Sanders Speaks Out On Sentencing Reforms

After over two months as an announced presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT.) for the first time came out for substantive sentencing reforms, in an interview with MSNBC on Wednesday,
Joshua Ferrer

Republican Candidates On Raising The Minimum Wage

We rounded up of the opinions of the Republican presidential candidates on the minimum wage. A few see the light, but most of them oppose supporting American workers with a wage increase. A few even advocate getting rid of it altogether.
Joshua Ferrer

GOP Budget Cuts Limit Choices for People Needing Food Aid

Cuts in federal food assistance programs have led to decisions to make some foods off-limits to low-income families using the aid. And that's just one of the consequences of years of conservative budget austerity.
Joshua Ferrer

March in Virginia and North Carolina Against Voter Suppression

A voting rights rally in Roanoke, Va. on Thursday to urge Congress to restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down will be followed by a demonstration in North Carolina next month.
Joshua Ferrer

Carbon Tax Gets a Hearing at a Conservative Think Tank

Two senators tell the right-wing American Enterprise Institute that making polluters pay for the carbon they release into the atmosphere is based on "core conservative principles." It's still a hard sell.
Joshua Ferrer