Feb 28, 2013: Victory!
Violence Against Women Act Finally Passes A year and a half after the landmark law expired, House Republicans finally relented and allowed the updated and expanded reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) to pass. The bill had already passed the Senate with overwhelming, bipartisan majorities not once, but twice. We say House Republicans [...]
Feb 27, 2013: Is Your Kid More Important Than a Submarine?
How the Sequester Will Hit Women & Children The damaging across the board cuts set to go into effect in just two days will harm the economy, kill 750,000 jobs, and cause pain to people in communities across the country. Worse yet, it will disproportionately impact women and children. Take a look at this ThinkProgress [...]
Feb 26, 2013: Wrong
5 GOP Myths About the Sequester The only reason that the damaging sequester cuts exist is because Republicans took the entire economy hostage in 2011. That’s it. Period. End of Story. Now that these painful, indiscriminate cuts are just three days away, Republicans, who by the way voted for the cuts en masse, are trying to absolve [...]
Feb 25, 2013: Grand Theft Election II: Keystone State Stories
GOP Plan to the Steal the White House is Back Earlier this year, Republicans in several swing states unveiled sore loser plans to allocate their electoral college votes by congressional district or in some other proportional manner rather than the current winner-take-all system in place in 48 states. This would result in votes that would [...]
Feb 22, 2013: This or That?
Budgets are statements of values and priorities. What the GOP is preparing to do in less than a week says a lot about their priorities. Instead of closing tax loopholes and making smart spending cuts, the GOP is going to let damaging across the board spending cuts kick in next Friday. These cuts will not [...]
Feb 21, 2013: From the Middle Class Out
Creating an Economy That Works for Everyone For the last thirty years, we’ve been experiencing one long, failed experiment in so-called trickle-down economics. In practice, this means that the rich have gotten richer (exponentially so) while the middle class has fallen further and further behind. Trillions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans [...]
Feb 20, 2013: Jobs v. Loopholes
7 Tax Loopholes the GOP Loves to Love In less than two weeks the very damaging across the board “sequester” cuts will kick in unless Republicans agree to a replacement that is a balanced compromise including both new revenues from closing tax loopholes and smarter, more targeted spending cuts. When it was convenient for them [...]
Feb 19, 2013: Time to Dump DOMA
BOTTOM LINE: The Defense of Marriage Act is discrimination, the American people don’t like it, and it’s time for it to go away. Evening Brief: Important Stories That You Might’ve Missed Georgia will probably execute a man with an IQ of 70 tonight, which is unconstitutional. Marco Rubio wants to have it both ways on [...]
Feb 15, 2013: 2013 or 1966?
The GOP’s Back to the Future Budget Last week, the GOP once again proposed a plan to cap overall federal spending as percentage of the economy at a ridiculous and unsustainably low level. This is really just a backdoor way to gut programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid without saying so at the outset. [...]
Feb 14, 2013: You Won’t Believe What He Said
The Latest From the NRA’s Top Lobbyist As Congress begins to consider gun violence recommendations with a bill likely to take shape next month, the NRA’s top lobbyist is only ramping up the apocalyptic tone of his fear campaign against commonsense gun regulations. Yesterday, the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, who gave a famously tone deaf press [...]