Voters are rendering a harsh judgement against seven Republican governors running for re-election because the economic prosperity that was supposed to follow their trickle-down economic policies is only a trickle.
Here we are a week from the election and the public doesn't know that Republicans again and again and again filibustered and obstructed and sabotaged things that would help the economy.
Our society runs on a digital myth, a myth which says that the technology-based economy is different, special and somehow not subject to the principles of mathematics and human nature that govern the rest of our lives.
America’s most powerful economic policy maker dramatically charges that inequality is choking off opportunity for average families. Political candidates across the nation pay absolutely no attention.
This week we learned that Republicans, led by Karl Rove’s dark-money outfit, are attacking Dems for bowing to Simpson Bowles deficit mania. Who could've seen it coming? Progressives could wind up with a Cassandra complex.
The Communist Chinese-appointed leader of Hong Kong, Leung Chun-ying, fears rule by the majority – just as U.S. Republicans do. It’s the reason the GOP has launched a massive voter suppression campaign across the country.
Mountains of money are flooding key races in the most expensive non-presidential campaign in history. To keep you up to date with the latest, we’ve rounded up some key campaign finance stories.
The White House announced new efforts to boost advanced manufacturing in new, strategic areas. The efforts include $550 million in spending on research projects, apprenticeships and aid to manufacturers.
Democrats should to learn a lesson from this year's election campaigns: Democrats should be Democrats. Democrats should not try to run away from the things Democrats stand for. It doesn't work.
Despite predictions, Republicans still haven't locked up the Senate. They parade as "not Obama." But they have little to say about where they would take the country. It is hard to win without a clue.
It was the Republican strategy to block infrastructure spending and then campaign on a theme of “Obama’s failed policies.” Brooks is not right when he says "both parties" and "the political class" are at fault.
Income gaps and wealth concentration go hand in hand, new global stats from the Credit Suisse Research Institute make clear. With one exception.
Calling gay people names is nothing new. We’ve been called many things throughout the ages. But “gremlins”? That’s a new one. The first — and perhaps only — Wingnut WTF […]
Two years ago, the Republican Party was whining about makers and takers and class warfare. Now, in many close races, Republicans are exploiting the populist mood, criticizing links to corporations and attacking wealth.
Mitch McConnell has been frank about what the GOP would do with the Senate – at least when he thinks nobody's listening. Here are 12 destructive things a Republican Senate would do, based on McConnell's own words.
A new poll shows Republicans about to pull ahead of Democrats among likely women voters. Our latest Populist Majority memo points toward how Democrats can keep a key part of their base in the fold.
It may. And if grassroots public schools supporters bail out the campaigns of some Democratic candidates, there are lessons to be learned and potentially intriguing shifts in how the Democratic Party treats education policy?
Once again, the Waltons — the exploitative multibillionaire heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune — get the goldmine, while workers and taxpayers are stuck with the shaft. It's shameful. But shameful is one of Walmart's core values.
Suppliers in Massachusetts and across the United State will likely not be getting orders from this company — thereby reducing economic activity, jobs and tax revenue.
After running weeks of ebola terror-fear, some broadcast stations apparently are not ready to allow the other side of the story to be told.
The election is still about the economy. And polls show Republicans have the edge on that. So what is the closing argument for Democrats? How do they make their case? The freshman Senator from Massachusetts offers a clue.
With Election Day just two weeks away, Rev. William Barber's words remind us: "If we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now!" His new book reminds us of the moral power of progressive values when we march "forward together."
According to a new report, the richest one percent have got their mitts on almost half the world's assets. Think that’s the end of the story? Think again. This is only the beginning.
Hong Kong’s leader's comment that democracy would lead to "the poor" deciding politics and policies echoes comments of leaders of giant multinationals, various billionaires, the investor class and our own Republican Party.
Democrats should be using Social Security expansion as a key part of their 2014 election strategy. Social Security has come up in several more races, but there's no time to waste.
America — proudly dubbed the “indispensable nation” by its national-security managers — is now the entangled nation enmeshed in conflicts across the globe. But endless war undermines the Constitution.
Both Wall Street and Main Street want action. They want incomes, consumer confidence and purchases all to rise, triggering business profits to do the same. They’ve recognized the enemy to their bottom lines.
America needs jobs, and not just any jobs. We need living-wage jobs that provide stability and security through regular working hours, paid time off and career paths for those who want to climb higher. We have the means to deliver.
These "trade" deals, if passed by Congress and signed by the president, would cement a corporate right to profits above the rights of citizens. They place corporate rights above national sovereignty.
A top regulator tells us that bank CEOs never intended to commit foreclosure fraud. Internal documents obtained several years ago from a bank-backed venture seem to contradict this claim.
Economist Emmanuel Saez's latest paper says that the share of wealth going to the bottom 90 percent has fallen to where it was in the 1940s, while the top tenth of 1 percent have levels of wealth last seen in the 1920s.
Thus far, the Ebola virus has infected three people in the United States that we know of, however Ebola hysteria seems to have infected somewhere close to 300 million.
It's true that Republicans have inched ahead in many of the contested states. It's also true that Republicans have lost ground in the three states that nearly everyone assumed Republicans had in the bag.
If Republicans take the Senate, they promise severe cuts – or just force the government to shut down. But Europe's tragedy shows that cuts kill economies. What will happen if we enter another recession?
Republicans finally have something to run on: fear. This week, it’s fear of Ebola. Of course, right-wing fear-mongers always leave out how conservatism made the Ebola crisis worse. Fox News […]
A landmark new study has laid bare the dirty little secret of modern American philanthropy: America's wealthy don't particularly care all that much about the rest of us.
Social Security has been called the “third rail” of American politics and it turns out that talking about cutting Social Security is still like touching a “third rail.” Who could have known?
In 2012, Republicans nominated for president a private equity firm CEO with a record of outsourcing jobs. It did not go well. In several states for the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans have done it again.
Walmart is reaping the fruits of its leadership in the low-wage economy. It would do better if it did right by its workers, some of whom went to its family foundation office in D.C. to demand full-time work and a $15 wage.
Forbes doesn’t bother asking how our absurdly rich went about making their fortunes. But we should. Our top 400, after all, haven’t just made monstrously large fortunes. They’ve made a monstrously large mess.