Local news reports from all across the country drip, drip a constant stream of stories of charter schools doing bad stuff that our tax dollars fund. Why do both Democrats and Republicans still fetishize them?
It was dawn in Charleston as sleepy but excited voters got on a bus to ride six hours over the Allegheny Mountains to Washington, DC so they could ask their senators to save health care for West Virginians before it's too late.
Give them less and make them think it’s more: that’s the GOP’s goal with “Trumpcare.” Why? To give tax cuts to the wealthiest among us, when we already have inequality not seen since the Gilded Age. It's time to say we've had enough.
Maine Rep. Bruce Poliquin has mostly been avoiding public appearances since his vote in favor of the Republican health care repeal bill, but several dozen of his constituents managed to find him to deliver a message.
The efforts to build an independent capacity to recruit, train, and support populist candidates up and down the ticket should be redoubled. The push to crystallize a bold agenda for change and debate it across the country is vital.
Colorado Senator Cory Gardner says the GOP "should be more open" about their plan to repeal health care. We agree. But Gardner's dismay doesn't take away his own responsibility to vote to defend health care in his state.
Drug companies avoid paying their fair share of taxes, even as they pump up their profits by price-gouging public health systems and individual patients. Do they deserve the $28 billion tax cut they will get under the AHCA? Hardly.
Even if the GOP thinks it was fun to rebuff Democrats’ pleas for a public process, they really should pay attention to the president who called the House health insurance bill “a son of a bitch.” After all, the president has veto power.
Senators Flake and McCain of Arizona, and Portman of Ohio have the power with their three votes to protect health care for more than half a million in their states, and millions more across the country. Will they listen to their voters?
Jeffrey Immelt, General Electric's retiring CEO, once decried the ways corporate America outrageously rewards "meanness and greed." As he steps down with a $211 million bonus, he's his own worst nightmare.
Every member of the Senate Republican caucus agrees on cutting taxes; that’s the fuel that keeps their health repeal bill moving forward. Not all agree about cutting Medicaid. Some will vote against what their own voters and states want.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is playing political chicken with our lives. Since he and other Republicans are drafting their health care repeal in secret, it’s up to us to share the stories of those who will bear the consequences.
Did Trump make a deal with Senator Marco Rubio to go easy in the Russia investigation in exchange for reimposing failed Cold War sanctions on Cuba, which also help the president's business interests on the island?
A group of Tennessee dads gathered on a rainy Nashville day to ask Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander for a simple gift: for Father's Day, they want their senators to protect Medicaid. Senators, are you listening?
The debate within the Democratic Party isn’t a diversion or a liability; it is a necessary step on the road to recovery. Progressives have energy, passion, and a bold agenda for change. Isn’t it time to debate ideas and strategy?
To protect national security, American steel and family-supporting jobs, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and President Trump must stand strong against unfair foreign trade in steel that kills American jobs and creates American dependency.
The smell of gun smoke had net yet lifted from an Alexandria baseball field when the calls for unity began. But unity doesn't mean silence, or inaction: issues like health care and gun violence need debate, and lives are at stake.
Republican leaders in the Senate are very quietly – and very secretly – forcing through a radical health care repeal that threatens the lives of people across the country. It’s up to us to make noise and demand our voices be heard.
By purging minorities from voting rolls, Kris Kobach, Co-Chair of Trump's "Election Integrity" Commission, may have done more to steal the election for Republicans than Comey and Putin combined. Now he's getting ready to do it again.
A popular tactic for separating "good" charters from the pack of awfulness Trump and DeVos want to unleash is to hold a preference for "nonprofit" charter schools over the profit-making variety. Is there really a difference?
I choose to use my body to not only resist but to fight for something better. No one gets to gets to tell me what I do with my body, so I choose to embody justice, and fight for the world we all need and deserve.
We have a very hopeful framework on how to build political power from a very different perspective: one that is grounded in the people. One that goes to the doors, engages people one on one, and builds relationships.
We fight not just for energy security - we fight for energy sovereignty. It’s not just about getting enough food resources, enough energy resources; it’s about who gets to own and control the distribution of those resources.
Trump's Treasury Department wants to take us back in time to before the housing crisis. They want to make it easier for lenders to make fraudulent home loans, foreclose, and then hide the evidence.
New Yorkers face a “summer of hell” as Governors Cuomo and Christie seek to hand over the city's historic Penn Station to private investors. This "hell" is the result of a bipartisan reluctance to invest in the infrastructure we need.
Punishing drug users does not curb drug use; all it does is destabilize the lives of people who use drugs and their families. We should instead embrace strategies that are proven to reduce harm and deaths from infection and overdose.
Trump and his party have been marching in lockstep with the fossil-fuel industry for some time now. That influence can be seen in Trump's appointments, in his deeds and now in his budget.
Dozens of current and prospective political candidates at the People's Summit in Chicago prepared to build upon the opposition to the Trump administration and drive toward taking real governing power.
We live in a time of crisis. Billionaires and white nationalists have gone from lobbying the White House to living in the White House. Time and again, the One Percent have tried to divide us. Together, we can defeat them.
“We will build because our people want to build,” Trump says of his infrastructure plan. But to build, projects must be properly paid for. And so far, the Trump administration has offered only fool’s gold as financing.
Everyone I met on our March to Springfield for a People & Planet First Budget made it clear to me we are all on the same side. We all share the same journey. It’s time for our elected officials to step up and do their share.
Based on some of her recent hires for the Department of Education, Secretary Betsy DeVos seems intent to ignore students' rights, including protections for LGBT students, women, and the disabled.
If you needed a new stove or refrigerator, you wouldn't give the keys to your kitchen to Olive Garden then pay them to let you eat. Unfortunately, that’s what Trump and his party want us to do so they can give away our shared wealth.
Confronting the climate crisis shouldn’t be rocket science. Just treat greenhouse gases the way governments treat liquor and cigarettes: raise the price. But the bottleneck around carbon policy is more about politics than science or price.
House Republicans are poised to vote on what they call the “CHOICE Act,” which is in fact the most extreme pro-Wall Street, anti-consumer bill this country has ever seen.
The White House budget dispels any hopes Trump might keep his promise to extend a helping hand to the nation’s millions of small business workers with a family and medical leave act that works. Instead, he hands them an empty envelope.
Those of us who live in small towns and rural communities have the most to lose in the GOP health bill - and the greatest reason to fight. It won't just roll back Obamacare - it will end Medicaid as we know it.
Trump's budget means certain pain for most families and big tax cuts for the wealthiest few. But even stranger is that it relies on a set of assumptions that present a fantastical approach to simple arithmetic.
Bernie Sanders is in England to boost Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour Party’s candidate for prime minister in the snap election June 8. Corbyn is surging in British polls, and running a populist campaign that pledges radical economic reform.
Mr. President, you represent the past, not the people of Pittsburgh. We know climate change is real, regulations save lives, and clean energy creates jobs. We are moving to the future, with or without you.
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