New study takes aim at debunking old myths about America’s racial wealth gap

Nearly everyone agrees that black Americans are less financially well-to-do than white Americans. But why does this fact remain so stubbornly true? While there’s little-to-no consensus, popular beliefs – buttressed by decades-old political arguments and social policies – tend to point to black Americans as the source…

Average US Taxpayer Spends Over $3k Every Year On W-A-R

As Americans rushed to pay their taxes on Tuesday before the official deadline, peace groups reminded the public of the uncomfortable fact that an “astronomical amount” of the money sent to the IRS each year goes not to funding education or a single-payer healthcare system…

POLL: Teacher Strikes Are Very Popular

Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they’d support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research come amid recent teacher strikes and other protests over…

Trump administration health announcement is latest blow to transgender Americans

The Trump administration’s campaign to make life more difficult for transgender Americans entered a new phase this weekend. On Saturday, according to the New York Times, the administration announced that it would gut an anti-discrimination statute when it comes to health care access for transgender…

The most important thing you can do to fight global warming

Americans rarely talk about climate change — and they rarely hear about it in the media — a major new survey finds. But that silence reinforces the dangerously wrong notion that climate change isn’t an existential threat requiring urgent action. And that’s why I believe…

Trump spends a second day incorrectly linking ‘caravans’ to DACA

A caravan of Central Americans making an annual pilgrimage to the U.S. border has found itself at the heart of two days worth of tweets from President Trump, who linked the effort to protections for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children….

Young Americans want to save you from climate change

By Jeremy Deaton It was one of the largest youth-led protests since the Vietnam War, as hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the capital to protest gun violence. But it wasn’t the size or scale of the March for Our Lives that made it remarkable. As Robinson Meyer of The Atlantic wrote,…

What Political Issue Is NUMBER ONE For Americans?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifty-five percent of Americans worry “a great deal” about the availability and affordability of healthcare, topping concerns about 14 other issues Gallup tested. Slim majorities also worry about crime and violence, federal spending and the budget deficit, and the availability of guns….

As voters flee Trump’s GOP, those left are more extreme climate science deniers

Americans’ concerns about global warming “are not much different from ‘the record-high levels’ they were at a year ago,” Gallup reported Wednesday. Yet partisan gaps grew slightly as the issue became even more politically polarized — a point that has garnered a lot of media attention. But…

Dianne Feinstein Called Out For Opposing Medicare For All!

The time is long overdue for healthcare for every human being. Every day, 27 million Americans go without healthcare coverage, one incident away from financial ruin. The majority of the country wants Medicare-for-All. Senator Sanders suggests: “Right now, if we want to move away from…