Today, the Campaign for America’s Future is joining 100 other organizations in delivering a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell: Enough is enough. […]
A critique of the impact on African Americans of using the chained CPI to limit the cost-of-living adjustment on Social Security benefits and my criticism of President Obama’s jobs proposals […]
More than 15,000 people have signed a SignOn.org petition posted by the Campaign for America's Future to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and then index it to inflation.
In our post-mortem of the 2012 elections, the Campaign for America’s Future was one of the few organizations willing to say that “class war” was not only the common theme […]
Among African-American voters there are a significant segment that has complained for years that their votes are taken for granted by the Democratic party. It is the bloc whose unity around Barack Obama propelled him into the White House.
Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith is definitely on a mission these days, barnstorming the country not only to promote his latest book, “Who Stole the American […]
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Back to Work Budget, as expected, did not prevail on the floor of the House of Representatives today. It went down to defeat, 84-327. In fact, […]
Adele Stan, the Washington editor of AlterNet, says that as crazy and extreme as some of what is said and done at the Conservative Political Action Conference seems to be, […]
There are 124 member of Congress who need to hear from you now about your support for the Congressional Progressive Caucus Back to Work Budget. Between now and an anticipated […]
We were hoping that the Senate Banking Committee would give Mary Jo White, President Obama’s choice to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a tough grilling at today’s […]
One of the consequences of the federal spending sequester now in place is that $4 billion is being cut this year from transportation and infrastructure programs, according to House Transportation […]
The smackdown that President Obama delivered today to people who assert that he and others are exaggerating the impact of the sequestration for dramatic effect is worth publishing in full: […]
I have a message for Tyler Cowen, the occasional New York Times columnist and George Mason University professor who was quoted this morning in a Times story on the effects […]
While progressive organizations, Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration correctly focus on the damage the federal spending cuts to be forced by the March 1 sequester will do to […]
President Obama’s infrastructure investment plan, released officially Wednesday afternoon, is an important step in the direction of what America needs: a full-employment plan that puts Americans back to work rebuilding […]
The group Fix the Debt has been at it again, releasing another proposal designed to divert the nation’s attention to the so-called “debt crisis,” while the more pressing jobs crisis […]
A majority of House Democrats have signed a House Progressive Caucus letter to President Obama opposing benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “We write to affirm our vigorous […]
The previews of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday promise that job creation will be a major focus – a welcome development in the face of Washington’s […]
After President Obama called on Congress today to postpone the deep across-the-board federal spending cuts set to kick in on March 1 in the so-called sequester, Campaign for America’s Future […]
The Campaign for America’s Future ‘s Roger Hickey today joins a long list of leaders who are calling on President Obama to name Heidi Hartmann, the founder and president of […]
Now that he is a freshman senator, Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy says he plans in the coming weeks to continue the push he started as a member of the House […]
An effort to move the fight against poverty to the top of the national agenda begins today, led by the Half in 10 campaign and the Coalition for Human Needs. […]
The fight for filibuster reform does not stop with what MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz on Thursday dubbed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “fail-ibuster.” Communications Workers of America President […]
The annual “State of American Business” speech delivered today by Thomas J. Donohoe, the president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, was largely predictable and not particularly noteworthy. But it did […]
One of the most maddening features of the current fiscal cliff/fiscal swindle debate is that the chattering class rarely acknowledges the people who have already fallen off the cliff: 5 […]
We have two words for House Speaker John Boehner’s proposal to resolve fiscal showdown. No deal. Campaign for America’s Future co-directors Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey both condemned Boehner’s latest offer, […]
Progressive Caucus member Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., is working to get her colleagues to sign a letter pledging to oppose a “fiscal cliff” deal that would include a particularly pernicious […]
More than 30 of the wealthiest Americans have signed a letter to Congress and the Obama administration arguing that the estate tax should be raised, not lowered, especially at a […]
This week six members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus will be strategizing over how to shift leftward the center of gravity in the debate over taxes and federal deficits.
If any conference was in need of a disruption, it was the “Fix the Debt” roundtable held this morning in the bowels of the Grand Hyatt hotel in downtown Washington. […]
The fight to head off a so-called “grand bargain” that would end up being a grand swindle of economic recovery and opportunity for working-class Americans gets kicked up another notch […]
Though the balance of power in the House did not change significantly Tuesday, there is one noteworthy bright spot: As of midday today 10 of the 181 members who received […]
At least seven toss-up races in the House that will be decided Tuesday feature strong progressive challengers trying to unseat Republican incumbents who received zeros in this year’s TheMiddleClass.org Voter […]
Americans for Tax Fairness does a pretty devastating take-down of the group of CEOs who were at the New York Stock Exchange Thursday ringing the opening bell under the banner […]
Don't be surprised if Republican Rep. Paul Ryan works hard at tonight's vice presidential debate to counter Vice President Joe Biden's Scranton, Pa. working-class roots with his own small-town roots in Janesville, Wis.
The upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy will undoubtedly feature warnings from Republican candidate Mitt Romney that defense spending cuts from the Obama administration will compromise the nation's ability to defend itself.
Echoing the memo that Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps published Monday, I called on President Obama to offer a bold agenda on jobs and the economy on Tuesday night, one that would lay out specific contrasts to the empty suit of the Mitt Romney agenda and would inspire both the progressive ba