After the last election Republicans have one power left: the power to destroy the country. They are threatening to use it to get what they want. And what they want is to reverse the results of the last election.
Almost no one knows that the number of filibusters in recent years approaches 400. People do not like obstruction and if they did know that obstruction is occurring, they would not like it one bit.
Never mind the Obamacare misdirection taking place in this budget battle. Don't let Republicans lock in the terrible and cruel “sequester” budget levels as the new budget base.
The Obamacare defunding is misdirection -- Republicans don't want people thinking about the terrible, economy-killing cuts they are demanding. The public hates this and wants their government. Senate Dems should give the public what they want.
With one in seven Americans experiencing “food insecurity,” Republicans yesterday passed a terrible and cruel cut in Food Stamps. This shows us just who they are.
This week the Obama administration extended minimum wage and overtime protection to home care workers. Now President Obama should issue an executive order requiring that federal contractors be paid fairly.
These are real people, families and businesses on the line. They will be badly hurt if Obamacare is killed, badly hurt by a shutdown or badly, badly hurt by these cuts. These are the choices offered to America by these extremist Republicans.
The law requires companies to disclose total CEO pay, the median pay of all other employees, and the ratio between the two. This gives some idea if the company is being looted from the top.
While our government is laying off hundreds upon hundreds of thousands and cutting services in the name of cutting deficits, a new report exposes that taxpayers are handing more than $1 trillion a year to the wealthiest.
What would you expect if the giant corporations negotiated a treaty among themselves, without labor, environmental, consumer and other groups that represent the interests of anything besides corporate profit?
Economist Joseph Stiglitz addressed the AFL-CIO convention Tuesday on the subject of inequality — the way wealth and income is concentrating at the very top while the rest of us fall behind.
Congress returns this week, and Republican obstruction of efforts to help jobs and the economy will continue. Their threats to shut down the government and blow up the debt ceiling will make the economy even worse. We have to stop them.
This treaty will allow corporations to sue governments for "lost profits" if governments try to enforce environmental, health, labor and other laws. Tobacco's involvement is the "smoking gun."
The July trade report is out. Exports are rising, but imports are rising even more. So our vast, humongous, enormous, out-of-control trade deficit continues its upward trajectory, sucking more jobs and money from our economy.
What fresh hell is this? When Congress returns Republicans are going to try their damndest to shut down the government over Obamacare. After that they will cross the Styx, and threaten to explode the world economy. How much damage will they do?
Inequality awareness test: If someome makes $50,000 in one state, but the company lays the worker off and moves to a low-wage state to hire someone for $25,000, doesn't that mean that net wages paid to American workers is $25,000 less?
Tea Party types say the "sequester" is just cutting "waste" out of the government. In Santa Clara County, CA 18,000 families face possible homelessness Sept. 1. And that's just one county of thousands.
Here are three words or phrases currently being used widely that back up Republican anti-government propaganda. And here are some ideas about what you might want to say instead.