PDA Calls on Members to Fight Against Food Stamp Cuts
Earlier today, I posted a story about Republicans’ draconian and racist amendment to the Farm Bill that would deny food stamp benefits for ex-convicts– for the rest of their lives. … Continue reading
‘Life or Debt’: Dr. Danny on the Cost of Care (video)
More people in the US go bankrupt because of medical bills than for any other reason. Even in Massachusetts— where they have Romneycare (the model for Obamacare)– peoplewith health insurance are going bankrupt … Continue reading
Arizona Dems Split on ‘Back to Work’ Budget Vote
On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, the US House of Representatives voted on a series of amendments to the Republican Majority Budget, penned by Rep. Paul Ryan. The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) amendment, dubbed … Continue reading
Tucson Progressives & Democrats Back the ‘Back to Work’ Budget
The following commentary about the current budget battles in DC was submitted to the Arizona Daily Star for publication. Since the Star chooses to primarily publicize Republican budget plans– and no other ideas, including … Continue reading
Budget Battle: Can the Rich Afford to Pay Higher Taxes?
Since the Tea Party took over the House of Representatives after the disastrous 2010 election, you’d think the most pressing job facing the Congress was to lower taxes on the … Continue reading
Paul Ryan: Why Propose Stale Budget Policies We Voted Against in November?
Does Congressman Paul Ryan not realize that the Romney-Ryan ticket lost in November? And that President Barack Obama (who sounded like a progressive in the last days of the campaign) won … Continue reading
Peace activist Medea Benjamin on drone warfare (video)
Traditionally, war is a messy business– all that blood, sweat, and tears– not to mention danger, death, destruction, dismembered bodies, human suffering, nightmares, guilt, wasted taxpayer dollars, mounting deficit spending… you … Continue reading