A memo released a few days by Democracy Corps, based on interviews with working-class voters in Florida and Ohio, has not gotten the attention it deserves. It underscores how deeply […]
Progressives won a victory in Washington this week when the D.C. City Council stood up to Walmart and passed a bill that would require the retailer, and other nonunion big-box […]
How did we get so far from the albeit naïve but nonetheless noble vision of the America that President Obama offered on his election night in 2008, that we are […]
The Fair Labor Standards Act – the law that gave us the minimum wage and the 40-hour work-week – turns 75 on Tuesday. President Obama could commemorate the day by […]
You may have seen stories about the poor quality of Washington, D.C.’s public schools. You probably have also heard about how Michelle Rhee was brought from near-obscurity to take over […]
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees president Lee A. Saunders took to the pages of The Huffington Post this week to call conservatives out on the “class war” […]
The Senate on Thursday, in a real sense, filibustered the future. A Republican minority set themselves up as a roadblock against college students struggling to pay for their education and […]
Today the Social Security trustees released their annual report, and regardless of what you might hear otherwise from the chattering class, the underlying message is that there is no need […]
OurFuture.org’s Roger Hickey and Richard Eskow explain during their appearance Sunday on “Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore” what it will take for progressives to win the fight against conservative austerity […]
I got my first job while I was in high school through a small community organization run by Willie J. Hardy who operated out of what legendary Washington Post writer William Raspberry described as a "tiny, hopelessly cluttered quonset hut."
On Thursday, House Republicans have scheduled a vote on a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Haven’t they already done that, you ask? Yes, they have, in one form […]
Do you think that student loan debt is only a problem for college students and perhaps their parents? The escalation of student loan debt in the past decade is a millstone around the neck of the entire economy, and you are touched by its effects.
Right-wing obstructionism reached another low today when Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee would not even show up to vote today on the nomination of Gina McCarthy […]
We interview Rick Perlstein, a former writer for the Campaign for America's Future who now writes for The Nation, about his detailed and deeply troubling two-part examination of President Obama's nominee to be Commerce secretary. Penny Pritzker.
The scheme that Apple cooked up this week to finance a $55 billion stock buyback for its shareholders was orchestrated to avoid paying $9.2 billion in taxes, Bloomberg reported Friday. […]
Today, the Campaign for America’s Future is joining 100 other organizations in delivering a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell: Enough is enough. […]
A critique of the impact on African Americans of using the chained CPI to limit the cost-of-living adjustment on Social Security benefits and my criticism of President Obama’s jobs proposals […]
More than 15,000 people have signed a SignOn.org petition posted by the Campaign for America's Future to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and then index it to inflation.
In our post-mortem of the 2012 elections, the Campaign for America’s Future was one of the few organizations willing to say that “class war” was not only the common theme […]
Among African-American voters there are a significant segment that has complained for years that their votes are taken for granted by the Democratic party. It is the bloc whose unity around Barack Obama propelled him into the White House.
Pulitzer Prize-winning former New York Times reporter Hedrick Smith is definitely on a mission these days, barnstorming the country not only to promote his latest book, “Who Stole the American […]
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Back to Work Budget, as expected, did not prevail on the floor of the House of Representatives today. It went down to defeat, 84-327. In fact, […]
Adele Stan, the Washington editor of AlterNet, says that as crazy and extreme as some of what is said and done at the Conservative Political Action Conference seems to be, […]
There are 124 member of Congress who need to hear from you now about your support for the Congressional Progressive Caucus Back to Work Budget. Between now and an anticipated […]
We were hoping that the Senate Banking Committee would give Mary Jo White, President Obama’s choice to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a tough grilling at today’s […]
One of the consequences of the federal spending sequester now in place is that $4 billion is being cut this year from transportation and infrastructure programs, according to House Transportation […]
The smackdown that President Obama delivered today to people who assert that he and others are exaggerating the impact of the sequestration for dramatic effect is worth publishing in full: […]
I have a message for Tyler Cowen, the occasional New York Times columnist and George Mason University professor who was quoted this morning in a Times story on the effects […]
While progressive organizations, Democrats in Congress and the Obama administration correctly focus on the damage the federal spending cuts to be forced by the March 1 sequester will do to […]
President Obama’s infrastructure investment plan, released officially Wednesday afternoon, is an important step in the direction of what America needs: a full-employment plan that puts Americans back to work rebuilding […]
The group Fix the Debt has been at it again, releasing another proposal designed to divert the nation’s attention to the so-called “debt crisis,” while the more pressing jobs crisis […]
A majority of House Democrats have signed a House Progressive Caucus letter to President Obama opposing benefit cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. “We write to affirm our vigorous […]
The previews of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday promise that job creation will be a major focus – a welcome development in the face of Washington’s […]
After President Obama called on Congress today to postpone the deep across-the-board federal spending cuts set to kick in on March 1 in the so-called sequester, Campaign for America’s Future […]
The Campaign for America’s Future ‘s Roger Hickey today joins a long list of leaders who are calling on President Obama to name Heidi Hartmann, the founder and president of […]
Now that he is a freshman senator, Connecticut Democrat Chris Murphy says he plans in the coming weeks to continue the push he started as a member of the House […]
An effort to move the fight against poverty to the top of the national agenda begins today, led by the Half in 10 campaign and the Coalition for Human Needs. […]
The fight for filibuster reform does not stop with what MSNBC talk show host Ed Schultz on Thursday dubbed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “fail-ibuster.” Communications Workers of America President […]