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Robert Reich: What Must We Do Now?

My friends, this is a dark hour. Intolerance, cruelty, racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and environmental destruction have been let loose across the land. Trump controls the Republican Party, the Republican Party … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

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

Abby Zimet: Ho Ho Ho Milk-Breath — On Scowling Whining Little Freeloaders

If you haven’t been paying attention: Republicans have been so gung-ho about stripping health care from millions of people and giving tax cuts to a few monstrously rich people that … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Robert Borosage: It’s Time To Change More Than Trump

Every day, the media feasts on Trump’s lurid antics. Don’t fall for it. He’s a distraction, the clown show. And while he’s barking outside the big top, the GOP is … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Marc Jampole: The Trifecta of Inequality

Imagine stand-up comic Henny Youngman, king of the one-liners, describing the Trump GOP tax proposals with one of his classic bits:  So how big is the tax break for the … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

John Atcheson: How the Deranged Took Over America

And why they may be here to stay. It’s not news to most people that the US is no longer a true Democracy.  Gilens and Page proved it in 2014, … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 · 3 Comments

Marc Jampole: Trump is changing America

Trump may be living in the past with his ideas and policies, but they are 100% 21st century GOP. It seems as if the pace of Trump Administration abominations is … Continue reading

October 13, 2017 · 5 Comments

Doug Anderson: On the consequence of a failure of imagination

Much of the good work in the world is poorly paid or done for free. Poetry would not be written, hospital and hospice sits would not be done, medical care … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

GOP Seeks to Further Weaken Campaign Finance Laws

Experts say latest challenge could further erode contribution limits Republican lawmakers hoping to rake in more campaign cash from Wall Street are challenging a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prison Industry Making Billions from Border Children

Despite growing evidence that the private prison industry is neither humane nor cost-effective, for-profit incarceration has increased dramatically in the past 10 years, and nowhere has the boom been more obvious than along … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The GOP’s Long-term Problem: Millennials Hate Conservatives

Republicans were already destined for piecemeal decimation due to the declining numbers of their core constituency. But they don’t just have a demographic problem anymore; they have a stylistic one. … Continue reading

July 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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