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Condemning 'Stunning' Ethics Violations, Warren and Jayapal Demand Answers on US Judges With Financial Conflicts

"These conflicts of interest have affected hundreds of cases and the integrity of the justice system," the lawmakers said in a letter.

Jenna McGuire ·


Manchin Has Received $1.5 Million From Corporate Interests Attacking Biden Agenda: Report

Large corporations "have given Senator Manchin over a million reasons to avoid paying their fair share," said Accountable.US president Kyle Herrig.

Jake Johnson ·


House Progressives to Pelosi: Reject Divisive Means-Testing in Favor of Universal Benefits

"We can choose to strengthen the bond Americans have to one another by proposing universal social insurance benefits that broadly benefit all Americans."

Jake Johnson ·


While Roadblocking Party Agenda, Sinema Absconds to Europe for Fundraising

"She might as well start fundraising for McConnell at this point."

Jake Johnson ·


There Can Be No Compromise on Voting Rights

The effort to roll back voting rights is unconscionable, and the federal government has a duty to act—now, before the next election.

Lee Harris ·


Our Long Neoliberal Nightmare: Congress Should Not Begrudge $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package for the People

To set themselves apart from Republicans, Democrats must demonstrate the political will to choose the common good over allegiance to corporate wealth.

Michele Swenson ·


We Must Force Politicians to Recognize the Stakes of This Moment

This is the real deal. The argument isn't about whether we can afford President Biden's Build Back plan. It is whether we are so foolish not to do it.

Jesse Jackson ·


Pandemic Politics: 5 Reasons Why Medicare for All Must Be Part of a Workers' Recovery

When the dust clears, we must be sure that Medicare for All is at the center of our political agenda.

Mark Dudzic ·


Collapse, Fascism, or Progressive Renewal?

The American political landscape has become so toxic that we can't even pass simple legislation that is overwhelmingly supported not only by the majority of the populace but by the President whose party controls both houses of Congress.

Thom Hartmann ·


In Dead of Night, Texas House Approves GOP's Gerrymandered Map

Democracy is "quite literally dying in the dark," warned one commentator.

Jake Johnson ·

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