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Joe Biden Has Tried To Cut Social Security For 40 Years

Joe Biden Has Tried To Cut Social Security For 40 Years

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore / flickr / cc Recently, a newsletter from the Bernie Sanders campaign laid out Joe Biden’s long record of supporting cuts to Social Security. The website PolitiFact weighed in on one part of that record, a speech Biden gave in 2018 in which...

Lies in the White House, Cancer in Our Neighborhoods

Lies in the White House, Cancer in Our Neighborhoods

The enrichment of chemical industry executives — at the same time their companies are battling attempts to regulate their toxic products — represents a far greater scandal than any vain and empty boasting out of the White House. Yet the deregulatory collusion between the chemical industry and the Trump administration continues to go largely unnoticed.

Sen. Collins Lies About Accepting Opioid Money

Sen. Collins Lies About Accepting Opioid Money

In a conversation with a constituent last week, U.S. Senator Susan Collins at first flatly denied she had accepted money from both the Sackler family, owners of Purdue Pharmaceuticals, and drug company giant Eli Lilly. The Sacklers have admitted to misleadingly...

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

How Our Country Talks About The War On Drugs Is Backwards

“How our country talks about the war on drugs is backwards,” said Kassandra Frederique, in her opening remarks to the first-ever convening of the People’s Action Overdose Crisis Cohort in Washington, D.C.“Criminalization of drug use and drug prohibition was no...

What Breast Cancer Taught Me About Unequal Health Care

What Breast Cancer Taught Me About Unequal Health Care

Every weekday for six weeks this fall, I had radiation for early-stage breast cancer. October 9th was my last treatment. This journey has been a lesson in privilege, structural inequality and our broken social and economic systems. In May, I saw my obstetrician in New...

Warren Won’t Back Down On Medicare For All

Warren Won’t Back Down On Medicare For All

When Elizabeth Warren was criticized for not detailing how she would pay for Medicare for All, most pundits assumed she would duck and cover. M4A is Bernie Sanders’s signature legislation, but the establishment dismisses him as a movement candidate. Warren, on the...

Is Speaking Up For Medicare For All A Crime?

Is Speaking Up For Medicare For All A Crime?

As a longtime D.C.-area advocate, I’ve visited Capitol Hill and Members of Congress many times. But never before have I felt I might face arrest for exercising my constitutional rights! Capitol Police are actively stopping us from delivering #MedicareForAll petitions...

No One Should Have to Bargain For Health Care

No One Should Have to Bargain For Health Care

Nearly 50,000 members of the United Auto Workers are on strike, demanding that General Motors pay them their fair share of the billions in profits the company raked in last year. The response from General Motors was shocking. The automaker, which accepted billions in...

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