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Vote For Rob Quist, Who Didn't Assault Any Reporters Like This Guy Just Did
Quist and Bernie toured the state. Getty photo Sign of the Ugly Trumpian Times: On Wednesday evening, hours before a Montana special election that was supposed to be a GOP slam dunk but increasingly isn't, GOP candidate and evidently short-fused tech billionaire Greg Gianforte body slammed a...
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'Stop Trump... Save the Planet': Thousands March Against US President in Brussels
"Stop Trump. Save the planet." That was a key message of the thousands, if not tens of thousands , who marched in the streets of Brussels on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump arrived ahead of a NATO summit meeting. #TrumpinBrussels Tweets "This protest march is directed against Trump and his...
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Single Payer in California? Can We Afford it? Can We Afford Not to?
Yesterday the California State Senate Appropriations Committee released their fiscal analysis of SB562 sponsored by Senators Lara and Atkins. Opponents immediately screamed that #SB562 would cost $400 billion per year, more than three times California’s $124 Billion general fund budget for next...
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Longtime Advocate Has 'Never Seen More Energy' Behind Medicare-for-All
As lawmakers and the public awaited the Congressional Budget Office's score on the GOP's "horrific" Trumpcare bill, Congressional Democrats on Tuesday doubled-down on their call for a Medicare-for-All system to provide universal healthcare to all Americans. At a morning press conference outside the...
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Massive March on McDonald's Takes On "Donald Trump of Corporations"
Thousands are planning to march on McDonald's in Chicago on Tuesday evening, demanding $15 an hour and union rights from the fast food giant they've dubbed "the Donald Trump of corporations." #FightFor15 Tweets As Common Dreams reported, the march from Chicago's Trump Tower to the city's Rock N'...
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'You Can't Make This Up': Comcast Threatens Legal Action Against Net Neutrality Proponents
Open Internet proponents who have been fighting the Trump administration's rollback of net neutrality protections, which has been enacted at the bidding of the telecom industry, said Tuesday that Comcast is now threatening legal action saying the website Comcastroturf.com is infringing on its...
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Wikimedia Scores 'Important Victory' in Fight Against NSA Surveillance
A federal appeals court on Tuesday reversed a previous decision by a lower court that dismissed a challenge to the National Security Agency's (NSA) mass surveillance operations, scoring an "important victory for the rule of law." Tuesday's unanimous decision by the Fourth Circuit Appeals Court...
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School Choice Is a Scam in Segregated Neighborhoods
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos seems not to hear the fierce protests of parents, teachers and school officials over school closings and charter expansion in New York, Chicago, Oakland, Detroit and other American cities. How else to explain her continuing tone-deaf comments praising the glories...
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They’re Talking a Better Game, But Will the Democrats Fight?
In public, leading Democrats blame outside forces like Russia and former FBI Director James Comey for their losses in 2016. But privately, many acknowledge the party needs a new direction. The Democrats’ massive losses at state and congressional levels cannot be blamed on WikiLeaks, Comey or even...
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Trump Escalates War on Women
“I just want to state some facts,” Deja Foxx, a 16-year-old activist, told Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) at a town hall meeting in April . “I’m a young woman, and you’re a middle-aged man. I’m a person of color, and you’re white. I come from a background of poverty, and I didn’t always have parents to...
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