Saturday, April 4, 2020

Tag: progressive agenda

Creating a progressive movement within the Democratic Party

If the candidates and supporters can come up with a uniform platform and promise to vote for the leading progressive candidate in order to defeat centrist and right-wing candidates, that will be a real victory.

Who’s a progressive?

We need politicians who will think outside the box. The need for new ideas is out there. It's just a matter of choosing the ones that'll work.

In first floor speech, Ocasio-Cortez condemns Trump shutdown as ‘erosion of...

"The truth is, this shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms."

US tax policy can turn on a dime. Has Ocasio-Cortez just...

Progressives cheered. Conservative heads simply “exploded.”

Former Sanders delegates vote to relaunch Bernie Delegates Network for 2019

“We could not have predicted the level of overwhelming support we received for continuing the Bernie Delegates Network – we’re thrilled! The results showed people’s appreciation for a mechanism that values their input and determination."

Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are pushing a bold new plan...

For the first time in recent memory, there is a growing clarion call for a response that goes beyond the limits imposed by our economic system.

Interview: Bernie Sanders on ending Yemen War, Medicare for All, Green...

Bernie Sanders discusses his efforts to pass a Green New Deal, raise the minimum wage and protect Social Security.

‘It is time for progressives of the world to unite:’ Sanders-Varoufakis...

"Today, on behalf of DiEM25 and The Sanders Institute, we issue a Call to Action: to create a global network of individuals and organizations that will fight together for dignity, peace, prosperity and the future of our planet... Join us."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s push for a Green New Deal is not just...

By shining a spotlight on what would normally be an internal process decision, Ocasio-Cortez has turned the Green New Deal Committee creation into a referendum on the populist progressive agenda.

The game-changing promise of a Green New Deal

Because this possibility is simply too important, and time is just too short, to allow it to be shut down by the usual forces of political inertia.

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Taxpayers paid millions to design a low-cost ventilator for a pandemic. Instead, the company...

As coronavirus sweeps the globe, there is not a single Trilogy Evo Universal ventilator — developed with government funds — in the U.S. stockpile.

‘Nightmare scenario that everyone predicted’: As millions struggle to meet basic needs, Trump organization...

“I’d be interested in knowing what help Trump and Jared are extending to their tenants as they ask for help themselves.”

Health insurance companies could skyrocket premiums

The U.S. health care system is ill-equipped when it comes to a pandemic and citizens will be the ones to suffer.

What we need to understand about asymptomatic carriers if we’re going to beat coronavirus

ProPublica’s health reporter Caroline Chen explains what the conversation around asymptomatic coronavirus carriers is missing, and what we need to understand if we’re going to beat this nefarious virus together.

Rightwing populism in a time of crisis

When the smoke clears, let’s hope the scales fall from the eyes of their supporters and the only recently growing phenomenon of rightwing, anti-science populism is consigned to the dustbin of history, where it belongs.