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Trump’s War Against Iran Is an Impeachable Offense What the president has already done justifies a third article of impeachment.
2 months ago by [deleted] to /s/news from prospect.org
Industrial Policy and the Climate Challenge Industrial strategy is back. Let’s use it to tackle the greatest challenge of our time
What Medicare for All Really Looks Like
The Members of Congress Who Profit From War Here are the senators and representatives who own stock in Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, and other top defense contractors.
Biden’s Advocacy for Social Security Cuts Has Had Real Consequences The proposal for ‘chained CPI,’ a cut to future benefits, during the Obama administration led to its widespread use in other areas of the government.
Who Wants Us in Iraq?
2 months ago by [deleted] to /s/politics from prospect.org
2 months ago by [deleted] to /s/USPolitics from prospect.org
Fake News: Trump’s Trade Deals
Biden's Advocacy for Social Security Cuts Has Had Real Consequences The proposal for "chained CPI," a cut to future benefits, during the Obama administration led to its widespread use in other areas of the government.
Supreme Court Case Could Mandate Funding for Religious Schools Right-wing legal institutes see an opportunity to undermine public education. Hey Trump voter isn't this Class war fair by Republicans or how about welfare for the religious madrasa
Building the People’s Banks Establishing financial institutions and regulations that work for middle- and low-income Americans is possible. We just have to do it.
Not a Typo: States Made 2019 a Historic Year for Election Reform Campaigns to democratize the ballot box saw significant victories.
Virginia Votes to Ratify the ERA And advocates say that should be the end of the story
How States Are Leading on Climate Action In the face of a federal default on climate, the initiative passes to governors.
Four Reasons Why Millennials Don’t Have Any Money Compared to the boomers, they’re way behind
The Baldwin-Buckley Debate on Civil Rights Nicholas Buccola discusses his book "The Fire is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley, Jr, and the Debate Over Race in America" which explores their momentous 1965 discussion at Cambridge University in England.
Members of Congress Own Up to $93 Million in Fossil Fuel Stocks As dire climate change projections mount, one in four members of Congress is invested in oil, gas, or coal interests
The Dismal Forecasts of the Dismal Scientists How economists keep getting things wrong and not learning from their mistakes
Goldman Sachs’s Shell Game The mega-bank has created 61 different off-balance-sheet corporations with help from companies based in the Cayman Islands. That looks in no way shady!
2 months ago by [deleted] to /s/notasking from prospect.org
How About Some NAFTA Rights for U.S. Workers? The Trump administration’s efforts on behalf of Mexican labor belie an aggressive anti-worker project at home.
2 months ago by [deleted] to /s/LateStageCapitalism from prospect.org
What Medicare for All Really Looks Like The Canadian system, also called Medicare, guarantees coverage to every resident north of the 49th parallel.
The Left-Right Battle Over Defining Poverty Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants the federal poverty line to better reflect the realities of modern life. The Trump administration wants to do the opposite.
Putin: World Statesman
Protesters Reject Trump’s War Cries In Washington and around the nation, the anti-war movement mobilizes for a just future for workers, the climate, and the world.
Even in Death, Soleimani Is the Winner The assassination only fortifies the Iranian strategist’s legacy as a counterweight to U.S. power. ‘He is as much a product as a producer’ of the decades-long conflict
Challenging the Narratives That Support Israeli Occupation For nearly 50 years, the United States has run roughshod over Palestinian rights and international law, while giving Israel a blank check to do the same.
Five Ways to Stop Corporations From Ruining the Future of Work Workers must be given a stronger voice so technological change benefits everyone, not just managers and executives.
The Christmas Miracle: Biden’s Unexamined List of High-Powered Fundraisers The media let slip a golden opportunity to put into context how a Biden administration might use its power
Industrial Policy and the Climate Challenge Industrial strategy is back. Let’s use it to tackle the greatest challenge of our time.
3 months ago by [deleted] to /s/USPolitics from prospect.org
Just How Solid Is the Trump Economic Boom?
