A new report shows that most of the "job creators" in today's economy are paying some of the highest corporate taxes, while the companies that are paying little or nothing in corporate taxes are the ones that are slashing their payrolls.
The phrase "full employment" is treated as something that would be uttered only by wild-eyed radicals. It's time to mainstream the term. That's why a new book by economists Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein is so important.
Corporate participants at a major transportation summit today must address the elephant in the room: the tea-party extremists that many of them bankrolled who block the infrastructure investments they are clamoring for.
USA Today offers the latest entry in the race to punish public-sector workers for successfully retaining the benefits that used to be broadly available to private-sector workers.
We helped deliver a petition to House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan signed by more than 700,000 people calling for "no grand bargain in exchange for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts."
The buzz today over a surprisingly positive jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics should not obscure the big picture. Job-seekers are still suffering because of reckless spending cuts and Republican legislative obstruction.
Let's send a loud, clear message to Congress that we expect those who are doing well in today's economy to pay their fair share and end their gaming of the tax system.
Terry McAuliffe's win in Virginia, even though it was a decisive defeat of a tea party hero, doesn't offer a template for rebuilding the electoral framework for progressive reform. That's the real challenge of 2014 and beyond.
This lifelong organizer and supporter of progressive causes will get a "thank you" for work spanning five decades at the Campaign for America's Future 2013 Awards Gala.
While the nation has been fixated on the problems with HealthCare.gov and as conservatives spin them, a similar computer meltdown has been taking place largely off the radar of most households.
The right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council has jumped into the conservative effort to dismantle public pension systems in a big way. So has TIAA-CREF, which markets the kind of plans that ALEC wants states to move to.
Taxpayers are already starting to pay dearly for the gamesmanship of the Tea Party Republicans, and the unwillingness of House Speaker John Boehner to stand up to them.
The nomination not only breaks a glass ceiling, but places at the helm of the Fed a person who is "committed to both sides of the Fed's dual mandate" to drive unemployment downward as well as keep inflation low.
At least 23 House Republicans and 200 Democrats would vote for a "clean" continuing resolution that would allow federal agencies to reopen without preconditions. But House Speaker John Boehner is refusing to allow that vote.
A Democracy Corps report challenges progressives to present a narrative and a set of values that speak broadly to the economic anxieties that most Americans share.
In the wake of our report on the effort to undermine public pensions, David Sirota writes in Salon about an organization created by John Arnold poised to lead an attack in California that could damage workers nationwide.
The idea is to penalize countries and companies that try to win a competitive advantage in the marketplace by paying subpar wages, allowing unsafe working conditions or escaping compliance with environmental regulations.
The past few days, as the Congress careened toward today's government shutdown, the media has been inundated with pox-on-both-their-houses framing of the issue. We have to stand up to the media on this.