Prominent Progressive To Fight U.S. Mail Cut

One of the Senate’s most outspoken progressives is vowing to fight the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) decision to end Saturday delivery of mail. “The postmaster general cannot save the Postal Service by ending one of its major competitive advantages.  Cutting six-day delivery is not a viable plan for the future.  … Continue reading

At Anniversary, Social Security Faces Its ‘Fiercest and Best-financed Attack’

Out on the campaign trail, the presidential candidates may have been slinging mud. But Vermont’s left-leaning independent senator, instead, chose Tuesday to observe the 77th anniversary of the Social Security retirement program. Although President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law on Aug. 14, 1935, today the … Continue reading

Citizens United Called Opportunity For Billionaires ‘To Own the United States Government’

As polls begin to show that the current and unprecedented torrent of negative TV attack ads are taking their toll on both presidential candidates, a leading opponent of the Supreme Court decision which makes such unlimited campaign spending spoke out Tuesday to overturn the ruling. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the left-leaning … Continue reading

J.P. Morgan Loss Continues To Reverberate In Washington

The massive $2 billion loss reported last week by the nation’s largest bank continues to roil Capitol Hill. The loss, by JPMorgan Chase, not only has renewed calls for stricter financial regulation — but now the calls of conflict-of-interest on the part of JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon are growing louder. … Continue reading

Left Pushes Back On GOP Gas Price Arguments

Eager to halt President Obama’s recent boost in the polls, Republicans have quick to blame the president and his policies for the steady rise in gas prices seen nationwide. But now those on the left have begun to sharpen their counter-attack, which is that it personal and corporate profit motive, … Continue reading

Oil Industry Leans Hard For Keystone Pipeline OK

The petroleum industry is pushing hard on President Obama to give the green light to a controversial transnational pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast. The head of the oil and gas industry’s influential Washington lobby group, the American Petroleum Institute (API), is warning of political consequences should Obama deny … Continue reading

The Left Split: GOP Hopes To Exploit Labor Support To Push Pipeline Deal

Congressional Republicans, starting with House Speaker John Boehner, clearly want to exploit disagreement on the left over the controversial Keystone XL project to help force President Obama to reverse course and give the proposed transnational pipeline a quick go-ahead. Obama last month announced that his administration would put off, until … Continue reading