Newsletter

  • A Dam Big Problem

    A more than two-year-long investigation by the Associated Press has identified 1,688 dams across 44 states and Puerto Rico that are in poor or unsatisfactory condition and could result in life-...

  • Sanders, Buttigieg Release Plans for Veterans Affairs

    Bernie Sanders unveiled on Monday a proposal to expand services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Among numerous policy details in the proposal, Sanders said he would: Fill 50,000...

  • A sign marks the U.S Treasury Department in Washington

    What Warren’s Wealth Tax Would Do to Billionaires

    Elizabeth Warren says her wealth tax – 2% on household wealth over $50 million, rising to 6% on household wealth over $1 billion – would raise trillions of dollars to pay for new social programs,...

  • Congress Wants to Push Shutdown Deadline into December

    The House will vote the week of November 18 on a short-term spending bill intended to avert a government shutdown later that week, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said in a letter to...

  • Bill Gates, co-chair and trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaks during the Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting in New York

    What Bill Gates Gets Wrong About Wealth Taxes

    Elizabeth Warren wasn’t the only one pushing back on Bill Gates’s comments about her wealth tax proposal. The New York Times Editorial Board notes that tax rates were considerably higher when Gates...