President Obama tells Americans the country is on the right track, but Americans aren't buying. The problem isn't the botched Obamacare launch. It is that the economy doesn't work for working people.
Just when it seemed that there was nothing more to learn about the illegal and immoral culture which has permeated JP Morgan Chase, the nation’s largest bank, more facts emerge.
Congress is again fighting over the budget with Republicans demanding cuts in federal employee benefits. Is this really about the budget? Or is it about destroying government? Meanwhile hundreds of billions of taxes owed remain uncollected.
Local schools are being ground into pieces by twin political augers of government austerity and top-down, corporate-backed 'reform.' Opposition to this status quo has announced a December 9th National Day of Action to Reclaim Public Education...
There may not be any immigration votes in the House this year. But President Obama's speech practically guarantees there will be House immigration votes next year.
Last week Senate Democrats (finally) started to change the game by changing the filibuster rules. What happens next? With the right changes we could finally get progressive legislation passed, like expanding Social Security.
Bizarrely, Republicans are beginning to brag about sequestering America. Sequestration budgets cuts were designed to be repugnant. They fulfill that expectation. But Republican leaders argue that they "are working, and vow to sequester America.
America's corporate CEOs feel entitled to pensions that pay out $86,000 monthly. To protect their entitlement, they're attacking ours: Social Security. But a new report neatly exposes the monumental hypocrisy of their legislative assault.
The air is filled with Republicans claiming Democrats will rue the day they ended the filibuster for lower-level federal judicial appointments. They'll appoint a slew of Scalia clones, repeal Obamacare, junk the EPA.
I just had a new piece published in Salon.com about Tyler Cowen, the libertarian economist who's been described as "the next Tom Friedman." Cowen shares Friedman's infatuation with technology - and his belief that the middle class is disposable.
Presidents are the products of the times at least as much they are the shapers of them. JFK was not a conservative. That idea calls upon us to, in Rilke’s words, “gently remove the semblance of injustice that ... hinders spirits from moving on."
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.
Neel Kashkari is a former Goldman Sachs Golden Boy and Treasury official responsible for overseeing $700 billion in bailouts to his former employer and other Wall Street firms. Now he wants to run for Governor. Good luck with that.
Senate Republicans have been daring Democrats to do away with the filibuster for judicial nominations. They might want to look at this chart before double-daring them.
Conservatives will continue to fight any effort to muster more federal support of preschool education. The only good way forward is for leaders to act on the courage of their convictions, not demands for compromises.
It's back. A manufactured budget crisis. Failed negotiations. A threatened shutdown. And emerging from that nightmare, the continued horrors of mindless, meat-cleaver sequestration budget cuts. It is time to end the sequester horror show.
If your main goal is to repeal laws and not pass them, and then you have a draft a positive agenda for your next campaign, here's what ends up on that sheet of paper...
Recently, Republicans openly displayed their contempt for CEO decision-making. They ridiculed executives who encouraged their workforce to unionize and sued to stop companies from remaining neutral during union organizing campaigns.