Skip to main content

There’s an information war raging, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. Every day we search hundreds of items on the Internet to bring you insightful and reliable material on the side of democracy and social justice. Once a year we appeal to you to contribute to this work. Please help.

 

Tidbits - Mar. 18, 2021 - Reader Comments: Stop Anti-Asian Violence; PRO Act; Filibuster; GOP Pushes More Voter Restrictions; Fukushima; Religion and Anti-Vietnam War Movement; Right-Wing Populism; lots of announcements and Zoom events; more....

Portside
Reader Comments: Stop Anti-Asian Violence; PRO Act; Filibuster; GOP Pushes More Voter Restrictions; Fukushima - Ten Years On; Religion and Anti-Vietnam War Movement; Right-Wing Populism; lots of announcements and Zoom events; more....

books

Can the Senate Restore Majority Rule?

Michael Tomasky New York Review of Books
Senate filibuster, invented to uphold slavery, needs abolishing before any progressive legislation passes. The author offers an insider’s account of how reactionary politicians use the upper house to repress working people and hamstring democracy.

labor

The Filibuster Is a Labor Issue

Hamilton Nolan IN THESE TIMES
Illustration of a man in a suit yelling with a stop circle above his head. The PRO Act will not pass unless we end the filibuster. Those two things are a package deal.

Progressives Push to Squash Senate Filibuster After Minimum Wage Defeat

Marianne LeVine, Laura Barrón-López and Sarah Ferris Politico
“So if that $15 minimum wage isn’t in this package, we are going to have to figure out a way to get it through. And if that means reforming the filibuster, then we should reform the filibuster," Rep. Pramila Jayapal said.
Subscribe to filibuster