The vote House Republicans cast Tuesday night to sharply limit funding for the nation's transportation projects was a missed opportunity to offer relief to the jobless as well as those stuck in traffic.
On "The Big Picture," a vision of a Federal Reserve that serves the interests of ordinary people and not just bankers, and a look at the latest shooting incident involving right-wing extremists.
Corporations currently owe up to $700 billion in unpaid, “deferred” taxes. Congress can make them pay, or let them off the hook. Guess which choice Congress is about to make.
Perhaps some of the passion President Obama says he feels for people struggling with student loan debt could be reserved for the alleged victims of student loan servicer Navient.
A former student was among the people calling for Senate passage of a bill that would enable those like her to get lower rates on their loans. Call 202-517-2321 to let your senator know that you agree.
The fact is, right-wing extremism is on the rise, it’s dangerous, and it’s now a major terrorist force in America. Right-wing extremists aren’t on the fringe anymore. Now, Fox so-called News turns them into media stars and heroes.
Wage squeezes, share buybacks, and tax subsidies, three new progressive think tank studies show, are all combining to keep America's high and mighty ever higher and mightier.
GOP hardliners believe the North Carolina House Speaker speaks, and everybody else shuts up and listens. They are overlords self-empowered to muzzle and handcuff those who disagree.
The Senate is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill that would allow 40 million Americans to lower their student loan debt. Use our calling tool to let your senator know that you stand with them.
President Obama signed an executive order today capping student loan repayments at 10 percent of the borrower’s monthly income as thousands petition the Senate to act on a bill that would allow lower rates on student loans.
Republicans flat-out bribe a Virginia state senator to resign, so they can block Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. This shows just how far "rich people government people" Republicans will go.
The "Young Gun" authors of the new conservative manifesto "Room to Grow" never mention the progressive labors and popular struggles that created the first-ever middle-class nation. But the Populist Majority must.
Republicans can’t pass immigration reform, but they can take time out from obstructing anything that might remotely do the economy some good, to confer citizenship on a genocidal colonialist who’s been dead for over two hundred years.
PBS (and its radio equivalent, NPR), while continuing to broadcast a great deal of fine programming, has increasingly come to reflect the agenda of “the one percent.” Is this why PBS spiked "Citizen Koch"?
The safe release of an American POW is usually a cause for celebration. But there will be no yellow ribbons on the right for Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal, who was released after being held by the Taliban for five years.
Instead of creating jobs, a 2011 trade deal with South Korea has cost jobs and increased our trade deficit. Now there are signs that job loss could get much, much worse.
This week, the President announced plans to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. In addition to fighting global warming, this plan will protect millions of people from harmful pollution, and could create a ton of new American jobs.
Whenever Reagan spoke of the Greatest Generation, he was not so much trying to remind Americans of its great achievements as to keep them from remembering too much of them. Will we now remember?
Jobs were up 217,000, as predicted, a rate that won't reduce the nearly 20 million Americans in need of full-time work, and won't boost wages to meet the rising prices of necessities. It's a snapshot. But it isn't sunny.
Low wage jobs drive a race to the bottom as people pull back, forcing more layoffs and wage cuts. But America has been replacing good-paying jobs with low-wage jobs for decades. It's time to raise America's pay.
Until the economy gets better, people will hold up their guns as a way to feel powerful in a society that renders them powerless. This is just a fact. That’s why it's time to turn our back on the 33-year experiment of Reaganomics.
Student borrowers face intense hardships caused by the deceptive practices of loan providers and servicers like JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Citibank. A Senate subcommittee hearing exposes the problem.
Imagine how different this week would have been if utility companies across the nation were telling local TV networks and newspapers that their bills were going to double because of Obama's climate rules. That's not happening.
Three witnesses testify in a Senate Budget Committee hearing on the impact of student loan debt on the national economy. A teacher's personal story makes the need for action clear.
Guns — their presence, and all it portends — are increasingly invading every corner of our every day lives. They have morphed into a form of symbolic speech that threatens to shoot down our political discourse.
The president has an opportunity to make the Fed more democratic, in a way that would be economically transformative and politically popular. It’s also what the law requires.
A new study finds that privatization of government services "contributes to the decline of the middle class and the rise in poverty-level jobs, thereby exacerbating growing economic inequality."
Low-income families weren’t the only ones hurt by cuts to food stamps last fall. Top Walmart executives also took a hit. But Walmart’s board rejiggered bonus criteria so executives could reap “performance” payouts, at taxpayer's expense.
A new report provides promising new strategies for reforming the nation's school discipline policies. It may be even more important to recognize how the new direction in discipline policies came about.
Imagine that American factories and other businesses had received $44.2 billion more in orders last month, and every single month, and you can visualize the effect of this.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is introducing an update of the Veterans Administration bill that Republicans filibustered in February. Will Republicans vote to solve the VA scandal or milk it for political gain?
A group of senators meets Wednesday to discuss sources of federal funding for transportation projects. Let's hope they come up with something better than the stinker left by the House Republican leadership.
Thomas Pickety and Sen. Elizabeth Warren discuss why it is that the rich are getting richer, and everybody else is getting poorer, and most importantly, what we can do to fight it.
Earlier today we had a wide-ranging conversation with Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio about the fight to expand Social Security and the social safety net.
For all the gains we have been making, the treatment of low-paid workers by some of the most profitable corporations in the world ranks high in the more significant causes of the growing inequalities in the U.S.
Congress figured that investors have the right to know when CEOs are shoving such big hunks of the corporate profit pie into their maws that workers are starved and investors cheated.
With the EPA out strong with a creative rule designed to avoid negative economic impact, and with sharp prebuttals against attacks about lost jobs and higher bills, Republicans may want to take heed before overplaying their hand.
There have been reports that the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty would ban requirements that government agencies "Buy America" first. The House has voted to protect these provisions from being negotiated away.
Since we signed a "free trade" agreement with Colombia, 73 trade unionists have been murdered there. So 153 Democrats are insisting on stronger labor protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
What are they afraid of? Why does the memory of FDR, the Greatest Generation, and the Four Freedoms rattle the right? Watch the video that Varney and Company of FOX Business News would not post.