Saturday, December 7, 2019

Tag: Congress

When progressives in Congress let us down, we should push back

Rolling back key aspects of the military-industrial-surveillance complex cannot be accomplished without putting up a huge fight.

A bold plan to strengthen and improve social security is what...

In short, this is a well-considered bill that would accomplish good for current and future retirees. Congress should move on it.

Police don’t do a good job tracking hate crimes. A new...

A day after the FBI released its latest hate crime numbers, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights detailed the many problems with those statistics and what should be done to fix them.

GOP lawmakers disrupt impeachment hearing as more damaging details emerge about...

“It was pretty extraordinary. It really was an act of civil disobedience by Republicans”

Trump threatens to veto first-ever congressional action on “forever chemicals”

A handful of multibillion-dollar chemical companies have waged war on our bodies and our environment for nearly 70 years without our knowledge...

Trump administration’s attacks on science already surpass two Bush terms

Trump may have lauded the Apollo 11 mission, but his administration has launched more than 100 attacks on science.

Our post-carbon future depends on electric vehicles—our congress controls their economic...

There are a few competing electric vehicle-related bills kicking around Capitol Hill right now. One, a bipartisan bill aptly titled the Driving America...

If Donald Trump is the symptom…then what’s the disease?

The Donald caught the spirit of a moment in which both imperial and economic decline, however unacknowledged by the Washington political elite, had indeed begun.

Why don’t things work any more?

Look at all the things that don't work any more: Congress, which is failing to help the 9/11 fire fighters, the reverse mortgage industry, Lyft, which doesn't communicate with its customers, Medicare, which has insane charges and paybacks. Why is this?

Our post-carbon future depends on electric vehicles – our Congress controls their...

The fossil fuel industry is working hard to eliminate a tax credit that reduces emissions and creates jobs.

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Malignant normality silently takes hold in America

The national media should free itself from this president’s constant demand for exposure and attention.

What’s wrong with the republicans?

Fruits of the twin roots of evil: Slavery and imperial expansion.
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Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why can’t the U.S.?

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

The bee is officially on the verge of extinction

With our own health and well-being directly linked to these insects, we have to make it a priority to ensure the bee population's survival.

Bernie Sanders tops new California poll—but you wouldn’t have known it by reading this...

In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders’ deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper “three paragraphs to mention who is leading.”