Diane Russell is making a splash in the 2018 Democratic Maine primary by declaring her intention to run for governor.
H.R. 676 now has 100 co-sponsors, the most it has ever seen. Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) was the 100th co-sponsor, he signed on yesterday: John Conyers (D-MI) has sponsored the Medicare for All bill since 2003. Here he is explaining why: The current tally of 100 co-sponsors is the most this bill has ever had during Conyers’ relentless effort over 15 years to get it passed. The past high was in the 110th Congress, when the bill had 93 co-sponsors. The Democratic caucus was 233 members then, which meant less than 40% of Democrats supported Medicare For All. Today, we are over … Continue reading →
There’s a petition below asking members of Congress to sign a bipartisan bill to reinstate a 21st Century Glass Steagall Act. Americans for Financial Reform is an research/advocacy group of progressive organizations that are in solidarity with financial reform. The quality of this organization is exemplified, IMO, by the fact that Alexis Goldstein is a senior researcher for this organization. As you may remember, she was interviewed several times by Chris Hayes on MSNBC during the Occupy sit ins. I think she mentioned in one of those interviews that she had worked on Wall Street and that experience, intelligence and dedication … Continue reading →
UPDATE: Bernie has issued a Press Statement outlining his plan to garner support to Stop a vote on TPP: Sanders Calls for Democratic Party to Oppose Trade Deal BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday urged Democratic Party platform writers to take a stand against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed 12-nation trade pact that he said would have “disastrous” consequences for U.S. workers and the environment. “The Democratic Party must go on record in opposition to holding a vote on the trade deal during the lame duck session of Congress and beyond,” Sanders said. “This is about preventing … Continue reading →
I found this great financial interview over at nakedcapitalism.com, My eyes often glaze over with financial talk but Prof Hudson is a fine teacher and easily explains his insights. This discussion covers debt deflation, mortgage and other consumer debt, negative interest rates; currencies, and the erosion of the real economy. But politics are deftly woven in the discussion. An excerpt, which is quite alarming coming from such a sober, learned individual: “Bonnie Faulkner: It seems as if the United States is willing to sacrifice Germany and the rest of Europe to conduct this war against Russia and China. Michael Hudson: … Continue reading →