At town hall meetings across the country, citizens are holding lawmakers’ feet to the fire about the Trump administration’s divisive actions. Their response? Duck and cover.
The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will “create growth.” Tax cuts actually force cuts in the things our government does to make our lives better.
House Speaker Paul Ryan has a reputation for policy wonkishness, which he doesn't deserve. He also has a reputation for raising boatloads of cash, which he does deserve. Care to guess which one's driving his healthcare priorities?
Until we get the full truth about Russia — from reputable, public, and trustworthy sources — let’s fight Trump with the weapons we already have at hand: the weapons of accountability and justice.
Big-money speculators are buying up farms, charging tenants to farm it and boxing young, real farmers out of the market. Of course, the Wall Street plowboys don’t soil their own soft hands by actually farming.
From online harassment to digital strikebreaking, tech is different in the age of Trump — or, more precisely, the public policy concerns raised by powerful tech companies are heightened by the administration's actions.
Republicans don't just intend to do away with the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Their health care plans would throw coverage for the 74 million Americans who rely on Medicaid and CHIP (the Children's Health Insurance Program) into chaos.
Tax cuts mean cuts to infrastructure, schools, health care, scientific research and all the things our government does to make our lives better — and to help our economy prosper.
Rep. Keith Ellison offers a lifeline to the Democratic Party that is floundering. The question is whether the Democratic National Committee's 447 members will accept it when they choose their new chair on Saturday.
Right-wingers are celebrating a depressing new history of those rare moments when wealth became better distributed as activists are exploring encouraging pathways to a New Economy that sustains our planet and fosters equality.
This is nothing more than a basket of gleeful, surgical giveaways to big-dollar Republican donors. We need to expose, at every opportunity, that we’re watching. We need to make it clear that we will remember this in 2018 and 2020.
It's not just Trump. The Republican Party is using him to engage in a general assault on protections from corruption, pollution, corporate fraud and financial scams. This is who they are.
When you are at an event or meeting with your member of Congress, protect yourself against misinformation spouted by right-wingers who feel compelled to pretend they care about making sure that Americans get the health care we need.
It’s no accident that Puzder bowed out just two days after National Security Adviser Gen. Mike T. Flynn’s resignation. The Trump administration’s confidence is shaken. GOP unanimity is broken.
Trump is in the White House in large part because of the establishment’s failures over the past decades. Progressives need to advance a concrete agenda, and that means taking on Democrats-in-Name-Only.
Mick Mulvaney became the director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on the very day that people with $1 million yearly salaries stop paying into the Social Security trust fund.
Waiting on Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s desk is Trump’s order instructing him to launch a review aimed at dismantling much of the financial regulation passed after Wall Street’s wilding blew up the economy.
As her misspellings and gaffes make amusing headlines, Betsy DeVos's stumbles right out of the gate are disturbing omens of what may be in store for the nation's schools.
Gov. Chris Christie's signing of a foreclosure relief bill that he had vetoed a version of last year was the culmination of work done by the People's Action affiliate New Jersey Organizing Project.
As Senator Chuck Schumer puts it: "You could not have picked a worse nominee to uphold these goals than Andew Puzder. Everything in his career is antithetical to the goals of the Department of Labor."
If Michael T. Flynn informed Trump about his multiple conversations with the Russian ambassador about rolling back Obama’s sanctions to punish Russia for interfering in the U.S. presidential election, it’s an impeachable offense. For Trump.
Corporations that offshore jobs to make a few extra bucks follow a "Greed First" policy. Their CEOs should shut up and listen to the American job creators on the Jobs Initiative.
The #ResistTrumpTuesdays movement is urging lawmakers to "Make a Date" to hold town hall meetings with their constituents during an upcoming congressional recess that will run February 18-26.
Repealing Obamacare will put an average of $33,000 of tax cuts in the hands of the richest 1 percent this year alone, and a whopping $197,000 of tax cuts into the hands of the top 0.1 percent. This is lunacy. We must stand up to it.
People's Action is collecting signatures on a petition, to be delivered to Disney's headquarters on Tuesday, designed to persuade Iger to follow the lead of Uber's CEO and leave the economic advisory council.
How can Americans resist Wall Street’s influence with Trump in the White House, Mnuchin at Treasury and Republicans holding both houses of Congress? Some principles already seem clear.
Fortune 500 CEOs make twice as much in a month as U.S. workers make in a decade. But any move to require corporations to document that disparity, a new Trump appointee likes to argue, would be shameful.
Ian Milhiser, the Think Progress justice editor, explored Trump's Supreme Court nominee in an interview that explored his background, ideology and judicial philosophy.
Let’s protect the Affordable Care Act by doing what Democrats should have done all along: by making the case for a better health care system, and then fighting for it. That means making the case for government itself.
Over the past two weeks, lawmakers and advocates from 18 states jointly announced that they have, or will, introduce more than 85 abortion rights policies. Here's why and how.
Public speaking, you see, makes me sweat. And possibly vomit. Glossophobia, they call it. But in the process of trying to get myself out of this sweat-inducing, stomach-churning public-speaking gig, it hit me: This isn’t about me.
Betsy DeVos won her contest in the Senate to become the new U.S. Secretary of Education but likely killed a long-standing political consensus on education. Its death gives progressives a chance to push for something better.
Senate Republicans silenced Elizabeth Warren when she was reading aloud a critical letter from three decades ago about Jeff Sessions during a debate over his confirmation as attorney general. She persisted.
The showdown over the North Dakota Access Pipeline is is now a test of the federal courts. Will that institution follow the order of the acting secretary, and the president of the United States?
If Price is confirmed by all Republican senators, or all but one GOP senator voted for confirmation, it will be clear that the Republican Party wants to destroy Medicare.
For Donald Trump, this has got to hurt: Less than two weeks after his inauguration, the people who took to the streets to protest his policies have outstripped him in popularity.
A trade deficit can be a good thing if it's temporary and if the deficit is used for things that help our economy, like productive investment at home. But our trade deficit isn't doing anything productive.
American manufacturing workers need tough action against corporations that renounce their birthplace for profit and against flagrant, job-stealing trade violators like China.
Senate Democrats, channeling public opposition to Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education while venting their own outrage over her lack of qualifications for the job, are occupying the Senate floor for 24 hours.
The post-inauguration wave of protests is continuing and morphing. They are becoming more focused and following some of the tactics that proved successful for the tea party. It looks like they may be starting to get results.
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