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GOP Tax Bill is Even Worse Than We Think

December 1, 2017

The secretive Senate Republican tax bill is one of the largest wealth transfers to elites in US history, and economist James Henry says its damage to lower-income earners will likely be even worse than thought once its full contents are known

Trump’s HHS Nominee ‘Should be Under Criminal Investigation’

November 29, 2017

Health and Human Services nominee Alex Azar, a former president of Eli Lilly should be indicted for price gouging, not picked to oversee a department vital to the public health, says Alex Lawson of Social Security Works

2020 and the Fight Within the Democratic Party

November 28, 2017

Nina Turner talks with Paul Jay about the struggle within the Democratic Party in the lead-up to the 2020 elections

Democrats Urged to Return Money From Donor Involved In Death of Black Male Escort

November 27, 2017

The California Democratic Party African-American Caucus is pushing for the party to adopt a resolution to return donations from a wealthy donor after a black male escort died in his home

Trump’s Coup on Consumer Protection

November 27, 2017

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in limbo as two people claim to be its new acting director. The outgoing head tapped Leandra English as his successor, but Donald Trump then appointed Mick Mulvaney, who has called the CFPB a “sick, sad” joke

Keystone XL Pipeline Approved in Nebraska After Major Dakota Spill

November 20, 2017

The Trump administration gains a victory as regulators in Nebraska approve controversial pipeline

Young Voters Turn to Socialism as Solution

November 20, 2017

Seattle City Council Member Kshama Sawant discusses the surge of Democratic Socialists of America, reforming the Democratic Party, opposing Trump, and fighting corporate power at the local level

Wasserman Schultz Ally Resigns Amid Allegations of Creating ‘Creepy’ Work Environment for Women

November 17, 2017

Billionaire donor, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel, resigns from position he won in controversial election

Autopsy: An Analysis of What Went Wrong with the Democratic Party in 2016

November 17, 2017

Norman Solomon, one of the co-authors of the “Autopsy” report, discusses where the Democratic Party went wrong and what it needs to do to win a progressive majority

As US Fuels War Crimes in Yemen, House Says US Involvement is Unauthorized

November 17, 2017

Overwhelming support for the nonbinding resolution, which passed the House 366-30, shows opposition to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen is growing, but more pressure is needed to stop U.S. involvement, explains economist Mark Weisbrot of CEPR