As long as politicians are bought and paid for, organizations like ALEC will have dangerous influence over the legislation that effects us all. It's time to put an end to the corporate control of Congress once and for all.
This Thursday, workers at fast-food restaurants nationwide will strike for higher pay and better working conditions. Their primary demand is an increase in wage to $15 an hour.
The US has run trade deficits since the late 1970s. Did the trade deficit cause the "decoupling" of wages and productivity that led to the decline of our middle class?
An almost palpable air of desperation clings to the anti-“populist,” anti-Elizabeth Warren editorial by Jonathan Cowan and Jim Kessler of the corporate-funded Third Way organization.
Obamacare's 834 problem, giving erroneous enrollment forms to insurance companies is unlikely to be a fatal flaw. Social Security had a very similar problem in its beginning days.
A new report shows that most of the "job creators" in today's economy are paying some of the highest corporate taxes, while the companies that are paying little or nothing in corporate taxes are the ones that are slashing their payrolls.
State budget cuts to higher education are driving the cost of tuition to increase twice as fast as the cost of health care. Those additional dollars aren’t improving students’ instruction. But students and families have to make up the difference.
The banksters could be forced to pay tens of billions of dollars more in settlements for crashing our economy. But, these fees are just a small fraction of the price that American taxpayers paid for the economic collapse.
Ever since the Reagan tax cuts the country has been deferring essential maintenance. Everyone said, "If you do this, later you'll be sorry." Now it's later, and we're really sorry.
The right way to cut spending on government assistance is to decrease the need for that assistance, not cut assistance for those in need. Raising the minimum wage boosts the economy and cuts government spending on food stamps and other programs.
It is a privilege to do business in our nation, and our commons makes those huge corporate profits possible in the first place. If corporations refuse to pay workers what they deserve, then they shouldn't have the right to do business here.
For a lot of people, government is seen as a simple tool to take their money and give it to people who don't "deserve" it. That's how these ideas are sold to the people --- by appealing to their baser natures.
Will the media whip the public up into a fit over the terrible state of the nation's infrastructure? What about the millions of unemployed (and how they could get jobs if we start fixing the infrastructure)? Fat chance.
t's beginning to look as if the fight for a livable minimum wage might – just might – alter our political future. The minimum wage struggle is taking place at the intersection of powerful forces.
In plain yet powerful language, Pope Francis is challenging the givens of our deeply unequal world — and helping inspire resistance to it. His new "apostolic exhortation" offers a surprisingly wide-ranging critique of our unequal status quo.
Despite its flawed roll-out, most Americans are willing to give health care reform time to succeed. That’s good news for Obamacare, because it’s already succeeding in states that have fully adopted it. And the success stories are multiplying.
This is that time of year when newspapers bother to write about how there are hungry people in America. But this year is special. As the recession drags on for the non-1%, cuts in Food Stamps have completely swamped the capacity of food banks.
The Supreme Court will rule next year if corporations can ignore parts of the Affordable Care Act on religious grounds. But f a corporation take away your contraception coverage, your vaccines and your psychiatric therapy may be next.