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Section 5 is as necessary today as it was in 1965, when Alabama state troopers beat freedom marchers in Selma.
It’s because they are so beholden to their big-money contributors that they can’t fight the GOP even on issues that they know have overwhelming public support.
How many dysfunctional election cycles are we going to endure before we accept the necessity of this reform?
As cuts in services for struggling Americans go into effect, nine Wall Street executives who are profiting off the recession just received $1 billion in bonuses.
The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.
Victor Navasky on our friend and ally Don Shaffer, Sarah Woolf on Canada’s women premieres
Pete Peterson’s $60 million push to sell corporate America’s ruthless austerity agenda.
Candidates who ran on slashing Medicare and Social Security lost big in November. But that doesn’t stop Pete Peterson from pushing the fantasy that voters’ biggest concern is the deficit.
The “Fix the Debt” campaign is pure astroturf: corporate cash machinery masquerading as a grassroots uprising.
Dire warnings about the deficit don’t add up mathematically. But then, Fix the Debt is not really about the economy, it’s about gutting Medicare, Social Security and other social programs.