This violence is not inevitable.

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria’s devastating landfall in Puerto Rico—a tragedy that resulted in the loss of nearly 3,000 lives. Thanks to the Trump administration’s horrific mismanagement of the crisis, thousands of lives were lost, and Puerto Rico remains in dire need of aid and resources for rebuilding. President Trump must instruct...

“This is about basic human decency.”

Imagine: Your child is born with a congenital heart defect. You are told that without immediate, invasive surgery, your days-old child will not survive. For Maggie Chism, this scenario was her reality. Her daughter Evelyn was born on September 7, 2016 with a dangerous heart condition. Without the Affordable Care Act and protections for pre-existing...

Moving backward from Anita Hill.

Instead of responding respectfully and appropriately to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans are desperately looking for ways to attack Ford herself and continue rushing Kavanaugh’s nomination through. In today’s New York Times is a piece written by Anita Hill, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in 1991...

Believe women—delay the vote.

It’s time for you to raise your voice. President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has been accused of sexual assault. Although she wanted her story to be confidential, Professor Christine Blasey Ford now has bravely came forward to share her story of sexual assault. The Senate Judiciary Committee must halt Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote until...

Trump’s nightmare comes true.

As Natasha Bertrand writes, “Paul Manafort's Cooperation With Mueller Is the Biggest Blow Yet to Trump.” Despite months of President Donald Trump trying to dangle a pardon in front of him, news broke today that Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort entered into a cooperation agreement with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the Department of...

13,000 yachts.

Watch out, Vern Buchanan—soon, your GOP colleagues and donors could have 13,000 yachts in the water to accompany yours, according to a new CAP Action analysis. Congressional Republicans are seeking to make permanent the temporary tax windfalls built into the 2017 GOP tax scam. These profits have been put to great use, including the purchase...

Robbing FEMA to pay ICE.

As Hurricane Florence bears down on the Carolinas, Trump is heralding the disastrous Puerto Rico response as an “unsung success.” Is more than 3,000 dead Americans a success? CNN Analyst Jeffrey Toobin asked the blunt question this morning: “If 3,000 white people had died in Florida or in Texas, would he be saying it’s a...

Time to show some spine.

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote is coming, and our rights and freedoms depend on two Republican senators, any two, voting the right way. Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski aren’t the only moderate Republicans who should bear the responsibility and the blame if they vote wrongly. Senators Bob Corker (TN), Jeff Flake (AZ), and Ben Sasse...

“Racially-chargedists.”

Welcome to the latest edition of racist (or “racially-chargedist”) Republicans who speak at what the media likes to refer to as “racially charged events.” Reports broke last night that Florida gubernatorial candidate and Congressman Ron DeSantis spoke four times at a conference organized by “a conservative activist who has said that African Americans owe their...

Obama is back.

“A politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment takes hold and demagogues promise simple fixes to complex problems. No promise to fight for the little guy, even as they cater to the wealthiest and most powerful. No promise to clean up corruption and then plunder away. They start undermining norms that ensure accountability and try...