The Canadian Progressive: TPP Trade Deal Would Undermine Public Health Systems Around The World, Groups Tell US Congress

Doctors Without Borders and more than fifty groups urge the US Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the grounds that the trade agreement would undermine public health systems around the world. The post TPP Trade Deal Would Undermine Public Health Systems Around The World, Groups Tell US Congress appeared first on The Canadian ...

The Disaffected Lib: About that "Of the People, By the People, For the People" Business? Forget About It.

Proof positive that America is a corporatist state saddled with a “bought and paid for” Congress. The big US banks have given the Democrats an ultimatum – silence progressives like Elizabeth Warren or we’ll cut off our funding.  Salon.com calls it “Wall Street’s political shakedown.“ If ever you doubted that our obscene campaign finance regime constitutes ...

The Disaffected Lib: Legislative Brain Freeze – 951 Days and Counting

Brace yourself.   If you’re hoping, praying for a progressive advance in America’s Congress, The Atlantic has a sobering reality check for you. The last time a major policy bill made it through the U.S. Senate was 951-days ago.   It was back on July 15, 2010 that the Senate passed the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill. If ...