America must stop “following tragedy with embarrassment,” and pass the End Racial Profiling Act, before the next city that’s “one dead black teenager away from burning to the ground” catches fire.
Passenger service agents at American Airlines on Tuesday voted to be represented by a union. The vote was described as “overwhelming,” with 86 percent voting in favor. Politico called this a “historic win.”
It would be a grave mistake, for the planet and for ourselves, to overlook Sunday's Flood Wall Street rally, which will target the role of global capitalism in our environmental crisis.
Six years ago, Wall Street's giants were falling like dominoes. Henry Paulson and Tim Geithner told Congress that failing to bail them out would lead to a second Great Depression. It was nonsense then. It's even greater nonsense now.
In her powerful new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate," Naomi Klein finds that humanity has no choice but to ditch its fossil fuel-driven global economy for a local model powered by renewable energy.
The legislation will help create local manufacturing "ecosystems" that bring together the necessary components for a particular kind of manufacturing come together, so that industry can grow up around them.
Republicans in the Senate on Monday unanimously filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act. Did you see this on the news? Did you hear about it on the radio? Did you read about it in your local paper?
The big climate news in advance of next week's U.N. climate summit is a new global commission report that finds the investments needed to avert a climate crisis would likely not result in any net cost.
The New York Times informed us that Michael Brown was “no angel.” When being young and black is to be guilty until proven innocent, black children must be “angelic” just to be worthy of living.
After Citizens United, everyone retains free speech rights, but the wealthy and corporations, who can afford gigantic amplifiers, can now use their money to buy the loudest voice, one that overwhelms and silences those of tens of millions.
These pictures create a paint-by-numbers picture of a lifelong losing game. The middle class and working poor are increasingly trapped in a downward slope that stretches from their golden youth to their sunset years.
Originally sold as protecting investors from "banana republic" dictators our "NAFTA-style" trade agreements now are protecting giant corporations from the efforts of citizens in democracies to make their lives better.
Obamacare is making it possible for parents to spend more time with their kids. Before trashing Obamacare became a fundamental principle for Republicans, most would have said that parents spending time with their kids is a good thing.
So asks the Wall Street Journal editors, urging Republicans to offer a few "smallish" ideas on what they are for in the upcoming campaign. Problem is Americans would be appalled if they knew what Republicans want.
The subject: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement. The big draw: Economist Jeffrey Sachs, who laid out six reasons why they shouldn't be passed by Congress.
In the biggest elevator video since Beyonce and Jay Z, the world saw Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knock his fiancé out cold. While the NFL dragged its feet on a response, right-wingers lost no time blaming the victim.
With polls showing most Americans just hate companies that renounce their U.S. citizenship to dodge paying their taxes, the DC/corporate-centric outlet Politico says Democrats are making a mistake by pushing this issue.
Organizers are expressing hope that the People's Climate March will be the largest climate march ever. If there ever was a time when the climate needed people to show up in the streets, it is now.
Access to high-quality early education for every child remains elusive. Politicians seem incapable of coming up with the money. New York's mayor has proven that a capable leader can make those promises a reality.
The letter asks for a new process for reaching trade agreements in which Congress has a role in selecting trade partners and in which Congress sets up a set of negotiating objectives that must be achieved.
I'm a CEO with a GED, and I have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today. It pains me to see that the American Dream, which so inspired me, is increasingly out of reach.
Let’s be clear. As the majority of the population, the majority of registered voters, and the majority of those who actually show up at the polls, women can determine the outcome of any election.
Amidst the lack of action on raising the minimum wage at the federal level, Seattle has taken lead. Just this June, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to increase the city’s minimum wage to reach $15 an hour by 2017.
Two little-known rules on executive pay are currently being reviewed by the Securities and Exchange Commission. While they have received almost no press coverage, they may have far-reaching consequences.
The political world is abuzz with the news that Zephyr Teachout made a much more serious run at Andrew Cuomo than anyone anticipated. For a campaign with no money in the most expensive market in the nation, it's quite an achievement.
Conservatives say marriage is the “ultimate anti-poverty program,” and claim that most of our economic woes would vanish if more people got hitched. A new study suggests "putting a ring on it" barely makes a dent in poverty.
New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has introduced a bill aimed at fighting the corporate tax-dodging practices of "inversion" and "earnings stripping" which involve use on non-US affiliate companies.
The Heritage Foundation points its finger in the wrong direction: the responsibility for providing minimum wage fast-food workers with a livable wage falls on the corporations.
A new poll confirms that voters don’t just want their Social Security benefits protected; they want them expanded. A firm stand as defenders and expanders of Social Security is a winner for Democrats.
Are you worried about the government running deficits in the hundreds of billions of dollars and a debt in the TRILLIONS? If so, then you should be really angry at people calling for the Federal Reserve Board to raise interest rates.
Are We the People the boss of the corporations, or are the corporations the boss of We the People? The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) needs to be reminded which way that question is supposed to be answered.
She has run a shoestring campaign against a powerful, lavishly funded governor who refused to debate her. But whatever the outcome, her campaign has already had dramatic significance for progressives across the country.
The Senate is considering the Democracy For All Amendment to undo the damage the Supreme Court did with their Citizens United and other rulings that allow corporations and billionaires to purchase our elections.
The "average" U.S. family is doing just fine, says the Federal Reserve's latest portrait of household wealth. But typical Americans, other numbers in the report make clear, are struggling something awful. What's up here?
Democrats have very little time in which to tell that voters exactly what they would do to create more and better jobs, how that would benefit both the unemployed and the underpaid middle class, and who's stopping them.
With so many convictions, indictments, and investigations concerning corruption, it’s beginning to look like orange may be the new black for some of the brightest stars in the right-wing firmament.
At Michael Brown’s funeral, Rev. Al Sharpton lamented that America has “money to give military equipment to police forces,” but not to train and employ young people. Sen. Bernie Sanders is making good on a promise to remedy that.
Thursday, bad trade numbers. Friday. bad manufacturing job numbers. A path to election victory lies in drawing the connection: Democrats should be advocating a different trade policy.
For August, the monthly BLS jobs summary reported a disappointing 142,000 new jobs. The economy continues to grow, but far too slowly. Action in Washington is needed, but is blocked by the Republicans in control of the House.
With the midterm elections only two months away, the Democratic Party’s prospects seem doubtful. The party needs a spark, a fire, a source of inspiration. An embrace of the minimum wage could be exactly what it needs.