A broad coalition of organizations, including the Campaign for America’s Future and Social Security Works, is joining Sen. Bernie Sanders in a petition to resist cuts to Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. It only takes a few moments to sign.
Republicans have it all wrong again. Affordable Care Act website problems are an indictment of the right’s visions of privatization, and of the self-described "political center's" ambitions for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
In the short term, Democrats need to negotiate. But in the longer term, we urgently need a real debate in this country – a debate which highlights the ever widening gulf in values between the Republican Party and the American people.
To the new House-Senate Budget conference committee: The S&P 500 stock market index hit record highs, while employment statistics remained at record lows. Your mission couldn’t be clearer. We need jobs.
Here's why you shouldn't waste your time feeling sorry for JP Morgan Chase over that $13 billion settlement you may have heard about. the bank is actually getting off lightly.
In 12 weeks our new system of government-by-crisis will resume: more threats, more confrontations, more extreme rhetoric. This can only play out a few ways, most of which involve Medicare and Social Security cuts.
Capitol Hill sources say House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi cautioned Democrats against “gloating” over the spectacular crash-and-burn that was the Republicans’ government shutdown – not even a little. So, what is permissible?
The shutdown has ended, the government isn’t defaulting (at least not yet), and Democrats didn’t yield in the face of threats and bullying. But what happens next could shape our fate for many years to come.
Andrew Ross Sorkin's portrayal of JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon as the innocent and beleaguered victim of “writers, editors and bloggers” stands as a cautionary tale about writers who lose objectivity about the people they cover.
A time bomb with a six-week fuse is still a bomb. And as long as the Republicans are issuing threats and shutting down the government, they’re still playing with dynamite. Democrats must reject an offer like that.
Tea Party Republicans have been endangering the economy, and some people are becoming unhappy. Now the GOP appears to be facing a showdown between ideological purity and self-interest. Who do you root for in that conflict?
Journalists are understandably captivated by the government shutdown and the looming confrontation over the debt ceiling. The country may reject their conservatism for one simple reason: We just can’t afford it anymore.
Republicans long for the days when there were no government authorities to enforce laws and restrain the power of unchecked wealth. Here are seven signs the United States of America has returned to the 19th century.
As Republicans discovered something called "government," they renewed their commitment to the idea that one branch of government should have the sole discretion to dictate where, when, and upon whom its services will be bestowed.
Democrats are understandably troubled by the ongoing shutdown. But here are eight reasons why a so-called “Grand Bargain” is a very bad idea, even though Republicans may be suggesting it now.
Forty million dollars an hour. A third of a billion every day. $1.6 billion every week. That’s a conservative estimate of the shutdown's cost. If there’s one thing Republicans know how to do, it’s run a tab.
In this high-stakes standoff, John Boehner and the Republican leadership got everything in the budget that they wanted. Then they started shooting hostages anyway.
President Obama’s mantra, and that of Hill Democrats, could become a simple one: “We’ll work with the Republicans, but we won’t accept anything that threatens our nation’s health, homes, jobs, or our justice.”
A new study says that nearly half of all American jobs may soon be performed by robots. And the White House has just announced the formation of “the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering Committee ‘2.0.”
The folks behind Fix the Debt, the corporate and billionaire-funded group lobbying against Medicare and Social Security, asked if people like me have a “solution” for Social Security’s benefits or would rather “do nothing."