David Elliot is the communications director for USAction, a grassroots network with partners and affiliates in 27 states.
On Tax Day, Consider the Hidden Costs of War
Of every tax dollar the federal government collects, 26.5 cents goes to the Pentagon.
A Plan for the Democratic Party
If the Dems win big in November, they should use their newfound political capital.
Steve Gepner’s story illustrates the importance of one of the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.
The Class of 2012’s Choice
Today’s graduates must change the world if they don’t want to wind up flipping burgers.
Legislating Under the Influence
Conservatives who want jobless Americans seeking unemployment benefits to submit to mandatory drug testing have a hidden motive.
Unemployed and under-employed Americans are enduring hiring discrimination as well as financial and emotional distress.
Unemployed for Life?
Millions of jobless Americans can’t get work precisely because they’re out of work.
Congress, Don’t Scrooge the Jobless
Extending unemployment benefits immediately would save what otherwise will be another dismal holiday season for American retailers.
Happy Birthday, Social Security
For millions of Americans, it’s the line of demarcation between sustainability and abject poverty.
Show Some Guts: Stop the Cuts
More and more Americans are saying: We want to pay for the things that are important to us.