President Trump's sweeping executive order reverses years of efforts to promote clean air, water and energy. His claim? Environmental protections are bad for jobs. His solution? Windfalls to industry that threaten vulnerable communities.
The fact that Judge Gorsuch, born and bred a one-percenter, decided the "frozen trucker" case and others for moneyed interests without a thought for people injured on the job, disqualifies him for a seat on the nation’s highest court.
“Fair pay and safe workplaces” sums it up. The rule, which Trump and the Republicans saw fit to repeal, stated that our government should contract with companies that have “a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics.”
The anger public school advocates have for Trump's proposed education budget cuts is well-deserved. But the target for their anger should not be just the extent of the cuts but also how the cuts are being pitched to the public.
A constitutional convention makes for a snappy hashtag, #ConCon. But, as GOP leaders in Idaho recently discovered, it is an impractical idea that could result in a "runaway" convention that dangerously rewrites the U.S. Constitution.
Trump has been filling his administration with swamp creatures, and Wall Street bailout lawyer Jay Clayton, Trump's pick to head the SEC, appears to be one more alligator.
Neil Gorsuch is not the first in his family to seek high office. As a teen he watched his mother, former EPA chief Anne Gorsuch, as she oversaw the mishandling of funds and withheld evidence from Congress. He later condoned these actions.
Candidate Trump swore fixing roads and bridges would be at the top of his list of spending priorities. Unfortunately, in his "America First" budget blueprint, the rubber doesn't meet the road.
Fending off the health care repeal is a huge win that will save lives. The battle brought out seasoned and new activists, who can see the fruit of their persistence, and are now energized in a new way for the fight ahead.
We must force wavering Democratic senators to filibuster Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court, by showing up at their offices to let them know they will face primary challenges if they let him pass.
Democrats must confront the moral horrors of Trump's policies head-on: jobs, healthcare, civil rights and the Supreme Court are all under attack. We must defend these first, even if there's a 'smell of treason' in the air.
People's Action groups stood up in Pennsylvania and other states to let elected officials know we won't let them trade away health care for a tax break to the richest two percent of the country.
The story of Alaska and Montana is not front and center in the health-care debate in the House, but it should be. Both states get a raw deal under the GOP's plan, and Montana doesn't even get a vote.
Republicans won’t be able to erase what may be one of the Affordable Care Act’s most important accomplishments: significant progress on the idea that all people should get health care; that health care should be a public good.
Trans people may lose health care under the GOP, just because they are trans. We need to fight for what we all deserve: health care in which no one fears dying because we don’t have the resources or access to stay alive.
Our public schools are not failing. They're being attacked. And the weapon of choice in the assault is the English language. Here's how we fight back.
Detroit, Reno and other cities across the country rallied on World Water Day to demand that our representatives defend our access to safe drinking water and stop cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.
We live in a new era, with untruths all around us. Here are ten ways advocates, journalists, and everyday people can cut through the lies and get the real story out in what we write and say.
This is a more important time than ever to reaffirm our bravest and highest values. Jubilee – the ancient concept of debt forgiveness as an affirmation of community – reflects those values.
Trump's budget doesn't make us secure. It slashes and burns protections to our environment, labor and education. Americans sickened by pollution are weak. Workers threatened by explosions on the job are less safe, not more.
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch shows every sign he supports the Federalist Society's pro-corporate, far-right agenda. Democratic senators must filibuster his nomination, or face primary challenges in their home states.
Nobody’s suggesting Democrats should behave like Republicans. But it’s no longer “moderate” to pretend the rules haven’t changed. In today’s world, a vote for Gorsuch is a vote for extremism over moderation.
If you don’t pay me $230 million, the new CEO at railroad giant CSX warns, I’ll walk away, and let your workers keep their jobs. He means it. At his previous CEO stop, Hunter Harrison cut another railroad's workforce by 34 percent.
President Trump’s deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency terrify me. They will gut the agency, removing protections for American families and our children.
Silicon Valley rallied against President Trump's immigration policies on "Pi Day." Maybe the Valley will start to live up to its promises to "make the world a better place."
A draft law before the House undercuts the reliable and affordable health care small business owners and employees have enjoyed since the passage of the Affordable Care Act ten years ago.
Trump's "America First" budget brings significant harm to the First Americans. It may force cuts of as much as 18 percent to the Indian Health Service, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and other programs that are vital to our life.
Donald Trump's budget blueprint aims to dazzle, but its hardness of heart is unworthy of the American people. Our country's great leaders of the past would hardly recognize it as American at all.
Race-baiting propagandists in the White House, and a rising swamp of corporate influence. This is not "normal." But it's happening so fast, we may be desensitized to what "normal" should mean.
As the House Budget Committee voted to make health care more expensive and less accessible for millions of Americans, activists gathered outside the hearing room to make sure Congress saw their opposition.
DeVos has called public schools a “dead end,” but now as Secretary of Education, she’s all for them. Or so she says. But it's likely what DeVos means by "public schools" is different from what you and I think.
President Trump came to Nashville to peddle the Republicans’ disastrous plan to cut health care for millions of Americans. Tennesseans responded to this con with a resounding, "No!"
Hundreds converged on the Racine offices of Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan Tuesday to deliver this simple message about his proposed cuts to healthcare : "Kill your bill, before it kills us!"
Civil rights legend and federal judge Robert L. Carter's fearless challenges to white supremacy and defense of free speech show us how we can overcome Trump's assaults on civil liberties today.
After an election filled with racist rhetoric, Republicans have proposed an agenda that will harm many black, brown, and poor Americans while helping the white and wealthy. Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan pioneered this divisive strategy.
President Trump's plan to privatize infrastructure means We the People won't own our roads, dams and bridges, a few rich people will. We'll then have to pay if we want to use them.
Set your sights higher than primary challenges. Together, we can forge a new American majority and achieve progressive change far greater than we could have imagined just a few years ago.
Hundreds of Wisconsin and Illinois activists will brave snowstorms Tuesday to converge on House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office in Racine, Wisconsin, to challenge the GOP's bid to take health care away from millions of Americans.
During the campaign Donald Trump pledged that "on day one" as president, he would label China a currency manipulator. Then he didn't. Then China granted Trump's businesses lucrative trademarks he has been seeking. Coincidence?
Medicaid block grants proposed by Republicans will force states to either kick old folks out of nursing homes, or kick poor folks off health insurance. Is this really what Trump voters were hoping for?
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