If the lame-duck Congress cuts America’s life-saving aid programs, millions of poor and hungry people could see their futures go down the drain.
“Cutting foreign aid to address the budget crisis is like getting your hair cut in an effort to lose weight.”
Economic recovery in the Gulf Coast
Grassroots voices make it real.
Senator Rand Paul takes pride in his 17 year membership of Lions Club International–an organization dedicated to “preserving sight by providing eyeglasses and surgery to the less fortunate around the world”, but yesterday his eyesight was way off. His amendment to strike $6.9 billion from the State Department and USAID in order to fund FEMA […]
As we head into what will likely be a tumultuous fall in Washington, it’s important to remember that climate change is not just a myth to even-handed Republicans.
These are heartless times. Issues that should never be partisan, like helping the poorest of the poor survive, are falling to the wayside in the name of ensuring the top 1% of our wealthiest get to keep their disproportionately large tax cuts. It is extraordinary to see how far we seem to have come down […]
Will budget troubles in Washington change the political calculus of the Farm Bill?
A Republican amendment to the House FY12 Department of Homeland Security spending bill ties the hands of federal officials in working to prepare for extreme weather. Thankfully, the Senate can refuse to accept this language.