Ryan Gets 700,000 ‘No’ Votes on Social Security Cuts

We helped deliver a petition to House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan signed by more than 700,000 people calling for "no grand bargain in exchange for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts."
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Winning Isn’t The Only Thing. It’s About Movement-Building

Terry McAuliffe's win in Virginia, even though it was a decisive defeat of a tea party hero, doesn't offer a template for rebuilding the electoral framework for progressive reform. That's the real challenge of 2014 and beyond.
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The Website Glitches Right-Wingers Aren’t Railing About

While the nation has been fixated on the problems with HealthCare.gov and as conservatives spin them, a similar computer meltdown has been taking place largely off the radar of most households.
Isaiah J. Poole
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ALEC and TIAA-CREF Join The Assault On Public Pensions

The right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council has jumped into the conservative effort to dismantle public pension systems in a big way. So has TIAA-CREF, which markets the kind of plans that ALEC wants states to move to.
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Why Janet Yellen Should Be Confirmed As Fed Chair

The nomination not only breaks a glass ceiling, but places at the helm of the Fed a person who is "committed to both sides of the Fed's dual mandate" to drive unemployment downward as well as keep inflation low.
Why Janet Yellen Should Be Confirmed As Fed Chair
Isaiah J. Poole
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Time For Speaker Boehner to Let The House Speak For Itself

At least 23 House Republicans and 200 Democrats would vote for a "clean" continuing resolution that would allow federal agencies to reopen without preconditions. But House Speaker John Boehner is refusing to allow that vote.
Isaiah J. Poole
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The Voters Who Elected The Obstructionists

A Democracy Corps report challenges progressives to present a narrative and a set of values that speak broadly to the economic anxieties that most Americans share.
Isaiah J. Poole
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The ‘Plot Against Pensions’ Takes Aim At California

In the wake of our report on the effort to undermine public pensions, David Sirota writes in Salon about an organization created by John Arnold poised to lead an attack in California that could damage workers nationwide.
Isaiah J. Poole
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No Social Dumping: A Plan To Make Trade Fair

The idea is to penalize countries and companies that try to win a competitive advantage in the marketplace by paying subpar wages, allowing unsafe working conditions or escaping compliance with environmental regulations.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Memo To Media: Bullies And The Bullied Are Not The Same

The past few days, as the Congress careened toward today's government shutdown, the media has been inundated with pox-on-both-their-houses framing of the issue. We have to stand up to the media on this.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Why You Should ‘Flush the TPP’

A largely anonymous group of officials late last week wanted their work on the Trans-Pacific Partnership – often described as "NAFTA on steroids" – out of the spotlight. But a small group of activists put a spotlight on the negotiations.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Why D.C. Mayor’s Veto Of Walmart Wage Bill Is A National Outrage

The veto is the latest in a nationwide battle to end the practices of companies such as Walmart that build their businesses on the backs of workers receiving poverty wages and on the backs of taxpayers who subsidize their businesses.
Isaiah J. Poole
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How Progressives Prepare For The Economic Debates Ahead

As Congress prepares to turn to a high-stakes budget battle, author David Cay Johnston and Progressive Caucus co-chairman Rep. Keith Ellison advise progressives on what it will take to win.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Another View Of The Capitol, Where Jobs Are Top Priority

Capitol Hill should adopt the prevailing perspective of Capitol View: Now isn’t the time to cut the supports the economy needs to grow again and working-class people need to get back on their feet.
Isaiah J. Poole
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The Latest Effort to Sabotage Obamacare

In a last-ditch effort to thwart the Affordable Care Act, conservatives are now obstructing the people who offer factual information about the health insurance coverage the law entitles them to have. This video interview explains how.
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Full Employment: Demand of the Unfinished March

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that a full employment economy is a prerequisite for economic justice. A renewed movement demanding full employment is now more crucial than ever.
Full Employment: Demand of the Unfinished March
Isaiah J. Poole
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Stand With Detroit, Stand With Cities

"Stand With Detroit" is about standing up to the conservative bullies in Congress and the states who have launched a sustained attack against cities and the programs that support their economic vitality.
Isaiah J. Poole
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When House Conservatives SNAP, Here’s How Bad It Gets

House conservatives revealed a lot about themselves and their priorities when they passed a farm bill that did not include nutrition programs like SNAP – the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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A Declaration To Reset The Education Debate

You may have seen stories about the poor quality of Washington, D.C.’s public schools. You probably have also heard about how Michelle Rhee was brought from near-obscurity to take over […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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Tell The Senate To Stop Filibustering Affordable College

The Senate on Thursday, in a real sense, filibustered the future. A Republican minority set themselves up as a roadblock against college students struggling to pay for their education and […]
Isaiah J. Poole
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A Long Cold Summer For Young People Looking For Work

I got my first job while I was in high school through a small community organization run by Willie J. Hardy who operated out of what legendary Washington Post writer William Raspberry described as a "tiny, hopelessly cluttered quonset hut."
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