The Young Invincibles' report, "Closing the Race Gap: Alleviating Young African American Unemployment through Education," offers solutions to racial disparities in higher education and the job market.
Democrats running for office should pay attention to this survey. Americans are hungry for "populist" solutions that help regular working Americans and are tired of a political system that rigs the game for the already-rich.
As Washington wades into another debate over extending unemployment insurance benefits, millions of jobless Americans are waiting for our elected leaders to finally get around to focusing on jobs.
From Paine's Common Sense and Jefferson's Declaration to FDR's Four Freedoms and MLK's I Have a Dream, progressive words have inspired us to make America more free, equal and democratic. Here's a host of them to recite on July 4.
This was the worst quarter for the GDP since the peak of the Great Recession. The American people might be forgiven for doubting the experts and leaders who should be counted on to make responsible decisions.
A stalled effort to get a transportation funding bill through a Senate committee is the latest sign that congressional Republicans won't stop playing the zero-sum austerity game.
At parades, picnics and farmers markets during the 4th of July recess, people will make the case against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the "fast track" process, and ask members of Congress where they stand.
Recent reports from several states reveal a cavalcade of charter school corruption. Yet lawmakers around the country are proposing and enacting new policies to feed more children into the charter chain pipeline.
It is “crony capitalism” only if it is benefiting cronies. It is corporate welfare only if it helps corporations at the expense of the rest of us. The Export-Import Bank helps businesses and workers.
Despite the recent gaffes, Hillary Clinton is the odds-on favorite for president. But to avoid a failed presidency, she'll have to choose to break from the policies of her former boss and her husband.
Sen. Sherrod Brown rejects a repatriation tax holiday and instead proposes a different short-term solution for the Highway Trust Fund that would have long-term benefits for workers.
Right now, all across the country, the savings of blameless, hard-working people are being nibbled away without their knowledge by unscrupulous actors. And there doesn’t seem to be anything that can be done about it.
Mississippi, one of the most conservative states in the nation, has shown us why the right-wing Tea Party is incapable of winning. Because at the end of the day, most people want their government to do the things that they pay it to do.
Legislation introduced Tuesday would restart unemployment benefits for more than 3 million unemployed. But what the long-term unemployed really want and need is our focus on creating more jobs.
At a panel on "The Next America," Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) perfectly demonstrated the primary barrier to bettering the economic situation of most racial and ethnic minorities in America.
The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institute began a two-day summit June 19 entitled "Addressing America’s Poverty Crisis." One panel focused on minimum wage policies and work-sharing.
Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party members all get it that jobs are being shipped out of the country. If Democrats want a simple jobs plan, this is it: Fix the trade deficit.
For months there have been rumors that the Social Security Administration has a “secret plan” to close all of its field offices. In a document prepared for Congress, the plan is no longer a rumor.
As a Summit on Working Families was underway at the White House to talk about how to address the struggles of workers, 200 women who work for federal contractors staged a protest.
On immigration reform, President Barack Obama retains the upper hand. House Republicans have five weeks to accept reality and pass legislation, or ignore it and give Obama another chance to lead, like with climate and minimum wage.
We’ve known for a while now that suicide rates tend to increase under conservatives governments, when money is going to corporations and the wealthy, at the expense of everyone else. Look at the suicide rate in America from 1999 to 2010.
As the White House holds a Summit on Working Families today, here are five policies with broad popular support that could make a family-friendly economy a reality.
Inside of every country and every system there are competing interests. Investors want their own currency to be strong at any given time and manufacturers want their own currency to be weak at any given time.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is back in the news, following prosecutors' allegations that Walker was at the center of a "criminal scheme" to bypass state election laws, by illegally coordinated spending between conservative groups and his campaign in 2012. Is the former GOP star in freefall?
The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts. That strength is too often subsumed under more centrist, far-better-funded Democratic candidates and operations.
The White House will hold a Summit on Working Families on Monday, and Republicans are trying to get in on the action with a fake agenda meant to distract us from their lack of real solutions.
A leading House Democrat says that making it harder for corporations to use overseas affiliates to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes would help shore up a fund for transportation projects that's about to run dry.
The dirty, little secret is that spending more money on schools is what most people really want – and for good reason. Yet what we’ve been seeing is a 'reform' agenda that emphasizes anything but.
Another leak shows that the giant corporations consider themselves powerful enough to just ignore governments, and are negotiating among themselves the rules for world corporate domination in the 21st century.
Just as the White House was registering its opposition to a corporate tax holiday for companies that are sheltering profits overseas, a House Democrat was selling the proposal in a campaign ad.
What keeps Democrats unified is not rigid political homogeneousness or leader worship, but a tolerance for differences of opinion and an acceptance of political pragmatism
How do we build a people’s movement? We start with vision. Prophetic moral vision seeks to penetrate despair, so that we can believe in and embrace new futures. It does not ask if the vision can be implemented
President Obama could sign an executive order today that would help halt wage theft and place over 20 million Americans on a pathway to the middle class, according to a report by the think tank Demos.
Medtronic is as American a company as they come. But if Medtronic’s management has its way, the company will soon become Irish. Why? Because everybody evades their taxes nowadays.
A plan unveiled today to keep the federal fund that pays for surface transportation projects from drying up within the next two months comes with some plain truth that Republicans keep trying to avoid.
A growing body of evidence suggests that inequality is changing not only American family structures, but the roles men and women play and the calculations they make in pairing and establishing households.
The restaurant industry is the single biggest source of sexual harassment claims. Placing women in the position of having to please customers and employers for tips is a big part of the problem.
While conservatives fret over breadwinner moms and caregiver dads, Democrats are working to create a more family-friendly economy, starting with a family-friendly workplace.
Tuesday President Obama talked about manufacturing at a TechShop in Pittsburgh. At the same time his administration announced a number of new manufacturing initiatives. How's he doing?
The biggest fixable factor affecting jobs and the economy wasn't mentioned at all in Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's speech on the economy last week: the trade deficit.