Build Back Better Legislation

By Ajamu Baraka, Black Agenda Report. -

For more than a week the country has been caught up in the ongoing melodrama of the “Build Back Better” (BBB) legislation, the Democrat Party’s “social investment” bill now languishing in the [...]

Democrats Have Taken Medicare For All Off The Table

By Russell Mokhiber, Common Dreams. -

Democrats in Congress and their supporters inside the beltway have taken single payer off the table. Instead of pursuing Medicare for All they are pursuing incremental improvements in [...]

Reconciling The Reconciliation Bill: A Preview

By Jack Rasmus, Counterpunch. -

This past week maneuvers within the Democratic party intensified over the content and magnitude of the two pending fiscal stimulus bills–the Infrastructure Bill (with $550B of net new spending) [...]

US Militarism’s Toxic Impact On Climate Policy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

President Biden addressed the UN General on September 21 with a warning that the climate crisis is fast approaching a “point of no return,” and a promise that the United States would rally the [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Democrats Did To Welfare Haunts Them

By Robert Scheer, -

A recent piece in the Washington Post titled “Welfare rolls decline during the pandemic despite economic upheaval” delves into one of the biggest domestic policy failures of Bill Clinton’s [...]

Democrats Propose Medicare For A Few More Instead Of Medicare For All

By Ana Malinow, Truthout. -

Health care activists were uniformly disappointed, albeit not surprised, when President Joe Biden, in initially proposing the American Families Plan, failed to include in the legislation his [...]

Workers Are Being Crushed By Unemployment Benefit Shutoffs

By Julia Rock and Andrew Perez, Jacobin. -

The war on jobless aid began on May 4, when Montana governor Greg Gianforte (R) announced that the state would cut off federal unemployment benefits at the end of June. “Montana is open for [...]

Democrats And Banks Won’t Steal Juneteenth Or Pride

By Carmin Maffea, Left Voice. -

Every year, Pride Month ushers in the summer. For some, this is a celebration of the Stonewall uprising. For corporations and the Democratic Party, it’s a time to co-opt what was once a radical [...]

Community Control Of Public Safety: A Transitional Program For Power

By Netfa Freeman, Black Agenda Report. -

That Community Control Over Police campaigns (CCOP) are essentially neocolonialism is a rather wild claim that avowed abolitionist activists, like Dubian Ade applies to the articulation of CCOP [...]

Democrats Give ‘A’ Grade To Joe Biden’s Brand Of Corporate Rule

By Danny Haiphong, Black Agenda Report. -

Democrats have treated the Biden presidency’s first 100 days as the calm after the Trumpian storm. Yet the real storm of U.S. corporate rule continues, this time without the partisan opposition [...]

The Russian Bounty Story Is A Deadly Example Of Fake News

By Robert Scheer, -

A New York Times report about Russia paying Taliban militants to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan turned many heads in the summer of 2020 when it was first published. It solidified many [...]

On Contact: How Joe Biden Is Not FDR

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to history professor and author Paul Street about the Biden administration and its continuity with the Democratic and Republic administrations’ policies [...]

Progressives Capitulate To Biden

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

No one is holding Joe Biden’s “feet to the fire” or pushing him left or taking any of the other make believe actions which were meant to silence the Democratic Party’s left wing. There is no [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Is It About The Democrats’ Love Of War?

By Robert Scheer, -

Nearly two full decades into the Afghanistan War, with just a month left before the United States under President Trump had agreed to withdraw its remaining troops from Afghanistan at long last, [...]

46 Million People In The US Are Not Able To Afford Needed Health Care

By Jake Johnson, Commondreams. -

A new study released Wednesday morning shows that nearly 50 million Americans would be unable to afford quality healthcare should the need for treatment suddenly arise, a finding seen as further [...]