Dream Defenders: Leaving The Capitol, Not The Fight

The Dream Defenders have ended their 31-day occupation of the Florida state capitol. But don't think for a minute that they are going away. They leave vowing to fight "as long as it takes."
Terrance Heath

Budget Bedlam This Fall

August actually is a pretty good time to be in Washington. Here are the key elements about what's ahead...or not ahead...on the budget when Congress returns to Washington in September.
Stan Collender

The Coming Fast-Track Trade Outrage

Trans-Pacific Partnership – the corporate sovereignty treaty – is coming and they’re going to try to push it through Congress with “Fast Track.” It’s really, really important to pay attention […]

When House Conservatives SNAP, Here’s How Bad It Gets

House conservatives revealed a lot about themselves and their priorities when they passed a farm bill that did not include nutrition programs like SNAP – the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Republicans Nix Food Stamps: This Is Who They Are

Conservative Republicans have turned the farm bill – normally a bipartisan grotesquerie of agribusiness subsidies and excess – from legislation to identity politics. They wanted to make a statement, even […]
Robert Borosage

TPP: A Deregulation Treaty Not A Trade Treaty

The upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is using a process that is rigged from the start. It is being negotiated by executive for the benefit of the corporations they serve. Democracy is not part of the process.

“The Uh-Ohs”: A Decade of Conservative Failure

Forget about "the Aughts." Never mind "the Naughts." The decade just passed — and which promises to leave a lingering, bitter aftertaste — deserves a better, more descriptive name: "The Uh-Ohs: A Decade of Conservative Failure."
Terrance Heath
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