Government of, by, and for the people.
Chicago Ward Tries Citizen Budgeting
by Jeff Raderstrongposted Feb 26, 2010
- In a city with a history of corruption and lack of transparency, one elected official is restoring meaning to the term “public funds.”
Protecting Workers, Not Corporations
by Mark Englerposted Feb 25, 2010
- Amid the disappointments of Obama's first year in office is one bright spot: a Department of Labor that stands up for workers' rights.
Beyond Tea Party Politics
by Altaf Rahamatullaposted Feb 22, 2010
- Oregon residents voted to increase taxes on corporations and the wealthy to help fund programs that assist low and middle-income families.
Time to Tax Financial Speculation
by Sarah Andersonposted Feb 09, 2010
- Activists, celebrities, and business leaders are uniting behind a proposal that would discourage speculative gambling.
A Green and Fair Recovery
by Yvonne Liuposted Feb 04, 2010
- If equity factors prominently into the equation, an expanded green economy has tremendous potential to positively transform our communities, sustain the environment, and lift the quality of all our lives. But this won’t happen by chance.
The True State of the Union
posted Jan 28, 2010
- Friends of YES! Magazine turn the president's address into a conversation about what it will really take to build a more perfect union.
10 Ways to Stop Corporate Dominance of Politics
by Fran Kortenposted Jan 25, 2010
- The recent Supreme Court decision to allow unlimited corporate spending in politics just may be the straw that breaks the plutocracy’s back.
4 Positive, Practical Steps for Responding to Citizens United
by Riki Ottposted Jan 22, 2010
- How should true patriots respond to the expansion of corporate power?
by Thomas Linzey, Mari Margilposted Jan 21, 2010
- Pro-democracy groups are mobilizing against a Supreme Court decision that will allow corporations to funnel money directly to candidates for federal office.
Year One: How Did Obama Do on Foreign Policy?
by John Fefferposted Jan 20, 2010
- The Obama administration banned torture and worked toward nuclear disarmament... but also escalated U.S. military operations. John Feffer gives it a C minus.
Between Overworked and Out of Work
by Dean Bakerposted Jan 15, 2010
- Giving employers incentives to offer paid time off would boost employment, stimulate the economy, and help the U.S. move toward a healthier life-work balance.
Obama Needs Our Help
by Jonathan Roweposted Jan 14, 2010
- Jonathan Rowe: With presidents constrained by forces we can’t even see, the story of presidential achievement is in large measure the story of the movements that make action possible.
Reaping the Dividends of Reduced Emissions
by Mike Sandlerposted Jan 13, 2010
- California residents stand to gain a lot from the state's efforts to cap greenhouse gases: less pollution, greener infrastructure, and a yearly check in the mailbox.
"Regulators Should No Longer Ignore Rigorous Science"
by Sandra Diazposted Jan 11, 2010
- In a broad new study, scientists conclude that the impacts of mountaintop removal are "pervasive and irreversible."
EPA Implements Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
by Rik Langendoenposted Jan 06, 2010
- An EPA rule requiring large polluters to report greenhouse gases went into effect December 29, 2009.