Editors' Blog

Broadly speaking: More on the "Satan Sandwich"

Coalition on Human Needs Statement: the Budget Control ActWashington, DC:  The Coalition on Human Needs released this statement by Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director:

It's criminal

After winning control of the House, Republicans forced what has proven to be a disastrous change in conversation from job creation to deficits.And they have held the need to raise the debt ceiling hostage to push their hard right agenda.

Cuba Extends Credits for Private Farms

Cuba: Over 13,000 Farmers Have Received Bank Credits

It's too much

1. A new report from a Michigan news website last month revealed that charter schools in Detroit are failing to provide a substantially better education than the Detroit public schools, troubled by massive budget cuts and caught in the political firestorm of a right-wing takeover.

Hands off Social Security

Here's a statement from the AFL-CIO:

Debt-ceiling Showdown: A Test of Sanity

The so-called “debt ceiling” crisis is upon us. Unless the amount the US can borrow is raised, a second financial crisis looms,  partial default on our debts, the furlough of 800,000 federal workers and contractors, cancelled checks to millions of social security and medicare and medicaid clients, and a host of other evils.

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