Sixty-five years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed. Today, wealth inequality and inhumane austerity measures have benefited the wealthy, while denying most of us an equal chance at a life of dignity.
This grim anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., killings reminded us of 2000 when Charlton Heston made his defiant boast at the NRA convention that gun control advocates would have to pry his rifle from his “cold, dead hands.”
The economy is lousy. The budget deal won't help. What will get this economy moving? "Tax-and-spend Democrats" willing to invest in vital areas and pay for it with taxes on the rich and the big corporations.
Fox News host "Megyn" Kelly is determined to have a "White Christmas." No, Megyn, Jesus was not “white.” In fact, he wasn’t anything that you would recognize as white. We’ve got forensics that come as close as we'll ever get to proving it.
Here are six examples that show how the new Ryan/Republican compassionate conservatism campaign is really nothing more than freshly applied, prime-smelling bullpucky.
Thirty-two Democrats opted to put principle before the political expediency of compromise for compromise's sake. "Congress shouldn’t be patting ourselves on the back just because we didn’t shoot ourselves in the foot."
A “centrist” is defined as “one who takes a position in the political center.” The polling data is clear: If anybody should be called a “centrist” in last week’s Social Securityconflict, it’s Elizabeth Warren and those who agree with her.
Megyn Kelly's declaration on Fox News that "Santa just is white," is more than wrong. Introducing kids to non-white Santas is a great way to begin breaking down racial stereotypes. See how it worked for these first-graders.
Last week a judge ruled that Detroit could move forward with its plan to cut pensions for retired city workers. This week Washington is celebrating a budget deal that harms older people. When did old people become The Enemy?
We have been calling on our supporters to flood their members of Congress today with this simple statement: "A budget deal that abandons the unemployed is no deal at all."
If you are a liberal, you hate the Murray-Ryan deal for effectively keeping the sequester. If you are a conservative, you hate it for making it kindler and gentler.
Under every previous President government spending and hiring propped up the economy until recovery was underway. Republicans as well as Democrats understood this is how it has to be done. Until now.
We are this close -- this close! -- to losing our democracy to the mercenary class. So close it’s as if we’re leaning way over the rim of the Grand Canyon waiting for a swift kick in the pants.
While conservatives obsessed over "selfies," handshakes, and pseudo-symbolic statements, President Obama honored the legacy of Nelson Mandela, and underscored how relevant and urgently needed it is today.
The bipartisan budget deal is celebrating, largely for getting a deal. But on the economy, what benefits it has are erased by the failure to renew emergency jobless benefits. Washington continues to impede any recovery.
It’s true that the American public is tired of gridlock in Washington. But the federal budget deal reached in Congress this week is not one that is supported by the majority of Americans.
Credit goes to progressives who made calls, signed petitions and showed up at rallies to tell Congress to not cut Social Security and Medicare as part of any budget deal. "You all stood up and backed them down."
A Day of Action to Reclaim Public Education held on Dec. 9 in over 100 sites took on many forms, but there were common grievances. The range of locations and number of participants are testament to the breadth and depth of complaints.
Leo nailed the key point about the trade deals we have gotten ourselves into. We have not yet found ourselves in a good, balanced trade deal. In all of the trade deals we have made, the country has lost money and has lost jobs.
It's a tiny deal, which is always better than a big deal when you're dealing with these Republicans. But large spending cuts remain the bipartisan objective of the budget as far as the eye can see.