Sen. Brown Blocking Trade Nominee Over TPP Secrecy

Legislators are busy people and must travel. Requiring them to be present while staffers who are versed in trade legalese examine the text of TPP is a way of keeping legislators and their staff from knowing what is in the agreement.

Are Unions An ‘Us’ Or A ‘Them’?

Divide and conquer works. When you face a strong enemy it's good strategy to break them apart into smaller units that can be fought separately. Example: a state initiative to gut California's public-employee pensions does just that.

What China’s Currency Devaluation Means

China is lowering the value of its currency to boost its economic growth by supporting its exporters. China does what China does, for China. The U.S. should do what the U.S. needs to do, for the U.S.

Even If Sandra Bland Did Commit Suicide…

Does it really matter whether Sandra Bland committed suicide while in police custody or was murdered? Look at how she got there in the first place. Then ask: Would she have been pulled over if her skin color was different?

Jeb! Bush Vows To Cripple Government

Presidential candidate Jeb Bush gave a speech Monday at an event organized by a corporate lobbying group in which he vowed to cripple our government. So who gets to be in charge if he succeeds?

Help Save Our Public Postal Service

A financial crisis is being engineered to get people complaining about the "slow, inefficient" Post Office. It's time for the public to demand that Congress act to end the crisis.

Now We Build A Fair Trade Movement

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.
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