Tag: Democrats

The Tide Is Turning Against the Filibuster

At Thursday’s funeral for Georgia Representative John Lewis, former President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy that’s made political waves and might very well shape a Biden presidency. The best way to honor Lewis, Obama said, would be to continue the fight for the democratic rights he’d stood up for during the civil rights movement. That […]

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Trump’s Attacks On Mail-In Ballots Could Turn Election Day Into Chaos

WASHINGTON — President Trump hit a dangerous new low with his Thursday attacks against mail-in voting, when he suggested the election should be postponed and insisted that it be called on election night, “not days, months, or even years later!” But while Trump can’t move the election, he’s doing everything he can to discredit its […]

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What $600 Can Do

I’m hoping the government does something to help, but I won’t be surprised if they don’t. Without the $600, I’ll be bringing in only about $200 a week. I have rent and other bills to pay. I want to return to school but it’s not cheap. Chris, 33, New York I work in retail and, […]

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Rich Republican Nihilists Don’t Care If You Can’t Pay Rent

In most cases, of course, members of Congress’ attention to the rich simply means looking after their own. As the Center for Responsive Politics noted in April, over half of all Congress members who filed earnings disclosures through 2018 were millionaires, with the richest among them a bipartisan bunch. At the time of filing, Republican […]

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Senate Democrats Pandemic Relief Bill Includes the $350 Billion ‘Economic Justice Act’ for Communities of Color

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) Given the sheer amount of fuckery popping off on a daily basis, it’s almost easy to forget that we’re currently in the midst of a pandemic that is decimating both public health and the economy. Almost. While the president and certain GOP governors try to deny and downplay the severity […]

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The Democrats’ Baffling Silence as Millions of Americans Lose Their Health Insurance

If the Democrats wanted to run on health care against Trump, which worked in 2018 and which Joe Biden has shown an interest in doing despite struggling to articulate basic facts about his health care plan, this would be a perfect time to introduce a bluff-calling bill. Expanding Cobra is the barest minimum the government […]

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The Democrats’ New Climate Plan Is Weirdly Isolationist

The committee’s plan takes a blinkered view of what a holistic U.S. response to the crisis could look like. “In poor and fragile nations, these climate-driven shocks can also drive political instability and refugee movements. U.S. foreign policy and aid can help to address the global humanitarian threats of climate change before they become national […]

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