Democrats Shouldn’t Be Trying to Banish Tulsi Gabbard

Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard caught fire from fellow Democrats for her cautious view of Trump's missile strike on Syria. But she is right to exercise prudence, and other Dems should follow her example.
Robert Borosage
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Trump’s Budget: Feeding One Kid, Starving the Family

Trump just donated his pay to the Park Service. Well, that’s good. Great, really. But it’s not enough; an act of goodness directed at one child cannot feed an entire starving family.
Jill Richardson

Our Fight for Health Care During Recess and Beyond

Republican leaders in Congress are still gunning for our health care; their radical plans for our economy leave them no choice. During Resistance Recess, we'll let lawmakers know we'll keep fighting so everyone gets the care the need.
Sarah Warner

Did Trump Attack Syria for Personal Profit?

At any other time and under any other circumstances, a standing president turning a profit on a missile strike would be the scandal of the decade. With Donald Trump in the Oval Office, we call it Monday.

The Trump Economy Myth and Job-Killing Policies

When it comes to the economy, Trump does not offer real job-creating policy, only propaganda of the moment, to be reversed as soon as it becomes convenient. What he has has actually done will undercut job and wage growth.

Trump’s Syria Strike Displays Arrogance, Not Toughness

Donald Trump's bombing of Syria is the most irresponsible act of his circus presidency thus far. It is a continuation of the costly fantasy of the U.S. as the “indispensable nation,” willing and able to police the world.
Robert Borosage

Don’t Let Trump’s Bedlam Distract from Betrayals

Jeb Bush dubbed Donald Trump the "chaos candidate," and this is the one claim he's lived up to. As president, Trump is swiftly shedding his most popular populist economic promises with the ease of a confidence man.
Robert Borosage

Gorsuch Wrong for Colorado’s Working Families

From Colorado's legal elites, we've been hearing praise in the media for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. But for the majority of Coloradans — and Americans — who are everyday working people, Judge Gorsuch's record bodes ill.
Ken Grossinger

The Schools Betsy DeVos Wants Parents To Choose

Betsy DeVos tells parents they would do better by sending their kids to privately-run schools. But what types of schools would she prefer? Based on the religious and rapper-run schools DeVos visits, the possibilities are frightening.
Jeff Bryant

What Shutdown of “Tent City” Jail Says About Grassroots Power

Arizona Sheriff Paul Penzone has finally started listening to his Latino constituents and announced he will close the "Tent City" open-air jail within six months. This is a victory for grassroots organizers and all who believe in justice.
Alejandra Gomez

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

New York Must ‘Raise The Age’ For Juvenile Offenders Now

New York is one of only two states that charges sixteen and seventeen year olds as adults in criminal courts. This puts tens of thousands of teenagers in adult prisons. Our governor and legislature must act now to end this archaic practice.
Stanley Fritz

A New Way to Equal Pay For All Women

Equal Pay Day is here. That's the date when women working full-time, year-round catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. If you're a working woman, or a man who cares about the women in your life, this matters to you.

Gorsuch’s Approval Would Put Vulnerable Students At Risk

Neil Gorsuch's court opinions reveal a pattern of antipathy toward students with disabilities. We must oppose his approval to the Supreme Court, as it would cement neglect for the vulnerable in legal precedent for generations to come.
Jeff Bryant

Make Every Democratic Senator Filibuster Gorsuch

It's time to use every tactic in the book - mass demonstrations, petitions, calls, and emails - to make clear that every Democrat who doesn't filibuster Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination will face a primary challenge.
Miles Mogulescu

Roger Wilkins: A Man of Honor for a Tempestuous Time

Words fail to give full measure to Roger Wilkins, who left us just after his 85th birthday. A great champion of social justice, proud father and good friend, he will be missed.
Robert Borosage

Trump’s Climate Order Assaults Vulnerable Communities

President Trump's sweeping executive order reverses years of efforts to promote clean air, water and energy. His claim? Environmental protections are bad for jobs. His solution? Windfalls to industry that threaten vulnerable communities.
Jordan Estevão

Gorsuch on Labor: A Soulless Man Cannot Serve Justice

The fact that Judge Gorsuch, born and bred a one-percenter, decided the "frozen trucker" case and others for moneyed interests without a thought for people injured on the job, disqualifies him for a seat on the nation’s highest court.
Leo Gerard

Did You Vote For Unfair Pay and Unsafe Workplaces?

“Fair pay and safe workplaces” sums it up. The rule, which Trump and the Republicans saw fit to repeal, stated that our government should contract with companies that have “a satisfactory record of integrity and business ethics.”

The Big Lie Behind Trump’s Education Budget

The anger public school advocates have for Trump's proposed education budget cuts is well-deserved. But the target for their anger should not be just the extent of the cuts but also how the cuts are being pitched to the public.
Jeff Bryant

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

America Can’t Afford Another Gorsuch in Government

Neil Gorsuch is not the first in his family to seek high office. As a teen he watched his mother, former EPA chief Anne Gorsuch, as she oversaw the mishandling of funds and withheld evidence from Congress. He later condoned these actions.
Lois Gibbs
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