Our enormous, humongous trade deficit is a measure of how many jobs, factories, companies and industries we are losing to our pro-Wall Street trade policies.
If the goal was to determine if voters back "the White House plan" for highway funding through corporate tax relief, the pollsters didn't ask the right question. Here's what they should have asked.
After President Obama proposed making more workers eligible for overtime, the National Retail Federation said “there’s no magic pot of money” to pay overtime. There is, however, always a big fat magic pot of money to pay CEOs.
The Greek crisis deepens. The European Bank refuses the aid needed to reopen Greek banks. Germany's Angel Merkel sees no basis for a new deal. The full catastrophe grows nearer.
Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley calls for police reform but remains unapologetic about policing practices that led to the incarceration of thousands of black people in Baltimore for often petty infractions.
A petition launched today calls on President Obama and Congress to urge the European Central Bank to support the Greek banking system while negotiations continue toward "a fair agreement" for the Greek people.
If we continue in the direction we’re headed we’ll soon have a health insurance system dominated by two or three mammoth for-profit corporations capable of squeezing employees and consumers for all they’re worth.
150 ago today, "The Nation" magazine was born. Today, "The Nation: A Biography (The First 150 Years)" is published. The author D.D. Guttenplan shares his thoughts on reading 150 years of history through the lens of the left.
The Greeks have refused to accept the harsh punishment that Europe prescribed for them. Europe's effort to topple the Syriza government has failed. Now Europe must decide how it will react to the voice of democracy.
A fight over school governance in Jefferson County, Colo., reveals the powerful forces who want to call the shots in education systems strained by unending austerity and an unremitting "reform" agenda.
It’s been almost a week since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Was that enough time for wingnuts to calm down and realize the Court gave them an escape hatch from the “culture war”? Of course not.
It's refreshing to see a Republican candidate identify inner-city poverty as a major underlying criminal justice issue. But Sen. Paul’s conservative economic policies would only exacerbate poverty in struggling black communities.
For Independence Day President Obama should help Congress become independent of campaign contributions from federal contractors.
As election season heats up, it’s encouraging to see early childhood education getting serious attention. However, conversations about early childhood investments need to be ratcheted up a few notches.
The June jobs report shows more of the same: steady but slow jobs growth. Wages and hours were flat. The recovery continues but workers still are seeing few of the rewards.
When I ended my third term as president of CWA, I pledged to help build the "movement of 50 million for economic justice and democracy." Today, I am endorsing Bernie Sanders for president and volunteering to help in his campaign.
The Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to marry and its rainbow-striped afterglow unleashed conservative tantrums. Why aren’t they making more noise about the string of fires destroying southern black churches?
Greece is now on the brink. The referendum on July 5 offers Greek voters only a choice of calamities. The common narrative of this crisis is deeply misleading. Greece's failure is, in the end, Europe's shame.
The lender is supposed to evaluate risk and say no if the borrower is irresponsible, not complain later about the borrower being irresponsible. Are Greece's lenders bad at their job?
It’s official. Chris Christie is running for president. The only reason for Christie’s run appears to be either his outsized ego or deep delusion about his chances of winning.
It is time for the Department of Labor to officially update the overtime threshold and stop businesses from depriving working Americans of the wages they have honestly earned.
Republicans have failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in spite of two appeals to the Supreme Court and 67 votes to do so in Congress. They need to stop trying to slaughter a law that’s helping millions.
With "fast track" done, the big corporations are now pushing for massive tax giveaways. This is another exercise of raw corporate power by the few to take what they want from the many.
The Supreme Court's recent decision on housing discrimination is important in the fight against economic apartheid in America – racial segregation on a much larger geographic scale than ever before.
Cuts in federal food assistance programs have led to decisions to make some foods off-limits to low-income families using the aid. And that's just one of the consequences of years of conservative budget austerity.
There was much rejoicing among proponents of equality and fairness on Friday, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. Among fans of discrimination and inequality, there was despair.
What do we do now that fast-track trade authority has passed? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And then, win or lose, we build a fair trade movement.
It’s been a rough week for right wingers. First, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. The next day, it legalized gay marriage across the country. Nothing enrages wingnuts like the “wrong” people enjoying health and happiness.
Support for same-sex marriage is a winning issue: 55 percent of 2016 potential voters say they are less likely to support a presidential candidate that opposes same-sex marriage, according to Democracy Corps.
Hundreds of people converged on the district of Rep. Bob Goodlatte to demand that he hold hearings on bills that would repair the gutting of the Voting Rights Act that had been done by the Supreme Court.
Here is the best way to "pay for" the surface transportation bill: Sell bonds and use the proceeds. Pay off the bonds using the economic benefits of investing in infrastructure.
If there ever were an impossible dream, marriage equality was it just a few short years ago. While this ruling does not put to rest the struggle for LGBT equality, it does teach us the value of a persistent pursuit of justice.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act for the second time, it's time for Republican governors to stop denying coverage to millions more and expand their Medicaid programs.
When CNBC released the results of its latest ratings of "top states for business," the winner wasn't one of the states where conservatives have cut government spending, lowered taxes on the wealthy and weakened unions.
After observing painful trade votes for more than 20 years, this vote left me feeling that opponents should be holding their heads higher than ever before as they regroup for the next phase of the fight.
As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, you can count on seeing a lot of glowing stories about the great education progress made in New Orleans. You should be very suspicious of this marketing campaign.
Republicans who have complained that the Left wants to drum religious voices out of the "public square" while thundering against women's reproductive rights, suddenly want the Pope to stick to Sunday mass.
Two years ago Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal urged the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal went on to become the primary leader of “the stupid party.” Now, he’s running to be leader of the free world.
It is indeed noteworthy that a bipartisan, six-year surface transportation bill is on its way to the full Senate. But the bill is being sent to the Senate with no guidance on how to pay for it.
The candidate for president has a long and complicated history with immigration reform. His speech before the National Association of Latino Elected Officials helps people concerned about immigrant rights make sense of it.