IdeaLog

Never Say Tax Reform

Posted on September 13, 2017

We are about to embark on a nationwide debate over taxes. Newspapers want to call this a debate over “tax reform.” It is not. Progressives should never say “tax reform” and never accept this...

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Hurricane Harvey illustrates the need for government

Posted on August 30, 2017

Anti-government extremists now control both our federal government and most states. In general, they believe in a Ronald Reagan quote—taken completely out of context—that “government is the problem.” And yet, Hurricane Harvey illustrates that...

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Truth-telling the Confederacy

Posted on August 16, 2017

As white supremacists and neo-Nazis crawl out of the woodwork and try to infest our communities with hate, it is important to contest their revisionist history. You know that Trumpism is based on white...

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PLI Bulletin

Emergency Price Gouging, Helping DACA Dreamers, Drug Price Law and More

Posted on September 13, 2017

Protection from Price Gouging During Emergencies Act: It is all-too-common that sellers try to make windfall profits during emergencies, like hurricanes, earthquakes and floods. Most states do not have an effective law to protect...

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How to Move Issues, Demilitarization of Police, Hurricane Harvey and More

Posted on August 30, 2017

Demilitarization of Police Act: A few days ago, Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions announced that they have reversed an Obama rule that limited the types of surplus military equipment available to local police forces....

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Truth-telling the Confederacy, Paid Sick Days, Sound Tax Policy and More

Posted on August 16, 2017

White Supremacists Are Terrorists Resolution: The Illinois Senate adopted a resolution that condemns violence and intimidation by white supremacist organizations and calls on law enforcement agencies to protect Americans from such groups in the...

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In the News

PLI’s work featured in Glamour Magazine

Posted on July 27, 2017

Abortion Rights Are Under Attack, but Some States Are Fighting Back By Lily Herman It’s no secret that President Donald Trump, his administration, and Republican lawmakers are trying to dismantle women’s reproductive rights in 2017....

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PLI work praised on the Katie Speak Show

Posted on July 24, 2017

Fighting Back At The Texas Legislature: A Conversation With Katie Klabusich by Kit O’Connell [This is a description of part of the show. The entire podcast version is here.] Then, the show’s host, Katie Klabusich, and...

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Story in Popsugar

Posted on June 27, 2017

1 Year After Supreme Court Win For Abortion Rights, What Has Changed? by Lucy Westcott On the morning of June 27, 2016, Aimee Arrambide sat at her computer, constantly refreshing law website SCOTUSBlog and...

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