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May 2, 2015 - Have we learned nothing from thirty years of failed trickle-down economics?
By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street, and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get shafted.
The Reagan and George W. Bush tax cuts of 1981, 2001, and 2003, respectively, were sold to America...
April 29, 2015 - Coal’s death throes are drawing closer, especially in Appalachia.
Nearly three-quarters of the coal extracted from West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky these days is being mined at a loss. The number of coal companies declaring bankruptcy or edging toward it is mounting.
That’s good for people and the planet. Burning coal fuels...
April 29, 2015 - What if they played a professional baseball game, but excluded the public? Sound Kafkaesque? Welcome to Baltimore, 2015!
To close a baseball game to the public and lock the fans out is representative of the state of “democracy” in the United States today. The Baseball Czars decided that playing to rows...
April 29, 2015 - This Mother’s Day, I can hug my mother tightly and celebrate with her. I’d like to thank our 40th president for that.
Seriously: As a progressive young Latina from a working-class background, whose parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico without papers, I’m actually thankful for something Ronald Reagan did.
877- April 28, 2015 - Today at 10 a.m., the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is marking up the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697).
Statement of Susan Harley, Deputy Director for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division:
Legislation introduced today by U.S. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and David...
April 24, 2014 - As a transgender person, I don’t take small things for granted. I appreciate the store clerk who calls me “sir,” my colleagues who don’t struggle with my name or pronouns, and most important to my daily routine, I appreciate every uneventful trip to and from the bathroom.
To cisgender (non-transgender) people,...