You know names like Koch and Adelson. The Government by the People Act would work to reduce the power of special interests and big money in our elections. And you can be a citizen co-sponsor.
How many times have Republicans been caught trying to trick the public into supporting driving down wages and otherwise pushing the country's income and wealth from We the People to a Few Wealthy People?
Congress needs to take an important step toward intervening with something that really would help our neediest children – early childhood education programs.
With one in four American households underserved by the current banking system, and with the U.S. Post Office in search of more revenue, why not use the postal system to offer banking services to lower-income households?
Senate Republicans have been using the filibuster to block the extension of long-term unemployment benefits. As far as ransoms go, this is about the best deal Democrats might get.
25 years ago, Kirk Cameron took to the big screen and spoke common sense about contraception reducing abortions. Today, a new report proves the case. Republicans should embrace it.
Activists across the country responded to a State Department report that might help give the Keystone XL pipeline the go-ahead. See a collection of pictures and news reports here.
Last week, Northwestern University football players showed they’d learned more than play books in years of gridiron training. They’d also learned teamwork.
The Forward Together Moral Movement has called for thousands of people to assemble at the N.C. state capitol on Feb. 8 for a Moral March to protest the extremist policies enacted by the state government last year.
Nearly every president since the minimum wage was established has signed into law a minimum wage increase, even when a conservative Congress loathed a Democratic president -- such as in 1949 and 1996.
In the fierce debate over our top-heavy distribution of income and wealth, egalitarians have vanquished both inequality's deniers and defenders. Now the debate is shifting to the most pivotal question of all.
Perhaps no myth is more prevalent or intractable than the one that says that the United States is a “moderate” nation. Polling data shows conclusively that this is wrong, but the mythology refuses to die.
Free trade is not always a win-win proposition. It can be win-win under some circumstances, but it can also be a losing proposition under other circumstances. For the United States, the latter has too often been the case.
Senators – particularly Republicans – need to be flooded with calls this afternoon and Monday from members of the public who say, "End the stalling. Vote to reinstate emergency jobless benefits now."
"Climate change is a fact," said President Obama at the State of the Union. While that was directly lobbed at climate deniers, it was also implicitly aimed at those environmentalists who have been critical of his support for natural gas.
Rand Paul's time warp to Bill Clinton's sex scandal won't erase the reality of the Republican party's "war on women," or its consequences for women, families, and communities across the country.
FDR was an unapologetic liberal, a believer in the ability of government to channel the goodness of people for the betterment of all. On the occasion of Roosevelt’s birthday, let’s agree to stop apologizing for government.
It's an appropriate day to make a broader, more audacious statement about what every American should expect from our economy, and thus what our government should do to uphold those basis expectations.
The plan President Obama mentioned briefly during Tuesday's State of the Union speech to promote manufacturing hubs would be undermined by his desire to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership through Congress.
How did Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech resonate on Wall Street? Sometimes the old saying is literally true: Silence is golden. Perhaps that’s not surprising. But the nation deserved better.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is not really about trade. The point of the deal is to put in place a structure of regulations that will be friendlier to the large corporations who are in many cases directly part of the negotiating process.
The latest polling shows President Obama wins, and Democrats in Congress will win, with a progressive populist economic agenda. And they need not shy away from highlighting Republican obstruction and wrong-headed priorities.
All the parental choice in the world is useless without the guarantee to the availability of good schools everywhere for all students. Until leaders start fighting for that, proclamations for "school choice" will ring hollow.
President Obama's SOTU called on the Congress and corporations to give Americans a raise. The president challenged Republican obstruction. But he seems to think the economic crisis is behind us. That won't be an easy sell.
The president's State of the Union address drew clear lines against Republican obstruction. But the president also suggested that the economic crisis was behind us. He'll have a hard time selling that.
Pete Seeger knew that what comes first is the poetic reality, the musical reality, the realities of the heart. The heart must be inspired by the beauty of the dream. And the beauty of the dream is the cadence of the song.
President Obama will announce a big raise to more than a million low-wage employees of federal contractors. This will provide a boost to between 1 and 2 million workers, but also a boost to their local economies.
We have been in a "global" world since the first camel crossed a border or the first sailing ship crossed a sea. Why does a "flattened world" mean we have to lower wages and pollution standards now?
America’s 1 percent is short-circuiting democracy with Rolex watches and unlimited campaign cash, ensuring the rich get richer and everyone else gets poorer – in other words, engineering income inequality.
Here are keys to look for in tonight's State of the Union speech. Does the president tell the people the truth? Does he indict Republicans for the economy? Does he drive issues that unite Democrats or issues that divide them?
By now millions have heard that Silicon Valley billionaire Tom Perkins compared progressive political speech to the night of religious violence that paved the way for the Holocaust. Here’s what you probably don’t know.
Today 564 organizations released a joint letter to Congress opposing fast-track trade promotion authority. The organizations cover the entire field of what would be considered President Obama's "base."
The corporate/conservative machine is grinding out propaganda against raising the minimum wage. Here is how to respond to five of the most common propaganda points they’re trying to trick us with.
At the annual Davos retreat of our global elites, the world’s wealthy have just spent a week wringing their hands over widening inequality. The irony? We essentially owe this widening inequality to their relentless behaviors.
1.6 million long-term unemployed workers have lost emergency jobless benefits. These are families that can no longer pay the rent, feed the children, keep the car. Tell Congress it must act now; there is no excuse for this cruelty.
What do you give a Wall Street CEO who has presided over a decade of fraud and criminality, who directly supervised a unit which lost $6 billion through incompetent and […]
President Obama faces a skeptical people as he prepares his State of the Union address, most of whom are convinced the country is on the wrong track. He must show them once more he is on their side.
This could become the model for a new and profoundly subversive model of governance, in which elected government becomes little more than an afterthought to corporate-backed deal-making. But the fight isn't over.
Nine years ago, Huckabee thought that the government should ensure that everyone had access to contraception. Then Barack Obama became President. Meet the new Uncle Sugar, same as the old Uncle Sugar.
The threat alone does damage. And they know that. And then they make the threat that does the damage. At what point does it become clear that harming the economy is the idea?