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

Preserving Public Lands in Montana and Beyond

Montana's Greg Gianforte and Ryan Zinke are are among the Republican lawmakers who feel empowered by President Trump to go out and take public lands for private use. Many Americans will make sure this doesn't happen, and here's why.
Bryce Oates

There Is a Plan to Fix Infrastructure; It’s Not Trump’s

There’s broad agreement in our country, and across party lines, that we need more good jobs and to rebuild our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The good news is there is a plan to get us there, but it's not the one Trump wants us to back.
Liz Ryan Murray, Ben Ishibashi

Of Budgets and Beatitudes: The Pope Meets the Donald

Contrary to what some might have expected, the universe did not explode in an antimatter fireball when these two opposites came together. Nevertheless, the Pope’s dissatisfaction, and their different views of justice, are plain to see.
Richard Eskow

How Compassion Becomes Contempt in America

We need to do more than assail the heartless new Trump administration budget. We need to understand its deep roots in our chronic and continuing maldistribution of income and wealth, and the ways we justify this inequality to ourselves.

The Great Betrayal: Donald Trump’s Budget

Donald Trump’s FY 2018 budget raises a long, fat middle finger to the working class voters who helped to put him in office; it's a stunning betrayal. Far worse is that it opens the door for Republicans in Congress to do extreme damage.
Robert Borosage
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