Those Republican Spending Caps Are Costing Us Jobs

The Congressional Budget Office said that by ending the sequester federal spending caps, the economy would be able to add as many as 1.4 million additional jobs in 2016 and 2017. We need those jobs.
Isaiah J. Poole

Why The Lessig Campaign Is Nuts

No one will vote for a candidate with no governing experience on the basis on a single issue. And it's not true that nothing good can happen until we enact his package of election reforms.
Bill Scher

What China’s Currency Devaluation Means

China is lowering the value of its currency to boost its economic growth by supporting its exporters. China does what China does, for China. The U.S. should do what the U.S. needs to do, for the U.S.

The Big Jeb Bush Charter School Lie

As the ranks of Florida charter schools have swollen, the pathway out of poverty these schools were supposed to provide now looks more like a detour to exploitation and profit-making.
Jeff Bryant

Lacie Little: You’re Un-Fired

Firing workers like nurse Lacie Little for trying to form a union is illegal. But institutions do it all the time anyway because the penalties are so very paltry and the fear instilled is so very profound.
Leo Gerard

Change Must Come

The Republican debate debacle combined with a positive jobs report has put Democrats into a celebratory mood. But the reality is that we haven't even begun the reforms we need to make this economy work for working people.
Robert Borosage

Where Are The Republican Ideas?

After the debacle of George W. Bush’s conservative economic policy and foreign policy, Republicans still have something to prove. They didn’t prove anything last night.
Bill Scher

The Republican Debate: There He Blows

The Republican "debate" turned into the Trump show. Aided and abetted by Fox News moderators who repeatedly went after him, Trump dominated, treating the others as bit players in his ongoing farce.
Robert Borosage

The GOP Debate is What Oligarchy Looks Like

Recently five Republican presidential candidates paraded themselves before a group of mega-donors convened by the Koch brothers. Thursday's debate was an extension of the Kochs’ beauty pageant.
Richard Eskow

The Wrecking Crew at the Voting Rights Act Anniversary

The people who will stand on the Republican presidential nomination debate stage in Ohio are among those who are leading the wrecking crew trying to demolish a signature civil rights achievement.
Isaiah J. Poole

Why Chris Christie Hates Teachers

The antipathy, or apathy, politicians like some of the Republican presidential candidates have toward teachers derives from the reality that politicians tend to have unreal expectations about teachers and what they do.
Jeff Bryant

One Year After Ferguson: Making Black Lives Matter

August 9 will mark one year since officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Too many black lives are still lost to police violence, but movements are now demanding that black lives matter.
Terrance Heath

Keys to Winning the Argument For the Iran Nuclear Deal

"If you have political connections, now is the time to use them," says Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund, as he talks about how to push back against a multimillion-dollar effort to block the Iran agreement.
Isaiah J. Poole

Transportation Spending Priorities Are a Civil Rights Issue

Not having access to good public transportation destroys the promise of equal opportunity for millions of Americans. When Congress returns to address long-term transportation funding, this needs to be part of the debate.
Jacob Woocher

Meet The Billionaires Who Pillage Under the Shield of Philanthropy

America’s parasitical oligarchs are masters of public relations. One of their favorite tactics is to masquerade as defenders of the common folk while neatly arranging things behind the scenes so that they can continue to plunder unimpeded.
Lynne Stuart Parramore

Oil Corporations Scheme to Export America’s Security

On the demand of oilmen for more profit, the Senate Energy Committee voted to end the 40-year-old ban on exporting American oil - giving oil-rich Middle Eastern countries additional power to crush the U.S. economy with another oil embargo.
Leo Gerard

Obama’s Climate Plan: Is It Good Enough?

Fault lines are emerging in response to the administration's Clean Power Plan, the EPA rule designed to cut carbon emissions from power plants 32 percent by 2030. How can we make sense of it, and what should activists do next?
Bill Scher

The Revolt Against the Ruling Class

Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades.

Will Black Lives Matter At the Republican Presidential Debate?

A new generation of activists have sharpened the view of the threshold candidates must cross to earn the vote of African Americans, and once again Republican candidates are showing themselves incapable of rising to the challenge.
Isaiah J. Poole

Wingnut Week In Review: The Lion King

A beloved lion named Cecil was lured out of his sanctuary in Zimbabwe, and killed by an American hunter. The world mourned, and wingnuts roared that the lion’s death drew attention away from their scam to bring down Planned Parenthood.
Terrance Heath
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