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Dear U.S. Navy: Don't Dump Your Ships in Our Oceans

For the past 40 years, the U.S. military has turned retired and decommissioned military equipment-- such as ships and tanks-- into artificial reefs.


The Military Wasn't a Way Out of Poverty for Me

For me, the military wasn’t a way out of poverty. Instead, militarism is why so many of us are poor in the first place.


Bombing Syria vs. Raising Wages: When Do the Rules Apply?

The Biden administration is bending rules to drop bombs but not raise wages. That’s a mistake.


Tackling Prison Profiteers Will Take More Than Banning Private Prisons

Biden’s order rolling back for-profit prisons is a good first step. Next we need to end for-profit immigration detention.


After the Muslim Ban

I’m glad Biden repealed Trump’s Muslim ban, but the work of repairing the harm is just beginning.


Open Letter to the Biden Administration on the Need for a Pandemic Pivot

It’s urgent not to return to the previous status quo. It’s time for creative thinking and bold action.


The COVID Deal is a Welcome Stopgap. Congressional Progressives Aim for Much More in 2021.

The Progressive Caucus has unveiled a legislative agenda designed to meet the scale of the pandemic catastrophe and reduce our vulnerability to future crises.


The U.S. Needs COVID Relief and Renewable Energy, Not a Space Force


U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surges Past $1 Trillion Since Start of Pandemic — Total Grows to $4 Trillion

Billionaire's wealth growth since March is more than the $908 billion pandemic relief package proposed by a bipartisan group of members of Congres—which has been stalled over Republican concerns that it is too costly.


‘Building Back Better’ Should Be a Global Challenge

U.S. economic recovery efforts will not succeed if the global economy remains weak and serves only a small rich minority.