While Hillary Clinton was shattering that glass ceiling, Donald Trump pulled off a first of his own: the first presidential candidate to invite a cyber attack against the United States.
Senate cafeteria workers this week won more than $1 million in wages they were cheated out of by a contractor. Their fight shows why we have to oppose privatizing public services and support a "model employer" executive order.
Rev. William Barber's speech at the closing night of the Democratic National Convention called on delegates to be "moral defibrillators" for a nation with a "heart problem." And he electrified the convention.
Clinton is not selling herself as an agent of abrupt change. She is positioning herself as a conduit of steady change, in contrast to, Donald Trump, who might bring change like a tornado, leveling all in its wake.
Hillary Clinton stepped into history last night, accepting the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party. She reminded Democrats that they were the "party of working people" and set up the choice that voters will face this fall.
Donald Trump seriously thinks he can woo LGBT voters with empty rhetoric about “protecting” us from terrorist attacks. But who’s going to protect us from his religious extremist friends, and his party’s anti-LGBT platform?
Republicans, trapped in denial, wondering how they fell so far, might look toward the Democratic National Convention's capacity to manage the intra-party tension.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is proposing new rules regulating debt collection agencies. It's about time the government starting acting like a government again.
A group of Bernie Sanders delegates talk in Philadelphia about what they plan to do after the Democratic convention to "keep the Bern," building progressive power in their communities.
Democrats rolled out the big guns last night – Biden, Kaine, Bloomberg, Obama. They posed the choice: experience vs. risk, most qualified vs. least qualified, optimism vs. pessimism. And Obama "passed the baton" to Hillary Clinton.
Clinton says she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Clinton friend and insider Terry McAuliffe said she will pivot to supporting it after the election. Trump jumped on that, saying Clinton will "betray" us. What does it all mean?
The Mothers of the Movement brought the audience at the Democratic National Convention to its feet, and hushed it with the staggering losses that brought them there. It was one of the most powerful moments of the convention.
In reviewing Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine’s education policy chops, what’s in his record may not be as important as what isn’t: the current education 'reform' establishment’s policy checklist.
Bill Clinton provided a masterful portrait of Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, making the case that she is the "change maker" that Americans are looking for – an image marred only by close allies going off-script.
No one will ever run the 100-meter dash in less than five seconds. And no one, the story of Brazil’s 21st century suggests, will ever end poverty while ignoring grand fortune.
You're not a fan of Hillary Clinton. But you wake up on November 9 to a Trump presidency. Would you feel happy that Hillary had gotten her comeuppance and the revolution is closer? Or would you be sick to your stomach?
Tonight, the mothers of seven African-Americans who died at the hands of police, in police custody, or in extra-legal killings will leave no doubts about to which party black lives truly matter.
As some declare Democrats disunited after the first night of boisterous disruptions from some Bernie Sanders delegates, 1992 is a reminder that even a somewhat fractious convention can still end on a high note.
Bernie Sanders' keynote speech at the Democratic convention demonstrated just how strong the public opposition is against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and may have added new opponents to the bandwagon.
Using experiences that range from his first political convention in 1968 through his breakthrough 1988 presidential campaign, Rev. Jesse Jackson offers lessons in how to keep the Bernie Sanders "revolution" alive.
The choice is stark. It is between the uplifting, embracing philosophy offered by Michelle Obama and the Democrats Monday night or the dark and gloomy sky-is-falling, world-is-ending pessimism of Donald Trump an the Republicans.
Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton last night at the Democratic Convention, arguing forcefully that she would fight for reforms central to his campaign. He also pledged to continue his political revolution to transform this country.
This is the new Democratic party -- recognizing reality, and starting to listen to the voices of working people again.
"The Zero Hour" interviewed Sen. Tammy Baldwin about ending Wall Street's huge bonuses for employees who enter government service and other key reforms sought by progressives.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens to undermine the real progress the United States and the world is poised to make on addressing climate change, says Ilana Solomon of the Sierra Club in this Burning Issues video.
Two Democratic parties will meet in Philadelphia this week. It is crucially important that they unite to defeat Donald Trump – and then work together to win progressive change for all Americans.
For four days, the Republicans convened in Cleveland, officially nominated Donald Trump for president, and wingnuttery abounded.
Democrats who chose Hillary Clinton because she was more electable may have picked the least electable Democrat and placed the country in danger of a proto-fascist President Trump. To recover, Clinton needs audaciousness, not caution.
Progress on racial integration achieved during the civil rights period has gradually eroded. But in places like Little Rock, Ark., where progress started in 1957, the conflict continues; only the actors have changed.
On the day Donald Trump gave his speech accepting the nomination of the Republican party Roger Ailes left Fox News. Ailes' work here was done. Trump's speech was the culmination of the Fox News project.
It's Demagoguery 101: Terrify, then reassure. Threaten people with destruction, then reassure them with the warm embrace of your fatherly arms. It’s what kidnappers do to instill Stockholm syndrome in their prisoners. Trump’s good at it.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is in the last hours of accepting public comment on a rule that would require corporations to make public more information about their use of overseas tax havens.
Mike Pence has implemented many of the same education policies Democrats have promoted for years. But in calling out Pence as an "extremist," is Hillary Clinton signaling there may be shifts in her party’s education agenda?
The ouster of Fox News chief Roger Ailes, brought on by a long history of sexual harassment, portends big changes for the network he created — and the party it has consumed.
Having used opposition to our country's bad trade policies to secure the Republican nomination, Donald Trump appears to be snuggling up to the very establishment and Wall Street elites he pretended to be running against.
America saw a divided party last night, though what it was divided over wasn't evident if you haven't been paying close attention. They are mainly divided over whether the party should accept America's multiculturalism or fight it.
We're witnessing accelerating advantages for the affluent and compounding disadvantages for everyone else.
Reports say Hillary Clinton will announce her vice presidential choice on Friday, and rumors that she’s going with a “safe” pick should worry Democrats. In this political climate, "safety" could put her candidacy in serious danger.
Tuesday was "Make America Work Again" day at the Republican convention. The Republican prescription for jobs was, as always, tax cuts for the rich and corporations.
The failure of the political establishment has been exposed, but the center still holds. So what’s next? Tthe progressive movement should focus on defining issues and politics from the bottom up.
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