What Progressives Should Demand From the FBI

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.
Richard Eskow

What Kind of FBI Do We Want After Comey?

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?
Richard Eskow

Attention, Democrats: Voters Want More Government, Not Less

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.
Richard Eskow

Who’s Behind the Billionaire PAC Targeting Elizabeth Warren?

The conservative group America Rising is targeting Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she tours the country in support of her new book. Why? Their billionaire backers might lose cushy tax breaks and regulatory favors under the policies she supports.
Richard Eskow

Yes, Obama’s $400,000 Speech is a Problem

Obama’s payday for a Wall Street speech reflects a longstanding pattern of behavior from Democratic leaders: talk like liberals, govern from the center, then make a lot of money once you’re out of office.
Richard Eskow

The First 100 Days of Resistance

From the Women’s March that inaugurated his presidency to the town-hall activism that blunted his first healthcare bill, the progressive resistance to Trump and his party has outperformed even the most optimistic expectations.
Richard Eskow

Rep. Pramila Jayapal on Activism for America [video]

Pramila Jayapal, the newly elected member of Congress from Washington state’s 7th District, shared her unorthodox vision for elected office with us in a recent video conversation.
Richard Eskow

Trump’s Five Worst Tax Secrets, Revealed

Barring an unexpected surprise – a W2 form issued by Vladimir Putin, for example, or a 1099 from mafia boss Anthony 'Fat Tony' Salerno, we already know Trump’s most terrible tax secrets. We will reveal them… right after this break.
Richard Eskow

Filibuster Neil Gorsuch; Tradition Demands It

Republicans have done violence to Senate traditions for years. The nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court is the fruit of their disrespect for tradition. It's time for all Democrats to say no.
Richard Eskow

Koch Caucus Continues Its Assault on Healthcare

Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch agressively fund "dark-money" campaigns for far-right causes through sham grassroots organizations, and contribute to eighty percent of the far-right "Freedom Caucus" members in Congress.
Richard Eskow

ALEC’s Push for a Constitutional Convention Reaches Wisconsin

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.
Richard Eskow

Five Reasons Moderate Democrats Should Oppose Neil Gorsuch

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.
Richard Eskow

‘America First’ Budget Is Unworthy of Our Nation

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.
Richard Eskow

Nixon, Reagan Paved Way for GOP’s Race-Charged Health Agenda

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.
Richard Eskow

The GOP Health Bill Is an Assault on People of Color

The Republicans' plan to overhaul health care cuts programs that help black and brown people to pay for giveaways to the wealthy. People ask if this is accidental or deliberate. Does it matter?
Richard Eskow

CPAC and the DNC: A Party Is Not a Movement

Perez isn't the problem; power is. The Democratic Party won't change until it's confronted with a movement determined to change it, and starts to tell a story that reflects the lives of ordinary people.
Richard Eskow

Tech, Trump and Uber [video]

From online harassment to digital strikebreaking, tech is different in the age of Trump — or, more precisely, the public policy concerns raised by powerful tech companies are heightened by the administration's actions.
Richard Eskow

What Do We Know about Neil Gorsuch?

Ian Milhiser, the Think Progress justice editor, explored Trump's Supreme Court nominee in an interview that explored his background, ideology and judicial philosophy.
Richard Eskow

We Have Not Yet Begun to Fight Tom Price

Let’s protect the Affordable Care Act by doing what Democrats should have done all along: by making the case for a better health care system, and then fighting for it. That means making the case for government itself.
Richard Eskow

Trump Stands Up for Bad Bankers

Donald Trump says he represents working people, but he just tilted the scale in favor of the banks. As Trump moved to rob Americans of some basic financial protections, his choice of companions only added insult to injury.
Richard Eskow

Should Tom Price Go to Jail? Interview with Nancy Altman [video]

Should Trump nominee Tom Price be in jail for insider stock trading? Nancy Altman is an attorney with 40 years of experience in public policy, Social Security, and private pensions, so she does not ask lightly. We recently talked about it.
Richard Eskow

Booker and the Big Pharma Dems Have No Excuse. This Vote Proves It.

It’s disappointing when Democrats offer implausible excuses for their votes, as Sen. Cory Booker and twelve other senators did. It’s downright outrageous when those same Democrats claim their votes were driven by drug safety concerns.
Richard Eskow
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