George grew up in Buffalo, NY and holds a B.A. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Prior to joining The Nation, George was Senior Reporter/Blogger for ThinkProgress.org. He worked as a researcher for Michael Moore’s SiCKO and as an Associate Producer on “The Media Project” on the Independent Film Channel. His work has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Media Matters, and The Buffalo News.
Early reports indicate that Congress may cut $9 billion from the federal food stamps program.
In order to save a miniscule three-thousands of a percent of the federal budget, Republicans and Democrats are considering a needlessly cruel cut in support for unemployed disabled Americans, in exchange for extending unemployment benefits.
A new bill would force federal agencies to be honest about how much they’re really making corporations pay.
Obama wants another decade of war in Afghanistan—but a new book says he’s already lost faith in the mission.
Killing a benefit extension may not hurt individual red-state senators, but it can damage party prospects.
State economies lost $400 million in one week thanks to the expiration of long-term unemployment benefits. What are Republicans waiting for?
Congress likely won’t consider a measure to hold a vote on extending the war--but the fight isn't over.
The movement comes off the heels of Obama's critical speech yesterday on the economy.