A Thief in the Night.

At 2am on Saturday morning, the Senate passed the tax bill on a mostly party line vote (Corker was the one Republican to vote “no”). We already knew this bill was bad. It ends the individual mandate, stripping at least 13 million Americans of health insurance. It will lead to an increase in taxes for...

Trump’s Morning Cup of Racism

In case you missed it (you probably didn’t), the President of the United States went on an early-morning retweeting spree, during which he retweeted 3 Islamophobic videos from the leader of a far-right, nationalist British group called Britain First. The leader of the group, in turn, responded with “GOD BLESS YOU TRUMP!” British Prime Minister...

Tax Scam Moves Forward.

Today, the Senate Budget Committee voted to pass the Republican tax bill out of committee, meaning that it will now go to the Senate floor for a full vote. The committee vote came after Trump visited the Hill to rally with Republican Senators and urge them to support the legislation. But Trump’s pep talk doesn’t...

American Consumers At Risk.

Some high drama is taking place at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today – and millions of American consumers are caught in the crosshairs. On Friday, the director of the CFPB, Richard Cordray, stepped down and named Chief of Staff Leandra English to be the deputy director, putting her next in line for succession....

The List Keeps Growing…

Yesterday, the list of women coming forward about experiences of sexual harassment and/or assault continued to grow. With this growing number of allegations, what can be done about this epidemic that infects all aspects of our society? First, leadership in organizations need to make clear a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment and assault. Additionally, workplace...

Started From the Top, Still Here.

Today, the House voted on and passed their version of the tax bill, which will raise taxes on 36 million working and middle-class American families. Trump kicked off the day of the vote by arriving on the Hill to meet with Republican members of Congress and host their own celebrations, before the votes were even...

Just In Time for the Holidays.

Yesterday afternoon, news broke that Senate Republicans decided to add the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) individual mandate into the Senate tax bill. The last-minute addition would result in 13 more million people uninsured and a sharp increase in premiums. The Senate GOP’s Sneaky Repeal would also result in $25 Billion in cuts...

America…Last?

Today, President Trump will return from a five-country, 12-day trip across Asia, and it certainly was eventful: he blamed the United States for China’s own intransigence on trade and investment, came away with nothing on North Korea aside from a continuation of his juvenile war of words with Kim Jung Un, and couldn’t find a...

The Not-So-Hidden Truth

Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee continued its markup of the House GOP’s tax plan. Numerous studies have come out showing how it would negatively affect the middle class—from giving 50 percent of the tax breaks to the top 1 percent to cutting crucial deductions that families all over the country rely on for...

Progressive Issues Win.

Yesterday, elections were held all across the country for a wide range of levels of government – from governors to city councils. And from the elections, one message from voters became clear: progressive issues win. From immigration to health care, successful candidates ran on progressive platforms that seek to expand access and equity to those...