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Sarah Anderson

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Past articles by Sarah:

The Fox is Still in the Henhouse at the Post Office

Skyleigh Heinen, a U.S. Army veteran who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and anxiety, relies on the Postal Service for timely delivery of her meds to be able to function. She was one of thousands of Americans from all walks of life who spoke out recently to demand an end to a forced slowdown in mail delivery.The level of public outcry in defense of the public Postal Service → Read More

My great-grandfather faced danger as a mail carrier. He'd be shocked by Trump’s war on USPS.

Donald Trump’s mail slowdown upends a centuries-old work ethic and undercuts essential postal services during a pandemic, just when we need them most. → Read More

Does the Coronavirus Crisis Have to End with a Wealthier Wealthy?

We all have to come together. We need to help each other. We don’t have time for politics as usual.In times of crisis — the current coronavirus pandemic, for instance — these sorts of calls for cooperation become the drumbeat of our daily lives. And most all of us march to that drumbeat because we understand that we do need to cooperate and help each other when crises crash → Read More

Does the Coronavirus Crisis Have to End with a Wealthier Wealthy?

This time around, let’s leverage the power of the public purse to reduce inequality. → Read More

To Reduce Inequality in Elections, All States Should Allow Voting At Home

In the United States of America, we have an election process in which the wealthiest Americans can spend unlimited funds to buy political influence while the poor, particularly poor people of color, face multiple barriers to exercising their most basic democratic right: voting. As a result, the richer the American, the likelier they are to vote. According to the most recent Census data, voters… → Read More

Wall Street weapons company CEOs cash in on Iran war danger

The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying. Experts predict as many as a million people could die if the current tensions were to lead to a full-blown war. Millions more would become refugees across the Middle East, while working families across the U.S. would bear the brunt of our casualties. → Read More

Congress: War Profiteering Is Real. We Need to End It.

The prospect of war with Iran is terrifying.Experts predict as many as a million people could die if the current tensions lead to a full-blown war. Millions more would become refugees across the Middle East, while working families across the U.S. would bear the brunt of our casualties.There is one set of people who stand to benefit from the escalation of the conflict: CEOs of → Read More

‘The Squad’ Keeps the Focus on Bold, Inequality-Busting Policies

Reps. Omar, Tlaib, Pressley, and Ocasio-Cortez fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks.. “We are one of the wealthiest countries in the history of this world. And yet millions of adults in the United States still don’t have health insurance,” Rep. Ilhan Omar told an audience of her Minnesota constituents on Thursday evening. → Read More

'The Squad' Keeps the Focus on Bold, Inequality-Busting Policies

Representatives Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley fight hard for their constituents in the face of racist attacks. → Read More

How Congress Manufactured a Postal Crisis—And How to Fix it

In 2006, Congress passed a law that imposed extraordinary costs on the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (PAEA) required the USPS to create a $72 billion fund to pay for the cost of its post-retirement health care costs, 75 years into the future. This burden applies to no other federal agency or private corporation. | By Sarah Anderson, Scott → Read More

House Dems Slam Big Bank CEOs Over Pay Disparity

A decade after a reckless bonus culture crashed the economy, Wall Street titans still rake in massive paychecks while many of their employees struggle to make ends meet. → Read More

How Wall Street Drives Gender and Race Pay Gaps

Bonuses were down last year in the New York-based securities industry, according to just-released data from the New York State Comptroller. But the average end of year payout in this lucrative and overwhelmingly white and male sector is still dramatically higher than in decades past, while pay in low-wage jobs with greater workforce diversity has stagnated. Wall Street pay v. the minimum wage *… → Read More

What’s Worse Than Ticket Scalpers? Stock Scalpers.

A new Wall Street Tax proposal would crack down on the high frequency traders that are cheating the rest of us... → Read More

What’s Worse Than Ticket Scalpers? Stock Scalpers.

A new Wall Street Tax proposal would crack down on the high frequency traders that are cheating the rest of us. → Read More

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through Tax Policy

States have an opportunity to act to close the loopholes that hide and protect the wealth of the top 1%, remedy the impact of the new federal tax law that lowers taxes on the wealthy, and make critical investments in infrastructure, energy systems, and programs that create broader opportunity and shared prosperity. Concentrations of wealth are distorting our economy and → Read More

What States Can Do to Reduce Poverty and Inequality Through Tax Policy

State governments have many options for recouping the windfalls large corporations and the wealthy received through the 2017 Republican federal tax law. → Read More

Sarah Anderson: If you hate campaign season, blame money in politics

Feb. 14, 2019 – Amy Klobuchar could’ve waited for the temperature to rise above 15 degrees before launching her 2020 presidential bid. Instead, she chose to risk frostbite and make her pitch in the middle of a snowstorm — all for an election more than 600 days away. The Minnesota senator is just one of around a dozen Democrats who’ve already thrown their hats into the presidential ring or hinted… → Read More

If You Hate Campaign Season, Blame Money in Politics

Amy Klobuchar could’ve waited for the temperature to rise above 15 degrees before launching her 2020 presidential bid. Instead, she chose to risk frostbite and make her pitch in the middle of a snowstorm—all for an election more than 600 days away.The Minnesota senator is just one of around a dozen Democrats who’ve already thrown their hats into the presidential ring or hinted → Read More

If You Hate Campaign Season, Blame Money in Politics

The fact that 2020 candidates are announcing now is a testament to the huge expense of elections. Can a new law change that? → Read More

The Postal Worker’s Christmas

My grandfather was part of a long tradition of postal workers who sacrificed Christmas Eve with their families to deliver holiday packages. → Read More