The Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal makes plain its vision for America: one where the sick, children, families and the disabled are sacrificed for tax breaks for the very wealthiest and giveaways to trillion-dollar corporations.
Joe Padilla and Egle Malinauskaite are part of a group marching 200 miles from Chicago to the Illinois State Legislature in Springfield. They hope to break a logjam that has kept Illinois without a state budget for more than two years.
They're proposing bold ideas - but not bold enough. Democrats need to take on the billionaires and corporate interests that have suborned democracy and hijacked our economy if they want to win back voters.
The House’s American Health Care Act does more than roll back Obamacare: it ends a Medicaid program that works. It’s the single most effective form of “government” insurance that secures health care options for 62.3 million Americans.
The Los Angeles City Attorney says the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was key to holding Wells Fargo accountable during the bank's massive fake accounts scandal. Now is the time to stand up to the GOP's assault against the agency.
On Earth Day, Trump tweeted that "Economic growth enhances environmental protection. Jobs matter!” His message was eerily similar to assertions in developing countries that environmental standards are less important than attracting jobs.
President Trump signed an executive order to slash the nearly $8.8 billion the U.S. spends annually to fight deadly diseases. The callous move makes millions around the world more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.
American taxpayers subsidize windfalls for executives at low-wage employers like Walmart by helping them avoid paying $6.2 billion in benefits. Here’s a promising idea from across the pond that could help reverse how the subsidies flow.
The Trump administration plans to cut programs for low-income school kids and college students to stoke the coffers of privately-operated schools and private lenders who profit from college debts.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for backtracking on promises the new administration would support breaking up the big banks, calling his doublespeak "bizarre" and "straight out of George Orwell."
Civil rights attorney Larry Krasner's successful bid to become Democratic candidate for Philadelphia DA is a major victory for social movements fighting for racial and economic justice. Here are five takeaways from his win.
Democratic Party luminaries say they want “new, fresh, bold, provocative ideas that can move us forward.” But when they gathered this week, they found it hard to focus on jobs, climate and how to get big money out of our politics.
Attorney Larry Krasner, the most progressive candidate in Philadelphia's seven-way Democratic primary election for District Attorney, won the race on an unprecedented campaign to end mass incarceration and defend civil rights and liberties.
To promote its socially conservative view of marriage and the family – especially its opposition to marriage equality – the Bradley Foundation has been pushing the work of a discredited researcher with some very strange ideas.
That a reporter in the United States can now be arrested for doing his job, asking a public official about public business in a public place, should send a chill of dread through the heart of every person in this country.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the Senate he would firmly enforce trade law. That’s good, because he must stop China’s stealth invasion of the entire U.S. aluminum industry.
Donald Trump will choose the next FBI director. We can't change that. But we have the power to imagine a nation run on principles of economic and social justice. That can, and should, include the FBI and its new leader.
By purging minorities from voting rolls, Kris Kobach, Co-Chair of Trump's "Election Integrity" Commission, may have done more to steal the election for Republicans than Comey and Putin combined. Now he's getting ready to do it again.
Over fifty years ago, my great-grandmother Birdia Keglar marched in Selma with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Today, I join marchers from Chicago to Springfield as we demand a budget for Illinois that puts people and planet first.
The firing of James Comey from the FBI raises fundamental questions we need to ask now. Why do we have a federal police agency? How should its mission be defined? And, what kind of person should run it?
A new national campaign is bringing Black mothers home from jail so they can celebrate Mother's Day with their families, and seeking to end the injustices of money bail, which incarcerates many just for being poor.
On almost every measure, Trump is making life worse for the working class. His stunts and boasts claim credit for new jobs, but these stunts cover the reality: Trump is shafting the very working people who supported him.
The truth about how health care saves lives is pouring out at Town Hall meetings across the country. Michigan's Ed Weberman tells how the Affordable Care Act saved his son’s life, and how it inspires him to fight to save others' lives, too.
Proponents of school choice claim it's not about results. Choice is for choice's sake, they say. But choices parents make about their children's education don’t just affect their children; they affect us all.
Paul Ryan, Tom Price and other Republican Party leaders resort to lying about the facts of the health care repeal they hope to drive through the Senate. That's because the facts of this repeal are simply repugnant, and morally indefensible.
Language President Trump attached to his recent signing of the omnibus spending bill that just passed Congress targets federal programs that serve American Indians, Alaska Natives, as well as those that fund historically black colleges.
When people feel powerless - locked out of decision-making, bypassed by real governance - they turn to protest. a new wave of laws seeks to curb protest across the country, but they are bound to fail as people rise up together.
No, there’s no caring in the GOP health legislation. It’s all politics. They promised for seven years to repeal Obamacare. Now that they control all branches of government, they’re intent on doing just that, no matter who they hurt.
Citizens everywhere are asking hard questions to the 217 Republicans who voted in Congress to repeal Obamacare. People's Action's Julie Chinitz offers tips on how to talk with friends, family and our leaders about why healthcare matters.
Trump's proposed tax changes will lead to very creative tax planning at best, and outright evasion at worst, while prompting more companies to adopt deceptive business structures to gain huge benefits.
Neoliberal Emmanuel Macron has defeated neofascist Marine Le Pen to become France's next president. That's good news, but neoliberalism is part of what has fueled Le Pen's rise, so it's too early to break out the Beaujolais.
U.S. Presidents have often leaned on government contractors to change the way they operate, as a condition to receiving tax dollars. On day one, Trump could have saved thousands of U.S. jobs. He didn't.
The Progressive Caucus frames its budget around the central challenge of our time: how to make this economy work for working people, and redress the savage inequality that is undermining our democracy. It offers us a strategy to get there.
Ten: that’s how many people will die every year so Republicans can give the 400 richest people in America yet another multi-million-dollar tax break. All in all, hundreds of thousands could die over the next ten years.
These politicians voted to kill the people they are supposed to represent. We must never let them forget that vote. We must make them regret it every day of their lives.
Former Washington insiders with long memories, like Sen. Bill Bradley, love to lament the fading of the bipartisan spirit. They ought to be lamenting the fading of the equality they so lamely defended.
Trump and DeVos have put Democratic charter school advocates in a bind. Dems are trying to differentiate themselves with misleading claims about how the charter industry works, as in David Leonhardt's recent New York Times op-ed.
A recent poll finds a record number of Americans say that the government should do more — not less — to solve the nation's problems. That's the highest it's been since the question was first asked, and we should all take note.
Why would protesters show up at the Heritage Foundation to call them out for supporting policies that slash and privatize critical government programs for low-income and working-class people? That's what seems to perplex them.
New Jersey, still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, faces a double whammy as Republicans plan to toss people off Medicaid, jack up costs for people who are older and poorer, and rip up protections for people with preexisting conditions.
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