Considering the recent performance of the U.S. economy, and the ongoing, relentless pursuit of austerity it's, an especially bad time to be making any "trade deals." So let's just table that little project for the time being, shall we?
Fix the Debt is ghostwriting for college students, their latest move to pretend to represent America's youth. Previously, they were caught paying dancers to participate in a pro-austerity flashmob and paying for petition signatures.
Obamacare early enrollment is low? Tell it to the 13 million eligible for food stamps, and the 7 million children eligible for welfare, who are not getting desperately needed aid granted by law.
We helped deliver a petition to House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan signed by more than 700,000 people calling for "no grand bargain in exchange for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid cuts."
The budget conference committee meets this week to hammer out a "bipartisan compromise," before kamikaze conservatives” pull the economy into another nosedive. CBO Director Doug Elmendorf has some advice:
Polls and elections show that an "overwhelming" majority of Americans want the minimum wage increased. But Republicans in the House and Senate will obstruct this.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says progressive Davids can win against the banking Goliaths and rebuild the wall between retail banking activities and the kind of high-risk financial bets that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis.
Giant corporations are asking Congress to give up its constitutional obligation to consider and amend a trade treaty that requires our country to give up its sovereignty. Many Republicans don't appear to be falling for this one.
Claims that the latest results of the National Assessment of Education Progress, a k a “the Nation’s Report Card,” suggest that "school reform helps" are mistaken. What the results really reveal matter more, but are overlooked.
For years the GOP fought all attempts to provide health insurance to 47 million uninsured Americans without it. Now GOPers are outraged a website is making it difficult for Americans to buy insurance!
Voters in the state of New Jersey and the city of Tacoma, Washington voted to increase the minimum wage in last week’s election. Something's happening here that can't be ignored.
"We the People." How many of us have really thought through the implications of these three words? Can people today even imagine a government that is on the side of We the People?
Americans are gaining, ever so slowly, a more accurate picture of just how wide the gap has stretched between the nation's most fabulously privileged and everyone else.
The Employment Nondiscrimination Act passed in the Senate on Thursday, in a historic 64-32 vote. America has never been closer to protecting LGBT workers from discrimination on the job. Here’s what needs to happen next.
Selling a country's seed corn can make you a huge pile of cash, and you'll have a private jet to fly to your own private island so you don't have to worry about what comes next.
The October jobs report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed an economy that is going nowhere. The jobs calamity continues with no relief in sight. Congressional budget negotiations must focus address the jobs crisis.
The buzz today over a surprisingly positive jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics should not obscure the big picture. Job-seekers are still suffering because of reckless spending cuts and Republican legislative obstruction.
House Speaker John Boehner says he opposes the Employment Nondiscrimination Act because it will lead to “frivolous lawsuits” against employers. For the people who live with it every day, workplace discrimination is anything but frivolous.