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...
Democracy lost in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker kept his job only after outspending the recall movement 8 to 1. And that doesn’t even count the millions spent by secretive third-party groups.
The following was drafted for delivery at the Protest The Fiscal Summit demonstration outside the Peter G. Peterson Fiscal Summit in Washington on May 15.
On Tuesday, May 15, one of America's wealthiest men, Peter G. Peterson, will use his foundation's money to lecture the rest of us about why the federal deficit is the most serious problem facing our country.
House Republicans are trying to snooker the public with a vote today, around 12 PM ET, on a sham student loan bill. We need you to call House switchboard at 202-225-3121 NOW, ask for your representative and say "Vote No."
This is big: Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist, will address the “Take Back the American Dream” conference in June.
On Tuesday House Republicans, led by Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan, will unveil a suicide pact in the form of a new budget that ignores the clear views of the majority of Americans – and which, if they embrace it almost unanimously, as they did last year’s similar Ryan Budget, will put a gun ...
Republicans have slashed public investment and blocked the President’s American Jobs Act. With 14 million Americans officially unemployed and many millions more having given up finding jobs, you would think […]
The reason members of the Super Committee didn’t reach an agreement is that Republican members insisted on damaging cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicare – AND they wouldn’t budge […]
Politicians beholden to the 1% are trying to evict the Occupy movement, from Wall Street and elsewhere around the country. Meanwhile, in Washington, the “Super Committee” threatens to cut Medicare, […]
Last night, The Thom Hartmann Show hosted Roger Hickey, who delivered a warning to the Democrats of the “Super Committee” who are threatening to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, […]
TAKE ACTION Sign this petition calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Boehner to not let the congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee cut Social Security and Medicare. At a […]
The members of Congress’ deficit-reduction “supercommittee” should be on notice: When the time comes to pay to clean up the mess that Wall Street’s excesses caused in our economy, Americans […]
The Wall Street Journal and other media are reporting definitively on the Obama deficit plan to be announced on Monday. The big news: the President will not propose raising the […]
Today’s unemployment report, which shows zero net job creation and 14 million people officially unemployed, shows that the economy is dead in the water, and the focus on deficit reduction […]
The United Steelworkers Union’s new video, “Fighting Spirit” inspires us all to mobilize and fight back against the big money and right-wing forces that are attacking the rights of working […]
The immediate impact of the “debt deal” was bad enough: painful cuts without any tax increases for the wealthy. But Phase Two could be much worse–unless we push back hard. […]
Are you disgusted with a Washington held hostage by right-wing Republicans, putting retirement security, health care, and public investment on the chopping block – and ignoring the jobs crisis? What’s […]
Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) should use their power to appoint members of the “Super Committee” created by the new debt ceiling […]