The People’s Budget: Pushing Us Toward a Peace Economy

The People’s Budget: Pushing Us Toward a Peace Economy

The Obama administration’s budget proposal for 2017 would jack up military spending higher than it’s been since World War II.  The Republican leadership in Congress wants to jack it up higher than that.  Fortunately these aren’t our only choices.  The Congressional...
John Conyers’ 50 Years of Service

John Conyers’ 50 Years of Service

Guests will include civil rights icon Julian Bond, actor and activist Danny Glover, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus.  We will also be joined by friends and colleagues of Congressman Conyers from all stages of his work...
Tell the People about the People’s Budget

Tell the People about the People’s Budget

If you listen to the pundits and TV commentators, the federal budget problem has a simple solution: cuts, cuts, and more cuts. They cheer politicians for making “tough choices,” which usually entails taking money away from schools, stiffing public workers,...

Ain’t No Stopping A Progressive Agenda: Part 3

In the third part of my “Silver Lining” series, trying to find some hope in moving forward after a mid-term election in which Conservatives gained a lot of power, I will reiterate the first points: Its not insignificant that the Congressional Progressive...

Who Gives A Rat’s Behind that Progressive Lawmakers WON?

I recently published the blog post Buck Up Progressives–We WON! Many readers appreciated the silver lining to an otherwise demoralizing mid-term election outcome. Others thought the resilience of Congressional Progressive Caucus lawmakers meaningless at best,...

Buck Up People…Progressives WON!

No, I am not playing the popular elementary school game of Opposites Day. It’s true. Progressives won in the 2010 mid-term elections. As touching as it was to see Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) choke up over the retelling of his hard-knock life story of having to be a...