Corporate taxes used to be 46 percent. Corporations played an extortion game, saying lower our taxes or we'll move out of the U.S. The U.S. gave in and "reformed" the tax rate to 35 percent. Now the corporations are back for more.
Voter ID laws prevent voting by people Republicans detest, the derided “47 percent” that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spit on. Republicans are robbing citizens of the fundamental right to vote. It’s criminal.
Bill Scher concludes that there are only minor differences within the "Democratic family" which are best resolved without “war”-like primary challenges. It’s an attractive vision. Unfortunately, its also wrong. Unfort
Republicans have obstructed every effort to help the economy. In the Senate they filibustered hundreds of bills. In the House they refused to allow votes on efforts to help the economy. And then there's the sabotage.
Getting out the vote in African-American communities is important, but that effort needs to be supported by policies that communities can support to close the persistent wealth gap between black and white people.
As the campaign enters into its last weeks, ordinary voters begin to pay attention. People don't seem to be buying what Republicans are selling. But Democrats can overcome the odds only if they turn to a more populist voice.
The People's Climate March appears on track to be largest climate march in history, and possibly the most consequential, if it can pressure the U.N. to forge a real agreement to collectively cut our greenhouse gas emissions.
We were able to fight back against Social Security cuts, against tax cuts for the rich and corporations, for gay marriage and LGBT rights, women's health and pay, climate... Let's demand full employment, too.
Left-leaning people have been warned to pay attention to how conservative politics in the heartland resonate into national trends. This dynamic is especially acute in education.
Passenger service agents at American Airlines on Tuesday voted to be represented by a union. The vote was described as “overwhelming,” with 86 percent voting in favor. Politico called this a “historic win.”
It would be a grave mistake, for the planet and for ourselves, to overlook Sunday's Flood Wall Street rally, which will target the role of global capitalism in our environmental crisis.
Republicans in the Senate on Monday unanimously filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act. Did you see this on the news? Did you hear about it on the radio? Did you read about it in your local paper?
The big climate news in advance of next week's U.N. climate summit is a new global commission report that finds the investments needed to avert a climate crisis would likely not result in any net cost.
After Citizens United, everyone retains free speech rights, but the wealthy and corporations, who can afford gigantic amplifiers, can now use their money to buy the loudest voice, one that overwhelms and silences those of tens of millions.
These pictures create a paint-by-numbers picture of a lifelong losing game. The middle class and working poor are increasingly trapped in a downward slope that stretches from their golden youth to their sunset years.
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.