With "fast track" done, the big corporations are now pushing for massive tax giveaways. This is another exercise of raw corporate power by the few to take what they want from the many.
Cuts in federal food assistance programs have led to decisions to make some foods off-limits to low-income families using the aid. And that's just one of the consequences of years of conservative budget austerity.
What do we do now that fast-track trade authority has passed? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And then, win or lose, we build a fair trade movement.
Here is the best way to "pay for" the surface transportation bill: Sell bonds and use the proceeds. Pay off the bonds using the economic benefits of investing in infrastructure.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act for the second time, it's time for Republican governors to stop denying coverage to millions more and expand their Medicaid programs.
As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, you can count on seeing a lot of glowing stories about the great education progress made in New Orleans. You should be very suspicious of this marketing campaign.
Republicans who have complained that the Left wants to drum religious voices out of the "public square" while thundering against women's reproductive rights, suddenly want the Pope to stick to Sunday mass.
The candidate for president has a long and complicated history with immigration reform. His speech before the National Association of Latino Elected Officials helps people concerned about immigrant rights make sense of it.
This fast-track trade authority push was different, more aggressive, less concerned with how it looked. Is this how business will be done in the 21st century? Maybe, but maybe not.
While he alone held the gun, and pulled the trigger, the shooter’s manifesto reveals the right-wing fingerprints all over the racist act of terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina.
A voting rights rally in Roanoke, Va. on Thursday to urge Congress to restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down will be followed by a demonstration in North Carolina next month.
Instead of conceding 20 years of failure and forging a new path on trade, the House cleared the way to destroy more American jobs. The Senate votes today on fast-tracking more jobs and factories overseas.
If the center of gravity moves from under the Republicans' feet, 2016 is going to be their 1988 – the last gasp before their ideological dead weight has to be thrown overboard.
The horrific massacre at the Emanuel AME Church signals that It's long past time to take down the Confederate flag. If the Charleston murderer understands that that flag represents his racist cause, why doesn’t everyone?
The heinous act of racial terrorism at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston has been met with expressions of amazing grace and faith. But faith and grace are not enough. Change will come only if people of conscience demand it.
The Senate votes Tuesday on fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Call your senators and ask them to vote no. Also attend one of these rallies at the offices of key senators if you can.
Nonetheless, Clinton is still hedging and needs to make a clear statement before Tuesday's vote in the Senate. She has to say she is for this or she is against it.
The fast track bill is being super-fast tracked in the Senate and the vote there will come up very, very soon. Here are things you can do to help stop this from being rammed through.
The impetus has been to deny or evade the connection between the Charleston, S.C. church shooting and America's continuing legacy of racism and violence. And that isn't just occurring among those on the right.
With only a few hours notice, the House of Representatives snuck in another fast track vote, and it passed 218-208. The bill now must return to the Senate.
So far, one party is doubling down on continuing failed accountability policies, while the other party calls for an investment agenda to relieve years of grueling austerity and ineffective policy branded as "reform."
Who pays when companies like Walmart are able to dodge taxes by pretending their profits are made elsewhere and keeping the cash outside of the country? There is a better way.
Wall Street and the big corporations don't like to lose. It looks like The Money has told the Republicans to try again to get Fast Track through and they are preparing to vote before we can rally and organize people to try to stop it again.
Twenty years ago Pope John Paul II delivered an encyclical urging a "culture of life," which Republicans readily embraced. Today, Pope Francis delivers an encyclical on climate. Republicans may have a harder time with this one.
After threatening to run for years, real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. For real, this time.
Federal investment to rebuild America needs a champion. President Obama could give running room to the members of Congress and progressive activists with bold plans for the nation's infrastructure.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected on Wednesday to announce the latest verdict on if, and perhaps when, interest rates will begin to rise. The answer should be: when workers' wages rise.
If we keep fighting we can start to come up with a new economic agenda that works for all of us, not just for a few. We can demand a real debate over how our country should do business.
New rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will end practices that lead to black, Latino and women car buyers paying more for cars than white males with the same credit rating.
Government officials for years have pledged to make public education more accountable. Yet that accountability didn't seem to apply to charter schools. A coalition of organizations now says this has to stop.
Walker is beginning to lose conservatives over his support for $250 million in taxpayer funds on a new basketball stadium benefiting the billionaire owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, who don't even live in the state.
The setting was electric. The speech was solid. In the first major public rally of her campaign, Hillary Clinton proved she gets the populist temper of the times, and will champion liberal – but limited – reform.
On Friday 28 Democrats sided with Wall Street and the multinational corporations against 99 percent of Americans. They voted to pass fast track trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. These are their names.
Votes on two more bills today will lead up to the big vote on fast track, which essentially preapproves the still-secret TPP. There are still reportedly 33 Democrats and 83 Republicans in the "undecided" column.
The testing/data mania in education is not only failing to measure how well schools are serving their students, it is acting as a smokescreen that covers up the real problems in public education.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Friday on the fast track bill that would effectively preapprove the Trans-Pacific Partnership and future so-called "trade" trade agreements. The vote is expected to be close.
As the policy battle over mandatory testing is waged across the nation, new evidence of a real civil rights concern is being completely ignored by federal leaders and the policy elite in Washington.
The vote on fast track is slated for Friday. It is too close to call. The backroom dealing is frenzied. But the choice is simple: Will we continue our ruinous trade policies or will Congress set a new course?
Obama moves to protect the climate. The congressional GOP moves to block him, even urging states to break the law. But some Republicans are complicating the climate deniers' message.
Our experiment in self-governance has spawned a highest-bidder-take-all bazaar. This hiring of former members of Congress as bagmen isn’t an exclusively Republican phenomenon. It’s the name of the game.