Georgia Anti-Abortion Supporters Used Misleading Tactics to Promote Early-Abortion Bans
Green New Deal: The Urgent Realism of Radical Change A socially just Green New Deal is far more feasible than skeptics think, as policy and technology. The challenge is the politics
3 months ago by [deleted] to /s/notasking from prospect.org
Getting to a Carbon-Free Economy The urgent is attainable, and at entirely affordable cost.
3 months ago by [deleted] to /s/politics from prospect.org
The Media’s Given Wall Street a Free Pass in the 2020 Primary Despite a more treacherous financial system than four years ago, the media has made financial regulatory policy all but invisible in the Democratic race.
3 months ago by [deleted] to /s/WayOfTheBern from prospect.org
The Conservative Judiciary’s Fatal Attraction to Deregulation A Neil Gorsuch ruling in 2016 has led to a marked increase in serious injuries to children from ingesting magnets
The Utah Statement: A Bulwark Against Private Power Legal scholars have penned a statement of beliefs about how to best disrupt corporate concentration. Interesting read!
3 months ago by [deleted] to /s/LateStageCapitalism from prospect.org
The Role of Public Capital A Reconstruction Finance Corporation for the 21st century
Why Biden Is Leading
Private Equity Chases Ambulances Investment firms have bought up emergency medical service companies, squeezing soaring profits from vulnerable patients.
Trump: the Art of the Trade Deal
3 months ago by [deleted] to /s/news from prospect.org
Take Back Our Party’ Chapter 3: Bad Politics Neoliberal Democrats have undermined their historic brand and damaged the trust of the voters
How Private Equity Makes You Sicker Investment firms have created consolidated hospital empires across America, leading to closures, higher prices, and suffering.
The wheels on the bus to...
Take Back Our Party’ Chapter 2: Bad Policy Democratic policies since the Clinton era have boosted Wall Street over Main Street and failed to mitigate soaring inequality.
Washington State raises overtime pay. No federal government needed.
3 months ago by [deleted] to /s/business from prospect.org
Washington (the State, Not the Feds) Raises Overtime Pay
Blue Dog Consultant Working With Industry Group Lobbying Against Health Care Reform Kristen Hawn, a communications consultant, appears on emails with industry-backed groups strategizing against health care changes.
Democrats Prepare Articles of Impeachment, Support Trump’s NAFTA (Huh?)
Under Cover of Impeachment, Pelosi Wraps Up a Year’s Policymaking in 24 Hours While nobody was looking, the House Speaker resolved major end-of-the-year policy deals. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Mother of Insulin Victim on Pelosi’s Drug Price Bill: ‘It Wouldn’t Have Saved My Son’s Life’ The Lower Drug Costs Now Act, with its critical gaps and questionable strategy, is a microcosm of how House Democratic leaders have done policy all year.
The Green New Deal as Economic Development It can create millions of jobs. It can compensate old-economy workers who lose theirs. It can rebuild America.
Dreamers With Shovels How the first New Deal remade America
Sanders and Warren Take Aim at Taft-Hartley Both candidates favor repealing much of the law that slammed the brakes on unions’ growth
How Targeting Student Voters Can Pay Dividends in 2020 An innovative voter turnout program that helped a 20-year-old’s city council election in Ames, Iowa, could point a way forward.
Top Democratic Consultants Working for Anti–Medicare for All Campaign The industry-led Partnership for America’s Health Care Future, which has assailed Democratic presidential candidates’ reform plans, is drawing on Democratic firms for assistance.
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/LateStageCapitalism from prospect.org
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/USPolitics from prospect.org
Ridiculous D.C. Invite of the Week: Tax Prom! The event gathers everyone in the tax policy world to mix and mingle.
The New Uprising on a Country Road Stephen Smith has brought an organizer’s mentality to his campaign for governor of West Virginia. He’s not just trying to win an election, but build a movement
The Republican War on the Capital Gains Tax Faced with few other taxes left to cut, the Trump administration is innovating new ways to make tax revenue from investment income vanish.
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/The_Donald from prospect.org
The Essential Trump Today on TAP: A window into our president’s malignant psyche
The Myth of Voter Fraud—and the Truth About What’s Threatening Our Elections Congress needs to update the Voting Rights Act to prevent states from suppressing votes.
