National Politics

Jun
18
The Corporate Shill Award Goes To…

The Corporate Shill Award Goes To…

The U.S. Chamber presented bipartisanship awards to Republicans who voted to overturn the election and Democrats who blocked a $15 minimum wage.
Jun
15
The Policy That Might Have Rescued America And Stopped Trump

The Policy That Might Have Rescued America And Stopped Trump

New data suggests a much-promised but abandoned initiative could have limited the foreclosure crisis and averted the Trump presidency.
Jun
14
End The Filibuster Show

End The Filibuster Show

Manchin was for reforming the filibuster before he was against it — but he’s just the latest example of Dems using the rule to avoid governing.
Jun
11
Manchin Ally Pushes Him On Voting Rights Bill

Manchin Ally Pushes Him On Voting Rights Bill

A longtime Manchin adviser is working with a group spending big to get him to support the “For the People Act.”
Jun
04
Somehow, There Are Still No Safety Standards

Somehow, There Are Still No Safety Standards

Joe Biden promised to safeguard workers in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t happened.
May
27
Obama Labor Secretary Joins Anti-Union Law Firm

Obama Labor Secretary Joins Anti-Union Law Firm

Former Obama Labor Secretary Tom Perez just joined a law firm that brags about its lawyers who “regularly counsel and train clients on union avoidance.”
May
27
Bailout 3.0: Lobbyist-Optimized, No Strings Attached

Bailout 3.0: Lobbyist-Optimized, No Strings Attached

Bernie Sanders is trying to restrict a proposed $52 billion subsidy for wildly profitable microchip companies that enriched CEOs and offshored jobs.
May
26
Corporations Kept Bankrolling The Campaign Against Voting Rights

Corporations Kept Bankrolling The Campaign Against Voting Rights

Records show big business funneled millions to GOP groups even after they attempted to limit voting rights and overturn the election.
May
20
Koch Funded Eviction Push While Buying Real Estate Stakes

Koch Funded Eviction Push While Buying Real Estate Stakes

Billionaire Charles Koch has bankrolled the campaign to end eviction bans while his company has been investing in real estate.
May
17
The Normalization Of Voter Suppression

The Normalization Of Voter Suppression

New polling shows many rank-and-file voters now consider trampling voting rights a totally legit tactic.