The GOP isn’t openly presenting itself as the anti-elderly party. But its leading presidential candidates are pushing cuts to Social Security, and its budgets would end Medicare as we know it.
“Our phones are ringing off the hook,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro as members of Congress were presented with the signatures of 2 million people calling for a "no" vote on fast track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Imagine $40.9 billion of orders coming in right now to companies that make and do things inside the U.S. That is what we are losing because of this enormous, humongous trade deficit.
When conservative Republicans charge that capping carbon emissions amounts to a "war" on fossil fuel interests, our friends at BP and Shell have provided a handy retort.
. Unjust police practices have fanned the flames of indignation in Baltimore, to be sure. But the roots of injustice and isolation run far deeper, and implicate decades of decisions by the region’s policymakers.
It's up to you now. Call your representative today. Call and demand they vote NO on fast track. If we swamp them with phone calls, we will deliver a powerful message.
A bill that would have re-enfranchised 40,000 previously incarcerated Marylanders currently on probation or parole was just vetoed in Maryl;and. That underscores why we need a Voting Rights Amendment.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. If you’re wondering, “Who is Lindsey Graham, and why is he running for president?”, here’s what you should know.
Decade after decade, the federal government has failed to enforce free trade agreements, placing Americans in competition with child laborers, underpaid and overburdened foreign workers and victims of human trafficking.
A Congress gridlocked by conservative ideologues hit the equivalent of the snooze button on a surface transportation bill that would provide federal funding for the nation's bridges, roads and public transportation.
The former Florida governor has been running on a platform that includes cutting Social Security benefits, so he’s been talking about raising the retirement age. But he doesn't even know what the retirement age is.
The truth is that payday lenders trap their customers in a vicious cycle of debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureauhas begun writing a series of new rules to prevent the worst abuses of the industry.
One side says the Trans-Pacific Partnership is entirely about lowering tariffs, the other says it's about corporate power. The House should require separate votes on the trade and non-trade parts of the agreement.
National Republicans are not interested in promoting what Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval just accomplished: a huge boost for public education funded by the largest tax increase in state history.
This is not a drill. The vote in the House of Representatives on fast track, preapproving the Trans-Pacific Partnership before the public finds out what is in it, could take place this week.
As of this week, the race for the GOP presidential nomination has eight official candidates, and no front runner. But it has plenty of gaffes, and promises more to come.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported today that the gross domestic product (GDP) fell at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Our enormous, humongous trade deficit is literally draining our economy.
Research associates at the Economic Policy Institute this week detailed how a steep recession and the anemic recovery that followed have left college graduates with the worst job prospects in 70 years.
Republicans seem to let their guard down on Fox -- assuming that the anchors and the audience will be forgiving and giving ill-thought out answers to obvious questions.
The best way to find the soul of the Democratic Part is by seeking out the small-d “democratic” soul instead – that voice of the majority that so often goes unheard in today’s money-driven politics.
The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a done deal. Why is presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still silent on this?
George Pataki - CaricatureGeorge Pataki has announced his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016, bringing the number of official candidates to eight. In case you’re among those asking “George who?”, here’s a primer.
The movement to resist and reform the nation’s public education policies has become woven into the media narrative of grassroots discontent surging across the country. Some progressives are starting to get this.
Conservative Peter Wehner argues in the New York Times that President Barack Obama has pulled the Democratic Party too far to the left. His argument disintegrates in the face of history.
The obstacles faced by the progressive movement aren’t news to anybody who's been paying attention. But recent developments may also stir an unfamiliar sensation in the liberally minded observer: optimism.
Former senator Rick Santorum is running for president again, and he’s promised that this time will be different, because he won’t be saying the “crazy stuff” and “dumb things” he spouted throughout his 2012 campaign.
Remember the study that showed that Congress doesn’t take what the public wants into account at all when passing legislation? That’s what happened last week when the Senate passed Fast Track.
Recent developments around the country raise the question of whether we are beginning to see the slow, early, inchoate, piece-by-piece emergence of a new progressive period.
As we address income inequality, the Fight for $15 shows us that we can reach seemingly unachievable goals. It tells us that we must not let others determine the limits of the politically possible.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a corporate/investor rights agreement, not a "trade" agreement. "Trade" is a good thing; TPP is not. Using the word "trade" in association with TPP is helping the other side.
America's deeply flawed trade policy is based on the philosophy that workers and the retired should be forced to suffer to facilitate the rich getting richer.
Big money speaks loudly in the money primary. But populists are driving the ideas primary, particularly among Democrats. And the president is discovering the effects in the debate over fast track and trade deals.
This week, two right-wingers who portrayed themselves as exemplars of virtue and regularly lectured Americans on “family values” proved to be far from “pure” themselves.
On economic issues, the gap between conservatives and liberals is lower today than at any point since 1999, Gallup finds. More striking is the change in ideological identification on social issues.
The repercussions of the latest Justice Department deal with felonious big banks were limited to a few headlines and some scattered protestations. That’s not enough. Our financial system is corrupt by design.
The Senate is considering the rigged fast track trade process that would be used to push through the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Please make one more call to your senators and say you want them to vote against it.
An Inspector General's report outlines how post officies could provide essential services to some 68 million Americans who don't have a bank account or depend on check-cashing and payday lending outfits.
It’s well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind — from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even more dangerous disease: Climaticus Non-Vocalism Extremism.
Sometimes a vote is a clear either/or, where you are either voting with Wall Street and the giant, multinational corporations or you are voting with 99 percent of Americans who actually (try to) work for a living.
Rather than calling for unproven gimmicks like charter schools, advocates for racial equity and social justice would do more for their cause by urging leaders to actually address these problems directly.