“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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BLS Says Job Numbers… Are Not Available
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the unemployment numbers -- but not this month.
Dear Congress – Stop This Manufactured Crisis
Forty-one organizations, representing millions of Americans, are united in asking Congress to stand against those who would "hold our economy hostage in order to dictate the terms of the debate.
A Must-See Movie, “Inequality for All” with Robert Reich, Opens Sept. 27
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Austerity Discredited, Not Defeated — Time to Fight for Jobs and Growth
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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.
Black Santas Are Awesome For Kids!
Megyn Kelly's declaration on Fox News that "Santa just is white," is more than wrong.
We Have Met the Enemy and She is Old
Last week a judge ruled that Detroit could move forward with its plan to cut pensions for retired city workers.
Tell Congress: Don’t Go Home Without Extending Jobless Benefits
We have been calling on our supporters to flood their members of Congress today with this simple statement: "A budget deal that abandons the unemployed is no deal at all.
The Kinder, Gentler Sequester
If you are a liberal, you hate the Murray-Ryan deal for effectively keeping the sequester.
Budget Deal Is More “Awesomely Destructive,” Economy-Killing Austerity
Under every previous President government spending and hiring propped up the economy until recovery was underway.
The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy
We are this close -- this close! -- to losing our democracy to the mercenary class.
How The Right Missed The Point At The Mandela Memorial
While conservatives obsessed over "selfies," handshakes, and pseudo-symbolic statements, President Obama honored the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and underscored how relevant and urgently needed it is today.
The Bipartisan Budget Deal and the Economy: The Beatings Continue
The bipartisan budget deal is celebrating, largely for getting a deal.
Seven Ways The Budget Deal Is Not What The American Majority Wants
It’s true that the American public is tired of gridlock in Washington.
A Small Victory: For Now, Hands Off Social Security
Credit goes to progressives who made calls, signed petitions and showed up at rallies to tell Congress to not cut Social Security and Medicare as part of any budget deal.
Day Of Action Reveals Anger With Education Policies
A Day of Action to Reclaim Public Education held on Dec.
On TPP Call USW’s Leo Gerard Nails A Key Point
Leo nailed the key point about the trade deals we have gotten ourselves into.
The Modest Bargain
It's a tiny deal, which is always better than a big deal when you're dealing with these Republicans.
The Budget Misdeal: An Agreement That Solves Nothing
The budget deal announced yesterday in Washington offers temporary relief from budget crisis, hostage-taking, government shutdowns.
The Budget Deal: A Dirge for the Unemployed
The phrase that keeps coming to mind with regard to the budget deal struck by congressional negotiators Tuesday, especially when it comes to the unemployed, is more than 200 years old: Man's inhumanity to man.
It’s Time To Make Banking Boring Again!
Regulators want to start making banking boring again.
New Report: How To Prevent America From Losing The Green Jobs Race
China in 2012 took the lead in the global clean energy race.
Did The Stimulus Work? See For Yourself
Did the "stimulus" work? Republicans claim the stimulus was a failure, a waste of money, and was the reason the deficit soared.
“It’s Time For You To Leave”
A nasty little Google boy gets mad and says what he really thinks: "This is a city for the right people who can afford it.
ALEC Demands Lawmakers Pledge Allegiance – to ALEC
ALEC asked its lawmakers to forsake their oaths of office and swear fidelity instead to the organization that wines, dines, indulges and indoctrinates them with buckets full of corporate cash.