Busting Myths About the Confederacy

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis try to infest our communities with hate, it is important to contest their revisionist history. We should take down their symbols, but also examine the untruths taught in our schools about the Civil War.

No More Trickle-Down Trade Deals

A renegotiated NAFTA that subordinates the needs of workers will meet the fate of the now-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal. The humans in the United States, Canada and Mexico won’t be tricked or trickled down on again.
Leo Gerard

Movements Are Driving Democratic Party Debate

Movements, not politicians, are driving debate within the Democratic Party. The outcome is far from clear, but bemoaning this battle is like decrying the rising of the sun. People are engaged, and the demand for change is real.
Robert Borosage

Betsy DeVos’s ‘School Choice’ Is Really Crony Capitalism

Betsy DeVos says she supports "great public schools," but her actions show her hypocrisy. She undermines public options, yet favors schools owned by her friends. What she really wants is to tilt the playing field toward private ownership.
Jeff Bryant

On the Road From Protest to Power: A Rising Tide

Is the anti-Trump resistance evolving into a movement that produces leaders with a mandate to govern with a progressive, grassroots-based agenda? We are seeing evidence that the answer will be a resounding "yes."
Isaiah J. Poole

Protesting Trump in Brentwood and Beyond

It was a big day on Long Island. President Donald Trump was jetting in for a victory lap on health care and some “tough talk” about immigration. Easy, right? Sorry, Donald. Things didn’t work out quite the way you expected!
Spencer Rumsey

Democrats Need to Find Their Voice on Tax Reform

Democrats, their spines stiffened by massive popular mobilizations, displayed remarkable unity and grit in opposing the Republican push to repeal and replace Obamacare. But how will Democrats respond to the GOP's bid for deep tax cuts?
Robert Borosage

Workers Need Better Trade Deals, Not More Talk

Talk is cheap. Jobs are not. The factory anchoring a community’s tax base is not. America’s industrial strength in times of uncertainty is not. All the current talk on trade enforcement is useless unless workers get some action.
Leo Gerard

Kris Kobach: Trump’s Darth Vader of Voter Suppression

Voter suppression is a major threat to American democracy. Even if progressives massively organize for 2018 and 2020, Republicans can still win if they succeed in suppressing the votes of minorities and young people nationwide.
Miles Mogulescu

Kochs and Trump Team Up to Cut Billionaires’ Taxes

What do you get when you combine the Koch brothers' money and influence with Trump’s executive power and support from the Republican base? A unified Republican Party marching in lockstep toward a destructive goal.
Richard Eskow

Don’t Dawdle on Economic and National Security

Trump pledged to support manufacturing workers and launched investigations into the effects of steel and aluminum imports on national security. But now companies, communities and workers are being told to wait. What for?
Leo Gerard

People, Not Politicians, Beat Health Care Repeal

The real story of saving health care is that people from all walks of life, in small towns and big, red districts and blue, are standing up and working together for ourselves and our families, our friends and neighbors.

Protecting Superfunds: The Polluter Must Pay

The toxic legacy of Love Canal means we must protect the power of communities to hold polluters accountable. After 40 years, it is painfully clear that we can’t count on corporations to take responsibility for their actions.
Lois Gibbs

Iowans Ready to Turn Political Revolution Into Reality

in a state like Iowa the vision of building lasting power from the bottom up has the potential to revolutionize electoral politics. The turnout at “Revolution Iowa” showed our state is ready to turn this vision into reality.
Evan Burger

Problems Posed By School Choice Can’t Be Ignored

Enraged school choice advocates denying fact-based criticism from Randi Weingarten and the NAACP can't continue to ignore the sordid past of their cause and the problems posed by charter schools and vouchers today.
Jeff Bryant

The Mooch, the Donald, and the Goldmanization of Government

Donald Trump’s White House seems more like a Quentin Tarantino movie every day. Amid allegations of broken laws and self-dealing at the highest levels, the president has now hired a Communications Director called “The Mooch.”
Richard Eskow

Democrats Are Finally Waking Up

Dems are moving to address the populist temper of this time. The People’s Platform pushes them to add to their shared agenda, while The Better Deal’s focus on concentrated economic power will be welcomed by the party's activist base.
Robert Borosage

Repeal John McCain’s Government-Sponsored Health Care

In an act of startling hypocrisy, Sen. John McCain returned from his sickbed to cast the deciding vote to proceed with debate to repeal health care, even as he receives the government-financed care members of Congress take for granted.
Miles Mogulescu

The GOP’s Trojan Horse on Health Care Repeal

GOP senators show contempt for constituents by voting to move forward on health care repeal. The final version of their bill may be a Trojan horse to set up another secretive, undemocratic process that will leave millions uncovered.

A Southern California District Resists Bad Education Policy

Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos say public schools are a failed idea and we need other options. But a school district in Southern California is showing that given sufficient resources and supports, public schools can get the job done.
Jeff Bryant

If Hell Had a Budget: The GOP Breaks the Ten Commandments

If hell had a fiscal policy, it would look a lot like the House GOP budget. It's a wish list for millionaires, billionaires, and corporate special interests. It also breaks most of the Ten Commandments, which is more than a little ironic.
Richard Eskow

It’s (Loan) Shark Week: Families are Biting Back!

The most dangerous predators this year aren’t on TV or at beaches – they're the financial-industry sharks menacing families with their support of the CHOICE Act in Congress.
Jessica Juarez Scruggs

On the CFPB’s Birthday, Stand Against Sharks

The six-year anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created after a Wall Street crime wave led to the 2008 financial crisis, is a day to celebrate and a day to fight.
Richard Eskow

A New NAFTA Must Help, Not Hurt, Workers

Substantial progress must be made for workers in a renegotiated NAFTA. A goal of "do no harm” is grossly inadequate for the administration that promised to cure the injury that international trade inflicted on America's workers.
Leo Gerard

Trump Is No FDR: Public Electricity Proves it

Trump is no FDR, no matter what he claims. To see why, we need look no further than his efforts to dismantle one of FDR’s greatest achievements: public investment in electric power.
Bryce Oates

The Lessons of Love Canal

In 1978 in Love Canal, Lois Gibbs forged a new model for activism focused on the human cost of environmental destruction and grassroots power to change it. Forty years later, we’re at another crossroads in the fight for climate justice.
George Goehl, LeeAnn Hall
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