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.
The decision of the right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court last week in the Harris v. Quinn case is another example of the one percent’s unrelenting erosion of the 99 percent’s economic independence.
It was good to hear President Obama say that reining in Wall Street’s high-risk behavior is an “unfinished piece of business.” It would be even better if this observation were quickly followed by action.
Corporate Republicans want to continue the operation of the Export-Import Bank because it helps companies sell their products outside of the U.S. The “Tea Party” Republicans want to shut it down. What is going on?
Fortune lists companies that "sure seem American—except when it comes to paying taxes" and publishes a denunciation of an "exceptionalism" that enables companies to avoid taxes but benefit from being American.
Democrats need a net gain of 17 seats to take back the House. Here are 16 competitive Republican-held seats where the Latino population is significant enough to influence the outcome of the election.
Last week, members of the nation's largest teachers' union passed a resolution demanding Education Secretary Arne Duncan resign due to "failed" policies, including an overemphasis on high-stakes testing.
Wall Street Democrats argue for a focus on opportunity, not on inequality. This is a false choice. The reality is that the rules have been rigged to benefit the few. Opportunity requires taking on the stacked deck.
Why is July 4 our Independence Day? Because independence begins with an insight, a realization so powerful that it allows us to achieve the seemingly impossible – like defeating an empire.
Some might say that these questions are disrespectful to believers. But it is the Supreme Court that has arguably transgressed here, by declaring that a bloodless corporation is capable of belief.
The Bureau of Labor Services reports an increase in 288,000 jobs in June, a greater than expected number that will cheer investors. But perverse political malpractice continues to get in the way of the recovery we need.
As too few of the expectations of the policy wonks in D.C. seem to catch hold in schools and classrooms, what certainly has ‘trickled down’ is the attitude that the voices of teachers don’t matter much.
The Supreme Court's gang of five has piled onto the war on workers and their unions. It's time to strike back. President Obama can lead with a Good Jobs Executive Order.
Instead he appears to be spending his time working on building bipartisan support for climate legislation that would help coal have a future in a world that inevitably will cap its carbon emissions.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren went to Kentucky to campaign for Senate Democratic candidate Allison Grimes. Some smart people have clearly concluded that progressive economic populism is a winning strategy in the South.
We’re not seeking special deals, subsidies or handouts. We’re asking Congress to implement the trade laws to level the field of competition. If the same rules apply to everyone, U.S. industry can compete and win.
The workers can still join unions. They can still collectively bargain. The union is still their sole bargaining agent. They just don't have to pay for the union's services because that violates their "free speech."
Workers in the United States don't make double what workers make in Japan or Switzerland. Why should U.S. CEOs routinely make double — and often much more — than Japanese and Swiss top execs?
Our country’s bias against women in the workplace isn’t just cultural. As is true elsewhere, evidence for it can be found in both policy choices and economic data.
From his 1997 call for "A Return to National Greatness" to his new lament about America's "Spiritual Recession," conservative David Brooks makes it easy to dismiss his arguments. But we must not dismiss his questions.
Democrats running for office should pay attention to this survey. Americans are hungry for "populist" solutions that help regular working Americans and are tired of a political system that rigs the game for the already-rich.
From Paine's Common Sense and Jefferson's Declaration to FDR's Four Freedoms and MLK's I Have a Dream, progressive words have inspired us to make America more free, equal and democratic. Here's a host of them to recite on July 4.
This was the worst quarter for the GDP since the peak of the Great Recession. The American people might be forgiven for doubting the experts and leaders who should be counted on to make responsible decisions.
A stalled effort to get a transportation funding bill through a Senate committee is the latest sign that congressional Republicans won't stop playing the zero-sum austerity game.
At parades, picnics and farmers markets during the 4th of July recess, people will make the case against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the "fast track" process, and ask members of Congress where they stand.