
Sept. 27, 2017

8 things to know about the political career of Roy Moore, likely the next senator from Alabama

Last year, Moore still did not believe Barack Obama was born in the U.S. He also has called Islam a "false religion" and told judges not to comply with the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.
Sept. 26, 2017

“We have this spirit in us to stand up for ourselves:” The scene at the Graham-Cassidy protests

Amid screams from protesters, 'Mic' asked Sen. Bill Cassidy four times whether his bill cuts Medicaid. He would not answer.
Sept. 25, 2017

With potential defeats on health care and a Senate election imminent, Donald Trump fires up his base

The president is adept at playing to his supporters when broader initiatives are floundering.