by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 1:46PM
African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”
by Brentin Mock on April 30 2013, 1:35PM
Seventeen arrests were made at a North Carolina protest.
by Jamilah King on April 8 2013, 7:20AM
Tea party Republicans have used race to demonize a longstanding government phone subsidy for people living in poverty.
by Imara Jones on April 5 2013, 12:00PM
Another example of the massive gap between reality and the discussion in the Beltway.
by Imara Jones on March 28 2013, 6:00AM
The president officially acquiesced to the GOP’s economic hostage taking this week, again.
by Imara Jones on March 1 2013, 8:46AM
A cruel chaos will unfold as billions of dollars in federal spending are chopped, starting today. But that chaos was always the real goal.
by Imara Jones on February 13 2013, 10:17AM
We’re two weeks away from yet another crop of austerity measures that make the sorts of ideas laid out in President Obama’s State of the Union simply impossible.
by Imara Jones on December 21 2012, 10:06AM
Current fiscal policy has hardened a racial caste system in the U.S. And if we won’t name it, we can’t fix it.
by Imara Jones on August 3 2011, 10:15AM
The debt deal is an extension of the grand bargain Washington’s leaders made with Wall Street nearly four years ago: to save the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. The U.S. doesn’t have a debt problem; it has a values problem.
by Dorian Warren on April 13 2011, 10:30AM
The American right has been railing against the size of federal government for centuries. We’d do well to remember why.