The public option remains in limbo. The Senate Finance Committee is fine-tuning the bill it unveiled last week, which does not include a public option. However, Brian Beutler of TPM reports that Democrats have already submitted three separate amendments that might add a public option.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday September 16, 2009 9:47 am|
Opponents of health care reform are trying to pit the insured against everyone else.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday September 8, 2009 9:43 am|
Low-wage workers are struggling to navigate the current recession. A new study conducted by a team of academics reveals that the majority of workers at the bottom of the economic ladder have been shorted on their paychecks as recently as last week.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday September 2, 2009 9:36 am|
A power shift is underway in Washington. Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick announced on Monday that a special election to replace the late Sen. Ted Kennedy would not take place until January 19, 2010. With Kennedy’s seat empty, the Democrats no longer have the 60 votes they need to break a filibuster in the Senate. Up until this point, the White House was hoping for a compromise bill that the entire Democratic caucus, and maybe even a few Republicans, could agree on.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday August 18, 2009 8:00 am|
A new study by Economist Emmanuel Saez revealed this week that income inequality in the U.S. is more severe today than at any time since World War I, and the current recession is taking its heaviest toll on the worst-off members of our society.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday August 11, 2009 9:14 am|
The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, according to a report issued by the Labor Department on Friday.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday August 5, 2009 10:22 am|
By now it’s clear that the Senate Finance Committee won’t cough up a heathcare bill before the summer recess.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday July 30, 2009 8:53 am|
By Nezua, TMC Mediawire Blogger
Nobody said becoming a post-racial nation would be easy. The United States has its first black president, but as the son of a Kenyan immigrant, his citizenship and legitimacy are still being questioned. In the meantime, the White House is advancing programs like the 287(g) agreement, which have been linked to racial profiling and civil rights violations. It’s a form of oppression made possible, perversely, by the very administration that many hoped would combat such injustices.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday July 29, 2009 9:30 am|
The Senate Finance Committee is reportedly very close to finishing its healthcare legislation. But as the bill’s details leak, anticipation is quickly turning to dejection in progressive healthcare circles.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday July 28, 2009 9:38 am|
If we want our economy to be strong and stable, we have to start thinking about it as a product of community—not a get rich quick scheme.