Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on The People’s Budget – a package crafted by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would lower taxes for working Americans, close loopholes exploited by corporations, increase domestic spending, reduce military waste, and increase federal workers’ wages. The deal was introduced by Representative Keith Ellison on behalf of Raul […]
The following Senate Democrats chose to join with the Republican Party, to break Barack Obama’s veto, and to allow a dangerous pipeline to carry petroleum sludge from Alberta’s tar sands all the way through America’s heartland. […]
How serious will Hillary Clinton’s violation of the Federal Records Act will be? Will it be enough to stop her 2016 presidential campaign before it starts, or will it be just a blip, less than a speed bump? […]
If throwing environmentalists under the bus worked for Obama, why won’t it work for Hillary Clinton? […]
The bill was written by Republicans, but it wasn’t just Republicans who voted for this anti-environment legislation. 29 Democrats joined the Republican Party to vote for the Keystone XL pipeline. […]
Mike Honda, a Democrat representing the 17th district of California, has introduced H.R. 684 to the House of Representatives. The bill would declare the word “redskins” to be a disparaging term. Under a pre-existing law called the Lanham Act, a disparaging term cannot be trademarked.
This means that the management of the Washington Redskins could […]
Today, the U.S. Senate voted to approve S. 1., legislation to approve the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, despite strong environmental problems and the export of American steel jobs overseas for the duration of the construction. The legislation was passed without meaningful reform, a corrupt giveaway to the fossil fuels corporations.
Most of the […]
In the 20th century, America discovered how to harness the power of fossil fuels. It was a powerful source of energy – for its time. That was generations ago, however, and America’s energy needs have changed.
Coal, methane, and crude oil don’t meet our century’s need for sustainable, clean, advanced sources of energy. Yet, the […]
There’s always a sense of energy that comes when the first official presidential campaign from one of the two dominant political parties shoots out of the gate. There’s a difference however, between a sense of energy and actual energy.
It’s been months since Jim Webb set up the first exploratory committee of any Democratic 2016 […]
This week, Senator Bernard Sanders offered an amendment to S.1, Republican legislation to approve the construction Keystone XL tar sands pipeline across the American Midwest. The amendment didn’t require any action. It simply consisted of the reality and urgency of climate change, affirming the following points:
“(1) climate change is real;
(2) climate change […]
H.R. 161, approved yesterday by the U.S House of Representatives, provides a special fast track for new fossil fuels pipelines planned to bring huge amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, to market from fracking operations in the Marcellus Shale.
If it receives final passage into law, the bill will radically shorten the time voters have […]