National Politics


Will New Hampshire Matter (Updated)?

Posted February 9, 2016 by

New Hampshire has come and gone. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won big as expected, and they join Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz in the group that will be the next president. A week ago, everyone was focused on Iowa.
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Why Sanders, Clinton and Cruz Won Iowa

Posted February 2, 2016 by

The big news in Iowa was the strong showing of Bernie Sanders and the defeat of Donald Trump. Now the question is how much the results matter. For Republicans, Mike Huckabee’s Iowa victory in 2008 and Rick Santorum’s in 2012
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Protesting gentrification in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles

Why the Presidential Race Ignores Urban America

Posted January 28, 2016 by

Despite massive media coverage, the 2016 presidential race has ignored the housing and economic crises impacting urban America. Neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton has uttered the phrase “housing crisis” during their debates, as no question has addressed it. Republicans
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VA Hospital in San Francisco

How VA Health Care Outdoes Private Sector

Posted January 28, 2016 by Suzanne Gordon

Because the nation’s media has been focused almost exclusively on the problems of America’s largest, and only publicly funded, fully integrated healthcare system – the Veterans Health Administration — we barely hear anything about the successes of VHA healthcare. Pioneering
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More and more of us are moving off the roads. Yet we’re still spending billions to expand roads and build new highways every year, even as other needs — from expanding public transportation to critical bridge repairs — go unmet. Across the country there are countless proposed highway projects that are not just expensive — they’re outright boondoggles. We need your help to stop them.

Stop Highway Boondoggles

Posted January 21, 2016 by US PIRG

America is in a long-term transportation funding crisis. Our roads, bridges and transit systems are falling into disrepair. Demand for public transportation, as well as safe bicycle and pedestrian routes, is growing. Traditional sources of transportation revenue, especially the gas
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