“New Life for the Public Option” is the headline of Dan Balz’s excellent article in Sunday’s Washington Post. It’s not an accident that this powerful idea has made yet another comeback. And it is not surprising that public and Congressional support, always
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Victory! Chained CPI Out Of The Obama Budget
Great news! The AP just reported that the chained CPI will not be in President Obama’s budget.
North Carolina’s New Populist Majority Rallies in the Streets of Raleigh
I was honored to be part of a historic and joyful event on Saturday as an estimated 75,000 to 100,000 North Carolinians streamed into their capital city from all over their state to participate in an historic Moral March on Raleigh.
Conservative Budget Austerity Continues To Cripple The Economy
Republican senators who just Thursday cravenly blocked a vote to extend long-term unemployment benefits must come back to the table and pass legislation that will help the unemployed and stimulate the economy.
Join The Stand For Justice Feb. 8 In Raleigh, N.C.
On February 8, tens of thousands of people of conscience will answer Rev.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits
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About Roger Hickey
Roger Hickey is Co-Director of the Campaign for America’s Future. He was also one of the founders of Health Care for America Now!, a coalition of over 1,000 national and local organizations united to achieve quality affordable health care for all. He was also one of the leaders of the successful campaign to stop the privatization of Social Security, called Americans United to Protect Social Security. Hickey was a founder and Communications Director of the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington think tank that looks at economics from the point of view of working Americans. He was also a founder of the Public Media Center in San Francisco. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Hickey began his career in the 1960s as an organizer for the Virginia Civil Rights Committee.
February Jobs Report: We’re Going Nowhere Fast
The February jobs report is more of the same: an economy that is not growing fast enough to put Americans back to work or to provide any lift to wages.
‘More Of The Same’ Won’t End Conflict Over Standardized Testing
We have a standoff over testing as the chief means of determining the fate of the nation's schools.
You Should Be Afraid Of The Trade Deficit, Not The Budget Deficit
Simple message: The trade deficit costs jobs.
Most Small Businesses Want A Minimum Wage Increase, Poll Says
Fifty-seven percent of small businesses in a new survey said they support a $10.
Paul Ryan Gets It Backwards On Families and Poverty
In his latest attack on the poor, Rep.
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