The six-year anniversary of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created after a Wall Street crime wave led to the 2008 financial crisis, is a day to celebrate and a day to fight.
In the current environment of forced scarcity, public-school parents are not only treated like criminals in education budget battles, they end up picking up more of the cost of this public service, too.
Substantial progress must be made for workers in a renegotiated NAFTA. A goal of "do no harm” is grossly inadequate for the administration that promised to cure the injury that international trade inflicted on America's workers.
Trump is no FDR, no matter what he claims. To see why, we need look no further than his efforts to dismantle one of FDR’s greatest achievements: public investment in electric power.
We have a lot to celebrate. But in the weeks ahead we need to make sure Democrats stand strong, and that Republicans know they will pay dearly for any future political actions that put our health care at risk.
In 1978 in Love Canal, Lois Gibbs forged a new model for activism focused on the human cost of environmental destruction and grassroots power to change it. Forty years later, we’re at another crossroads in the fight for climate justice.
Trump's Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney's sales pitch for "MAGAnomics" can best be described as a combination of Groundhog Day and outright lies.
"We're fighting for the future of this planet, for our kids and grandchildren," Sen. Bernie Sanders told Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. "And to do your best, you've got to be involved in the political process."
Ever since Republicans took power, they've labored to destroy worker protections. They’ve taken money from workers’ pockets and handed it to one-percenters on a silver platter, bought by contributions form the same one percent.
While Republicans are proposing severe cuts to low-income housing assistance, they are continuing to subsidize Blackstone and other private-equity housing profiteers.
If Trump’s people did work with Russia to undermine our vote, they should be held accountable. But politicians don’t stand a chance of redeeming our democracy unless they’re willing to take on the corporate conspirators much closer to home.
"There is no reason to trust this woman," is what NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia says about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Indeed, there are plenty of reasons not to trust her, based on her dark-money past and her current behavior.
The Trump administration wants to keep you from joining others to challenge wrong or unfair charges to your bank and credit-card accounts. Now's the time to stand up, and here's how you can join the fight to defend this right.
Small businesses can’t compete without an open Internet, so activists and businesses, big and small are coming together for a Net Neutrality Day of Action. Why does this matter? Because freedom, and fairness, matter to everyone.
Drug corporations are bleeding Americans dry. Too many families have to choose between buying medications or putting food on the table, and the proposed health care repeal will only make things worse.
Medicare For All, which until recently was rarely mentioned in mainstream political and media circles, has gained so much momentum that it was recently the answer to a question on the quiz show Jeopardy. Is it coming to a town near you?
Medicaid is a major job creator for women, supporting at least 3 million direct jobs.The Indian Health Service is the single largest employer in Indian Country. Preserving these jobs should be a priority in the health care debate.
If GOP leaders carry through on their "threat" to work with Democrats to fix Obamacare, what should Dems demand in return? Lawmakers must show they are committed to extend our right to affordable health care, not reduce it.
The United States continues its longest war – now in its 16th year – without a clue about how to win or how to get out. President Trump shows no sign of changing course, and the troop surge he plans to authorize is not the answer.
The gutting of Sears - once America's largest retailer and a progressive employer - tells a disturbing tale about what happens when society allows CEOs to enrich themselves, rather than share success with their workers.
Importers try to characterize U.S. workers as crybabies seeking unfair protections. But all we really want is enforcement of existing trade laws, so there can be both fair competition and national security.
Consultants Mark Penn and Andrew Stein want to steer the Democratic Party safely away from calls to restore economic justice, end pointless wars, and to protect women and people of color. They're the ones who are way off course.
The NEA and NAACP want a moratorium on new charters that aren't subject to democratic governance and aren't supportive of the common good in local communities. Now Democratic leaders to join this call.
An all-dead Senate health care bill might actually deliver a miracle. Why? Because a few Republicans working with Democrats could get a lot done: they could even pass a budget and start to do the jobs that we the people hired them to do.
In 1776, we actually had a sizable number of rich people who challenged the notion that the rich have a natural right to rule. Now we have a president who considers governing to be like Mar-a-Lago, an exclusive enclave for the rich.
Trump's secretive remarks to wealthy donors are just the tip of the iceberg. We need to shine more daylight – on his relationship with the GOP, and his financial ties around the world. We need more journalism, and more activism, too.
We have one more chance this Independence Day to stop the GOP’s health care repeal before it sickens, bankrupts, and even kills many of us. Remember: grassroots pressure works.
GOP Senators like Nevada's Dean Heller can take a stand for small businesses and working people by rejecting any plan that hurts not only communities and the economy, but also worsens the lives of tens of millions of ordinary people.
Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance, talks about "Water, Jobs & Justice" at the People's Summit in Chicago with David Hunt, Lashaya Darisaw, Dennis Houlihan and other speakers.
Roger Hickey, co-founder of Campaign for America's Future, talks about "Campaigning & Governing for Transformational Change" at the People's Summit in Chicago. Other speakers include Joe Salazar and Rep. Mark Pocan.
LeeAnn Hall, co-director of People's Action, talks about "Multi-Front Organizing for the Political Revolution" at the People's Summit in Chicago. Other speakers include Linda Sarsour, Elisheva Johnson and Tomas Robles.
Amanda Weaver, executive director of Reclaim Chicago, speaks about "Down Ballot Revolutionaries" at the People’s Summit in Chicago, Illinois, with Khalid Kamau, Laurel Wales and other progressive organizers.
While my family is suffering, I am truly optimistic, because it has never been clearer: this is no longer left versus right, it's the bottom versus the top. I'm proud to stand down here with my boys and about 300 million friends.
After a string of special election defeats, Democrats are retooling their messages about the economy and healthcare. They should update their message on education, too; there's evidence voters would welcome a change.
Trump is breaking a lot of the rules, and norms of the office of the president. I think that a kind of resistance will have to move to another level: it will come out of local communities and local strategies, then take off like wildfire.
America takes our most vulnerable families - poor or working poor - and houses them next to polluting industries, poisons their children and now wants to take away their access to health care. Let's fight back to end this vicious cycle.
There's actually trillions that could be used to fix our roads and schools: the wealthy just don't want you to know where it is. It's time to stop the hiding of wealth in offshore accounts and complicated trusts.
The New York Times printed every lie Donald Trump has told since taking office. The effort deserves the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. We also hope that once they finished the task, they rushed right home to a long and cleansing shower.
We need to increase pressure on lawmakers to make sure they move to "no" on the health care repeal and stay there, despite GOP efforts to delay and buy their votes in backroom deals.
The Republican Congress is inching closer to repealing Obamacare and replacing it with a feeble alternative that greatly weakens rural health care access. We believe this will have disastrous consequences for rural America.
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