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Shirley Chisholm : My Bid for Presidency
Before Jessie, Before Barack, Before Hillary, there was Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005). She was the first black woman elected to the United States Congress (NY 12th District, serving 7 terms) and the first African-American to run for the Presidency of the … Continue reading
Free Jose Antonio Vargas!!!
#487742229 / gettyimages.com The government bided its time to detain Mr. Vargas. Its reprehensible since the issue affects my Black and Brown brothers and sisters Congress ignores and delays the issue. It is long overdue for the American government to … Continue reading
How Our Economy Lost $400 Million in One Week Alone
By George Zornick Long-term unemployment benefits expired on December 28, meaning an absence of checks this week for more than 1 million jobless Americans. That’s bad news for them, of course—but also the rest of us. According to a new analysis … Continue reading
Unemployment Benefits Are Ending for 1.3 Million Americans. What’s That All About?
By Erika Eichelberger On December 28, 1.3 million people will lose their unemployment insurance. That’s because Congress failed to add an extension of those benefits into the budget deal that will likely pass the Senate this week. Here is some … Continue reading
Local Government is the Secret Weapon in the Fight Against Economic Inequality
By Joelle Gamble Americans don’t believe in guaranteed equal outcomes, but we do believe in equal opportunity and the ability to achieve a decent livelihood if one works hard. Unfortunately, the United States, despite being the world’s largest economy, is … Continue reading
The Final Countdown For Extended Unemployment Benefits
By Arthur Delaney For one happy week in January, Casey O’Connell and her husband, Gerry Ferguson, both had jobs. Ferguson, an Iraq war vet, had been out of work 15 months when he landed employment with Pennsylvania’s workforce development system. … Continue reading
Millionaire Congressman Drops Health Coverage To Protest Obamacare
By Igor Volsky Since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) ruled that the government can continue to subsidize health care coverage for members of Congress who are required to enroll in the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, a growing number of Republican … Continue reading
Your mortgage documents are fake!
By David Dayen If you know about foreclosure fraud, the mass fabrication of mortgage documents in state courts by banks attempting to foreclose on homeowners, you may have one nagging question: Why did banks have to resort to this illegal … Continue reading
Government Shutdown? Odds Are Uncomfortably High
By Alan Greenblatt It’s going to be another ugly fall in Washington. The federal government runs out of money on Oct. 1, unless spending authority is granted to agencies for the new fiscal year. If Congress can’t pass its spending … Continue reading
36 Senators Introduce Bill Prohibiting Virtually Any New Law Helping Workers
By Ian Millhiser More than three-quarters of the Senate Republican caucus signed onto legislation introduced Wednesday by Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Rand Paul (R-KY) that could render it virtually impossible for Congress to enact any legislation intended to improve working conditions or … Continue reading