House of Representatives

What Joe Crowley’s Defeat Has to Do With Democratic Party ‘Superdelegates’

June 29, 2018

By Norman Solomon / TruthDig. Conventional wisdom said that powerful Congressman Joseph Crowley couldn’t be beat. But his 20-year career in the House of Representatives will end in early January, with the socialist organizer who beat him in the Democratic primary in the deep-blue district poised to become Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The defeat of Crowley…

In California Primary, Democrats Keep Their House Hopes Alive

June 6, 2018

In all seven California districts key to their chances of winning the House, Democrats on Tuesday advanced a candidate to the mid-term ballot. Meanwhile, incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein will square off against another Democrat, Kevin de Leon. We discuss the primary results with editor and author Narda Zacchino

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

Immigration Advocates Face Serious Challenges in Passing Reform in 2014

January 21, 2014

Despite nationwide mobilization, immigrant advocates acknowledge they have failed to reform a broken immigration system

How Filipinos Can Obtain “Climate Justice” in the Wake of Super-Typhoon Haiyan

November 24, 2013

James Boyce: At the UN Climate Conference, Filipino delegates demanded mitigation from developed nations, but despite no concrete deal emerging, there are still ways for them to be compensated for loss and damages

100 Women Arrested in Pro-Immigration Reform Protest

September 12, 2013

In an attempt to call Congress to act on immigration, the largest number of undocumented immigrant women submitted to arrest

Victory Out of Reach for US in Syria

September 3, 2013

Patrick Cockburn: US strike against Syria will further entangle America, as each military action will make it more difficult to retreat

Workers/People's Rights

July 24, 2013
Growing movement decries Philippine President’s failure to address the widespread poverty, corruption and human rights abuses during his State of the Nation Address (SONA)

Why the Right Should Support the Return of Glass-Steagall

July 17, 2013

Bill Black: Glass-Steagall prevented a classic conflict of interest that any side of the aisle can blatantly see