David Elliot is the communications director for USAction, a grassroots network with partners and affiliates in 27 states.

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On Tax Day, Consider the Hidden Costs of War

On Tax Day, Consider the Hidden Costs of War

Of every tax dollar the federal government collects, 26.5 cents goes to the Pentagon.
A Plan for the Democratic Party

A Plan for the Democratic Party

If the Dems win big in November, they should use their newfound political capital.
Lifesaving Law

Lifesaving Law

Steve Gepner's story illustrates the importance of one of the Affordable Care Act's key provisions.

The Class of 2012's Choice

Today's graduates must change the world if they don't want to wind up flipping burgers.

Legislating Under the Influence

Conservatives who want jobless Americans seeking unemployment benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing have a hidden motive.
Hardly Working

Hardly Working

Unemployed and under-employed Americans are enduring hiring discrimination as well as financial and emotional distress.
Unemployed for Life?

Unemployed for Life?

Millions of jobless Americans can't get work precisely because they're out of work.

The GOP's Honeymoon Is So Over

Voters want an annulment.

Put a Human Face on Spending Priorities

What are we sacrificing, and at what cost?

Congress, Don't Scrooge the Jobless

Extending unemployment benefits immediately would save what otherwise will be another dismal holiday season for American retailers.

Happy Birthday, Social Security

For millions of Americans, it's the line of demarcation between sustainability and abject poverty.

Show Some Guts: Stop the Cuts

More and more Americans are saying: We want to pay for the things that are important to us.

Sick and Fired

All workers should have access to earned sick leave when they need it.

In the News

A Plan for the Democratic Party

The Portland (OR) Observer | Oct. 24, 2012

A Plan for the Democratic Party

The Jackson County (IN) Banner | Oct. 24, 2012

Lifesaving Law

The Liberty (TX) Vindicator | Jul. 26, 2012

Lifesaving Law

The Alliance (OH) Review | Jul. 24, 2012

The Class of 2012's Choice

The (Brown County OH) News Democrat | May. 1, 2012