How to Destroy the Economy With 50 Votes

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.
Mark Trahant

Health Care Repeal: Playing Political Chicken With Our Lives

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.
Sarah Chaisson-Warner

Tennessee Dads Ask Senators for a Simple Father’s Day Gift

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?
Andy Spears

Infighting Is Good for the Democratic Party

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?
Robert Borosage

Subjugation in Steel

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.
Leo Gerard

Resistance in a Time of Gunfire

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.
Richard Eskow

The Senate’s Silent and Deadly Health Care Repeal

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.
Sarah Chaisson-Warner

Kris Kobach Can Irreparably Harm Our Democracy

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.
Miles Mogulescu

Resistance & Power: Our March to Springfield

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.
Samantha Nichols

Our Movement Moment: Beyond Neo-Liberalism & Trumpism

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.
Maria-Elena Letona

Winning Clean Energy & Climate Justice for All

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.
Tony Pierce

How We Can Help, Not Punish, Drug Users

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.
Alyssa Aguilera

The Koch Brothers & Trump: The Men Who Sold the World

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.
Richard Eskow

Working Together in a Time of Crisis

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.
Tobita Chow

Trump Offers Fool’s Gold to Fund Infrastructure

“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.
Leo Gerard

What I Learned Carrying a Cross From Chicago to Springfield

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.
Erica Nanton

DeVos Education Hires Bode Ill For Students’ Rights

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.
Jeff Bryant

Kitchen Logic: Don’t Let Trump’s GOP Privatize America

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.
Richard Eskow

How States Can Fight Climate Change On Their Own

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.
Michelle Chen

Trump’s Family Leave: An Empty Envelope for American Workers

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.
Angela Simaan

The Unpleasant Impact of an Unserious Budget

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.
Josh Hoxie

Is Britain Also Feeling the Bern?

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.
Robert Borosage

Workers Want a Green Economy, Not a Dirty Environment

The United States is the world’s second-largest greenhouse gas polluter. It has an obligation to lead the world in combating climate change. Great leaders don’t shirk responsibility.
Leo Gerard

Trump’s Superfund Cuts: Doing Less With Less

Trump claims his Superfund cuts of more than $300 million will make toxic cleanups more efficient. But every budget reduction over the past decade has reduced the number of sites cleaned up, and increased the time required to complete them.
Katherine Kiel

Our School Funding Crisis Has a Cause: Bad Leadership

Research shows there is a direct correlation between what we spend on schools and how well our students perform. But our elected leaders continue to slash taxes instead, and redirect more funds to unfounded experiments like charter schools.
Jeff Bryant

The Republican Party’s Sickness of the Soul

So many Republican leaders find ways to justify living with our society's growing injustices, and even to make them worse. There’s no polite way to say it: they suffer from a sickness of the soul.
Richard Eskow

Trump Budget Makes America Land of No Opportunity

Trump’s $4.1 trillion budget redefines America. No longer the land of opportunity, it would be a place of welfare for the rich. For the rest, Trump’s budget converts America the beautiful into America the hellish hole.
Leo Gerard

Fight Back for Energy Independence Over Corporate Profits

We were told hydrofracking would lead to energy independence and end wars for oil. Homeland Security? I don't think so. Instead, oil and gas companies now want to export our energy reserves to boost their own profits.
Lois Gibbs

New NAFTA Must Put People and Planet First

Any renegotiation of NAFTA must include replacing the ISDS corporate court system, which tilts the playing field in favor of multinational capital, with strong standards that protect workers and the environment in every country.
Tobita Chow
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