The Obama Reunion Isn’t Nearly Enough to Stave Off Catastrophe

Kate Aronoff/November 23, 2020 WIN MCNAMEE/GETTY IMAGESJoe Biden and John Kerry Joe Biden’s picks for top national security appointments, reported by multiple outlets Sunday and Monday, are about what you’d expect: Longtime allies to the president-elect are getting another crack at the White House, many taking a pay cut after having spent years in the private sector. Former Undersecretary of State Antony Blinken …

M4All saves money while covering everyone. Support for Medicare for All reaching 70%, according to Fox. Health insurance companies double profits. Over 90 million Americans uninsured or underinsured and can’t afford to go to a doctor when they get sick

By Matt Bruenig the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an estimate of the cost of implementing a single-payer health insurance program in the United States. The CBO’s report is more exhaustive than any other recent study on the subject and concludes that replacing our current system with a single-payer system would insure every American while reducing overall health spending in the country. …

74% support regulating CO2 as pollutant and 82% support rebates for PV or EVs. Even amidst pandemic, a majority of registered voters support making climate action a high or very high priority 66% said developing sources of clean energy should be a high or very high priority

82% support providing tax rebates to people who purchase energy-efficient vehicles or solar panels. 82% support funding more research into renewable energy sources. 80% support generating renewable energy (solar and wind) on public land in the U.S. 78% support providing federal funding to put solar panels on the roofs of public schools. 74% support regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant. …

H.R.1 Fact Sheet

H.R. 1 FACT SHEET CLEAN AND FAIR ELECTIONS  Improve Access –H.R. 1 expands access to the ballot box by taking aim at institutional barriers to voting, including cumbersome voter registration systems, disenfranchisement and limited voting hours. H.R. 1 will create automatic voter registration across the country, ensure that individuals who have completed felony sentences have their full voting rights restored, expand …

10 Things You Should Know About Socialism

Richard Wolfe, 2020, Yes Magazine. Capitalism replaced slaves and serfs with employees, masters and lords with employers. It is no historical surprise that employees would end up yearning and fighting for something better. That something better is socialism, a system that doesn’t divide people, but rather makes work a democratic process where all employees have an equal say and together …

Can Progressives save Biden from disastrous economic policies, seize the opportunity to ride a return of class politics into U.S. society, and effectively resist both major parties’ efforts to silence them?

DECEMBER 11, 2020 Can Progressives Save Biden From Disastrous Economic Policies? BY RICHARD D. WOLFF Since the 1970s, U.S. real wages have largely stagnated. After a century of real wages rising every decade, that stagnation changed the lives of the U.S. working class in traumatic ways. Likewise, since the 1970s, labor productivity grew steadily, aided sequentially by computers, robots, and …

Just recovery policies

Foundations for a Just Recovery Many of the policy solutions we advocate for a just recovery are cross-cutting by nature. They aim to shift mindsets, cultural norms, how people are treated, how our voices are heard, and how bedrock environmental laws are upheld, creating an overarching structure from which to fight for social, environmental, and economic justice. Honor those whose …

DOT Transition

Agency transition teams are in charge of reviewing current projects and ongoing initiatives, meeting with career federal employees and preparing the members of the incoming cabinet for their roles and priorities, according to Federal News Network. The rest of the DOT transition team is: Dave Barnett, United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters of the U.S. and Canada Austin Brown, Policy Institute at …

Long history: fundamental problems are a bloated elite class, with too few elite jobs to go around; declining living standards among the general population, and a government that can’t cover its financial positions

“There is a very close correlation between adopting democratic institutions and having to fight a war for survival” Nov 2020, The Atlantic, Interview with Peter Turchin, excerpt From the June 2020 issue: We are living in a failed state The year 2020 has been kind to Turchin, for many of the same reasons it has been hell for the rest …

Bernie and AOC demonstrated that bold social-democratic ideas can win a mass base today — an uncompromising demand for provision of essential social goods for all Americans — from health care and college tuition to childcare and family leave

The harsh truth, proved harshly across these six Aprils, is that a social-democratic majority does not yet exist within the Democratic electorate, never mind the United States as a whole. Sanders has given the Left new relevance in national politics, but to make the leap from relevance to power, we need to build that majority — and this is not the …