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Derek W. Black: Congressional oversight is at the heart of America’s democracy

The people can fire Congress every two years, but they rely on their representatives to hold the White House accountable all the time. Americans need Congress to make sure presidents and their staff are enforcing the law in ways that meet the public’s needs.

April 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Medea Benjamin, Alice Slater: The New Congress Needs to Create a Green Planet at Peace

We cannot tolerate a new Democratic-controlled Congress continuing to do business as usual, with a military budget of over $700 billion and a trillion dollars projected for new nuclear weapons over the next thirty years, while struggling to find funds to address the climate crisis.

January 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Robert Borosage: Can Democrats Catch a Wave in 2018?

Democrats won’t build an enduring majority for the profound reforms we need without a clear explanation of why we are in the mess we are in, who did it to … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Robert Reich: The Disease of American Democracy

Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near record low. The President’s approval ratings are also in the basement. A large … Continue reading

August 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Defense Industry-Backed Lawmakers Voted to Continue Police Militarization

WASHINGTON – Local law enforcement around the country has become more heavily armed through partnerships with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security. One of the key … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

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