The more the Left agitates the Right over Planned Parenthood, the greater the likelihood that next year's budget will include more government spending and more stimulus for the economy.
In the near future we can expect a flood of stories about "scores" on the Common Core tests. But these will be wildly misleading because the numbers that will be released are not actually test "scores."
No 13-digit fortune has yet appeared on the horizon. But if we wait until we get close enough to see one, warns tax attorney and wealth analyst Bob Lord, we may find our plutocracy set eternally in concrete.
By locking out workers, and wasting untold millions on highly paid but inexperienced replacements and on security guards, ATI has finished converting itself from a pillar of the community into a pariah.
How did an unapologetic liberal like Bernie Sanders with a campaign that relies on small donors even come close to threatening a candidate like Hillary Clinton? Look at his platform.
When his father had Alzheimer’s, Jonathan Kozol learned how bleak gerontological care can be and found that at the heart of its dysfunction is a way of thinking that parallels what's wrong with education policy.
Opponents of the nuclear agreement with Iran say there is a better deal out there to be had if we just play hardball. That notion is pure fantasy for several reasons. Here are three of them.
Nobody expected to be actually talking about Bernie Sanders being the Democratic presidential nominee. But whether he is or not, the political discussion Sanders wanted has started.
Wingnut reactions to the on-air shooting of two Roanoke, Virginia journalists brings to mind the famous question Joseph N. Welch asked Sen. Eugene McCarthy: “Have you no sense of decency, sir?” No, they don’t.
Trump eruptions; stock market gyrations. The din aggravates, confuses and distracts from what we should be addressing. Here's a short bit a common sense to help sort out the real from the blare.
Progressive lawmakers are leading cutting-edge policy debates and enacting a series of innovations, protections and reforms. Here are some of the top progressive legislative accomplishments of 2015.
Commentators still dismiss Donald Trump as a summertime fling. But Trump's tropes are not simply ravings. They are making a case that many Americans want to hear.
The big annual poll on how Americans view public schools and education policy is out, and people who are eager to don the mantle of “education reform” might want to rethink their wardrobe
Weeks after a top White House official said no "serious economist" would consider 4 percent annual growth "within the realm of possibility," we almost reached that during one quarter. What do we say now?
When President Obama visits New Orleans today on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, he will find the city whiter, wealthier, and more unequal than it was before the storm.
Etsy is certified as a socially responsible retailer and markets itself that way, but that is belied by its use of an Irish subsidiary through which it can avoid paying taxes on its profits.
The "Journey for Justice," which started August 1, will arrive in Washington on September 15 with a focus on four key issue areas: our votes, lives, jobs and schools.
To get the Trans-Pacific Partnership finished as soon as possible, U.S. negotiators appear to have tried to sell out auto-parts manufacturers in the U.S. to the benefit of countries like China.
On the surface Americans still favor the death penalty by a margin of two to one. And yet, progressives should now feel comfortable on this issue, especially in a primary election.
Congressman Mark Takano explains why even progressive Democrats fall for phony education reform. "if you liken education to bean counting, that’s not going to work."
Call it “qualitative,” rather than “quantitative,” easing. It would increase the money supply invested in the real-world economy to create jobs, lift wages and create broad economic growth.
With the launch of Campaign Zero, the #BlackLivesMatter movement raises its political game with detailed policy solutions to end police violence that puts policy makers on notice.
Companies are afraid to expand if no one is spending. The result is poor demand to guide the way to safe investment. But governments – the source of demand when people and companies are hunkered down – keep cutting back.
As Labor Day looms, more Americans than ever don’t know how much they’ll be earning next week or even tomorrow. It’s the biggest change in the American workforce in over a century, and it’s happening at lightening speed.
The die-hard Trump fans who think he has magical abilities to transform Washington need only look at the last couple of celebrity blowhards who swept into office on a promise of radical change: Governors Ventura and Schwarzenegger.
The differences between Democratic presidential candidates and most Republican candidates on Social Security -- and retirement security in general -- could emerge as a "sleeper issue" in the 2016 campaign.
This week, Donald Trump gave the 2016 presidential election its best unofficial campaign slogan yet. Meanwhile, the Duggar family is proving harder to get rid of than a coldsore.
O'Malley's plan expands Social Security but goes beyond Social Security into savings, wages and long-term care. Sanders' earlier plan is similar but not as broad. Clinton has not yet offered a plan.
Trump is not only the obstacle in Jeb's way. His anti-immigrant bigotry is a cancer on the Republican Party. Jeb seems to grasp more than most that the cancer needs to be removed
Donald Trump has perfectly articulated the case for low corporate taxes: Corporations don’t want to pay taxes, so let’s not make them pay taxes. There it is in a nutshell.
Only one in seven children who get help with food at school continue to get the food they need from summer programs. Many programs in low-income communities don’t qualify for summer meals under the current rules.
Conservative commentators have begun to label both Sanders and Trump "populists," one from the left, the other from the right. This is a slur both on Sanders and on populism.
Wolf Blitzer spent an entire segment discussing with a Republican guest whether Hillary Clinton had committed a felony or a misdemeanor by using a private email server, without a single allegation of criminality or scintilla of evidence.
Former right-wing senator Phil Gram seems to have developed a new empathy for people who are demonized. He turned up on Capitol Hill recently, wailing that overpaid corporate chieftains are actually — get this — victims of public bigotry.
While Americans disagree on social issues like gay marriage and abortion, they’re actually pretty unified on the bread and butter economic issues that Bernie has made the core of his campaign.
Ten years later, the Bush administration's failed response to Hurricane Katrina is a heartrending example of conservatism's most devastating failure, and its most catastrophic success.
Companies that did not use this tax dodge have already paid their taxes. Letting these multinational corporations off would reward the multinationals for dodging, and give them a tremendous advantage over companies that paid their taxes.
China lowered the value of its currency on three consecutive days last week, for a total of 4.4 percent, the largest decline in two decades, raising the question of when the United States is going to stop ignoring currency manipulation.
What happens if a business is owned and run by the people who work there, and not by some distant, already-wealthy investors? Worker co-ops are businesses owned and operated by the people who work at the company.