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Fourteen 2014 New Year's Resolutions for Progressives -- and One for Every Year

Robert Creamer | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The coming year will determine whether progressives allow the obstructionist tactics of extremists and their billionaire allies to stop change that benefits the vast majority of ordinary Americans.

Arthur Delaney

Formerly Jobless State Rep Wrestled With Vote To Cut Jobless Pay | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Jason Saine received unemployment compensation for more than a year before he landed a part-time job as a state legislator in North Carolina. This mon...

Arthur Delaney

Unemployed Americans Save Taxpayers Billions By Not Collecting Benefits | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though some politicians complain about unemployed people improperly collecting benefits, Americans laid off through no fault of their ow...

Arthur Delaney

Gingrich Suggests Drug Testing For 'Any Kind Of Federal Aid' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich thinks the federal government should make it more expensive to be a drug user. "It could be throug...

Republican-Hood: Steal from the Workers; Pander to the Rich

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans want to, as they put it, 'undo' the health insurance benefits that the Affordable Care Act provides to Americans. And they're offering nothing in return to the uninsured.

Debt Ceiling Blackmail Will Axe All Republican 'Concessions' in Tax Package

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Anyone who believes the Democrats got a 13 month extension of unemployment this week should think again. It is more like 2 months. Unless a rise in the debt ceiling beyond the 2012 elections is part of the package.

Schakowsky's Deficit Plan Shows How to Get Things Done

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Kirsch

Is Rep. Jan Schakowsky's proposal dead on arrival with this deficit commission? Maybe so, but that's not the point. You can't win a debate with nothing. And it's time to take the offense.

Republicans Kiss the Rich; Diss the Jobless

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

To Republicans, the unemployed -- along with the un-rich -- deserve only disrespect. And they've been heaping it on.