Thursday, May 6, 2021

Sales taxes widen the racial wealth divide. States and cities have far better options.

There are some bright spots and plenty of options for reform that could make them more effective.

The Trump’s campaign’s audacious long con

There is a good chance that the scandals ensnaring some of his more odious political supporters will overshadow this story and allow him to continue bilking his marks of their money.

More suicidal GOP gaffes as McConnell scolds corporations: Forget fair elections but keep paying...

What if refusing to challenge the most onerous election obstacles hurts corporate bottom lines, the ultimate wickedness?

Sanders wants big oil CEOs to testify at Senate climate hearing

“These companies are producing a significant percentage of the carbon that we use, which is destroying our planet, and we want to know what they are doing to transform their companies away from fossil fuel.”

Biden promised to end standardized testing in schools—it was never going to be easy

In education policymaking in Washington, D.C., the “bean counters” are still in charge.

While the rest of the U.S. was struggling, 55 corporations paid $0 in federal...

“We should continue to call on policymakers to address the gaping corporate tax loopholes that make this kind of tax avoidance possible.”

Biden’s American Jobs Plan met with criticism from progressive activists and environmentalists

“There are a lot wins for us in this package. Despite those wins, the plan lacks a commitment to the full scale of transformation that is needed of our economy.”

The liberal contempt for Martin Luther King’s final year

“It challenges the imagination to contemplate what lives we could transform if we were to cease killing.”

Rebuilding US manufacturing is the only path to an economic renaissance

America cannot afford to jeopardize major industries for want of parts.

Voting rights IS democracy

Democrats are talking about reforming the filibuster to keep Republicans from blocking the For the People Act.