As of this week, the race for the GOP presidential nomination has eight official candidates, and no front runner. But it has plenty of gaffes, and promises more to come.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today that the gross domestic product (GDP) fell at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Our enormous, humongous trade deficit is literally draining our economy.
Research associates at the Economic Policy Institute this week detailed how a steep recession and the anemic recovery that followed have left college graduates with the worst job prospects in 70 years.
Republicans seem to let their guard down on Fox -- assuming that the anchors and the audience will be forgiving and giving ill-thought out answers to obvious questions.
The best way to find the soul of the Democratic Part is by seeking out the small-d “democratic” soul instead – that voice of the majority that so often goes unheard in today’s money-driven politics.
The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a done deal. Why is presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still silent on this?
George Pataki - CaricatureGeorge Pataki has announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, bringing the number of official candidates to eight. In case you’re among those asking “George who?”, here’s a primer.
The movement to resist and reform the nation’s public education policies has become woven into the media narrative of grassroots discontent surging across the country. Some progressives are starting to get this.
Conservative Peter Wehner argues in the New York Times that President Barack Obama has pulled the Democratic Party too far to the left. His argument disintegrates in the face of history.
The obstacles faced by the progressive movement aren’t news to anybody who's been paying attention. But recent developments may also stir an unfamiliar sensation in the liberally minded observer: optimism.
Former senator Rick Santorum is running for president again, and he’s promised that this time will be different, because he won’t be saying the “crazy stuff” and “dumb things” he spouted throughout his 2012 campaign.
Remember the study that showed that Congress doesn’t take what the public wants into account at all when passing legislation? That’s what happened last week when the Senate passed Fast Track.
Recent developments around the country raise the question of whether we are beginning to see the slow, early, inchoate, piece-by-piece emergence of a new progressive period.
As we address income inequality, the Fight for $15 shows us that we can reach seemingly unachievable goals. It tells us that we must not let others determine the limits of the politically possible.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a "trade" agreement. "Trade" is a good thing; TPP is not. Using the word "trade" in association with TPP is helping the other side.
America's deeply flawed trade policy is based on the philosophy that workers and the retired should be forced to suffer to facilitate the rich getting richer.
Big money speaks loudly in the money primary. But populists are driving the ideas primary, particularly among Democrats. And the president is discovering the effects in the debate over fast track and trade deals.
This week, two right-wingers who portrayed themselves as exemplars of virtue and regularly lectured Americans on “family values” proved to be far from “pure” themselves.
On economic issues, the gap between conservatives and liberals is lower today than at any point since 1999, Gallup finds. More striking is the change in ideological identification on social issues.
The repercussions of the latest Justice Department deal with felonious big banks were limited to a few headlines and some scattered protestations. That’s not enough. Our financial system is corrupt by design.
The Senate is considering the rigged fast track trade process that would be used to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Please make one more call to your senators and say you want them to vote against it.
An Inspector General's report outlines how post officies could provide essential services to some 68 million Americans who don't have a bank account or depend on check-cashing and payday lending outfits.
It’s well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind — from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even more dangerous disease: Climaticus Non-Vocalism Extremism.
Sometimes a vote is a clear either/or, where you are either voting with Wall Street and the giant, multinational corporations or you are voting with 99 percent of Americans who actually (try to) work for a living.
Rather than calling for unproven gimmicks like charter schools, advocates for racial equity and social justice would do more for their cause by urging leaders to actually address these problems directly.
Los Angeles is an example of what a living wage could do for the entire nation. At the Economic Policy Institute, advocates for raising the minimum wage met to discuss why national action is necessary.
In the largest protest of its kind, thousands of McDonald’s employees stormed the company’s headquarters today to demand that it stop spending millions manipulating stock prices and start paying workers a living wage.
Progressive mayoral candidate Jim Kenney and City Council candidate Helen Gym prepare to join the ranks of city leaders in the vanguard of progressive change in the cities.
Call your senators today and tell them to support critical amendments and against fast track trade authority. Congress should not preapprove massive trade agreements that the public is not allowed to see.
The City of Angels is rising, voting to lift its minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020. This is entirely a victory of the workers who led the fight and the community groups that joined the struggle.
The left is important because it holds the key to energizing disaffected voters across the political spectrum – the voters who believe that neither political party is speaking to their most deeply-felt needs.
Sen. Bernie Sanders introduces bills that would allow every public college and university in the United States to offer free tuition, paid for with a small tax on financial transactions.
This week McDonald's cooks and cashiers will be joined by clergy members at the company's shareholder meeting to call on McDonald’s to invest in the company and its workers instead of wealthy hedge fund executives.
Advice for the Republican National Committee that it will not take: Cull the number of presidential candidates you put on the debate stage by how much money they raised.
The Iowa Working Families Summit was not about a candidate or even a platform. We were all realizing that more than ever, we have a common narrative based on democracy and economic justice.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is right: The rules are rigged. When bankers confess to fraud and get not one day in jail, the rules are rigged for the rich. Workers, families and communities need new rules.
The president says the pubic can’t see the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership because it is still being negotiated. So let us see the parts that are not still being negotiated.
The Iowa Working Families Summit had a huge turnout – 600 people from all over the state – and was a sharp contrast to the Republican Party's Lincoln Dinner on the same day.
Nine months after police in Ferguson, Missouri donned riot gear, and met protestors with paramilitary weapons and equipment, the Obama administration has taken its first real steps towards halting police militarization.
To cover the cost of a program that would help workers who lose their jobs as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Republicans propose a $700 million cut in Medicare.