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Don’t Compromise Social Security Don’t Compromise Social Security
by Doug Pibel
What the tax compromise could mean for the future of Social Security.
“Let Our Tax Cuts Go” “Let Our Tax Cuts Go”
by Chuck Collins
Why some wealthy Americans aren’t happy to see their tax cuts continued.
The Road to Real Health The Road to Real Health
by John de Graaf
Health care's just part of the picture. Five policies that would be good for our health, happiness, and wallets.
Victory Bonds for Clean Energy Victory Bonds for Clean Energy
by Todd Larsen
What if Americans could support a clean energy future the way they once supported the U.S. war effort?
Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility Missing: A Vision of Economic Possibility
by David Korten
This election showed us that neither of our two major parties has a credible vision for our economic future. And that’s why this is a moment of opportunity.
Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day Our Families Can’t Afford to Stay Home on Election Day
by Sarah van Gelder
Sure, lots of us are frustrated by the economy, the war, and lack of progress in Washington, D.C. But there’s too much at stake to stay home on election day.
Real Family Values Real Family Values
by Sarah van Gelder
9 progressive policies to support our families.
Foreclosuregate: Time to Break Up the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks? Foreclosuregate: Time to Break Up the Too-Big-to-Fail Banks?
by Ellen Brown
If risky behavior by big finance threatens economic stability, the financial reform bill allows regulators to break up big banks.
The Small Business Case for Ending Tax Cuts for the Wealthy The Small Business Case for Ending Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
by Chuck Collins
Small business owners, often used as a prop by anti-tax lobbyists, say letting the Bush-era tax cuts expire is a good business decision.
A Powerful Tool to Get Low-Income Voters to the Ballot Box A Powerful Tool to Get Low-Income Voters to the Ballot Box
by Lisa Danetz, Scott Novakowski
Low-income citizens are often left out of the political process. But by enforcing an already existing law that links voter registration to public assistance programs, we can add millions of voices to democratic decision-making.
Raise My Taxes, Please Raise My Taxes, Please
by Naomi Sobel
Why one wealthy American wants the Bush tax cuts to expire and the estate tax to be reinstated.
Maryland Protects Student Info From Recruiters Maryland Protects Student Info From Recruiters
by Pat Elder
Graduating high school students with increasingly grim job prospects are vulnerable to recruitment tactics. A new law limits military access to student data.
10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem 10 Ways to Solve the Jobs Problem
by Fran Korten
Imagine a no-holds-barred “summit” that comes up with ideas to solve both our job and environmental problems. What might it come up with?
Can We Cut CEO Pay Down to Size? Can We Cut CEO Pay Down to Size?
by Sam Pizzigati
Corporate executives are rewarded for cutting jobs and acting irresponsibly, according to a new study. How can we curb excessive pay and hold CEOs accountable?
Lessons from the Gulf: How Can We Better Prepare for Disasters? Lessons from the Gulf: How Can We Better Prepare for Disasters?
by Chris Kromm
Poverty and inequality magnified Hurricane Katrina’s effect on the Gulf. A resilient New Orleans means addressing these social issues first.
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