As the Debt Ceiling Approaches, a Fiscal Myth Echoes Across the Landscape of Politics

So, Congress is apparently going to both refuse to officially raise the debt limit, and also repeal the debt limit law, but instead will suspend the debt ceiling until next March, well after the 2018 Congressional elections, where a new Congress will decide whether one of the methods for permanently curing debt ceiling crises will be used to end additional episodes of debt ceiling brinksmanship after March 2019.

US and UK Progressives Should Join Forces to Fight Neoliberalism

The political histories of the US and the UK have often mirrored each other; from Reagan and Thatcher to Clinton and Blair, and most recently, Trump and Brexit. Our two nations have often been complicit in the bad, and now too, it seems, in the good. Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have reignited the dormant progressive Left in both our countries and helped us identify a common enemy: Neoliberalism.

End the FEDish: Redirecting Our Anger and Efforts to Save the World

Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) represents a lens from which to view the various operational levers within the macroeconomy. It is simply the observable facts about how the monetary system works. Not "believing in" MMT is, in essence, denying reality.

Another Modest Proposal: The Future of Austerity Politics

The similarities of colonial Britain and the politics in American society today are brought to light by examining a centuries-old satirical essay, A Modest Proposal.

An Open Letter To Progressive Candidates and Incumbents

With the new OCF language, candidates and office holders can give an answer to “How are you gonna pay for it?”

We Must Hold Our Leaders Accountable

In the United States of America, and throughout every state, the infrastructure of our highways, airports, and especially our water supply are in dire need of repair.

THE SHIFT: Understanding and Using America’s Fiat Money

The importance of this is not simply that the U.S. government no longer must keep enough gold in its vaults to back up its money supply. The importance lies in a profound conceptual shift about what money is—and how a modern, democratic society can use that new understanding to address public needs and pursue collective goals.

Permanent Cures for Debt Ceiling Crises

While our attention is on the chaos and consequences of debt ceiling crises, is a good time to consider how we might eliminate them entirely. Here’s a rundown on the four most important methods one can use.

Some Advice for Linsey Fagan and Other Progressive Candidates

So, she can see that if she advocates for the spending needed to solve our problems, then she may be stepping into a mine field right off the bat.  How should she cope with that situation, which she is sure to hit soon if she hasn’t already gotten there? Well here is where MMT can help her and other progressive candidates.

Trigger Warning: Women's Rights Have Little To Do With Race

Women's rights, by definition, can't be expected to advocate issues that affect the rights of men and male-identifying individuals. Nor can they effectively advocate for race issues.

No Trump, You Don't Get To Evoke FDR

It's been said that Trump's infrastructure plan has all the hallmarks of an FDR-era public works program. Here's why that's not true.

The Women’s March and its “Resistance”

Anyone who's been on social media during the past few days has been privy to the difference of opinions on the second annual Women’s March events which recently took place. There is a strong divide between those who think the marches are advantageous and those who view them as counter-productive to the women’s movement.

Discard the Fiction in the Coffin, Find the Real MLK

Thoughts on the sanctification of Martin Luther King   

The People's Convergence Conference Was A Breakthrough For Progressive Cooperation

The People’s Convergence Conference brought so many new ideas and strategies together, which will only strengthen the burgeoning coalition. One thing is for sure, a new era of progressive cooperation is beginning to take shape.

Incarceration, INC.

Nobody should have a vested interest in anybody else's incarceration.

Identity and Politics: Building Bridges

One of the big buzzwords tossed around these days is identity politics. Something I’ve noticed is that these words essentially have two meanings and thus it can be an issue if someone discusses the topic while using one meaning but someone else is approaching it from the other side.

When Votes Disappear

Until they outlaw public monitoring of vote totals completely, this is one of the few methods we have to isolate problems ourselves.

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 6

What follows is Part 6, the final installment of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, frequently using Powell’s own words, which instead offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people and restore the freedoms and protections to which we are entitled. Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.

Democrats: Nominating Kamala Harris in 2020? Or Chasing The White Working Class?

On a near daily basis since 2016, we've heard networks like CNN or MSNBC talk about the failure and necessity for Democrats to court voters in the white working class. It would appear Chuck Schumer missed the mark when he predicted that each blue collar Democrat who turned their back on the party would be replaced by a white collar conservative, itching to ditch Trump. Oops.

The Red Scare is Back to Distract (Updated)

(This article has been updated to include more distractions from the DNC and the establishment media)

#BREAKING: GOP Congressman Seeks to Silence SEC on Climate Change

On July 27th, Posey introduced H.R. 3502, “To direct the Securities and Exchange Commission to withdraw guidance regarding disclosure related to climate change.”

Duopoly is Dumbed-Down Government

Life is not black & white. We need government in full color.

Can This New Group Elect Bernies in South Carolina?

In the late 1970s, Bernie Sanders and his supporters started the Independent Coalition to address a then Red rural state in Vermont. And they did this to create the conditions for real progressives to be able to viably run for office. It resulted in Bernie being elected to Mayor of Burlington as a Socialist, electing down-ticket progressives to support him, and eventually breaking into Congress as an Independent.

#BREAKING: Congress Has Worked 8 Minutes in the Last Week

The men and women that we elect to represent us for 2-6 years in Congress are continuing to not take their jobs seriously.

A Chat With Conservatives: Bernie Bashing

A day or so ago, I wrote about how I grew up a Christian, Conservative Libertarian, and how meeting key people in my life, as well as discovering Bernie Sanders, led me to Progressivism. Well... my more Conservative viewership DID NOT like hearing about someone changing teams, AND they came to let me know.

Response To The Powell Memo: A Progressive Blueprint — Part 5

What follows is Part 5 of a direct rebuttal to the original Powell Memo, which offers a progressive plan to take back the country from the ravages the corporate oligarchy has committed on the American people.