Steve Fraser, a TomDispatch regular, is the author of The Age of Acquiescence, among other works. His new book is The Limousine Liberal: How an Incendiary Image United the Right and Fractured America (Basic Books). He is the co-founder and co-editor of the American Empire Project.
A political development involving U.S. Senate candidate Hill Harper and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, has cast a stark light on what many progressive lawmakers see as the corrupting influence of money in American politics.
In a controversial move, the GOP-led House Budget Committee's hearing to establish a fiscal commission raises alarms for potential cuts in Social Security and Medicare, sparking widespread criticism and concerns for the future of these essential programs.