Democrats and a few moderately-sane Republicans will formalize what everyone has known all along: It is illegitimate to put conditions on the vote to increase the debt ceiling.
Perhaps no myth is more prevalent or intractable than the one that says that the United States is a “moderate” nation. Polling data shows conclusively that this is wrong, but the mythology refuses to die.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he does not support fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, on the same day that a new poll reveals the extent of public opposition to the trade deal.
The latest polling shows President Obama wins, and Democrats in Congress will win, with a progressive populist economic agenda. And they need not shy away from highlighting Republican obstruction and wrong-headed priorities.
Anti-poverty programs have overwhelming public support, yet their continued operation and improvement are continually ignored and obstructed by conservative members of Congress.
Federal unemployment assistance for 1.3 million people who have been unemployed longer than 26 weeks expired last Saturday, after Republicans blocked efforts to extend them. 3.6 million more people will lose these benefits over this year.
NAFTA was not just a "trade" agreement. Trade agreements focus on cutting tariffs and easing quotas and barriers to goods moving across borders. The report points out that NAFTA was much more, giving corporations special rights.
It’s true that the American public is tired of gridlock in Washington. But the federal budget deal reached in Congress this week is not one that is supported by the majority of Americans.
This is that time of year when newspapers bother to write about how there are hungry people in America. But this year is special. As the recession drags on for the non-1%, cuts in Food Stamps have completely swamped the capacity of food banks.
Polls and elections show that an "overwhelming" majority of Americans want the minimum wage increased. But Republicans in the House and Senate will obstruct this.