As he rises in the polls and draws larger and larger crowds, Bernie Sanders is forcefully addressing structural racism, and its direct connection to economic inequality.
An attachment to a "must-pass" bill gives sacred Native-American land to a foreign mining company. How did this happen and what can we do about it?
The Greek debt crisis offers another illustration of Wall Street’s powers of persuasion and predation, although the Street is missing from most accounts. The crisis was exacerbated years ago by a deal with Goldman Sachs.
What European leaders don’t understand — nor do Republicans — is that in hard times, you can’t cut your way to prosperity. But when times are hard you need government to provide economic stimulus to grow your way to prosperity.
Hillary Clinton focuses not just on economic growth, but on fair growth that benefits everyone. Jeb Bush promises a 4 percent growth rate, but even if he succeeded the vast majority of the country would be left behind.
Republicans have shut down the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank as of midnight, July 1. Germany, Japan, China and many other countries have similar agencies. Now they will be picking up that business.
A financial crisis is being engineered to get people complaining about the "slow, inefficient" Post Office. It's time for the public to demand that Congress act to end the crisis.
New Fair Housing Act regulations issued by the Department of Housing and Urban Development are designed to help communities receiving HUD funding to identify and reduce barriers to fair housing choices.
The Greek crisis deepens. The European Bank refuses the aid needed to reopen Greek banks. Germany's Angel Merkel sees no basis for a new deal. The full catastrophe grows nearer.
A petition launched today calls on President Obama and Congress to urge the European Central Bank to support the Greek banking system while negotiations continue toward "a fair agreement" for the Greek people.
The Greeks have refused to accept the harsh punishment that Europe prescribed for them. Europe's effort to topple the Syriza government has failed. Now Europe must decide how it will react to the voice of democracy.
As election season heats up, it’s encouraging to see early childhood education getting serious attention. However, conversations about early childhood investments need to be ratcheted up a few notches.
Greece is now on the brink. The referendum on July 5 offers Greek voters only a choice of calamities. The common narrative of this crisis is deeply misleading. Greece's failure is, in the end, Europe's shame.
The Supreme Court's recent decision on housing discrimination is important in the fight against economic apartheid in America – racial segregation on a much larger geographic scale than ever before.
Three European leftist party leaders are appealing to lawmakers and activists in the United States to push the International Monetary Fund to stop the imposition of austerity policies in Greece.
Here are five examples, in just one of the 12 appropriations bills moving through the House, of how Republicans in Congress continue their assault on the basics we need for shared economic prosperity.
Police violence against unarmed African Americans occurs against a too-often-ignored backdrop of economic disparity that both fuels and informs the resentments and racial tensions behind the events.
What's the lesson that we need to learn from the Greek debt crisis? Unless you want U.S. streets overrun with motorcycles, we need to invest in our economy and oppose right-wing austerity policies here in America.
. Unjust police practices have fanned the flames of indignation in Baltimore, to be sure. But the roots of injustice and isolation run far deeper, and implicate decades of decisions by the region’s policymakers.
An Inspector General's report outlines how post officies could provide essential services to some 68 million Americans who don't have a bank account or depend on check-cashing and payday lending outfits.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is right: The rules are rigged. When bankers confess to fraud and get not one day in jail, the rules are rigged for the rich. Workers, families and communities need new rules.
We don't live in a world where policy makers must choose between reducing wealth inequality or helping working-class Americans get ahead. In fact, it's impossible to address one without the other.
David Brooks argued that the re-election of British Prime Minister David Cameron proves that "The world has not turned left" and instead we are experiencing a "Center-Right Moment." This is demonstrably wrong.
At a site near the White House and at the Capitol, progressive leaders pressed agendas designed to end the era of extreme wealth concentration and replace it with economic growth built on shared prosperity.
Republican leaders can't keep their promise to cut spending down to a level not seen since before the New Deal. Capitulation is inevitable. They can admit it now, or pay a price later.
"Our results are inconsistent with the view that cuts in top state income tax rates will automatically or necessarily generate growth," says a report from the Tax Policy Center.
Fifteen Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea. North Korea! When America is asked to search its soul, which America are we talking about?
The conservative argument that declining marriage rates contribute to high rates of poverty is a hardy perennial. Yet there are 15 million poor people in married households. Facts are stubborn things.
On Workers’ Memorial Day, commemorating lives lost on the job, USW members will place spotlights on 35 crosses honoring workers killed at a Texas City refinery over 35 years, to highlight lives sacrificed when safety was compromised there.
As I travel around America, I’m struck by how utterly powerless most people feel. The companies we work for, the businesses we buy from, and the political system we participate in all seem to have grown less accountable.
House Republicans voted 239 to 179 to “make sure the people at the top stay there,” and give a $269 billion handout to the wealthiest 0.2 percent of Americans, by repealing the estate tax.
We know what changes we need to make financial markets work better. The key steps aren’t hard. It just takes political courage and a strong demand from the public to complete the unfinished business of financial reform.
On this Tax Day, as millions of Americans scramble to file their taxes before the deadline, here are four charts that illustrate facts about how your tax dollars are spent that all Americans should know.
Ohio gets it about "NAFTA-style" trade deals. Fast Track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are coming for the rest of Ohio's jobs and Ohio is fighting back. Will Hillary Clinton join the fight?
Economic analysts now say the economy isn't as strong as they thought. There never was much basis for claiming a boom in the U.S. economy and the people claiming otherwise were relying on a very selective reading of the data.
This tax season, America’s billionaires are toasting you, the ordinary taxpayer. That’s because you’re the one picking up the tab for our nation’s ailing infrastructure of roads, bridges, and rail transport, among other things.
The March job numbers came in somewhat worse than most analysts had expected. Many are warning that the economy is weaker than they thought. These warnings are in fact good news. They may slow down the Fed's rush to raise interest rates.
Both the House and Senate have now passed budget resolutions that offer comfort and protection to the wealthy and powerful and more discomfort and vulnerability to everyone else.
A new online petition drive is protesting the incredibly high prices that enormously overpaid pharmaceutical CEOs charge for cancer drugs.
The People's Budget picked up 95 votes, a larger share of votes from the House Democratic caucus than its predecessors in previous years. Republicans, not surprisingly, were unanimous in opposition.
"The People's Budget: A Raise for America" is the fiscal 2016 proposal by the Congressional Progressive Caucus that would make a $1.9 trillion investment in America's future and produce 8 million new jobs.