SALT Cap Repeal Would Exacerbate Racial Inequities

By the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. -

A new analysis from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy provides critical data for the debate over whether to repeal the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions. The [...]

We Need Jobs And Healthcare, Not More Money For Bombs And Bullets.

Today, the Biden Administration released their budget proposal for Federal discretionary spending in Fiscal Year 2022. This included a proposal for a $753,000,000,000 Pentagon budget, an increase [...]

Senate Unveils Sweeping Legislation To Confront China

By Dave DeCamp, -

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee announced a new piece of bipartisan legislation to confront China through prioritized military spending and more arms sales in the Indo-Pacific, sanctions, [...]

Congress Given Specific Path To Cut Pentagon Budget By $80 Billion

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

A coalition of more than 25 groups representing a range of political perspectives sent a letter Wednesday to key congressional committees with specific suggestions for slashing the Pentagon's [...]

What’s Behind The Biden Administration’s New $100 Billion Nuclear Missile System?

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, Covert Action Magazine. -

One of the more important tasks that the Biden administration will undertake this year will be to review the Pentagon’s nuclear weapons budget and modernization strategy. According to a 2019 [...]

Workers Insist The $15 Minimum Wage Fight Isn’t Over

By Joe Maniscalco, DC Report. -

Women comprise the overwhelming majority of frontline workers who risk their lives and the lives of their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. But the Democrats who they helped retake [...]

H.R. 1 Has Poison Pill To Kill Minor Party Competition

By Mike Feinstein, Maryland Matters. -

With much fanfare among voting rights, electoral reform and good government advocates, H.R. 1 — the For the People Act — has passed the House and is now on the way to the Senate. Authored by [...]

Tell Congress To Support Pro-Democracy Movement In Haiti

By Woy Magazine. -

On Friday, March 12, 2021, the Committee on Foreign Affairs will host a hearing on policy recommendations for the Biden Administration regarding the constitutional crisis in Haiti. This crisis, [...]

Doing Too Little In This Crisis Will Come Back To Haunt The US Economy

By Thea M. Lee, Economic Policy Institute. -

The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) is essential to a robust and equitable recovery. The risk of doing too little is far greater than the risk of doing too much, and the American Rescue [...]

The George Floyd Act Wouldn’t Have Saved George Floyd’s Life

By Derecka Purnell, The Guardian. -

On Wednesday night, the House of Representatives voted to pass the George Floyd Act, named after the Black man killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last summer. Among many reforms, [...]

We Should Be Taxing The Rich, Not The Unemployed

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

With tax season well underway, many Americans who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic and found some relief in supercharged unemployment benefits last year are discovering that they [...]

Small Acts Can Become A Power No Government Can Suppress

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was passed in the House this past week and now heads to the Senate, where it will no doubt be changed before it becomes law some time in mid-March. The current [...]

HR 1’s Campaign Finance Program: A Reform That Doesn’t Reform

By Howie Hawkins, Counterpunch. -

HR 1, the For the People Act, is an omnibus voting reform bill that has many progressive measures concerning voter registration, voter roll purges, voter-verified paper ballots, early voting, [...]

Democrats Torpedo $15 Minimum Wage Hike

By Marcus Day, WSWS. -

On Thursday, US President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party effectively ended efforts to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package making its way [...]

Medicare-For-All Is Good For Our Towns

By Jane Katz Field, Brattleboro Reformer. -

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance, and about 50 million were underinsured. The pandemic has caused millions more to lose coverage because of [...]