Progressive lawmakers are attempting to shift the discussion from budget deficits, which are abstract to many Americans, to something more real: the “deficits” in the nation’s education, infrastructure, wages, and social safety net.
If the Texas legislature is serious about putting the word of God into action, it’s got plenty of places to start before it gets to allowing Texans to be armed to the teeth at Arby’s.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback made his constituents the subject of a “real live experiment” on the effects of implementing a right-wing economic policy agenda.
African-American civil rights leaders and members of Congress are harshly criticizing Republicans and Mitch McConnell for making Loretta Lynch wait longer than any attorney general candidate in the last 30 years to get a vote.
A greater percentage of Americans have health insurance than any time in the past 40 years, according to an announcement made by the Obama administration Monday.
Senate Republicans slipped anti-choice language into a bipartisan, broadly supported human trafficking bill, outraging Democrats who are blocking further amendments to the bill until that language is taken out.
After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
At a press conference announcing her decision, Mikulski said she had asked herself, “Do I spend time my raising money, or do I spend my time raising hell?”
If confirmed, Lynch will become the first Black woman to serve as attorney general of the United States.
Black women do not expect much from those whose inhumane social, political, and economic interests challenge our human rights, but we do expect respect, support, and trust from our progressive allies, who supposedly are on our side.