Friday, December 2, 2022

Tag: state politics

You elected them to write new laws. They’re letting corporations do...

Disguised as the work of lawmakers, these so-called “model” bills get copied in one state Capitol after another, quietly advancing the agenda of the people who write them.

Flipping the House is nice, but the real power is local

The more relevant political battle lines will continue to shift to our states and cities, where the real struggle for power lies.

Midwest midterms hold keys to victory in 2020

“Democrats in these states ran on health care, education, and other bread-and-butter issues."

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”