Build Back Better is on the ropes. But other parts of a just transition are moving forward.
The next few months will be crucial to securing the big, bold policy wins needed to build a more equitable, sustainable country for all.
Over the next two years, they will study the problem of economic disparity and develop policy solutions.
On Thursday the House passed a massive $2.7 trillion budget and debt ceiling bill with overwhelming support from Democrats and only 65 Republican votes.
Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality.
Kicking the can down the road appears to be a bipartisan sport in Washington.
Advocates will continue to push for the tax on Wall Street that could raise billions in revenue over 10 years.
Israel’s attack on the unarmed flotilla last weekend could be a “Kent State moment.” When white middle-class students were gunned down on a college campus, it woke up a whole new segment of American society to police killings of minority students. Similarly, while the Israeli military has been killing Arab civilians for years, now that they have attacked European and American peace activists it has created a whole new dynamic.
While Congress fiddles with legislation, Iraq burns. The price for this political theater, guest columnist Zia Mian writes, will be paid by Iraqis.
The new Congress faces a stark choice: war with Iran or a regional peace deal involving Israel, Palestine, Iraq, and Syria.
After January 3, the Democrats will have to do something about Iraq. Early signs are not positive, unless the anti-war movement kicks it up a notch.