We in labor can’t accept the stacked deck we face when we bargain or organize, but to change it we need allies and deeper coalitions than in the past because the obstacles are much tougher.
Sen. Lindsey Graham told CNN: "Here’s a question you need to ask everybody running as a Republican: What is the environmental policy of the Republican Party? When I ask that question, I get a blank stare."
Corporations are famous for sneaking things into laws and regulations before the public can rally to stop it. Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership's wording on state-owned enterprises a mandate for privatization?
This week, conservatives went out of their way to defend sexual abusers of children, both alleged and admitted, and showed that they have no idea how to treat a lady — especially if she happens to be transgender.
Missouri's second-largest city is on its way to join others across the nation in gradually moving to a living wage of $15 an hour. But it must get past a door Republicans have timed to slam shut on the effort.
Hedge fund billionaire Leon Cooperman takes exception to Hillary Clinton "crapping all over what I do for a living." But charitable donations shouldn't be a get-out-of-jail-free card for not paying his fair share of taxes.
School cafeteria worker Della Curry was recently fired in Aurora, Colo. for giving a lunch to a child whose parents fell behind on their school lunch bill. Here's why that should never happen.
The economy continued into its sixth year of recovery in May. But over 17 million people remain in need of full-time work. Wages still aren't picking up. The economy is recovering, but workers are not.
Martin O'Malley on Wednesday became the second Democratic presidential candidate to come out forcefully against fast-track trade authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The American Trade Enforcement Effectiveness Act would allow companies and workers to seek remedy for unfair trade practices before the layoffs and plant closings begin.
If nothing else, former Texas governor Rick Perry’s candidacy will prove once and for all that wearing glasses doesn’t actually make you smart – or is enough to get you into the White House.
Democrats tend to immediately assert their support for Common Core education standards out of concerns for equity. But Common Core distracts from really doing something about equity.
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.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has issued a stinging 13-page indictment of the leadership of SEC Chair Mary Jo White. The financial lobby howled its outrage, which should tell the rest of us that Warren got it right.
The GOP isn’t openly presenting itself as the anti-elderly party. But its leading presidential candidates are pushing cuts to Social Security, and its budgets would end Medicare as we know it.
“Our phones are ringing off the hook,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro as members of Congress were presented with the signatures of 2 million people calling for a "no" vote on fast track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Imagine $40.9 billion of orders coming in right now to companies that make and do things inside the U.S. That is what we are losing because of this enormous, humongous trade deficit.
When conservative Republicans charge that capping carbon emissions amounts to a "war" on fossil fuel interests, our friends at BP and Shell have provided a handy retort.
. 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.
It's up to you now. Call your representative today. Call and demand they vote NO on fast track. If we swamp them with phone calls, we will deliver a powerful message.
A bill that would have re-enfranchised 40,000 previously incarcerated Marylanders currently on probation or parole was just vetoed in Maryl;and. That underscores why we need a Voting Rights Amendment.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. If you’re wondering, “Who is Lindsey Graham, and why is he running for president?”, here’s what you should know.
Decade after decade, the federal government has failed to enforce free trade agreements, placing Americans in competition with child laborers, underpaid and overburdened foreign workers and victims of human trafficking.
A Congress gridlocked by conservative ideologues hit the equivalent of the snooze button on a surface transportation bill that would provide federal funding for the nation's bridges, roads and public transportation.
The former Florida governor has been running on a platform that includes cutting Social Security benefits, so he’s been talking about raising the retirement age. But he doesn't even know what the retirement age is.
The truth is that payday lenders trap their customers in a vicious cycle of debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureauhas begun writing a series of new rules to prevent the worst abuses of the industry.
One side says the Trans-Pacific Partnership is entirely about lowering tariffs, the other says it's about corporate power. The House should require separate votes on the trade and non-trade parts of the agreement.
National Republicans are not interested in promoting what Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval just accomplished: a huge boost for public education funded by the largest tax increase in state history.
This is not a drill. The vote in the House of Representatives on fast track, preapproving the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the public finds out what is in it, could take place this week.
As of this week, the race for the GOP presidential nomination has eight official candidates, and no front runner. But it has plenty of gaffes, and promises more to come.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today that the gross domestic product (GDP) fell at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Our enormous, humongous trade deficit is literally draining our economy.
Research associates at the Economic Policy Institute this week detailed how a steep recession and the anemic recovery that followed have left college graduates with the worst job prospects in 70 years.
Republicans seem to let their guard down on Fox -- assuming that the anchors and the audience will be forgiving and giving ill-thought out answers to obvious questions.
The best way to find the soul of the Democratic Part is by seeking out the small-d “democratic” soul instead – that voice of the majority that so often goes unheard in today’s money-driven politics.
The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a done deal. Why is presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still silent on this?
George Pataki - CaricatureGeorge Pataki has announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, bringing the number of official candidates to eight. In case you’re among those asking “George who?”, here’s a primer.
The movement to resist and reform the nation’s public education policies has become woven into the media narrative of grassroots discontent surging across the country. Some progressives are starting to get this.
Conservative Peter Wehner argues in the New York Times that President Barack Obama has pulled the Democratic Party too far to the left. His argument disintegrates in the face of history.
The obstacles faced by the progressive movement aren’t news to anybody who's been paying attention. But recent developments may also stir an unfamiliar sensation in the liberally minded observer: optimism.
Former senator Rick Santorum is running for president again, and he’s promised that this time will be different, because he won’t be saying the “crazy stuff” and “dumb things” he spouted throughout his 2012 campaign.