You should pay attention because there is big money involved — really, really big money that could be used for roads, courts, schools, health care and all the other things government does to make our economy and our lives better.
A building in New York City blew up because of poorly maintained gas lines. The problem of decaying infrastructure extends much, much further than just this building.
One place where America's leaders could advocate for America's economy, businesses and working people is by confronting currency manipulation. It is costing us 5.8 million jobs.
We have a trade deficit in the $500-billion-per-year range. American billionaires and their giant corporations are benefiting tremendously by tapping into this drain of American’s wealth.
Many Wall Street and D.C. elites say that more trade is always better. But is the goal more trade, or trade that benefits We the People of the United States and our economy?
There are tons of "sneak laws" written to benefit a few key corporations or billionaires. These laws limit competition, provide subsidies, give tax breaks – you name it. But they never help regular people.
On Feb. 26, UPS fired a Maspeth, N.Y. UPS worker known for being a union activist. Some 250 other UPS drivers walked off the job in protest, and it appears that UPS has fired them, too, in response.
You would think a budget from the largest group of Democrats in the House, that lines up with the American people’s wishes and solves the country’s budget problems, would get some news media coverage.
Tax-dodging companies are holding $2 trillion-plus of taxable profits outside of the U.S., on which they would owe as much as $700 billion in taxes. Congress should just make them pay what they owe.
If Democrats don't give regular, working people – the Democratic base – a reason to vote, then they won't. In Tuesday's special House election in Florida, 3,400 of them decided there was not enough reason to bother.
If you are like me (and who isn't?) you will be absolutely fascinated by these two audio tracks. Seriously. Just listen to the first five minutes, then I'll tell you what they are about.
The trade deficit went up slightly in January, and as a result manufacturing jobs aren’t doing all that well. That’s because a trade deficit means that jobs move out of the country.
Simple message: The trade deficit costs jobs. Our budget deficit right now doesn't. This is a huge issue. Please ask your elected officials and candidates what they plan to do to fix it.
Again and again President Obama has proposed programs to help the economy and create jobs. Again and again these proposals have been obstructed by Republicans in Congress.
More than 40 organizations today called on the U.S. Trade Representative to let the public have a say in what rights foreign-based business interests have in our legal system.
A bill before Congress would give tax-dodging companies a break if they loan money to the government to fix infrastructure. This would make honest, patriotic companies that kept jobs in the U.S. look like suckers.
A report released by the Economic Policy Institute says we could create millions of new jobs and speed up economic growth if we act to end global currency manipulation. Simple as that.
Trade negotiators want to ban "Buy America" government procurement policies so companies like GE and Caterpillar can get more contracts in other countries. But GE and Caterpillar don't pay taxes here. So what we We the People get?
We know that the Trans-Pacific Partnership has an intellectual property section that will override government rules that limit the ability of giant corporations to trample the interests of smaller competitors and the public.
Here are five-plus examples of billionaires who use their money to try to get us to think what they want us to think in order to enact a right-wing economic agenda.
The Gap announces it will raise its minimum wage. Even Walmart is reconsidering. The minimum wage is moving forward because people want it, despite continuing Republican obstruction.
A new poll finds that voters overwhelmingly see unfair trade agreements and outsourcing as a main cause of our job problem – and they want our government to do something about it.
Vice President Joe Biden has reportedly told House Democrats the administration is backing off pushing fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The new progressive populism is having an effect.
We have to stop fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then we should take the momentum from that to demand Congress and President Obama instead fix NAFTA first.
President Obama today signs an executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour. The order will also raise the "tipped" minimum wage to $4.90 from $2.13 an hour.
Advocates of the Trans-Pacific Partnership claim that trade adjustment assistance for displaced workers will make it OK for the people who lose their jobs. The record of "NAFTA-style" trade agreements says otherwise.
Democrats and a few moderately-sane Republicans will formalize what everyone has known all along: It is illegitimate to put conditions on the vote to increase the debt ceiling.
An estimated 80,000 people showed up to march on the capitol in Raleigh, N.C. Saturday. But you wouldn't know it if you live outside the area. The country's big, corporate media didn't inform their audiences.
There were 21,000 new manufacturing jobs in this report. At that rate President Obama won't make it to his goal of 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term.
Think about this: If companies making and doing things here inside the U.S. had received orders for another $471.5 billion in goods and services, how do you think our economy would be doing?
How many times have Republicans been caught trying to trick the public into supporting driving down wages and otherwise pushing the country's income and wealth from We the People to a Few Wealthy People?
Senate Republicans have been using the filibuster to block the extension of long-term unemployment benefits. As far as ransoms go, this is about the best deal Democrats might get.
Activists across the country responded to a State Department report that might help give the Keystone XL pipeline the go-ahead. See a collection of pictures and news reports here.
The Forward Together Moral Movement has called for thousands of people to assemble at the N.C. state capitol on Feb. 8 for a Moral March to protest the extremist policies enacted by the state government last year.
The plan President Obama mentioned briefly during Tuesday's State of the Union speech to promote manufacturing hubs would be undermined by his desire to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress.
President Obama will announce a big raise to more than a million low-wage employees of federal contractors. This will provide a boost to between 1 and 2 million workers, but also a boost to their local economies.
We have been in a "global" world since the first camel crossed a border or the first sailing ship crossed a sea. Why does a "flattened world" mean we have to lower wages and pollution standards now?
Today 564 organizations released a joint letter to Congress opposing fast-track trade promotion authority. The organizations cover the entire field of what would be considered President Obama's "base."
The corporate/conservative machine is grinding out propaganda against raising the minimum wage. Here is how to respond to five of the most common propaganda points they’re trying to trick us with.