How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the PayGo

BY STEPHEN BONI GHION JOURNAL JANUARY 8, 2019 Up until a few weeks ago, I doubt many members of the public had heard of a proposed House of Representatives rule called PayGo, which just got passed overwhelmingly last week with only reps Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ro Khanna, and Tulsi Gabbard voting against it. However, along the … Continue reading How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the PayGo

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Perfectly American Tax on Ultra-Rich

by Naomi LaChance  Truthdig Jan 5, 2018 In an effort to fund policies that would reduce fossil fuel and carbon emissions within the next 12 years, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has proposed a tax rate on the super-rich that is more moderate than U.S. tax policy during parts of the 20th century. In … Continue reading Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Perfectly American Tax on Ultra-Rich

“Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is”: AKA AOC Dance Party USA (Echochamber Friday)

Welcome to Echochamber Friday, where we intentionally read articles we normally would not. So we do not become frogs in a well, living under a bridge. For some reason, your opinion is required on this video, in which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is proved to be a witch because she dances... on the Breakfast Club... Who does … Continue reading “Here is America’s favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is”: AKA AOC Dance Party USA (Echochamber Friday)

Anybody Can Beat Donald Trump in 2020

by Ryan Cooper The Week Dec 18, 2018 If the United States is going to do its part in the international effort to combat the existential risk posed by climate change, it must conduct an all-out crash decarbonization program. The biggest obstacle to that objective is the Republican Party. But the second-biggest is the conservative faction … Continue reading Anybody Can Beat Donald Trump in 2020

If US Has $5.7 Billion for Trump’s Stupid Border Wall, What About Education, Healthcare, and Green Jobs for Real Americans?

"And just like that, GOP discovers $5.7 billion for a wall," says the incoming congresswoman. "But notice how no one's asking the GOP how they're paying for it." by Jessica Corbett Common Dreams Dec 21, 2018 As Donald Trump continues to throw a temper tantrum and threaten a government shutdown if he doesn't get billions of dollars … Continue reading If US Has $5.7 Billion for Trump’s Stupid Border Wall, What About Education, Healthcare, and Green Jobs for Real Americans?

This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work

by Ellen Brown Truthdig Dec 16, 2018 Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is part of a group of Congress members pushing for a Green New Deal. (Charles Krupa / AP Photo) With what author and activist Naomi Klein calls “galloping momentum,” the “Green New Deal” promoted by Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., appears to be forging a … Continue reading This Radical Plan to Fund the ‘Green New Deal’ Just Might Work

‘Lobbyists Are Here. Goldman Sachs Is Here. Where’s Labor? Activists?’ Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez Pull Back Curtain on Corporate-Sponsored Freshman Orientation

"One of the best parts of Ocasio-Cortez's arrival in D.C. as a new leader is that she notices, and is revolted by, the corrupt, corporatist rituals that are so embedded in D.C. culture that most politicians and journalists barely notice them." by Jake Johnson Common Dreams Dec 6, 2018 Pulling back the curtain on the ostensibly "bipartisan" … Continue reading ‘Lobbyists Are Here. Goldman Sachs Is Here. Where’s Labor? Activists?’ Tlaib and Ocasio-Cortez Pull Back Curtain on Corporate-Sponsored Freshman Orientation