The Coming Primary Challenges to Corporate Democrats Is the threat to senior House incumbents a risky distraction or a long overdue exercise of grassroots progressive power—or both?
This 27-Year-Old Candidate for Congress Plans to Tackle Everyday Gun Violence Robert Emmons Jr. is challenging 27-year incumbent Bobby Rush in the Democratic primary.
Tech Companies’ Big Reveal: Hardly Anyone Files Arbitration Claims Responding to Congress, they make clear that forced arbitration gives them the means to sidestep the law.
The Worker’s Friend? Here’s How Trump Has Waged His War on Workers A Labor Day look at the president’s continual attacks on America’s working men and women
The New War on Naturalized Citizens The Trump administration is seeking to denaturalize and deport longtime U.S. citizens, seizing on tiny mistakes in the process and putting the status of every naturalized citizen at potential risk.
The Biggest Threat to Financial Stability Is the Climate A new paper makes the case that financial regulators are ignoring the significant risks from a warming planet and even from efforts to green the economy.
Not Just Trump’s John Dean. More Dangerously, Trump’s Trump
What Obama Really Wants His interventions in the presidential race are music to the ears of the wealthy and powerful.
Killing NAFTA Softly Despite continual rumors that a deal on the update to the North American trade agreement is imminent, House Democrats and Trump are far apart
The Medicare-for-All Real Deal It's past time to dispense with the scare tactics and accept that Americans would be better off without for-profit, corporate insurers.
Why Are ‘Liberal Democrats’ Leading the Constitutional Campaign Against the Wealth Tax? Recent critiques of the proposed levies hinge on breathing new life into the Constitutional Convention’s infamous compromise with slavery.
Is Trump’s Justice Department Trying to Discredit All Antitrust? Its plainly political investigation of auto companies that agreed to California’s emission standards is just that absurd.
What Republicans Would Have You Believe About Impeachment Investigating the logical leaps at the heart of the Trump defense campaign
The Crash of Austerity Economics Reality keeps contradicting the sponsors of economic pain, but they keep dispensing their perverse advice.
Big Pharma Keeps Bankrolling House GOP’s Dark Money Arm The leading pharmaceutical lobby gave to numerous Republican groups—and one key Democratic one.
Canada Must Decide Whether the U.S. Is a Safe Country for Migrants The ‘safe third country’ agreement between the U.S. and Canada is on trial in Canada’s federal court. New Democratic Party MP Jenny Kwan says the agreement, which makes it harder to apply for asylum, is immoral.
The Tea Party–Trump Decade The Republican electoral sweep of 2010 set up a decade of anti-democratic destructiveness culminating in Donald Trump. But the tide’s about to turn
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/politics from prospect.org
McConnell Speeds Up Confirming Judges After Hefty Donation from Conservative Legal Activist Federalist Society board member C. Boyden Gray recently gave his largest contribution ever to McConnell’s joint fundraising committee.
The Power of Disobedience Governments fall when government officials disobey orders. The survival of democracy sometimes requires it
The Conservative Legal Community Is Grasping at Straws to Defend Donald Trump An article from Federalist Society board chair Steven Calabresi misapplies constitutional amendments about jury trials to the impeachment inquiry.
Going to Pot: Be Careful What You Wish For
Republicans Propose Automatic Cuts to Critical Programs—and Democrats Help Them A bipartisan budget proposal would set up a reflexive process to reduce spending above a projected threshold.
Day one unleash the power of anti-monopoly arsenal
We Own This’: Trump Administration Defends Decision to End DACA in Supreme Court Oral Arguments
How to Really End Shareholder Capitalism It’s now increasingly clear that maximizing shareholder value has led to minimizing everything else a corporation could and should do.
Big CEOs Persuade the SEC to Tame Shareholder Activism The Business Roundtable’s vow to be kinder corporate actors was a fig leaf for building fortresses around management decision making.
4 months ago by [deleted] to /s/Capitalism from prospect.org