Why Teachers Don’t Trust Betsy DeVos, And Neither Should You

"There is no reason to trust this woman," is what NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia says about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Indeed, there are plenty of reasons not to trust her, based on her dark-money past and her current behavior.
Jeff Bryant

Get Back Your Right To Take Your Bank To Court

The Trump administration wants to keep you from joining others to challenge wrong or unfair charges to your bank and credit-card accounts. Now's the time to stand up, and here's how you can join the fight to defend this right.
Isaiah J. Poole

Keep the Internet Open and Fair for Small Businesses

Small businesses can’t compete without an open Internet, so activists and businesses, big and small are coming together for a Net Neutrality Day of Action. Why does this matter? Because freedom, and fairness, matter to everyone.
Josh Crandell

Worried Sick About Prescription Costs

Drug corporations are bleeding Americans dry. Too many families have to choose between buying medications or putting food on the table, and the proposed health care repeal will only make things worse.

Medicare For All Is Coming, No Matter What They Say

Medicare For All, which until recently was rarely mentioned in mainstream political and media circles, has gained so much momentum that it was recently the answer to a question on the quiz show Jeopardy. Is it coming to a town near you?
Richard Eskow

Health Care Debate Should Also Focus on Jobs in Indian Country

Medicaid is a major job creator for women, supporting at least 3 million direct jobs.The Indian Health Service is the single largest employer in Indian Country. Preserving these jobs should be a priority in the health care debate.
Mark Trahant

The Big Fix: Will the GOP Turn to Dems to Fix Obamacare?

If GOP leaders carry through on their "threat" to work with Democrats to fix Obamacare, what should Dems demand in return? Lawmakers must show they are committed to extend our right to affordable health care, not reduce it.
Robert Borosage

 There’s Only One Way to End the War in Afghanistan

The United States continues its longest war – now in its 16th year – without a clue about how to win or how to get out. President Trump shows no sign of changing course, and the troop surge he plans to authorize is not the answer.
Robert Borosage

American Workers Seek Trade Enforcement, Not Protection

Importers try to characterize U.S. workers as crybabies seeking unfair protections. But all we really want is enforcement of existing trade laws, so there can be both fair competition and national security.
Leo Gerard

There’s a Big Hole in the Center of the Democratic Party

Consultants Mark Penn and Andrew Stein want to steer the Democratic Party safely away from calls to restore economic justice, end pointless wars, and to protect women and people of color. They're the ones who are way off course.
Richard Eskow

Why Democrats Should Unite On A Charter School Moratorium

The NEA and NAACP want a moratorium on new charters that aren't subject to democratic governance and aren't supportive of the common good in local communities. Now Democratic leaders to join this call.
Jeff Bryant

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Philosophy of Government

In 1776, we actually had a sizable number of rich people who challenged the notion that the rich have a natural right to rule. Now we have a president who considers governing to be like Mar-a-Lago, an exclusive enclave for the rich.

Why We Need to Know What Trump Says Behind Closed Doors

Trump's secretive remarks to wealthy donors are just the tip of the iceberg. We need to shine more daylight – on his relationship with the GOP, and his financial ties around the world. We need more journalism, and more activism, too.
Richard Eskow

Love Your Country? Save Health Care!

We have one more chance this Independence Day to stop the GOP’s health care repeal before it sickens, bankrupts, and even kills many of us. Remember: grassroots pressure works.
Sarah Chaisson-Warner

Save Health Care for Nevada’s Small Businesses

GOP Senators like Nevada's Dean Heller can take a stand for small businesses and working people by rejecting any plan that hurts not only communities and the economy, but also worsens the lives of tens of millions of ordinary people.
Peter Frigeri

Water, Jobs & Justice

Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance, talks about "Water, Jobs & Justice" at the People's Summit in Chicago with David Hunt, Lashaya Darisaw, Dennis Houlihan and other speakers.

Campaigning & Governing for Transformational Change

Roger Hickey, co-founder of Campaign for America's Future, talks about "Campaigning & Governing for Transformational Change" at the People's Summit in Chicago. Other speakers include Joe Salazar and Rep. Mark Pocan.
Roger Hickey

Down-Ballot Revolutionaries

Amanda Weaver, executive director of Reclaim Chicago, speaks about "Down Ballot Revolutionaries" at the People’s Summit in Chicago, Illinois, with Khalid Kamau, Laurel Wales and other progressive organizers.
Amanda Weaver

We Know What Society’s Sickness Is, and We Are the Cure

While my family is suffering, I am truly optimistic, because it has never been clearer: this is no longer left versus right, it's the bottom versus the top. I'm proud to stand down here with my boys and about 300 million friends.
Daniel Doubet

Trump Is Vulnerable On Education. Do Democrats Care?

After a string of special election defeats, Democrats are retooling their messages about the economy and healthcare. They should update their message on education, too; there's evidence voters would welcome a change.
Jeff Bryant

Taking the Resistance to Another Level

Trump is breaking a lot of the rules, and norms of the office of the president. I think that a kind of resistance will have to move to another level: it will come out of local communities and local strategies, then take off like wildfire.
George Goehl, LeeAnn Hall

A Vicious Cycle of Poison and Poverty

America takes our most vulnerable families - poor or working poor - and houses them next to polluting industries, poisons their children and now wants to take away their access to health care. Let's fight back to end this vicious cycle.
Lois Gibbs

What Happened to America’s Wealth? The Rich Hid It

There's actually trillions that could be used to fix our roads and schools: the wealthy just don't want you to know where it is. It's time to stop the hiding of wealth in offshore accounts and complicated trusts.
Chuck Collins

All of Donald Trump’s Lies

The New York Times printed every lie Donald Trump has told since taking office. The effort deserves the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. We also hope that once they finished the task, they rushed right home to a long and cleansing shower.
Bill Moyers

Today Is a National Day of Action to Save Health Care

We need to increase pressure on lawmakers to make sure they move to "no" on the health care repeal and stay there, despite GOP efforts to delay and buy their votes in backroom deals.
Sarah Chaisson-Warner

AHCA Would Make Rural America’s Health Care Worse

The Republican Congress is inching closer to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a feeble alternative that greatly weakens rural health care access. We believe this will have disastrous consequences for rural America.
Claire Snell-Rood, Cathleen Willging

Would a Berniecrat Have Won Ossoff’s Georgia Race?

Do you have to run like a Republican to win in a district like the Georgia 6th? The answers lie in the Census Bureau's free database, which very few seem to notice. We mined the data, and found the answer for you.
Richard Eskow

Stop the Senate Republican Health Care Obscenity This Week

This is it. Senate Republicans want to vote this week to close hospitals, shutter nursing homes, abandon babies at birth, force older workers off care, and leave the disabled without services.. We can stop them, if we act now.
Robert Borosage

Charter Schools Do Bad Stuff Because They Can

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?
Jeff Bryant

WV Voters in DC Ask Senators to Save Health Care

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.

GOP “Health” Bill: Death, Disaster and Gilded Age Greed

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.
Richard Eskow

The Lessons We Learned From Jon Ossoff’s Defeat

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.
Robert Borosage

Colorado Calls Out Sen. Gardner to Defend Health Care

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.
Sarah Chaisson-Warner

Big Pharma Gets $28 Billion Tax Break in GOP Health Plan

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.
Will Rice
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