From Defeat In Wisconsin To Victory In Arizona: What A Difference A Week Makes

If it feels like it’s been just a week since Democrats were crying in their soup over their painful loss in Wisconsin, that’s because it was. But this week, instead, they were able to start their Wednesday with a smile: Democrat Ron Barber held onto the House seat in Arizona which … Continue reading

Progressive Leader: Trustees Report Points To More, Not Less, Health Reform

Prominent conservatives are wrong when they blame healthcare reform for Medicare’s budget woes, according to the head of a progressive Washington policy shop. Rather, Medicare would be better off with more government financing — not less, he adds. The trustees of Social Security and Medicare on Monday released their latest … Continue reading

Protests Planned As Anger Against Supercommittee Rises

A prominent Washington progressive organization plans national protests next week against further cuts to federal safety net programs like Social Security and Medicare. Among those speaking out against any such cuts by the so-called supercommittee is former senator Russ Feingold. MoveOn.org is organizing what it calls national demonstrations on Nov. … Continue reading