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'No Climate, No Deal': Dems Warn Biden Against Cutting Green Energy From Infrastructure Plan

"Mitch McConnell and the Koch brothers are not worth setting the planet on fire for," said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Progressive Caucus Says Biden Would Be 'Foolish' to Keep Pursuing GOP Votes on Infrastructure

"These are the same Republican senators who refused to vote for the American Rescue Plan, who refused to pass a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection, and who refused to vote for pay equity."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Ro Khanna Introduces Bill Allowing States to Carve Path Toward Medicare for All

Single-payer systems at the state-level, said one advocate of the new bill, would "demonstrate just how much better they are than our fragmented for-profit healthcare system."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


'Manchin Is Only Moved by Corporate Donors,' Says Bowman as Koch-Backed Group Lobbies Against Voting Rights Bill

"The provisions in the For the People Act are widely popular, among Democrats and Republicans. It's just not popular among billionaire donors."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Schumer Blasts McConnell for Treating Equal Pay for Women as 'Radical'

"This is a fundamental issue of fairness," said the Democratic Senate Majority Leader.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Rural Teacher Pedro Castillo Poised to Write a New Chapter in Peru's History

On the foreign policy front, Castillo's victory will represent a huge blow to U.S. interests in the region and an important step towards reactivating Latin American integration.

Medea Benjamin ·


'No Evidence Whatsoever': Left Refutes Right-Wing Candidate's Election Fraud Claims in Peru

The allegations of fraud from a former dictator's daughter came as voting results showed her leftist rival with a narrow lead.

Andrea Germanos, staff writer ·


Neoliberalism in Their Hearts, Proto-Fascism in Their Heads: The Political Identity of Today's GOP

Republicans have consistently adopted a reactionary orientation on race, ethnicity, and gender issues, and are fervid opponents of majority rule.

C.J. Polychroniou ·


Senator Manchin, Killing the Filibuster Won’t Destroy Democracy – But You Might

A reminder that a late 19th century Speaker of the House, a Republican, successfully quashed the filibuster—for the sake of the nation.

Michael Winship ·


The End of Democracy as We Know It

Without Manchin, is the For the People Act dead? Probably, unless Biden can convince one Republican senator to join him in supporting it.

Robert Reich ·