Was today's ruling a victory for justice over corporate power? Did Chief Justice John Roberts rise above partisan differences because that's where an honest reading of the law took him?
It looks as if Congress got our message on the need to pass, without right-wing poison pills, a two-year transportation jobs bill.
If you want something to feel particularly good about this, heading into the 4th of July holiday, why not relive the moment we learned that the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act? Nothing quite captures the moment like this Take Action News video of the moment when health care supporters ...
Here is a short video with highlights and interviews from the Take Back the American Dream conference panel, Making It In America: Reviving and Strengthening U.S. Manufacturing:
Originally published at OtherWords. The most conservative Supreme Court in history just upheld the Affordable Care Act as constitutional. This is a victory for American families. It means lower costs, more coverage, and that insurance companies can't rip us off anymore. It's the law.
With the glow of high school graduations still lingering in many American families, and analysts predicting that an"economic recovery" is on the way, this is a time when you'd expect to start hearing more positive news about the state of US public education.
Now that our "do nothing" Congress is finally set to "do something" to stop interest on student loans from doubling, I think I’ve finally figured out what motivates conservatives on education in general, and conservative opposition to student loans in general.
The student loan deal is badly needed.
Economists Paul Krugman and Richard Layard, the latter of the London School of Economics, today posted a "Manifesto for Economic Sense" that lays out a sound framework for reviving the global economy.
The Supreme Court's narrow decision today that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional is a victory for all of us who defend the right of Americans to join together to impose new rules on the private health insurance industry—to require that they cover all applicants and not disqualify people wi...
In plain English, from Scotusblog: Amy Howe: In Plain English: The Affordable Care Act, including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional.
The hubby and I were channel surfing last night and ended up watching Frontline.
The House on Thursday voted to continue surface transportation programs for an additional 90 days, punting to shortly before the Democratic and Republican conventions the question of what our longer-term transportation policy should look like.
As the Senate prepares to take up a well-intentioned, if sorely inadequate, transportation funding bill this week, the Associated Press distributed a "news" story Monday that offered little "news" but much in the way of ideological framing for the opponents of fede
As of Wednesday afternoon, House Republicans were at an impasse within their own caucus on how to move forward on a surface transportation funding bill.
Back in 2010, one of President Obama's stump-speech lines has him trying to put the economy in "D" to drive it out of the ditch it had fallen into, while Republican obstructionists keep trying to pull the stick shift back into "R."
The Senate has finally passed a transportation reauthorization bill today, more than 896 days after the last full authorization bill expired.
A Senate-House conference committee is scheduled to meet today to hammer out differences between the two chambers on what is likely to be the most substantive jobs bill the Congress could pass this year: a surface transportation reauthorization bill.