Refusing to take action to strengthen our gun laws is costing thousands of American lives every year.
We have taxes on the labor we do and another set of taxes on wealth.
President Obama and some members of Congress think the easiest way to fund infrastructure is by granting corporations a large tax cut on their untaxed offshore profits.
Phyllis Bennis discusses the significance of the escalating tensions between President Obama and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the threat to Iran negotiations.
Benjamin Netanyahu will lobby Congress from the same podium where President Obama gave the State of the Union at the invite of John Boehner. Phyllis Bennis and Michael Tomasky join MSNBC’s The Last Word to discuss why.
Phyllis Bennis says the invitation issued to Netanyahu to speak to U.S. Congress, and the call for more sanctions against Iran, is a call for war
Phyllis Bennis joins Lawrence O’Donnell on The Last Word: “This goes beyond partisan politics — it is more urgently involved with the question of negotiations with Iran.”
Obama made some good points, some big omissions, and got some things just plain wrong.
For 50 years, Detroit’s own John Conyers has been an advocate for important social issues.
Congressman Conyers is the first African-American to serve in Congress for at least 50 years and the longest-serving African-American in the history of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Congress.
A growing number of corporations spend more on executive compensation than federal income taxes.
Congress should reinforce the inheritance tax, not scrap it.
Since Congress is sitting on its hands, progress on reining in executive over-compensation is cropping up elsewhere.
Let’s be skeptical before we rush into another war.
Any agreement that would come forth from the SuperCommittee will inevitably be disastrous for domestic social programs.