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Racism on Display: Washington, D.C.’s Status in Congress
As our nation promotes representative democracy around the world, it is time to finally bring it to those who don't have it here in the United States -- the citizens of Washington, D.
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About David Shuster
David Shuster is host of the nationally syndicated radio and YouTube show Take Action News with David Shuster. He is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast news anchor and correspondent for Current TV.
Inequality: A Sure Way to Kill a Good Time
What makes a society a fun place to be? Really nice weather and exciting nightlife options certainly help.
Democrats Must Not Abandon The Unemployed And The Hungry
Democrats must not be fooled.
Urgent Fast Track Trade Deal Alert
Fast Track should be as much of an electoral test for progressives as Social Security is.
Here’s How GOPers Responded To Obama’s Call For Ideas on Inequality
Let's see .
November Jobs Report: Good but Not Enough
The Bureau of Labor Statistic reports that the economy added 203,000 jobs in November, with the official unemployment rate declining to 7.
How Shall We Remember Nelson Mandela?
After democracy came, they tore down the prison where freedom fighters were held and used the bricks to build the nation’s first Constitutional Court.
How Congress Can End The Sequester and Tax Loophole Madness
By passing this one bill, Congress could repeal the mindless across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester and at the same time close loopholes corporations use to escape paying taxes.
Government Fast-Food Workers To Obama: Lift Our Poverty Wages
Workers at a McDonald's that has a federal contract to sell fast food at the Smithsonian send a message to the president: Sign an executive order that would require federal contractors to pay a living wage.
Inequality On The Agenda For Real?
President Obama gave a nice speech today about income inequality --- and didn't mention cutting "entitlements," or express a spirit of compromise and bipartisanship either.
Unemployment and the GOP’s “War on Christmas”
If there’s a “war on Christmas,” it’s being waged by congressional Republicans who are willing to let emergency unemployment benefits expire at the end of the year, just as they did for emergency food stamp spending.
Study: Unemployment Benefits Don’t Discourage People from Finding Work
A new study shows that even generous unemployment benefits have zero impact on people’s drive to go out and find a job.
The GOP Autopsy Had 11 Proposals To Change Its Image. How’s That Going?
Back in March, the Republican National Committee released an "autopsy" of its 2012 losses, which included 11 recommendations for how the party should change its image.
Obama, Inequality and the Bully Lectern
President Obama declared inequality and an economy that is not working for working people the "defining challenge of our times.
Can the ‘Do-Nothing’ Congress Invest in Infrastructure?
This year’s 113th Congress has been infamous for lackluster performance and extreme partisanship.
Change The Way We Ensure Quality Teachers For Poor Kids
The idea of getting successful teachers to work in schools that poor kids attend is not without merit.
Alec Is Planning For A Busy Year…
As long as politicians are bought and paid for, organizations like ALEC will have dangerous influence over the legislation that effects us all.
12 Fast Facts About Thursday’s Fast-Food Strike
This Thursday, workers at fast-food restaurants nationwide will strike for higher pay and better working conditions.
Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit And The Decline Of The Middle Class
The US has run trade deficits since the late 1970s.
Third Way’s Anti-Populist, Anti-Warren and Deceptive “Dead End”
An almost palpable air of desperation clings to the anti-“populist,” anti-Elizabeth Warren editorial by Jonathan Cowan and Jim Kessler of the corporate-funded Third Way organization.
Obamacare’s 834 Problem Was Social Security’s John Doe Problem
Obamacare's 834 problem, giving erroneous enrollment forms to insurance companies is unlikely to be a fatal flaw.