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Manchin Gets Thousands From GOP Megadonor After Tanking BBB

Donors like billionaire investor Ken Langone, said one critic, are "always there to reach across the aisle to make sure to support politicians who take from the poor and give to the rich."

Julia Conley ·

To 'Hold Her Accountable for What She Did,' Primary Sinema Project Gets Into Gear

"Kyrsten Sinema is unfit to be a United States senator," the project asserts. "Just like the filibuster itself, we need to get rid of her if we want to save our democracy before it's too late."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Time for Citizens United to Go': US Oligarchs Poured $1.2 Billion Into 2020 Elections

The figure represents a 39-fold increase compared to spending in 2010, the first election held after the widely decried ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jake Johnson ·

The Real Lesson of Jan. 6 Is That Trump-World's Coup Effort Is Far From Over

A belligerent and narcissistic authoritarian has gained a powerful hold over a large portion of America.

Robert Reich ·

What I'm Getting the American Oligarchs This Year for Christmas

For America's CEOs, my gift is a beautifully boxed, brand-new set of corporate ethics.

Jim Hightower ·

Big Business Defeated as Socialist Kshama Sawant's Victory Certified in Seattle

"We have defeated Big Business and the right wing in their attempt to use... trumped-up charges against me personally in order to push back against the success of working-class movements in Seattle."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Acting Like Republicans': Sanders Rips Manchin and Sinema for Betraying US Families

"I do not respect the arrogance of any member of the Senate who says, 'You know what, I'm going to torpedo this entire bill,'" said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Jake Johnson ·

Democrats Urged to 'Grow a Backbone' and Overrule the Parliamentarian on Immigration Reform

"Senate Democrats have the power to deliver on protection for immigrants if they have the courage to lead now."

Jake Johnson ·

After Senate Proves 'Exceptions to Filibuster ARE Possible,' Progressives Say: Now Do All the Good Stuff

"We still need 60 votes to raise the minimum wage, end voter suppression, and save our democracy?" asked one critic. "Kinda like the filibuster is just there to protect the wealthy and powerful."

Kenny Stancil ·

Why We Urgently Need Media Outlets for the Common Good

These are dangerous times, and news organizations putting profits over democracy is a sure path to America ending up like Hungary with a corrupt, strongman "conservative" running the country.

Thom Hartmann ·

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