There's no bad news on Social Security, and Medicare's outlook has improved. So how did the well-funded naysayers react to these positive developments? With fear, not wisdom.
Should an iPhone made in China and sold in England be counted as a U.S.-made manufacturing export? If a proposal to change the way our trade deficit is measured sneaks through, this is exactly what will happen.
The real story about income inequality is what progressive activists are doing about it, says the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The latest wave of action will confront "wage theft."
Their headquarters, executives, operations, employees, customers and everything else stay here. They still use our courts and roads, etc. The only thing that changes is the taxes they pay.
American exceptionalism sounds conservative. But you know what? For more than 200 years, American exceptionalism was a radical-democratic idea. And we should not forget it. Indeed, we should redeem it.
For those whose white-hot enthusiasm for presidential politics may be dampened by the inevitability of a Hillary Clinton candidacy, there may be no more promising alternative channel than the raging fight for public education.
Far-right groups said that the American government securing necessary materials for American companies to manufacture is "interference with the free market." Seriously, are they funded by China?
How does it feel to be the CEO of a “defector corporation”? Do such executives face the opprobrium of society as they enjoy the fruits of this land that has given them so much? So far, apparently not. But that may be changing.
Rich brat billionaires and giant transnational corporations have hijacked our political system. And make no mistake about it; when rich people or corporations invest money in politics or politicians, they expect a financial return.
For Hillary Clinton, the 2016 challenge will be to reassure voters that she is on their side. To overcome the fact that she's Wall Street's favorite candidate, perhaps she should seek out her own Sister Souljah moment.
You absolutely have to watch this speech by Rev. William Barber at Netroots Nation, in which he talks about the moral roots of our progressive fight for equality and justice.
Here are five companies – only a handful of the total – that have or are trying to renounce their U.S. citizenship to avoid paying taxes to help cover the benefits they receive.
Corporations that “invert” park their assets, staff and sales in the U.S. But with their sham overseas addresses, they won’t pay taxes on foreign income to the country that protects them.
When these companies and the billionaires behind them don't pay their taxes, guess who has to make up the difference — or suffer the cutbacks in the things government does to make our lives better?
At Netroots Nation, Rep. Dan Kildee showed he "gets it" about manufacturing. "Facts should invade a conversation [about] this 20-year experiment with unbalanced trade agreements. We need to hold Democrats' feet to the fire."
Activists huddled over coffee to plot new ways of defeating metaphorical “snakes” while other attendees networked over drinks as they sought to climb career ladders.
Public-private partnerships for transportation projects offer a way for politicians to dodge tough choices about how to pay for the transportation network the public uses. It doesn't always work.
People should pay attention to what Sen. Elizabeth Warren is saying on the 2014 campaign trail regarding policy matters, how she is saying it, which candidates are following her lead, and gauging how well her message works.
Fighting back against a rigged system was the theme of Elizabeth Warren's rousing speech to Netroots Nation. Inside the hall, "Ready for Warren" hats and signs were everywhere.
Responding to chanters interrupting his speech, Vice President Joe Biden asks, "can you imagine the pain and anxiety" of children living under the fear of their parents' deportation?
Boehner's attempts to blame Obama's lack of trustworthiness for the failure of passing immigration reform were completely phony. He trusts Obama just fine. It's the anti-immigrant bigots in his party whom he doesn't trust.
Those tempted to jump into the fray of the education debate should be aware they're late to the scene and way behind the narrative. Grievances with adequate, equitable funding and lack of democratic control are driving the debate.
House Democrats released their 2014 election year agenda Wednesday. It received virtually no news coverage. But it represents a first step in defining the terms of the election for voters on the vital issue of the economy.
Republicans are raising alarms about Social Security’s disability trust fund. But a staff member for one senator admits seeking to use the issue "to catalyze a broader discussion" about cutting Social Security benefits.
China's currency needs to rise all the way to the appropriate market level. The result will be U.S.-made goods becoming more competitive in world markets, so jobs and factories return.
These agreements leave criminal bankers with no incentive to mend their ways. Here are seven reasons why the much-touted new deal isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be, especially for consumers.
One of Juliàn Castro’s first official acts as the new Secretary of Housing and Urban Development should be to make concrete the Department’s duty to promote fair housing throughout its programs and activities.
The idea is to tax corporations based on where sales are made, not where profits are reported. If a company has 50 percent of its sales in the U.S., the U.S. would tax 50 percent of its worldwide profits.
The National Women's Law Center is asking you to: Tell Congress to support the Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act and protect birth control access for all women, no matter where they work.
Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. Their program – conservative austerity – has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.
Those seething with so much rage and xenophobia that they’d hurl ugly epithets in the faces of children fleeing bloody violence in Central America bring shame to the whole nation. […]
Boehner's proposed solution to the influx of unaccompanied Central American immigrants renders inoperative his excuses for not passing comprehensive immigration reform.
This deal with Citigroup is being trumpeted as a major win for the American people. It’s not. The money’s not enough, the wrong people are paying, and there will be no prosecutions.
Walgreens receives a quarter of its revenue from health care programs funded by U.S. taxpayers, but is considering renouncing its U.S. "citizenship" to avoid paying taxes for the U.S. services it uses and customers it gets.
The rallying point is Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers' Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act: "It's past time for our government to make creating jobs and full employment a human right."
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is being negotiated right now. Members of Congress held a press conference to explain what it must include before it can be approved.
Ask your local candidates for Congress if they understand what a trade deficit is, how large it is, how it affects jobs and the economy and what they intend to do about it.
The Democratic Party’s divergence from progressive values for governing our schools mostly went unnoticed in major media outlets until recently. Now clear divides within the party compel candidates and their supporters to choose sides
More than enough, the latest statistical evidence suggests, to warrant a full-fledged federal search. A new banking law in effect this month could start that search in the right direction.
Democrats, we're told, are united whereas Republicans are tearing each other apart. But beneath the apparent consensus, a fundamental argument is brewing between the Wall Street and the Warren wing of the party.