Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage

Robert Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

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"Rather than authorizing more presidential war making, Congress might sensibly end our misadventure in Afghanistan and Syria, and halt our involvement in Saudi Arabia’s dismemberment of Yemen." (EPA/ANDY RAIN) Views
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tell Congress: Curb the President’s War Powers
This week, the Senate will decide whether to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State. Pompeo is a key figure in Trump’s new war cabinet, along with National Security Advisor John Bolton and Gina Haspel, who he wants to take Pompeo’s place the CIA. The Senate is also likely to move...
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Friday, March 16, 2018
Opening a New Way for Democrats to Run and Win
Conor Lamb’s stunning win in the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th House District showed the blue wave building as the November midterms approach. It also triggered an immediate debate about what the victory says about Democratic strategy this fall, amid warnings from the Democratic...
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Unprecedented numbers of fresh candidates are challenging incumbents up and down the ballot. Views
Monday, March 05, 2018
Pushing for Real Change in the Democratic Party
Will the Democratic Party open itself up to the new grassroots energy and activism that is rising in American politics, or will its insiders assume they can continue business as usual yet still reap the benefits of the resistance to Donald Trump? A key test will come this week, as the nearly 450...
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 "Sanders then invokes the growing citizen movements demanding real change – Medicare for All, fair taxes on billionaires, trade deals that help working people not multinationals, a $15 minimum wage, free tuition at public colleges, universal childcare, equal pay for women, criminal justice reform and more." (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, February 07, 2018
Can Democrats Catch a Wave in 2018?
As both parties gear up for the 2018 elections, Democrats harbor high hopes for a wave election that will take back the Congress, put the Senate in play, and revive their party’s fortunes in state legislatures across the country. All Democrats agree a clear statement of what the party stands for is...
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Monday, December 04, 2017
It’s Time To Change More Than Trump
Every day, the media feasts on Trump’s lurid antics. Don’t fall for it. He’s a distraction, the clown show. And while he’s barking outside the big top, the GOP is inside, cutting away at our economy and the very essentials of our public life. "The real threat we face in Washington, and in...
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With profits near record levels, the companies have all the money they need for new investments. Most don’t see enough demand to justify expansion. Instead, as Bloomberg reported, Fortune 500 companies are spending more money on stock buybacks and dividends than they earn in operating profits. This boosts the price of their stock and, not incidentally, the value of their CEOs’ stock options. Views
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The Great American Tax Heist
With passage of their budget framework, Republicans in Congress have embarked on a preposterous mission of passing—in three weeks—a tax bill that still hasn’t been released to the public as of this writing. They plan to pass the bill, which is likely to end up near 1,000 pages in length, with only...
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 Republicans want to use the money saved by stripping millions of health insurance to cover some of their intended tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy Views
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
GOP Health Repeal Is an Immoral Affront to the American People
The Republican health care bill slated for vote this week is an astounding immoral affront to the American people. It would strip tens of millions of health insurance and raise the costs for millions more, while claiming to protect them. It’s so bad, even its authors can only defend it with lies,...
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Donald Trump Tax Reform Speech in Springfield, Missouri 8/30/2017 Views
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Trump’s Tax Plan Is a Confidence Scam
Donald Trump traveled to Springfield, Missouri to kick off the administration’s next big initiative: cutting taxes. Here was the essential Trump, the confidence man, peddling a plan that does not yet exist on paper. Populist bluster was deployed to cover for what will be a one-percenter’s elixir...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The Big Fix: Will the GOP Turn to Dems to Fix Obamacare?
Senate leader Mitch McConnell has warned Republicans that if he can’t find 50 Republican votes to repeal and replace Obamacare soon, he’ll open negotiations with Democrats to “fix” the thing. He intended this as a threat – a club to help round up the necessary support among Republicans for his...
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Monday, June 26, 2017
Stop the Senate Republican Health Care Obscenity This Week
This is it. The Senate has to decide on health care. Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a Thursday vote on the Senate plan that will deprive millions of Americans of health care coverage, and raise premiums to tens of millions more. There will be a procedural vote on Tuesday to...
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