For the poor and working class, Joe Manchin demands work requirements for child tax credits. Yet for the rich, he’s happy to support — and personally benefit from — work-free income.
David Sirota is editor-at-large at Jacobin. He edits the Daily Poster newsletter and previously served as a senior adviser and speechwriter on Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign.
It’s time for Democratic leaders to make Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, and every other senator vote — and not on some gutted half measure, but on a real $3.5 trillion bill.
Corporate Democrats are trying to prevent the government from securing lower prices for drugs — drugs that were already funded by the US government itself.
Legislation to hold the Purdue Pharma Sackler family accountable is stalled as the Chamber of Commerce begins lobbying on the bill. Congress can’t let the criminals that fueled the opioid crisis get away with murder.
Joe Manchin is threatening to kill the reconciliation bill for promoting an “entitlement mentality,” almost exactly 13 years after he pushed for a Wall Street bailout. It would be nice if bankers ever had to show a little “personal responsibility.”
Democratic representative Josh Gottheimer is the House’s top recipient of private equity cash — and lo and behold, he’s helping Wall Street undermine the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill.
The pressure from pro-corporate establishment voices against the budget reconciliation bill is intensifying because progressives are, for the first time in generations, threatening to use their leverage and refuse to vote for a watered-down bill stripped of measures that would aid working people.
Kyrsten Sinema has received some of the most Big Pharma money of any Democrat in the Senate — and a pharma-backed dark money group started running ads for her just before she threatened to take down Democrats’ drug pricing plan.
Three House Democrats working to kill legislation to control prescription drug prices raked in roughly $1.6 million from pharma donors — and the top aide for one of them is now a Big Pharma lobbyist.
Amy Barrett says Supreme Court justices must be “hyper vigilant” about their biases — less than four months after Barrett decided to participate in a major climate case against Shell Oil, the fossil fuel giant that employed her father for nearly three decades.
The 9/11 era helped create a modern version of the Dark Ages. Today, we must finally move beyond it and forge a new sort of politics based on truth and collective emancipation.
A reminder that if we hope to ever rebuild an economy that works for everyone, we need a much stronger labor movement.
Democrats promised legislation to codify Roe v. Wade and preempt the Texas anti-abortion law, but they’ve chosen to leave it sitting with a congressional panel. The inaction of Democrats is unacceptable.
Corporate America wants to decouple the infrastructure bill from the climate and budget bill. The best chance to prevent that is for enough progressive lawmakers to pledge to vote against any infrastructure bill until the climate and budget bill passes.
About half of all bosses aren’t giving workers time to get vaccinated and recover from vaccines. Joe Biden isn’t doing enough to change that.
Rahm Emanuel has been at the center of nearly every act of Democratic evildoing of the past few decades. He’s being rewarded for that behavior with an ambassadorship to Japan.
The Democrats threatening to help Republicans halt a budget package have taken in millions from Big Pharma and fossil fuel industries worried about losing profits if the budget passes.
Oil and gas donors have spent $100 million on elections in Texas. Now storms made worse by climate change have flooded the state capitol building in Austin.
Census data shows Americans are moving out of locales most insulated from climate change and into the most climate-threatened regions. The results could be disastrous in the near future.
Seven Democratic senators voted with the GOP to block restrictions on fracking this week. Those seven Democrats also raked in $1.7 million in donations from oil and gas donors.