Someone should tell AIG CEO Robert Benmosche that unless he's hanging from the end of a rope, he's not being lynched. Americans are at the end of their ropes, because the wealthy got bailed out while the rest of us got left out.
Republicans have painted themselves into a corner by appealing to racial fears and stoking the racial resentments of their base. Staying in that corner is a one-way ticket to political irrelevance. Getting out of it is going to be messy.
Apparently some Republicans now think it's a "moral hazard" to feed the poor. It's bad enough that Republicans are proposing $40 billion in cuts to food stamps, but call it a moral act beggars belief.
Can the GOP craft an economic message that keeps white working class voters in the fold, and attracts voters of color? It can be done. But can Republicans do it? The future of Republican party may depend upon it.
For millions of low-wage workers, Labor Day was just another working day, for the same lousy pay. The movement for livable wages doesn't take a day off either. In fact, it's growing.
Fifty years after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, low-wage workers are continuing the march for livable wages. In 35 cities, fast food workers are striking for a $15 minimum wage and the right to organize.
This week thousands gathered to remember the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," and recommit to Dr. King's unfinished dream. But the challenge of delivering on the dream remains.
In Spanish, "sequester" literally means to kidnap someone, or take someone hostage. This fall, Republicans want to use the sequester to take the economy hostage again.
The Dream Defenders have ended their 31-day occupation of the Florida state capitol. But don't think for a minute that they are going away. They leave vowing to fight "as long as it takes."
Once again, Newt Gingrich is telling hard truth and offering good advice to Republicans. There is almost no chance the GOP will listen. Just like a stopped clock, every once in a while Newt Gingrich gets something right.
For millions of Greeks bearing up under six years of austerity measures, and an economy stuck in recession because of those austerity measures, that the economy shrank slightly less than predicted is nothing to cheer about.
A new story shows declining rates of childhood obesity among children in low-income families. Republican cuts to food stamps could spell the end of that trend, and the health benefits for children.
Congress is in recess, and members are back in their home districts. This means House Republicans – especially the tea party caucus – will say some of the craziest things about politics.
Republicans justify their hatred of food stamps with the line that "those who work shall not eat." The truth is, there are millions of Americans who work — often working long hours, in very demanding jobs — who still can't afford to feed themselves.
For 13 weeks, the North Carolina state house in Raleigh was the focus of “Moral Mondays” — a progressive movement organized by the state’s NAACP president, Rev. William Barber, in […]
This summer, in major cities like New York, Seattle, Washington DC, Milwaukee, Chicago, Detroit, and St. Louis, thousands of workers have taken to the streets protest workplace abuse, poor working […]
Attorney General Eric Holder may be getting a reputation for saying what President Obama can’t, thanks to the irony of a black president. While Obama has shifted from calling for […]
The Senate didn’t quite go nuclear, but it came as close as it has in a long time. Close enough, in fact, to break through some Republican obstruction of presidential […]
After the 2009 arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., I and many other African-American writers shared our experiences of “Black Man 101″; a lifelong course in survival and behavior modification […]