Why do we need a billionaire’s tax?

Why do we need a billionaire’s tax?

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Frank Clemente is Executive Director at Americans For Tax Fairness.


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Frank Clemente

A Billionaire’s Tax could fund many policy objectives, including universal preschool, paid family leave, expanded Medicare services, making increased child tax credits permanent, and new policies to address climate change. 

Jim Hightower

Alert: Kartoonus Americanus Is Going Extinct!

Right before our eyes, an invaluable American species is fast disappearing from view. Kar-toon-us A-mer-i-kan-as.

These are the newspaper cartoonists who’ve long delighted readers and infuriated power elites. And there’s nothing natural about their sudden decline – it’s not the result of a declining talent pool, and certainly not due to a lack of political targets. Rather, what’s happening is that their media habitat is being intentionally destroyed.

Michael Steele

A Deep Rot Inside the GOP Leadership.

Michael Steele was the Republican Lt. Governor of Maryland and the Chairman of The Republican National Committee from 2009 to 2011. He is an MSNBC commentator and an advisor to the never-Trump Lincoln Project. He’s not even sure “saving” the Republican Party is a good idea.

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A nation in a deep economic and moral crisis.

A nation in a deep economic and moral crisis. 

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Celine-Marie Pascale is a professor of sociology at American University in Washington, D.C., and author of Living on the Edge: When Hard Times Become a Way of Life.


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Celine-Marie Pascale

Celine-Marie Pascale traveled the country to talk with people who are experiencing economic hardship. Her book Living on the Edge is about more than individual experiences. It’s about a nation in a deep economic and moral crisis. 

Jim Hightower

How Corporate Greed is Causing Tornado Deaths

Corporate America has proudly elevated good moral values to a special place. That place is the trash can.

Indeed, free market gurus assert that the only ethical obligation a corporation has to society is to deliver as much profit as possible to its big investors – everybody else be damned.

Robert Costa

A Nation in “Peril.”

The transition from Trump to Biden was one of the most dangerous periods in American history. “Peril” tells that story. The book’s co-author (with Bob Woodward) is Robert Costa, a national political reporter at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 2014. He previously served as moderator and managing editor of Washington Week on PBS and as a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. 

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The best interviews of 2021 – Part 2

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A historic fight against privatized public services. Moving toward a racial justice agenda. How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop. 


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Dennis Kucinich

In his new memoir, Dennis Kucinich writes about how he took on powerful interests to save a public utility. That happened over forty years ago, but the story still carries critical relevance today.

Ben Jealous

Ben Jealous welcomes efforts at the federal level to rein in abusive policing but says they won’t go far enough unless they are matched by transformative reform at the local level. 

Erica Payne

In 2010, Erica Payne organized some of the richest Americans to demand higher taxes on millionaires like themselves.  Her new book offers an insider’s view of how the wealthy have rigged the tax code in their favor and offers a blueprint to unrig it.


The best interviews of 2021 – Part 1

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This week we discuss Voting rights with Amel Ahmed and David Daley. And Greg Sargent discusses how President Biden is reaching out to rural America with his policy agenda.


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Amel Ahmed

The passage of H.R.1 would mark a necessary advance in defense of the right to vote.  But does that go far enough? Amel Ahmed says more can be done to go on the offense in the struggle over voting rights. 

David Daley

In his newest book, David Daley tells important stories about activists who are winning crucial battles for voting rights. And as they do, Daley says Republicans continue to rig the rules in their favor and put democracy at risk.

Greg Sargent

President Biden’s Covid policy includes a significant focus on rural America. Greg Sargent says it’s an excellent example of how Biden’s policy agenda can unify a divided America.