While it’s true that the United States can’t welcome every refugee in the world, the instability and insecurity flaring in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras follows more than a century of U.S. meddling in those countries.
About a million Americans have been unemployed for two years or longer, and approximately 100,000 have been jobless for at least five years. These are the forgotten victims of the economic meltdown triggered by the crash of Wall Street.
Progressives who are elected to executive office can change the political landscape through action. Two of Bill de Blasio's actions challenge the ‘bipartisan’ consensus which has too often strangled open debate.
Conservatives have repeatedly told us that cutting federal spending, and reducing deficits, would unleash economic growth and create jobs. Instead, what we have to show for it is a languid economy at best.
Corporations are funneling money to anti-consumer, anti-worker, anti-environment, right-wing governors who work against the interests of their customers and employees.
Be afraid. That is the Republican message. Republicans are offering tax cuts to billionaires and corporations -- to the rest of us they offer cuts in the things government does to make our lives better. But they can't say that.
Georgia's David Perdue bluntly defends outsourcing. Before that, he was only up 3 or 4 points over Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn. We'll soon see how much points embracing outsourcing counts for.
AIG's lawsuit, which featured testimony from two former Treasury secretaries, is giving the American people some hard lessons in the workings of the bailout process and the shortcomings of our current economic system.
For every job opening in August, on average, there were two jobseekers. It's one more sign that the job shortage should still dominate the national political debate.
The Supreme Court’s decision to let stand lower court rulings in favor of marriage equality weds marriage equality to economic justice for LGBT families in more states, but leaves some LGBT families waiting at the altar.
Amazon responds to our post on a Supreme Court case involving workers having to undergo screening for stolen goods off the clock. If employees don't actually wait very long to be screened, why not just pay them for their time?
President Obama’s next pick for Attorney General could help reshape both the nation and his own legacy. Either of these candidates, William K. Black or Tom Perez, would be transformative.
As events in Jefferson County Colorado show, the right fears history and wants to suppress it. So, we must encourage our fellow citizens to remember how Americans have struggled to make the nation freer, more equal, and more democratic.
A mounting army of workers worries incessantly and survives only because of government and family assistance. CEOs and corporations gorge themselves on profits made on the suffering of workers trapped in this life of frightening instability
The founder of Restaurant Opportunities Centers United is on the front lines with restaurant workers, highlighting their plight and giving them a voice to challenge the National Restaurant Association.
Pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million over a five-month period in 2013. Drug company payments to doctors are a small part of a much larger strategy by Big Pharma to clean our pockets.
If the Roberts court sides with Amazon, businesses will feel free to increase the ways they get time and work out of workers without paying them. Already, several major corporations are battling wage-theft claims.
The head of AFSCME is being honored for going beyond being a fierce defender of public employees to being an effective coalition-builder in the larger fight for the dignity of all working people.
The just-released new Forbes 400 numbers don't just stagger the imagination. They stagger common sense. The average Forbes 400 deep-pocket now holds a net worth 70,000 times the wealth of the median household.
The public is finally "getting it" about these one-way trade agreements. They were sold to us as "job creators," but the record is the reverse. They have cost jobs and increased the trade deficit.
Given their longstanding loathing for him, it was touching to see so many right-wingers express concern for President Obama’s safety this week.
Corporations that continue to support the American Legislative Exchange Council risk damage to their brands. States that enact ALEC’s economic agenda risk damage to their economies.
Another $40 billion leaked out of our economy in August, taking jobs, factories and good living standards with it. This means U.S. employers can further threaten employees with moving their job to China.
Is there a new foundation for growth in America, as President Obama claims? The September jobs report shows the recovery continues, but most Americans still don't feel it. In fact, the old economy has returned.
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t.
New York City faces extraordinary challenges, but this year's winner of the Campaign for America's Future Progressive Champion award has already amassed a striking list of accomplishments.
Suppressing votes by sending out confusing and intimidating mailers is an old-school GOP tactic in North Carolina. . Yet never before in the state’s history has anyone ever been recorded trying to suppress the cat vote.
When high school students across a suburban Denver school district walked out of classes to protest a history curriculum, it quickly became national news. But the story has now widened into a much larger controversy.
We know from the childhood song that Old MacDonald had a farm. But e-i-e-i-o — look who’s got his farm now. It’s outfits like American Farmland, Farmland Partners, and BlackRock. These aren’t dirt farmers wearing overalls and muddy boots.
Whether it's coping with ebola, the Secret Service failures, or the conditions of our roads, bridges, courts, rail systems, schools and everything else ... cuts in government are come home to roost.
Carmen Segarra was appointed to oversee a sleazy and disreputable institution with a record of bad behavior for which it had recently paid a record fine. That's important to remember when you hear her tapes.
The FDIC estimates there are 10 million people living in the U.S. who do not have a bank account — that’s one out of every 13 households. Public banking could fix that, but Walmart wants a piece of the action.
Why is it that any time you hear the word “reform” coming out of Washington it always ends badly for about 99 percent of us? Here are some actual reforms that are need for corporate tax reform.
Undoubtedly there are positives to Eric Holder’s tenure as attorney general, but one really big minus is his decision not to prosecute any of the Wall Street crew whose actions helped to prop up the housing bubble.
You will find extremely little about issue positions on the websites of North Carolina's Thom Tillis, Iowa's Joni Ernst, Louisiana's Bill Cassidy, Alaska's Dan Sullivan, Arkansas' Tom Cotton and Colorado's Cory Gardner.
President Obama has talked about moving towards a nuclear weapons-free world, yet new research shows the U.S. still has a huge stockpile of nuclear weapons and efforts over the next few decades will increase it.
You might not know it, but there's a ban on domestic oil exports. It's is good for the country, but bad for oil companies. That's why the oil industry is attempting an end run around Congress to do something about it.
Just when you thought the plutocratic profiteers running America’s low-wage economy couldn’t get any more clueless, self-serving, pious, and mingy — along comes Lady Maria of Marriott, magnanimously saying: “Let them eat tips."
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt attracted attention when he announced that his company would no longer be funding the American Legislative Exchange Council. Now, companies from across the tech sector, and beyond, are following suit.
Before Reagan working people benefited most from economic recoveries. After Reagan, the top 10% benefited more. After 2000, 90% of us continued to fall behind – when we opened "free trade" with China.