They got burned on gay marriage. Now Republicans risk getting burned on climate. Just as there were signs in 2004 that Republicans were on the wrong side of history, so are there today.
This week, President Obama is in Asia pushing yet another job-killing, "NAFTA-style" trade agreement. The public is well aware of the damage these agreements have done to our economy and their wages.
Transportation Advocate Ed Wytkind talks about transportation policy and what to expect from the next two years, the incoming Republican Congress and President Obama.
Democrats have a choice. They can refill their campaign coffers for 2016, or they can come out swinging. It’s the choice of the century. Democrats have less than two years to make it.
The Campaign for America's Future joined Good Jobs Nation and the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to urge President Obama to issue executive orders that would boost wages and strengthen worker rights.
The 2010 Dodd-Frank law mandated "clawback" rules that make CEOs return compensation they receive through accounting gimmicks and not through actual performance. Four years later, the SEC still has not issued them.
As Nebraska's second congressional district is 82% white and only 10% black, Rep. Lee Terry may have thought the "Nikko" ad would rally the white majority to his side. Instead, Terry sparked a backlash that contributed to his demise.
Republicans could wrongly perceive their big victory as a mandate. But exit polls show something different: Voters don’t like GOPers any better than Democrats. What they mainly think is that the economy stinks. And they want DC to fix it.
All the talk is about "governing" and "getting stuff done." But when the two parties begin to agree, Americans should hold onto their wallets. This is the way the rules get rigged to favor the few.
Under Fast Track, Congress agrees to pass new trade treaties with no amendments, on a straight up-or-down vote, within 90 days of seeing what is in the treaty for the first time.
Americans want what 21st century politics has so far not delivered: real options for challenging concentrated wealth. That's one conclusion from new polling that gave Americans a choice of seven tax policy options.
For all the talk of change in Washington, families are getting squeezed by an economy that isn’t working for them. The solution requires recognizing the kind of changes needed if families are going to get a shot at building a secure future.
The 2014 mid-term elections are over, and the inmates have taken over the asylum. Prepare for wingnuttery like you’ve never seen before. Last Friday, I had a lot of fun […]
Any deal that in exchange for funding infrastructure lets these companies off the hook for these taxes they already owe rewards these companies for engaging in these schemes and scams.
Outright violations of voters’ rights, or incidents that hindered voters’ ability to get out or actually vote, were prevalent throughout the 2014 midterm elections, according to the director of an election command center.
Ballot initiatives are useful to make a point, but they're no way to govern. Ballot initiatives can't allocate school funding, negotiate trade pacts or calibrate criminal sanctions. We need our government to do that.
Two Democrats in competitive Senate races bucked the Republican tide. What did they do that the other campaigns didn’t? And how should that inform progressive strategy going forward?
Job growth prompts optimistic headlines, but remains well under the rate of growth we really need to make workers whole after the damage done by the 2008 recession.
By thinking they could "attract votes from the center-right" and "distance themselves from" the President and core Democratic policies, many Democratic candidates failed to give the Democratic base a reason to vote. So they didn't.
In this interview on "The Zero Hour," progressive pollster agrees this was a “wave” election. That can be seen in the Democrats' devastating gubernatorial, as well as senatorial, losses.
Results from the midterm elections revealed an education agenda has yet to become part of a populist coalition. Advocates for public schools won’t win until they join that coalition and pressure Democrats adopt more populist causes
This weekend President Obama flies to Asia for a week of meetings, in part to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement finalized. A coalition is using the coming week to make the public aware of the dangers.
Bullies on the playground are bad enough, spreading fear and a painful sense of helplessness. But what do we do about grownup bullies who have the power to take away our jobs, our healthcare, and our most fundamental rights?
This election wasn't just a failure for Democrats. It was a failure for democracy. Things won't change until we learn a lesson from the Election That Never Was.
The diverse coalition that makes up the Forward Together Moral Monday movement came out in record numbers on Tuesday to express one sentiment in particular : We will never go back and we'll never sound retreat.
Republicans have a right to savor their victory. But not a lot has changed except that the hard right of the GOP is still ascendant. Which makes the 2016 election very interesting indeed.
Underneath it all, this election was a statement by people against an economy that is not working for them. Democrats failed to deliver a better economy and a better life for most people, and voters held them accountable.
In an otherwise dismal election, progressive populist victories on state ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage reveal a way forward for Democrats who are paying attention.
The election debacle puts Americans at risk. With a Republican Congress rewarded for its obstruction, anything that gets done in Congress is likely to serve the few and screw the many. Get ready for the fight to come.
Sean McElwee, a writer and a research assistant at Demos, wrote an excellent piece laying out the importance of voter turnout in four charts. We speak with Sean in the attached clip.
Here's an interview with CAF's very own Roger Hickey on the importance of this election. He makes the case for the importance of voting – even for progressives who may (understandably) be disaffected with the campaign.
Join Richard Eskow for live election-night coverage tonight from "The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur." I'll be on the air starting at 8 p.m. Eastern time (5 p.m. Pacific).
The massive U.S. trade deficit jumped 7.6 percent in September, draining another $43 billion from our economy in a single month. That's $43 billion worth of jobs and business that went elsewhere.
Republicans may have control of the Senate in their grasp, largely thanks to a skewed 2014 electoral map. But Republican ads showed they couldn't get there by running as conservative ideologues.
Why bother to vote today? There are plenty of good reasons. We list four ways voting – or not – will have an immediate impact on your life, plus a fifth reason that is perhaps the most important one of all.
It’s time for politicians to focus on the needs of the 99 percent. For that to happen, the 99 percent must vote for themselves on Tuesday – for their self-interest, their wages, their health insurance, their Social Security.
Thom Hartmann points to a series of meetings in 2009 that set the stage for the Republican sabotaging of the economy over the next five years – and their potentially being rewarded for doing so on Tuesday.
Economists come up with complexities when a shave with Occam’s razor is all that’s needed. The bargaining power of most American workers is at a historical low point. The best way to restore it is to get the economy back to full employment.
Imagine: The year 2034, late October. America is no longer dependent on coal and foreign oil, and the economy is nearing full-employment. Coincidence? Or the result of a sustained and major investment in clean energy?
Key elections are going down to the wire. Activists are mobilizing; dark money is flooding in. But some lessons seem clear. We're witnessing not a conservative revival, but the beginnings of a populist upheaval.