Silicon Valley rallied against President Trump's immigration policies on "Pi Day." Maybe the Valley will start to live up to its promises to "make the world a better place."
Race-baiting propagandists in the White House, and a rising swamp of corporate influence. This is not "normal." But it's happening so fast, we may be desensitized to what "normal" should mean.
President Trump's plan to privatize infrastructure means We the People won't own our roads, dams and bridges, a few rich people will. We'll then have to pay if we want to use them.
During the campaign Donald Trump pledged that "on day one" as president, he would label China a currency manipulator. Then he didn't. Then China granted Trump's businesses lucrative trademarks he has been seeking. Coincidence?
Who could be against rules that protect workers from civil rights and labor law violations, having their pay stolen and their health and safety put at risk? Republicans, that's who.
Advocates of free trade often say the practice increases exports, which 'creates jobs' and generates cash to reinvest in the economy. What they don't say is imports also rise, which destroys jobs and wealth.
Trump promised to "drain the swamp" of lobbyist influence from government. But the opposite is happening: he's already granted most of the special favors requested by the Business Roundtable, a $6 trillion corporate lobby.
While we wonder if the teleprompter can keep Trump from biting off the head of a bat, the right wing's corporate and anti-worker agenda unfolds around us.
Key public services may end up in private hands under President Trump. Privatizers claim this transfer of public wealth "saves money." But it impoverishes and hurts people, which costs taxpayers more than it saves.
Trump's speech contained big whoppers, little whoppers, bamboozlements, empty promises, detail-free policy mumblings, flat-out intentional lies, trickery, and especially fear.
The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will “create growth.” Tax cuts actually force cuts in the things our government does to make our lives better.
Tax cuts mean cuts to infrastructure, schools, health care, scientific research and all the things our government does to make our lives better — and to help our economy prosper.
It's not just Trump. The Republican Party is using him to engage in a general assault on protections from corruption, pollution, corporate fraud and financial scams. This is who they are.
As Senator Chuck Schumer puts it: "You could not have picked a worse nominee to uphold these goals than Andew Puzder. Everything in his career is antithetical to the goals of the Department of Labor."
The #ResistTrumpTuesdays movement is urging lawmakers to "Make a Date" to hold town hall meetings with their constituents during an upcoming congressional recess that will run February 18-26.
Senate Republicans silenced Elizabeth Warren when she was reading aloud a critical letter from three decades ago about Jeff Sessions during a debate over his confirmation as attorney general. She persisted.
A trade deficit can be a good thing if it's temporary and if the deficit is used for things that help our economy, like productive investment at home. But our trade deficit isn't doing anything productive.
The post-inauguration wave of protests is continuing and morphing. They are becoming more focused and following some of the tactics that proved successful for the tea party. It looks like they may be starting to get results.
Clearly, automation is killing American jobs, but more manufacturing should still be happening at home for many reasons. The trade deficit with China is draining us.
There's no better time to speak out: February 1 is a national call-in day to oppose Trump's nomination of Andy Puzder for Secretary of Labor.
The point of Holocaust Remembrance Day was to counter people who say “lots of people suffered, not just Jews." The Trump administration's statement said just that.
The nominee for Secretary of Labor, the department with the mission of promoting rights and higher wages for working people, was hit this week with 33 anti-worker charges.
Donald Trump made big but vague promises about creating millions of jobs building "beautiful" roads, bridges and other public assets. Now that he is president, details matter.
Though TPP was killed by a long progressive fight that resulted in it not having the votes to pass Congress, of course, he took credit for killing it himself. So now that that’s over, how should our country trade with the world?
Wow. Huge, huge crowds, even the little places, even in the "heartland." Some say it was the biggest demonstration in US history. The Tea Party had all that Koch money pushing media coverage. We the People have democracy.
In his inaugural address President Trump said that "the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world." Trump's "Strategic and Policy Forum" is doing just that.
Reagan and both Bushes cut taxes for the rich and their corporations, promising that the "benefits" would "trickle down' to the rest of us. So did Kansas and Puerto Rico. How'd that work out for them -- and us?
People's Action urges people to call their congressperson at (202) 224-3121 to tell them to protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). But that's just a start.
In a "big win" for working people, the management of the United States Postal Service is dropping a privatization pilot program that involved allowing Staples stores to act as Post Offices.
Decades of selling off our manufacturing ecosystem, laying off millions and keeping wages stagnant for the rest brought us Trump's finger on the nuclear button.
Ninety-four percent of us pay into Social Security from every paycheck we receive. A few of us stop paying into Social Security in the first few working hours of the year.
Just ten multinational conglomerates control almost all of the food and beverage "brands" we all recognize. These ten companies "collectively generate revenues of more than $1.1bn a day."
Lightizer's nomination signals that Trump is likely to oppose the "free trade" ideology and policy of the last several decades, as wel as much of the Republican coalition.
Remember how the "news" media was going on and on about the Clinton Foundation -- at least when they weren't going on and on abut Hillary Clinton's emails, or airing entire Trump rallies for free?
Coal miners, their communities and Faith groups are calling on President-presumed-Elect Donald Trump to honor his campaign promise to help coal workers.
The coalition warns "Trump’s policies present a dire threat to the lives and well-being of workers and contractors across the tech sector ... be they immigrants, women, workers or Muslim Americans."
Radical changes coming, the will of We the People notwithstanding. We need to organize, protest, resist and most of all apply pressure to politicians. We can't let them get away with this.
Before we accept the coming destruction of our government as "normal" or "just politics," here is something to think about. Our government is supposed to work for us, We the People, for our benefit, to make our lives better.
Outgoing Louisiana Republican Congressman Charles Boustany is being talked about as a contender for becoming Donald Trump's US Trade Representative (USTR).
Trump, believe it or not, is President-elect of the United States. That is a position of great power, commanding great influence over what people think and do.