This Is Our Government

This Is Our Government

Abby Zimet

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives - including five Democrats - has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 33rd time. They have now spent almost 89 hours, funded by you and me, in what one Democrat called a "boil-the-bunny" effort to remove health coverage for 30 million Americans. Immediately after the vote, they turned to the day's other pressing issue: the "dedication and hard work" of their  Congressional golf team. No, really.


Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

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