It is time for the Department of Labor to officially update the overtime threshold and stop businesses from depriving working Americans of the wages they have honestly earned.
Republicans have failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act in spite of two appeals to the Supreme Court and 67 votes to do so in Congress. They need to stop trying to slaughter a law that’s helping millions.
With "fast track" done, the big corporations are now pushing for massive tax giveaways. This is another exercise of raw corporate power by the few to take what they want from the many.
The Supreme Court's recent decision on housing discrimination is important in the fight against economic apartheid in America – racial segregation on a much larger geographic scale than ever before.
Cuts in federal food assistance programs have led to decisions to make some foods off-limits to low-income families using the aid. And that's just one of the consequences of years of conservative budget austerity.
There was much rejoicing among proponents of equality and fairness on Friday, when the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality in all 50 states. Among fans of discrimination and inequality, there was despair.
What do we do now that fast-track trade authority has passed? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership. And then, win or lose, we build a fair trade movement.
It’s been a rough week for right wingers. First, the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. The next day, it legalized gay marriage across the country. Nothing enrages wingnuts like the “wrong” people enjoying health and happiness.
Support for same-sex marriage is a winning issue: 55 percent of 2016 potential voters say they are less likely to support a presidential candidate that opposes same-sex marriage, according to Democracy Corps.
Hundreds of people converged on the district of Rep. Bob Goodlatte to demand that he hold hearings on bills that would repair the gutting of the Voting Rights Act that had been done by the Supreme Court.
Here is the best way to "pay for" the surface transportation bill: Sell bonds and use the proceeds. Pay off the bonds using the economic benefits of investing in infrastructure.
If there ever were an impossible dream, marriage equality was it just a few short years ago. While this ruling does not put to rest the struggle for LGBT equality, it does teach us the value of a persistent pursuit of justice.
Now that the Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act for the second time, it's time for Republican governors to stop denying coverage to millions more and expand their Medicaid programs.
When CNBC released the results of its latest ratings of "top states for business," the winner wasn't one of the states where conservatives have cut government spending, lowered taxes on the wealthy and weakened unions.
After observing painful trade votes for more than 20 years, this vote left me feeling that opponents should be holding their heads higher than ever before as they regroup for the next phase of the fight.
As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, you can count on seeing a lot of glowing stories about the great education progress made in New Orleans. You should be very suspicious of this marketing campaign.
Republicans who have complained that the Left wants to drum religious voices out of the "public square" while thundering against women's reproductive rights, suddenly want the Pope to stick to Sunday mass.
Two years ago Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal urged the GOP to “stop being the stupid party.” Jindal went on to become the primary leader of “the stupid party.” Now, he’s running to be leader of the free world.
It is indeed noteworthy that a bipartisan, six-year surface transportation bill is on its way to the full Senate. But the bill is being sent to the Senate with no guidance on how to pay for it.
The candidate for president has a long and complicated history with immigration reform. His speech before the National Association of Latino Elected Officials helps people concerned about immigrant rights make sense of it.
This fast-track trade authority push was different, more aggressive, less concerned with how it looked. Is this how business will be done in the 21st century? Maybe, but maybe not.
While he alone held the gun, and pulled the trigger, the shooter’s manifesto reveals the right-wing fingerprints all over the racist act of terrorism in Charleston, South Carolina.
"This is a day of celebration in the corporate suites," said Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown after the vote – and a day to resolve to replace Wall Street-beholden members of Congress with true representatives of the people's interests.
A voting rights rally in Roanoke, Va. on Thursday to urge Congress to restore a key provision of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down will be followed by a demonstration in North Carolina next month.
Instead of conceding 20 years of failure and forging a new path on trade, the House cleared the way to destroy more American jobs. The Senate votes today on fast-tracking more jobs and factories overseas.
If the center of gravity moves from under the Republicans' feet, 2016 is going to be their 1988 – the last gasp before their ideological dead weight has to be thrown overboard.
The horrific massacre at the Emanuel AME Church signals that It's long past time to take down the Confederate flag. If the Charleston murderer understands that that flag represents his racist cause, why doesn’t everyone?
The heinous act of racial terrorism at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston has been met with expressions of amazing grace and faith. But faith and grace are not enough. Change will come only if people of conscience demand it.
The Senate votes Tuesday on fast track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Call your senators and ask them to vote no. Also attend one of these rallies at the offices of key senators if you can.
A ruling against the ride-sharing service Uber in California is a sign of the increased scrutiny some regulators and courts are giving the labeling of workers as independent contractors in these new disruptive industries.
Even as the rest of the country reeled from the horror of the shooting that killed nine at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, the right-wing began its shameful spin of what can only be called an act of terror.
Nonetheless, Clinton is still hedging and needs to make a clear statement before Tuesday's vote in the Senate. She has to say she is for this or she is against it.
The fast track bill is being super-fast tracked in the Senate and the vote there will come up very, very soon. Here are things you can do to help stop this from being rammed through.
The impetus has been to deny or evade the connection between the Charleston, S.C. church shooting and America's continuing legacy of racism and violence. And that isn't just occurring among those on the right.
Positive university ratings from accreditation agencies often don't reflect reality. That has prompted Sen. Elizabeth Warren and others on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to ask sharp questions.
With only a few hours notice, the House of Representatives snuck in another fast track vote, and it passed 218-208. The bill now must return to the Senate.
So far, one party is doubling down on continuing failed accountability policies, while the other party calls for an investment agenda to relieve years of grueling austerity and ineffective policy branded as "reform."
Who pays when companies like Walmart are able to dodge taxes by pretending their profits are made elsewhere and keeping the cash outside of the country? There is a better way.
Wall Street and the big corporations don't like to lose. It looks like The Money has told the Republicans to try again to get Fast Track through and they are preparing to vote before we can rally and organize people to try to stop it again.
Twenty years ago Pope John Paul II delivered an encyclical urging a "culture of life," which Republicans readily embraced. Today, Pope Francis delivers an encyclical on climate. Republicans may have a harder time with this one.