So asks the Wall Street Journal editors, urging Republicans to offer a few "smallish" ideas on what they are for in the upcoming campaign. Problem is Americans would be appalled if they knew what Republicans want.
The subject: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement. The big draw: Economist Jeffrey Sachs, who laid out six reasons why they shouldn't be passed by Congress.
With polls showing most Americans just hate companies that renounce their U.S. citizenship to dodge paying their taxes, the DC/corporate-centric outlet Politico says Democrats are making a mistake by pushing this issue.
Organizers are expressing hope that the People's Climate March will be the largest climate march ever. If there ever was a time when the climate needed people to show up in the streets, it is now.
Access to high-quality early education for every child remains elusive. Politicians seem incapable of coming up with the money. New York's mayor has proven that a capable leader can make those promises a reality.
The letter asks for a new process for reaching trade agreements in which Congress has a role in selecting trade partners and in which Congress sets up a set of negotiating objectives that must be achieved.
I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today. It pains me to see that the American Dream, which so inspired me, is increasingly out of reach.
Let’s be clear. As the majority of the population, the majority of registered voters, and the majority of those who actually show up at the polls, women can determine the outcome of any election.
Two little-known rules on executive pay are currently being reviewed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While they have received almost no press coverage, they may have far-reaching consequences.
The political world is abuzz with the news that Zephyr Teachout made a much more serious run at Andrew Cuomo than anyone anticipated. For a campaign with no money in the most expensive market in the nation, it's quite an achievement.
The Heritage Foundation points its finger in the wrong direction: the responsibility for providing minimum wage fast-food workers with a livable wage falls on the corporations.
A new poll confirms that voters don’t just want their Social Security benefits protected; they want them expanded. A firm stand as defenders and expanders of Social Security is a winner for Democrats.
The Senate is considering the Democracy For All Amendment to undo the damage the Supreme Court did with their Citizens United and other rulings that allow corporations and billionaires to purchase our elections.
The "average" U.S. family is doing just fine, says the Federal Reserve's latest portrait of household wealth. But typical Americans, other numbers in the report make clear, are struggling something awful. What's up here?
Democrats have very little time in which to tell that voters exactly what they would do to create more and better jobs, how that would benefit both the unemployed and the underpaid middle class, and who's stopping them.
Thursday, bad trade numbers. Friday. bad manufacturing job numbers. A path to election victory lies in drawing the connection: Democrats should be advocating a different trade policy.
For August, the monthly BLS jobs summary reported a disappointing 142,000 new jobs. The economy continues to grow, but far too slowly. Action in Washington is needed, but is blocked by the Republicans in control of the House.
With the midterm elections only two months away, the Democratic Party’s prospects seem doubtful. The party needs a spark, a fire, a source of inspiration. An embrace of the minimum wage could be exactly what it needs.
A lot of eyes will be on the Federal Reserve Friday when the Labor Department releases its August unemployment statistics. Meanwhile, the fight to keep the Fed's eyes focused on unemployment is preparing for its next phase.
We reached a new job-sucking record with China. We continue to import much more than we export. That means a net loss of jobs and decline in living standards, month after month, year after year.
There are reasons why Beltway-inspired education wonks are calling out the tone police, but it’s got very little to do with honesty and ‘facts.’ Instead, what you find is itself a rather political agenda
An obscure provision in the Affordable Care Act, a new report details, raises taxes on firms that overpay their top execs. The only problem: The provision so far only applies to corporations in one industry.
Labor Day was last weekend. For the occasion we interviewed our own Robert Borosage on The Zero Hour radio program regarding his piece entitled "Inequality: A Broad Middle Class Requires Empowering Workers."
President Barack Obama's low approval rating was supposed to drag down Democratic candidates. It's not happening, because Republican Party approval ratings are lower.
At Milwaukee's Laborfest, President Obama had the bravado to remind us of his 2008 promise to "stand with workers." But don't wait on the White House: Be prepared to mobilize, organize, and fight for your rights.
Everyone understands that government officials who “play ball” can get a huge paycheck after leaving government if they help certain big businesses while serving in government.
America's top central bankers didn't make time for inequality at their annual hobnob last week. Over in Germany, the world's Nobel Prize winners in economics did. But few Americans noticed.
The rules set down in our democracy can’t be enforced unless We the People can organize to be powerful enough to overcome the great wealth and power of a few ultra-billionaires and their corporations.
Tolstoy wrote that "kings are the slaves of history." Unfortunately for Burger King, which intends to renounce its American status for tax purposes, neither history nor public opinion is on its side.
From the ruling: "Abraham Lincoln reportedly asked, “If you call a dog’s tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?” His answer was, “Four. Calling a dog’s tail a leg does not make it a leg.” "
The charter schools industry is propping up its image with a "Truth About Charters" public relations campaign. Meanwhile, another version of charter-school truth is playing out in communities across the country.
A new CAF report makes a compelling case: Rebuilding America's broad middle class requires reviving a strong union movement. Labor helped build the middle class; and as labor lost ground, so did the middle class.
An idea that the Campaign for America’s Future has been promoting is gaining traction. The technical name for it is “Single Sales Factor Apportionment” but it just means tax companies based on how much they sell here.
In one of its lesser-known provisions, the Affordable Care Act limited tax breaks health insurers could claim for executive compensation. While that may sound arcane, the implications could be profound and far-reaching.
Every part of Burger King’s success was enabled up by our taxpayer-funded American system. Now Burger King wants to take off from the country that made them what they are. But they still want us to eat their food.
South Korea and seven other countries were found to have been selling steel piping and fittings at below-market prices in an effort to put competitors out of business. This is a big deal for the U.S.-based steel industry.
The nation’s focus on the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri confers yet another opportunity for deeper racial understanding, but like too many others it is fleeting and frail.
Europe's governments are learning that spending cuts slowed economic growth and actually increased deficits. Meanwhile, America's "Great Recession" also drags on thanks to cutbacks in government spending.
Trade is supposed to be balanced. Instead we have been running continuing trade deficits since the late 1970s. A former assistant Commerce secretary has offered a new plan for balancing trade.
Is it true that the future "doesn't include jobs for humans"? We should be asking a different question: Will the next automation transformation be managed wisely and fairly for everyone, or just for the benefit of an elite?