Fast Track should be as much of an electoral test for progressives as Social Security is. Progressives have to make this a line that cannot be crossed. This is about democracy vs big-corporate dominance of our economy and society.
Let's see .... Nothing ... and some more nothing ... nothing over here ... oh, here's a little something ... but that's like 30 years old ... didn't really work before ... still looking ...
The Bureau of Labor Statistic reports that the economy added 203,000 jobs in November, with the official unemployment rate declining to 7.0%. This is good news, but we still are a long way from an economy that has recovered from the fall.
After democracy came, they tore down the prison where freedom fighters were held and used the bricks to build the nation’s first Constitutional Court. We’ll be learning from Nelson Mandela's example long after the eulogies have ended.
Back in March, the Republican National Committee released an "autopsy" of its 2012 losses, which included 11 recommendations for how the party should change its image. Let's see how that's going.
President Obama declared inequality and an economy that is not working for working people the "defining challenge of our times." He offered an agenda for change and opened a debate that progressives should expand and pursue.
The idea of getting successful teachers to work in schools that poor kids attend is not without merit. An important new document lays out a view of how to achieve a equitable distribution of good teachers.
This Thursday, workers at fast-food restaurants nationwide will strike for higher pay and better working conditions. Their primary demand is an increase in wage to $15 an hour.
The US has run trade deficits since the late 1970s. Did the trade deficit cause the "decoupling" of wages and productivity that led to the decline of our middle class?
An almost palpable air of desperation clings to the anti-“populist,” anti-Elizabeth Warren editorial by Jonathan Cowan and Jim Kessler of the corporate-funded Third Way organization.
Obamacare's 834 problem, giving erroneous enrollment forms to insurance companies is unlikely to be a fatal flaw. Social Security had a very similar problem in its beginning days.
The banksters could be forced to pay tens of billions of dollars more in settlements for crashing our economy. But, these fees are just a small fraction of the price that American taxpayers paid for the economic collapse.
Ever since the Reagan tax cuts the country has been deferring essential maintenance. Everyone said, "If you do this, later you'll be sorry." Now it's later, and we're really sorry.
The right way to cut spending on government assistance is to decrease the need for that assistance, not cut assistance for those in need. Raising the minimum wage boosts the economy and cuts government spending on food stamps and other programs.
Will the media whip the public up into a fit over the terrible state of the nation's infrastructure? What about the millions of unemployed (and how they could get jobs if we start fixing the infrastructure)? Fat chance.
t's beginning to look as if the fight for a livable minimum wage might – just might – alter our political future. The minimum wage struggle is taking place at the intersection of powerful forces.
In plain yet powerful language, Pope Francis is challenging the givens of our deeply unequal world — and helping inspire resistance to it. His new "apostolic exhortation" offers a surprisingly wide-ranging critique of our unequal status quo.
This is that time of year when newspapers bother to write about how there are hungry people in America. But this year is special. As the recession drags on for the non-1%, cuts in Food Stamps have completely swamped the capacity of food banks.
The Supreme Court will rule next year if corporations can ignore parts of the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds. But f a corporation take away your contraception coverage, your vaccines and your psychiatric therapy may be next.