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Enduring Lessons From the Pittsburgh and Flint Water Crises

Daniella Zessoules Demos
We can take heart in the knowledge that everyday people have the power to force their elected officials to keep public goods public. Pittsburgh’s Our Water Campaign showed us how, with strategies that other cities can replicate, adapt, and pass on.

Band-Aid on a Tumor

Jake Johnson Common Dreams
Critics Blast Biden Rebrand of Trump's Medicare Privatization Scheme . "Changing the name doesn't change the fact that the Direct Contracting program is backdoor privatization of Medicare," said one progressive advocate.

The Dark History of Medicare Privatization

Barbara Caress The American Prospect
Medicare Advantage was supposed to be a money-saver. It’s now become a costly, unaccountable cash cow for private insurance companies that is swallowing traditional Medicare.

Will Investing in Community Groups Keep Immigrants Out of Detention?

Angelika Albaladejo Capital & Main
Biden’s administration and the Democrat-led Congress are funneling the lion’s share of taxpayer money for “alternatives to detention” into an existing for-profit surveillance program — while spending little on community services.
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