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'End This Game': Dems Urged to Ditch GOP After 'Woefully Inadequate' Infrastructure Offer

"Ceding to Republicans and accepting any GOP proposal will only lead to the death of more people from extreme weather... and will put in jeopardy the Democratic majority in 2022 and 2024."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


Sanders, Murphy Introduce Legislation to Allow College Athletes to Unionize

"Big time college sports haven't been 'amateur' for a long time, and the NCAA has long denied its players economic and bargaining rights while treating them like commodities," said Sen. Chris Murphy.

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Why Kicking Your Workers Is Bad for Business

Fast food depends on low wages and high turnover. That’s not just wrong, new research says—it’s lousy for business.

Sam Pizzigati ·


Fears Mount That GOP's Big Lie on 2020 Just a 'Test Run' for What Comes Next
A protester holds a Trump 2024 flag in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol on February 27, 2021. (Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
jessicaMay 27, 2021
A protester holds a Trump 2024 flag in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol on February 27, 2021. (Photo: Paul Weaver/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
With Republicans set to block a commission to probe the January 6 attack, progressives warn "the insurrection never actually stopped."

'This Is How You Lose Your Majority': Progressive Warnings Mount as Dems Drag Their Feet on Infrastructure

"Republicans aren't interested in compromise. They never were. Let's meet the scale of this crisis and pass the bold package our nation needs."

Jake Johnson, staff writer ·


The GOP Would Rather Nation Crumble Than Give Democrats Political Win on Infrastructure

There is no outcome, substantive or political, that Republicans would rather have than to see the infrastructure bill go down in flames.

Paul Waldman ·


Progressives Are Also Right About Foreign Policy

America cannot lead the world in embracing multiracial democracy and rejecting authoritarianism, while also condoning the actions of Netanyahu and the Saudis and launching military strikes wherever it wants.

Perry Bacon Jr. ·


A Third Reconstruction Is Pragmatically Achievable and Could End American Poverty

The Third Reconstruction should aim to end—once and for all—the oligarchy of rich Whites by creating an America in which all are equal at the voting booth, the school, the clinic and the workplace.

Jeffrey D. Sachs ·


There's No Restaurant Worker Shortage, Only a Shortage of Safe Jobs With Adequate Pay

If you believe in its omniscience, the market is signaling corporations and businesses that employers must offer more.

John Buell ·


Democrats 'Must Be Trying to Lose': Progressives Fume After Report Says Biden Budget Excludes Key Promises

"If the aim is to avoid a midterm massacre, why would you do this?" asked one political critic.

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·