On NPR's "On Point," Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out his argument for a potential presidential bid and Robert Borosage explained how Sanders' policy agenda might influence a possible Hillary Clinton campaign.
As a "Live the Wage Challenge" highlights the struggle of living on the minimum wage, a campaign is beginning around legislation to curb work schedule abuses that make life even harder for low-wage workers.
In San Pedro Sula, Honduras, 60 bodies lie in a heap on the floor of a morgue – the body count for just one day. Can we in good conscience send children back there – when we helped create the conditions they are escaping?
At Netroots Nation, Rep. Dan Kildee showed he "gets it" about manufacturing. "Facts should invade a conversation [about] this 20-year experiment with unbalanced trade agreements. We need to hold Democrats' feet to the fire."
Activists huddled over coffee to plot new ways of defeating metaphorical “snakes” while other attendees networked over drinks as they sought to climb career ladders.
What keeps Democrats unified is not rigid political homogeneousness or leader worship, but a tolerance for differences of opinion and an acceptance of political pragmatism
Public-private partnerships for transportation projects offer a way for politicians to dodge tough choices about how to pay for the transportation network the public uses. It doesn't always work.
People should pay attention to what Sen. Elizabeth Warren is saying on the 2014 campaign trail regarding policy matters, how she is saying it, which candidates are following her lead, and gauging how well her message works.
Fighting back against a rigged system was the theme of Elizabeth Warren's rousing speech to Netroots Nation. Inside the hall, "Ready for Warren" hats and signs were everywhere.
Thank heaven for American wingnuts’ short attention span. The apparent shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over the Ukraine gave everyone a brief respite from the usual sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic rantings.
Responding to chanters interrupting his speech, Vice President Joe Biden asks, "can you imagine the pain and anxiety" of children living under the fear of their parents' deportation?
The pay discrimination against women not only hurts their current well-being and future security, but also means tens of billions less in revenues to fund Social Security, a new report shows.
There's no margin of error for low-income working parents. There's no “plan B,” because there's barely enough resources for “plan A.” If just one thing goes wrong, “plan A” crashes and burns, taking the rest of someone’s life with it.
Boehner's attempts to blame Obama's lack of trustworthiness for the failure of passing immigration reform were completely phony. He trusts Obama just fine. It's the anti-immigrant bigots in his party whom he doesn't trust.
Those tempted to jump into the fray of the education debate should be aware they're late to the scene and way behind the narrative. Grievances with adequate, equitable funding and lack of democratic control are driving the debate.
House Democrats released their 2014 election year agenda Wednesday. It received virtually no news coverage. But it represents a first step in defining the terms of the election for voters on the vital issue of the economy.
An appropriations amendment by Rep. Alan Grayson would have required the federal government to pay a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour to its employees. A Republican opponent offered an absurd objection.
It takes the Citizenship and Immigration Services agency an average of seven years to grant immigrants green cards. Some undocumented immigrants who arrive as children may be well into their 40s before they get a green card.
Several members of Congress and a few dozen staff members participated in a poverty simulation on Capitol Hill designed to give a taste of the stress, confusion, and backbreaking toughness of being poor in America.
Republicans are raising alarms about Social Security’s disability trust fund. But a staff member for one senator admits seeking to use the issue "to catalyze a broader discussion" about cutting Social Security benefits.
China's currency needs to rise all the way to the appropriate market level. The result will be U.S.-made goods becoming more competitive in world markets, so jobs and factories return.
They’ve outed the extremist governor and legislators who have cut taxes for corporations and the rich, while raising taxes on low-income people. Now, Moral Mondays is going after political kleptocrats in their districts.
These agreements leave criminal bankers with no incentive to mend their ways. Here are seven reasons why the much-touted new deal isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be, especially for consumers.
One of Juliàn Castro’s first official acts as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development should be to make concrete the Department’s duty to promote fair housing throughout its programs and activities.
The idea is to tax corporations based on where sales are made, not where profits are reported. If a company has 50 percent of its sales in the U.S., the U.S. would tax 50 percent of its worldwide profits.
CAF today called on members of Congress to "quickly renew robust, long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund" as the House prepares to vote on a short-term fix and the White House launches a public relations offensive.
We need to stop caring so much about the well-being of Wall Street, and start caring about the American people and economy. No American should have to go to bed tonight worrying if they’re going to become homeless tomorrow.
The National Women's Law Center is asking you to: Tell Congress to support the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act and protect birth control access for all women, no matter where they work.
The outsourcing of public services to private go-getters has concentrated wealth the whole world over. The best answer to that concentration? That just may be new forms of public ownership.
Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. Their program – conservative austerity – has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.
Ugly Americans ran amok as right-wingers showed off their patriotism by screaming at children, and Republicans promised to block the president's efforts to stem a border crisis that fires up the basest elements of the GOP's wingnut base.
Those seething with so much rage and xenophobia that they’d hurl ugly epithets in the faces of children fleeing bloody violence in Central America bring shame to the whole nation. […]
Boehner's proposed solution to the influx of unaccompanied Central American immigrants renders inoperative his excuses for not passing comprehensive immigration reform.
This deal with Citigroup is being trumpeted as a major win for the American people. It’s not. The money’s not enough, the wrong people are paying, and there will be no prosecutions.
Walgreens receives a quarter of its revenue from health care programs funded by U.S. taxpayers, but is considering renouncing its U.S. "citizenship" to avoid paying taxes for the U.S. services it uses and customers it gets.
Members of both parties in both houses have elected to reduce the debate over transportation spending to a discussion of the size and material of the Band-Aid, rather than what it would take to cure the patient.
The world is going solar. It’s the only option we have if we want to save the human race from a climate disaster. So, let’s start treating it like that, by investing in a secure energy future for America, and the rest of the world.
A wide majority of U.S. voters say black Americans who can’t get ahead should blame themselves for their troubles instead of racial discrimination. That’s one of the more startling findings from a recent Pew Research Center effort to bunch
What’s the matter with Kansas? That's the question posed by Thomas Frank’s 2005 book and the eponymous documentary about how the state became a hotbed of extreme right-wing conservatism. So, what's the matter with Kansas now? Tax cuts.
The rallying point is Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers' Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act: "It's past time for our government to make creating jobs and full employment a human right."